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A common virus can trigger life-long allergy to gluten: study

A common virus can trigger life-long allergy to gluten: study

A new study has revealed that a symptom-free common virus in infancy can set the stage for a life-long allergy to gluten, leading to celiac disease, which affects millions of people in the United States.

Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder which occurs when the body has an inappropriate immune response, like an allergy, to the protein gluten. This gluten is found in barley, wheat and rye.

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Babies cry more in Britain, Canada & Italy; less in Germany: study

Babies cry more in Britain, Canada & Italy; less in Germany: study

Babies in Britain, Canada and Italy cry the most, while parents in European countries of Denmark and Germany have to deal with the least amount of weeping and fussing, according to a new study report.

A team of researchers from University of Warwick in the United Kingdom formulated first of their kind universal charts for the normal amount of crying among babies during the first three months after their birth.

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NASA’s Juno spacecraft whizzes closely by Jupiter

NASA’s Juno spacecraft whizzes closely by Jupiter

The National Aeronautics & Space Administration’s (NASA’s) Juno space probe whizzed closely by Jupiter on Monday (March 27th) in its fifth flyby of the gas giant, the American space agency announced.

NASA said in a statement that its Juno spacecraft made its closest approach to Jupiter at 4:52 a.m. EDT or 0852 GMT, hovering just 2,700 miles above the gas giant, while traveling at a sped of around 129,000 mph or 208,000 km per hour.

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Scientists hope JWST will help detect alien life on exoplanets

Scientists hope JWST will help detect alien life on exoplanets

Scientists searching for alien life hope that an upcoming megatelescope could reveal whether any of the recently discovered 7 Earth-size planets of the TRAPPIST-1 star system have life-supporting atmospheres.

Scheduled to be launched in 2018, the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) will be sensitive enough to detect or identify the chemical components of the exoplanets' atmospheres as these planets will be passing in front of their host star.

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