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Feed Science Daily: Genetic Connection Between Short Stature And Arthritis Uncovered (sciencedaily.com)

Common genetic variants linked to arthritis may also play a role in human height, a new study shows. The new study confirms observations by health professionals of a connection between decreased height and increased risk of osteoarthritis, the most common form of arthritis. Researchers speculate that both extremes of height may be associated with osteoarthritis for different reasons. Shorter bones and/or less cartilage may render the joints more susceptible to damage, while longer bones may produce greater levels of damaging stress on the joints.


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Submission + - Finally, water burns (nytimes.com)

benesch writes: "Associated Press reports that a cancer researcher stumbled upon a way of burning water: "John Kanzius happened upon the discovery accidentally when he tried to desalinate seawater with a radio-frequency generator he developed to treat cancer. He discovered that as long as the salt water was exposed to the radio frequencies, it would burn.""

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