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Blocking Serotonin Could Cure Obesity

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Blocking serotonin boosts the metabolism, inhibits fat storage and wards off obesity. We live in an obese world. According to the World... Read More


Coffee’s Dirty Secret: Would You Like Carcinogens With That?

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 Cancer-causing compounds vary by bean type, roast and brew method. How do you like your hot cup of Joe? Decaffeinated or caffeinated... Read More


To Catch A Killer: Age, Behavior and The Flu

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Studying the social context of flu transmission helps manage the virus' reach and its effects. Shivering. Cold sweats. Nausea. A sor... Read More


Burn Your Mouth, Burn Your Fat

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Eating hot peppers could help those wishing to lose stubborn body-fat. Before you go about putting chili peppers in your salad, here... Read More


Sick Of Stress: Is Fear Making Us Ill?

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Fear of terror increases pulse, the risk of disease and subsequent death. The jitters, cold sweats, fast heart rates, heavy breathing... Read More


Diet: Giving The Gift Of A Longer Life

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Yeast cells on a diet live longer, as do their neighbors. A substantial part of one of the earliest works of human literature, the Ep... Read More


Hate Brussels Sprouts? Then You Could Be A Supertaster!

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Try this easy experiment at home to find out. I love the bitterness of grapefruits, strong coffee, 90% cacao chocolate and I have no av... Read More


Non-Sticky Nano Bullets Targeting Cancer

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Possible drug loaded nano particles excreted by the body in 72 hours. Positron Emission Tomography (PET) is an imaging technique that a... Read More


Exercise Fights Chronic Stress-Dependent Depression

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New mechanism unveiled, linking sports to stress related depression. Chronic stress (CS) is associated with the development of depressi... Read More


Blocking Key Gene To Stop Malaria Transmission

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  This is an extended version of a shorter news article about the possibilities of a crucial gene for malaria transmission that... Read More


Crucial gene for Malaria Transmission

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How can malaria be exterminated? This is a vital question, because 200 million people worldwide are currently affected by this deadly di... Read More


An Om A Day Keeps The Doctor Away

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A regular meditation practice is the best prescription you can get. Time has come for me to say it: I meditate. Every day. Some peopl... Read More


Removing Disease from the Genome

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Scientists removed and replaced gene causing muscular dystrophy in mice. Most diseases are really complex. Not just when it comes to sympto... Read More


Linking RAGE in Lung Transplants To Traumatic Brain Injury

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New explanation for failing donor lungs. Lung transplants are the least successful type of organ transplant, with a period of 3-5 years b... Read More


How Stress Promotes Atherosclerosis

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Stress facilitates plaques inflammation and disruption Atherosclerosis is an inflammatory disease characterized by the “hardening” ... Read More


Taste Isn’t Just For The Tongue

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Science is proving that many other tissues than the tongue can taste what you ingest In elementary school I was taught that there are f... Read More


Interview: Improving HIV-treatment With Computer Simulation

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Dr. Mancini computationally models HIV and other viruses' dynamics What would happen if we could predict the dynamics of viral infect... Read More


HIV: The Basics

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A concise explanation of HIV/AIDS HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) is a retrovirus that can be transmitted between people by unsafe ... Read More


Seeing Red: A New Way To Predict Preeclampsia

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 New Congo red test predicts development of preeclampsia with pregnant women What is preeclampsia? Preeclampsia is serious pregnancy co... Read More


White Or Brown: Which is the Better Fat?

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Widely praised energy-burning brown fat cells hamper survival of cancer patients.    White adipose tissue or white fat has earne... Read More


Profiling Risk: Predicting Alcoholism In Adolescents

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New study defines profile of adolescent alcohol misusers. Alcohol misuse is a growing concern among adolescents. A recent survey reveal... Read More


A Deadly Shot? Heart Attacks During The World Cup

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Studies show an increase in heart attacks during World Cup games  After last night's semi-final where Germany humiliated Brazil, and aft... Read More


OhMyDog! Discover The Ins And Outs Of Your Pet, And Yourself

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A new health collar or chip may be the next big accessory for dogs, and humans. Sleep, eat, run, repeat. More often than not both yo... Read More


Don’t Try Losing Weight By Just Eating More Fruits And Vegetables

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Research shows adding more fruits and vegetables to your diet will not help as such. If you think eating more fruits and veggies helps y... Read More


Positive New Facts About Diabetes – To Stay Aware

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How did genes play their part again? And what are the recent findings? You have certainly heard about how some diseases are genetic and oth... Read More


Fruit From The Amazon Can Kill Cancer

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Although it looks like Yoda’s head it appears a miracle cure. The fruit is called the Soursop, aka Graviola, and it is an evergreen tre... Read More


Anti-Aging With Oxygen Instead Of Antioxidants

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A common diabetes medicine, called metformin, extends healthy lifespan. There have been previous hints that metformin could suppress th... Read More


Injected Stem Cells Repair Heart After Heart Attack

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Injecting embryonic stem cells into the heart after myocardial infarction. Heart attacks (myocardial infarctions) are mostly due to decreas... Read More


Disturbing Facts About Sunscreen

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What you should know about sun cream ingredients. Summer is back again and so is the yearly dilemma: how can I enjoy the nice weather... Read More


Bacteria May Give You A Heart Attack!

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Bacterial biofilms associated with plaque may cause artery blockage. It hit me like a heart attack When you finally left me girl… E... Read More


Historic Accidental Finding Now Produced Promising Malaria Vaccine

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From killing 19th century chickens to protecting today's humans. In the late 19th century, Louis Pasteur (1822-1895) - a French microbi... Read More


Why Missing Genes Could Save Lives

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The Human Knockout Project: a new twist on the human genome. The Human Genome Project (HGP) is an international scientific research project... Read More


New Omega Mice Produce Their Own Essential Fats

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Researchers create a transgenic mouse that stays healthier on a diet of carbohydrates and saturated fats Most people in developed countries... Read More


4 Reasons Why Garlic Truly IS Awesome

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Now it’s been proven, scientifically. 1.       It is more effective than antibiotics, and it works in a fraction of the time.... Read More


New Technique For Regenerating Heavily Injured Muscles

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Experiments with VML patients show encouraging results. Severe traumas to muscles may cause extensive tissue destruction resulting in th... Read More


Dietary Supplements As Life-Lengthening Elixir?

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Recent research shows how alpha-ketoglutarate increases life-span of worms We live in a world where access to food has no boundaries at all... Read More