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We don't grow enough vegetables to feed everyone a healthy diet, study claims

We don’t grow enough vegetables to feed everyone a healthy diet, study claims

If everyone on the planet wanted to eat a healthy diet, there wouldn't be enough fruit and vegetables to go ...
10-24-2018 06-difference

‘Gender-equality paradox’: Why are differences stronger in wealthier, gender-equal nations?

In Sweden, girls are just as likely to go to school and university as boys are. Women make up a greater ...
Why ending muscle wasting matters for curing cancer

Why ending muscle wasting matters for curing cancer

Deterioration of muscle is the cause of death in many diseases, like cancer, but no treatments address this lethal symptom ...
Burkina Faso aims to fight malaria with GMO mosquitoes, but activists warn of 'species contamination'

Burkina Faso aims to fight malaria with GMO mosquitoes, but activists warn of ‘species contamination’

Nonprofit group Project Target Malaria plans to conduct an experimental release of genetically engineered mosquitoes to stop the spread of ...
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Dogs and words: Do they really understand what we’re saying?

A new study by scientists at Emory University and published Monday [Oct. 15] in the journal Frontiers in Neuroscience suggests dogs possess ...
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Longer lives for humans? Here’s what it will take

How healthy will the world be in 2040? If things continue as they are now, the answer is better off ...
Eating organic food reduces risk of some cancers, controversial study claims

Eating organic food reduces risk of some cancers, controversial study claims

A French study published in the JAMA [Journal of the American Medical Association[ Internal Medicine journal links eating organic food ...
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Eating organic food prevents cancer? New study offers more confusion than clarity

The JAMA [Journal of the American Medical Association] Internal Medicine journal has a report .... on the relationship between organic food ...
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Optical illusions and why neural networks can’t seem to figure them out

[Optical illusions] are interesting because they provide insight into the nature of the visual system and perception. So ways of ...
10-18-2018 casual-sex-6

No strings attached: Why are men more interested in casual sex?

First, is there any truth in [gender] stereotypes? And second, if there is, why? The answer to the first question, ...
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Is a robotic dog as good as the real thing?

Scientists have long understood the psychological benefits of computerized companions. Studies have shown they can help combat loneliness among the elderly, motivate students in ...
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Why we may need a ‘Noah’s Ark’ of microbes to protect our health in the future

Preserving human microbiomes today, especially the more diverse ones from traditional peoples in developing nations, may provide treatments for diseases ...
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Peering into our body’s complicated relationship with the sun

One of the impressive things about biochemistry and cell biology is how it can produce physical correlates to things that ...
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Failure of race-based medicine? We aren’t accounting for the unique genetics of biracial and multiracial populations

For several decades in modern medicine history, human race has been used as a constant variable to predict and/or determine ...
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Are Smirnoff’s GMO-free vodka labels illegal?

Smirnoff, a vodka brand, has tried to place itself under a health halo by claiming it is not only gluten-free but ...
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Oxitec, Gates Foundation aim to curb pesticide-resistant insects, malaria with new ‘self-limiting mosquito’

Oxitec [a] UK-based biotechnology company ..... [October 18] announced that it is expanding its collaboration with the Bill & Melinda ...
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Cancer and genetics: Why smoking threatens more than just your lungs

Cigarettes smoking causes lung, throat and larynx cancers–which makes sense because those tissues come directly into contact with smoke and ...
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How dirt could be the key to penicillin’s fight against antibiotic resistance

The next time you stroll outside after the rain, thank the soil bacteria below for the sweet, earthy smell that ...
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Breaking the body’s ‘sugar code’ could refine our ability to predict, treat diseases

Key elements of arthritis, cancer, food allergies and aging are trapped within glycans, types of sugar in the human body ...
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‘Hugely influential’ papers on cardiac stem cells declared ‘fraudulent’ by Harvard

An internal investigation by Harvard Medical School has determined that 31 scientific publications from the laboratory of a high-profile cardiologist ...
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Understanding what happens when routine touching becomes agony

It shouldn’t hurt to put on socks, wash hands, or walk about, but for some people with damaged nerves, certain ...
Tragic tradeoff: How depression evaded evolution

Tragic tradeoff: How depression evaded evolution

Depression is an evolutionary conundrum. On the one hand, it’s the leading cause of disability worldwide; on the other, the ...
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Therapy dogs spread joy—and possibly superbugs—to kids in hospitals

Therapy dogs can bring more than joy and comfort to hospitalized kids. They can also bring stubborn germs. Doctors at ...
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First ever gene-edited wheat that produces high fiber flour could hit the market by 2020

[The biotech firm Calyxt] has completed the inaugural harvest of its high-fiber wheat product, the world’s first gene-edited, consumer-focused wheat ...
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Viewpoint: If Nigeria wants sustainable agriculture, leaders must embrace biotech crops

World over and in various countries around the world there are laws to checkmate whatever one may think of. There ...
Redefining reproduction? Immature human eggs made from blood cells

Redefining reproduction? Immature human eggs made from blood cells

We all know how babies are made: sperm meets egg, molecular magic happens, and an entire human comes to life ...
10-3-2018 rats

Rats and hepatitis E: How animal diseases jump to humans

The first known case of rat hepatitis jumping to a human patient has reopened a long-standing mystery of how the ...
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Biofortified wheat variety could help stem nutrient deficiency in Africa, Asia

Nutrient deficiency in one’s diet is a common problem around the world, where different populations may lack a sufficient source ...