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Watercress Extract Detoxifies Carcinogens in Smokers

April 20, 2016 1:58 pm | by University of Pittsburgh Medical Center | News | Comments

Watercress extract taken multiple times a day significantly inhibits the activation of a tobacco-derived carcinogen in cigarette smokers, researchers demonstrated in a phase II clinical trial.

'CRISPRainbow' System Developed

April 20, 2016 1:49 pm | by University of Massachusetts Medical School | News | Comments

CRISPRainbow, a new technology using CRISPR/Cas9, allows researchers to tag and track up to seven different genomic locations in live cells. This labeling system will be a valuable tool for studying the structure of the genome in real-time. 

Chinese Space Mice: Mammal Embryos Can Completely Develop in Space

April 20, 2016 1:19 pm | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Mouse embryos completely developed in 96 hours aboard a Chinese satellite, according to state media of the Peoples’ Republic. The progress of the rodent cells aboard the SJ-10 recoverable satellite is the first example Earth mammals can procreate beyond our world.

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Fatty Diet Linked to Daytime Drowsiness, Poor Sleep

April 20, 2016 10:15 am | by University of Adelaide | News | Comments

Researchers have found that men who consume diets high in fat are more likely to feel sleepy during the day, to report sleep problems at night and are also more likely to suffer from sleep apnea.

California Has Nation's Dirtiest Air

April 20, 2016 10:06 am | by Associated Press, Scott Smith | News | Comments

Millions of Californians live in places with dirty air, according to an annual report card issued Wednesday that ranks two major urban areas in the state as the nation's most polluted.

Life Expectancy Drops Slightly for U.S. Whites

April 20, 2016 10:04 am | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Life expectancy dropped slightly for the white population in the U.S., the first such drop in decades, according to new data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Boosting Nutrition of Bananas could Prevent Blindness

April 20, 2016 9:37 am | by American Chemical Society | News | Comments

Carotenoids, which are found at various levels in different banana cultivars, are important vitamin precursors for eye health. A study reports a new understanding of how the fruit makes and stores the compound.

First Fossilized Heart Ever Found in a Prehistoric Animal

April 20, 2016 9:32 am | by The Conversation, John Long, Strategic Professor in Palaeontology, Flinders University | News | Comments

Palaeontologists and the famous Tin Man in The Wizard of Oz were once in search of the same thing: a heart. But in the case of Flinders University researchers, it was the search for a fossilized heart. And now they've found one.

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Researchers Use Coal to Make Electronics

April 20, 2016 9:24 am | by MIT | News | Comments

Instead of just setting coal afire, thus ignoring the molecular complexity of this highly varied material, we should be harnessing the real value of that diversity and complex chemistry, a researcher argues.

Region of Brain that Recognizes Facial Expressions Identified

April 20, 2016 9:14 am | by The Ohio State University | News | Comments

Researchers have pinpointed the area of the brain responsible for recognizing human facial expressions. It's on the right side of the brain behind the ear, in a region called the posterior superior temporal sulcus.

Daily Dose of Dark Chocolate Boosts Athletic Performance

April 19, 2016 2:23 pm | by Kingston University, London | News | Comments

Dark chocolate has already been hailed for its positive effects on cardiovascular health – and now a study has found the tasty treat could help give sports enthusiasts an extra edge in their fitness training.

Victorian Age Technology can Improve Virtual Reality

April 19, 2016 2:13 pm | by Dartmouth College | News | Comments

Virtual and augmented reality have the potential to profoundly impact our society, but the technologies have a few bugs to work out to better simulate realistic visual experience.

Images Captured of Solar Flare as it Unfolded

April 19, 2016 2:06 pm | by New Jersey Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Scientists have captured unprecedented images of a recent solar flare, including bright flare ribbons seen crossing a sunspot followed by “coronal rain,” plasma that condenses in the cooling phase shortly after the flare.

Report: Americans Used Less Energy in 2015

April 19, 2016 2:02 pm | by DOE/Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory | News | Comments

Americans used less energy overall in 2015 than the previous year, according to the most recent energy flow charts released by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

'Hoppy' Compound Lowers Cholesterol, Blood Sugar, Weight Gain

April 19, 2016 1:57 pm | by Oregon State University | News | Comments

A recent study has identified specific intake levels of xanthohumol, a natural flavonoid found in hops, that significantly improved some of the underlying markers of metabolic syndrome in laboratory animals and also reduced weight gain.

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