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The Ultimate Tennis Disrupter Faces the Wimbledon Crucible

The Ultimate Tennis Disrupter Faces the Wimbledon Crucible

The British tennis-sphere gasped earlier this month. For the third time this year, the teen sensation Emma Raducanu had to quit in the middle of the match because of an injury. Just weeks before Wimbledon, her participation in the event, the most anticipated homecoming this sport has experienced in years, appeared to be in jeopardy. …

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Skin Mites That Mate on Our Faces at Night Are Slowly Merging With Humans

Skin Mites That Mate on Our Faces at Night Are Slowly Merging With Humans

If you are reading this, you are probably not alone. Most people on Earth are habitats for mites that spend the majority of their brief lives burrowed, head-first, in our hair follicles, primarily of the face. In fact, humans are the only habitat for Demodex folliculorum. They are born on us, they feed on us, …

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The secret lives of mites in the skin of our faces

The secret lives of mites in the skin of our faces

Image showing Demodex folliculorum mite on skin under Hirox microscope. Credit: University of Reading Microscopic mites that live in human pores and mate on our faces at night are becoming such simplified organisms, due to their unusual lifestyles, that they may soon become one with humans, new research has found. The mites are passed on …

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