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Leo is a science writer with a focus on environmental and food research. He holds a bachelor's degree in biology from Newcastle University and a master's degree in science communication from the University of Edinburgh.


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Adopting a Healthy Lifestyle Can Offset Genetic Risks by 60%

The first-of-its-kind study assessed the health data of 353,742 people from the UK Biobank to determine how their lifestyle habits and genes affected their health.
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Overcoming Drug Propaganda to Lead Europe’s Largest Medical Cannabis Trial: A Q&A With Dr. Anne Katrin Schlag

Dr. Schlag, acting CEO of Drug Science, discusses how the research group's work rises above traditional drug messaging.
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Article

Red Wine and Your Health: The Good and the Bad

Is there any truth to the common belief that red wine is the "good" alcohol?
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Food Emulsifiers Linked to Increased Type 2 Diabetes Risk

While the link was observational – not biochemically proven – the researchers say their findings add to the debate around ultra-processed food regulations.
A molecular look at antiobodies
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Are Monoclonal Antibodies the Future of Long COVID Treatments?

Dr. Nancy Klimas, director of the Institute for Neuro-Immune Medicine at Nova Southeastern University, explains the great potential of monoclonal antibodies in treating long COVID.
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Is Lab-Grown Coffee the Sustainable Brew of the Future?

Dr. Heiko Rischer, head of plant biotechnology at the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, breaks down the promise of bioreactor-brewed coffee.
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Junk Food Causes Long-Term Memory Damage to Adolescent Rats

Researchers observed that adolescent rats fed on a junk food diet had lower levels of key neurotransmitters associated with memory than their snackless counterparts.
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PFAS Identified in Pesticides Used on British Fruit and Veg

In a new investigation, Pesticide Action Network UK says it identified 10 different PFAS-containing pesticides used on UK fruit and vegetables.
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Shrimp and Lobster Dishes May Come With Elevated PFAS Risk

The researchers warn that safety standards for PFAS are urgently needed in seafood.
Herring in a pile.
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Swapping Red Meat For “Foraged Fish” Could Save 750,000 Lives a Year

The researchers estimate that, by 2050, a global dietary shift from red meat to seafood could help avoid 500,000–750,000 annual deaths from ischemic heart disease (IHD), strokes and other diseases associated with meat consumption.
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