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Battle the Bloodsuckers with Body Art
Battle the Bloodsuckers with Body Art
News   Jan 18, 2019

White painted stripes on the body protect skin from insect bites. Among indigenous peoples who wear body-paint, the markings thus provide a certain protection against insect-borne diseases.

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Memories of Meals Influence Future Eating Behavior
Memories of Meals Influence Future Eating Behavior
News   Jan 18, 2019

Brain cells involved in memory play an important role after a meal in reducing future eating behavior, a finding that could be key in understanding and fighting obesity, according to a study led by Georgia State University.

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97.7% of Hospital Pathogens Eliminated by UV Light Disinfection
97.7% of Hospital Pathogens Eliminated by UV Light Disinfection
News   Jan 18, 2019

Using UV disinfection technology to reduce the risk of hospital-acquired infections eliminated up to 97.7 % of pathogens in operating rooms.

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58 Year Old Mutation Mystery May Be 'Corn'erstone of Plant Biology
58 Year Old Mutation Mystery May Be 'Corn'erstone of Plant Biology
News   Jan 18, 2019

In discovering a mutant gene that "turns on" another gene responsible for the red pigments sometimes seen in corn, researchers solved an almost six-decades-old mystery with a finding that may have implications for plant breeding in the future.

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A Bone a Day Keeps the Doctor Away?
A Bone a Day Keeps the Doctor Away?
News   Jan 17, 2019

Drinking bone broth is a recent diet fad claimed to fight inflammation, eases joint pain and promotes gut health. Now researchers have found that ham bones contain peptides that could have cardioprotective effects.

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Yeast Model of Metabolic Disorders May Lead to Novel Therapies
Yeast Model of Metabolic Disorders May Lead to Novel Therapies
News   Jan 17, 2019

Researchers suggests that the role of yeast, the world's most basic eukaryotic unicellular organism, may pave the way for the development of novel, more effective therapies for the treatment of metabolic disorders.

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Try Not to Breathe the Water
Try Not to Breathe the Water
News   Jan 17, 2019

Spray from showers, sinks and toilets can expose us to the bacteria responsible for the most waterborne disease outbreaks.

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Fasting to Protect Against Aging-Associated Diseases
Fasting to Protect Against Aging-Associated Diseases
News   Jan 16, 2019

Researchers have found evidence that fasting affects circadian clocks in the liver and skeletal muscle, causing them to rewire their metabolism, which can ultimately lead to improved health and protection against aging-associated diseases.

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Poor Road Surfaces Boost Pollution
Poor Road Surfaces Boost Pollution
News   Jan 16, 2019

Keeping road surfaces in good shape saves money and energy and reduces greenhouse gas emissions, more than offsetting pollution generated during road construction.

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Concern Over Fake ISO 9001 Accreditation of Chinese Companies
Concern Over Fake ISO 9001 Accreditation of Chinese Companies
News   Jan 16, 2019

A study concludes that fake ISO 9001 quality certificates are very widespread across Chinese companies and that the certification processes of the auditing companies lack credibility.

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