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Organic Food Worse for the Climate
Organic Food Worse for the Climate
News   Dec 14, 2018

Organically farmed food has a bigger climate impact than conventionally farmed food, due to the greater areas of land required.

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Excess Body Weight Responsible for 4% of Cancers Worldwide
Excess Body Weight Responsible for 4% of Cancers Worldwide
News   Dec 13, 2018

Policies, economic systems, and marketing practices that promote the consumption of energy-dense, nutrient-poor food, changing behavioral patterns that couple high total energy intake with insufficient physical activity, and human-built environments that amplify these factors are driving a worldwide rise in excess body weight, according to a new report.

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A New Formulation Helps the Medicine Go Down
A New Formulation Helps the Medicine Go Down
News   Dec 13, 2018

Scientists have developed a novel pharmaceutical formulation to administer triclabendazole - an anti-parasitic drug used to treat a type of flatworm infection - in billions of tiny capsules.

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What's With Smelly Wine?
What's With Smelly Wine?
News   Dec 13, 2018

Aging often improves the flavor of wine, but sometimes the beverage emerges from storage with an unpleasant smell.

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Attention, Please!
Attention, Please!
News   Dec 13, 2018

Inside the brain, the act of anticipating is an exercise in focus, a neural preparation that conveys important visual, auditory or tactile information about what’s to come.Now, brain research among 6- to 8-year-old children shows not only this expectation in real time, but also how anticipation relates to executive function skills.

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New Stem Cell Line for Generating Skeletal Muscle
New Stem Cell Line for Generating Skeletal Muscle
News   Dec 13, 2018

A new cell line has been developed to allow more efficient generation of skeletal muscle and research into therapeutic options for muscle disorders, such as muscular dystrophy.

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Watch Small-molecule Drug Interactions Inside Cells
Watch Small-molecule Drug Interactions Inside Cells
News   Dec 13, 2018

Now, researchers reporting in ACS’ journal Analytical Chemistry have developed a method to visualize whether drugs are regulating protein–protein interactions inside cells.

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Hurt Hearing in Havana Hardly Hysteria
Hurt Hearing in Havana Hardly Hysteria
News   Dec 13, 2018

A team of University of Miami Miller School of Medicine faculty, along with collaborators from the University of Pittsburgh, today presented the first report of acute symptoms and clinical findings in 25 diplomatic personnel living in the U.S. Embassy in Havana, Cuba, who experienced severe neurosensory symptoms after exposure to a unique sound and pressure phenomenon.

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Ash from Wildfires Could be Protecting Us from Harm
Ash from Wildfires Could be Protecting Us from Harm
News   Dec 13, 2018

Studying ash from recent California wildfires has shown that burned material in forests might help sequester mercury that otherwise would be released into the environment.

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More Than Just an Unpleasant Sensation
More Than Just an Unpleasant Sensation
News   Dec 13, 2018

Pain is a negative feeling that we want to get rid of as soon as possible. In order to protect our bodies, we react for example by withdrawing the hand. This action is usually understood as the consequence of the perception of pain. A team from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has now shown that perception, the impulse to act and provision of energy to do so take place in the brain simultaneously and not, as was expected, one after the other.

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