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There's good fat and bad fat in our bodies. The good fat helps burn calories, while the bad fat hoards calories, contributing to weight gain and obesity. Now,...
by Washington University School of Medicine
9.21.2017
9:53am
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Even after years of smoking, the body has a remarkable ability to repair itself. Now, scientists report that certain metabolic changes occur soon after...
by American Chemical Society
9.21.2017
9:51am
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Researchers have developed the world's first handheld SORS device that can detect fake spirits, such as vodka and whiskey, while still in their bottles.
by University of Manchester
9.21.2017
9:44am
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Wood from trees that fell into Arctic-draining rivers thousands of years ago is giving scientists a detailed look at how Arctic Ocean circulation has changed...
by American Geophysical Union
9.21.2017
9:36am
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Some big plant-eating dinosaurs roaming present-day Utah some 75 million years ago were slurping up crustaceans on the side, a behavior that may have been tied...
by University of Colorado at Boulder
9.21.2017
9:29am
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Teotihuacan, the mysterious metropolis of ancient Mexico, seems to have provided a blueprint for Aztec city builders a millennia later. A new re-analysis of...
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9.20.2017
3:18pm
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By delivering strands of genetic material known as messenger RNA (mRNA) into cells, researchers can induce the cells to produce any protein encoded by the mRNA...
by MIT
9.20.2017
2:52pm
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While immune cells called neutrophils are known to act as infantry in the body’s war on germs, a National Institutes of Health-funded study suggests they can...
by NIH
9.20.2017
2:44pm
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When the government gives citizens a personal stake in forested land, trees don’t disappear as quickly and environmental harm slows down.
by Ohio State University
9.20.2017
2:39pm
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Heavy drinking six times a month reduces the probability that a new college graduate will land a job by 10 percent.
by Tel Aviv University
9.20.2017
2:36pm
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The best known sauropod dinosaurs were huge herbivorous creatures, whose brain structures were markedly different from those of their evolutionary predecessors...
by Ludwig-Maximillians Universitat Munchen
9.20.2017
2:31pm
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The New Nordic Diet is based on large amounts of fiber, especially root vegetables, dark greens, and foraged plants. For some people, it works well to shed the...
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9.20.2017
9:38am
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Fluoride in the urine of pregnant women shows a correlation with lower measures of intelligence in their children, according to researchers who conducted the...
by University of Toronto
9.20.2017
9:24am
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Millions of animals fly, swim or walk around the Earth every year. To ensure that they reach their destination, they need to perceive precise changes in...
by Max Planck Society
9.20.2017
9:16am
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Raw broccoli sprouts, a rich source of potential cancer-fighting compounds, have become a popular health food in recent years. But conventional heat treatment...
by American Chemical Society
9.20.2017
9:04am
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When kids believe they can succeed in math and reading, it increases their chances later to achieve high test scores in those same subjects, a new study found.
by University of Michigan
9.20.2017
9:00am
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Workers who were likely exposed to dispersants while cleaning up the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill experienced a range of health symptoms including cough...
by NIH/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
9.20.2017
8:56am
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There are growing concerns that the challenges of landing a faculty job are discouraging young science and engineering Ph.D.s from pursuing careers in academia...
by Cornell University
9.20.2017
8:52am
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By studying data from thousands of genomes of people with autism-spectrum disorders, an interdisciplinary team homed in on a gene called TRIO. The TRIO gene...
by Universith of Southern California
9.19.2017
2:43pm
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When it comes to male reproductive fertility, timing is everything. Now, scientists are finding new details on how disruption of this timing may contribute to...
by Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
9.19.2017
2:33pm
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Scientists have helped provide a way to better understand how to enable drugs to enter the brain and how cancer cells make it past the blood brain barrier.
by University of Portsmouth
9.19.2017
2:29pm
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A study of output from offshore fields estimates that close to 10 percent of the UK’s original recoverable oil and gas remains – about 11 percent of oil and...
by University of Edinburgh
9.19.2017
2:24pm
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Modern-day inventors – even those in the league of Steve Jobs – will have a tough time measuring up to the productivity of the Thomas Edisons of the past. That...
by Stanford University
9.19.2017
2:15pm
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Researchers in Denmark are the first in the world to have analyzed whole grains with long near-infrared wavelengths using a new type of light source, the...
by University of Copenhagen
9.19.2017
2:10pm
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The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation released a report that analyzes the progress that has been made in recent decades on 17 specific health indicators. The...
9.19.2017
12:18pm
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A new paper-based sensor patch could allow diabetics to effectively measure glucose levels during exercise. Today's most widespread methods for glucose self-...
by Binghamton University
9.19.2017
9:33am
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Environmentalists have sued a U.S. agency to try to stop it from allowing oil and gas drilling on a vast stretch of federal land in Nevada, where the...
by Scott Sonner, Associated Press
9.19.2017
9:28am
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Animals in the Goldilocks zone—neither too big, nor too small, but just the right size—face a lower risk of extinction than do those on both ends of the scale...
by Oregon State University
9.19.2017
9:24am
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Cells secrete nanoscale packets called exosomes that carry important messages from one part of the body to another. Scientists now devised a way to intercept...
by MIT
9.19.2017
9:20am
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Not long ago, scientists placed wagers on the number of genes in the human genome. Some bets ranged upward of 100,000 genes being present. But even the lowest...
by Washington University in St. Louis
9.19.2017
9:14am