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Saints’ Olave catches on fast, works with Thomas

9:41 PM ETMike TriplettESPN Staff Writer CloseCovered Saints for eight years at New Orleans Times-Picayune Previously covered LSU football, San Francisco 49ers Iowa native and University of Iowa graduateMETAIRIE, La. -- Chris Olave's first day of New Orleans Saints rookie camp...

Oklahoma lands junior college QB General Booty

7:49 PM ETDave WilsonESPN Staff Writer CloseDave Wilson is an editor for ESPN.com since 2010. He previously worked at The Dallas Morning News, San Diego Union-Tribune and Las Vegas Sun.Oklahoma got a commitment from junior college quarterback General Booty...

Novel biomaterial prevents rejection of transplants for type 1 diabetes

In type 1 diabetes, an autoimmune response attacks the pancreas's insulin-producing beta cells, leading to marked fluctuations in blood sugar levels. Lifelong daily insulin treatments are standard for patients, but replacing lost beta cells through transplants of islets, a group of cells in the pancreas, represents an attractive option. This strategy requires that patients take…

‘Growing end’ of inflammation discovered

Redness, swelling, pain -- these are signs of inflammation. It serves to protect the body from pathogens or foreign substances. Researchers from the Universities of Bonn and Cologne were able to show that inflammatory reactions of an important sensor protein proceed in a specific spatial direction. This finding has the potential to conceivably stop inflammation…

Dragonflies use vision, subtle wing control to straighten up and fly right

With their stretched bodies, immense wingspan and iridescent coloring, dragonflies are a unique sight. But their originality doesn't end with their looks: As one of the oldest insect species on the planet, they are an early innovator of aerial flight. Now, a group led by Jane Wang, professor of mechanical engineering and physics in the…

Antibiotics can lead to fungal infection because of disruption to the gut’s immune system

Patients prescribed antibiotics in hospital are more likely to get fungal infections because of disruption to the immune system in the gut, according to a new study from the University of Birmingham and National Institutes of Health. Using immune-boosting drugs alongside the antibiotics could reduce the health risks from these complex infections say the researchers.…

The role of variability: From playing tennis to learning language

Variability is crucially important for learning new skills. Consider learning how to serve in tennis. Should you always practice serving from the exact same location on the court, aiming at exactly the same spot? Although practising in more variable conditions will be slower at first, it will likely make you a better tennis player at…

How to Clean Tar Off of Your Car

Photo: rsooll (Shutterstock)Whether it happens on a newly paved road, or it was the result of driving on a hot day on a street with a patch job, you may, at some point, find yourself with tar splatted on your car. And this isn’t a problem you can take your time tackling: If the tar…

What to Do (and What Not to Do) With Visible Tree Roots in Your Lawn

Photo: Bundit Yuwannasiri (Shutterstock)Although most roots tend to grow (and stay) underground, sometimes those belonging to trees can make their way to the surface. While this isn’t something you necessarily notice out in the woods (unless you’re walking on a trail and happen to trip over some), seeing tree roots emerge from your lawn is…

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