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Does sperm from teenage fathers carry more mutations?

You may have come across the story. 'Teenagers more likely to pass on genetic mutations to children,' reported The Independent ...
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Vitamin and mineral supplements: Miracle potions, silent dangers or both?

The multi-billion dollar vitamin and supplement industries are largely unregulated, in part because of the endorsement of one of the ...
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Only Organic, Stonyfield’s Gary Hirshberg promote “hate speech” against American farming?

A consortium of organic companies under the banner of Only Organic and led by the founder of Stonyfield Farm hired ...

Does child abuse have physical consequences in adulthood?

In the 1980s, Dr. Vincent Felitti, now director of the California Institute of Preventive Medicine in San Diego, discovered something ...

Proposed New York bill misguided attack on GMOs, vaccines

In a bizarre juxtaposition of irrational fears, a New York State legislator has introduced a bill to ban GMOs in ...

Parkinson’s disease: Nature, nurture or bad luck?

Scientists have long known that genes alone cannot explain why some people get Parkinson’s and others don’t. While a handful ...

Alligators to the rescue against antibiotic resistance

Among all the animals captivating our collective attention, one of the most prevalent has been the alligator. Historical records reveal ...

Microbes, more than diet, responsible for one type of malnutrition

Malnutrition seems like an intuitive problem: you don’t eat enough food, so your health suffers. But it’s not that simple ...

False positive screenings pose dire challenges for parents

One spring day in 2013, Dr. Jayme Sloan had bad news for Stacie Chapman, who was nearly three months pregnant ...

Blood based cancer test shows promise in mouse studies, detecting early stage tumors

Scientists are working to create a pill that would allow doctors to diagnose cancer with a simple blood test. The ...

Nevada lawmaker calls cancer a ‘fungus’, says it can be cured by water and baking soda

Nevada Assemblywoman Michele Fiore said recently that she will propose a "Right to Try" bill in her state. But it's ...

How the AIDS epidemic came to be

The common narrative holds that the spread of HIV and AIDS among humans can be traced back to one flight ...

Plant breeding blamed for gluten problems but evidence isn’t there

Wheat—and the main protein it contains, gluten—has been cited as a cause of weight gain, “brain fog,” skin rashes, joint ...

Common additives in processed foods could cause inflammatory diseases

The ingredients that lend a smooth, stable consistency to ice cream, chocolate bars, and other packaged snacks may promote certain ...

Health officials worried about another superbug infection on the rise

A potentially life-threatening gastrointestinal infection is more common than previously estimated, federal health officials reported Wednesday. The infection, caused by ...

Why we crave sugar and why it’s so hard to stay away from it

In neuroscience, food is something we call a “natural reward.” In order for us to survive as a species, things ...

Wrong kind of gut microbes could cause malnutrition

Malnutrition seems like an intuitive problem: you don’t eat enough food, so your health suffers. But it’s not that simple ...

Feeding toddlers peanuts may prevent peanut allergies

It may sound radical, but it works: Eating peanuts slashes the chance of a peanut allergy, at least in children ...
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Lesson from Ebola: Tobacco plant key to developing GMO drugs of the future

While any tobacco is harmful if smoked, there's a kind of tobacco that's being put to positive use—namely, the use ...
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Can GM technology promote sustainable salmon farming?

Can biotechnology overcome the stigma manufactured by activists to provide solutions for a sustainable seafood movement? Is the sustainability movement ...

FTC takes aim at ‘cancer-detecting’ app featured on Dr.Oz show

It seemed too good to be true — a $4.99 cellphone app that could help you figure out if moles ...

Do people trust ‘hard’ neuroscience more than ‘soft’ psychology?

Imagine a politician from your party is in trouble for alleged misdemeanors. He’s been assessed by an expert who says ...
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You are what you don’t eat: Genetics of anorexia and bulimia

The latest research shows how eating disorders, and anorexia in particular, produce a cascade of physical and mental effects, including ...
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Cult of Biodynamics: Future of farming or agrarian organic witchcraft?

Biodynamic agriculture is a method of organic farming that rejects many aspects of modern agriculture including genetic engineering, originally developed ...

Airborne form of Ebola a realistic possibility?

Back in September, when the West African Ebola outbreak was getting worse with every passing week, a lot of people ...
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Owen Paterson: ‘Anti-GMO stance of Green Blob, Greenpeace condemn poor to starvation, death

Former UK environment secretary goes on the attack against what he says are modern Luddites: Greenpeace and the ministers of ...

Debate ramps up on release of genetically engineered mosquitoes in Key West

In this bite-size community near Key West, like so many other mosquito-plagued spots up and down the Florida Keys, residents ...

Understanding the UCLA superbug problem

The UCLA Health System announced earlier this week that seven patients—two of whom died—became infected by highly drug-resistant bacteria that ...