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‘Ultra-processed’ food may boost weight gain, first randomized controlled trial shows

People eating ultra-processed foods ate more calories and gained more weight than when they ate a minimally processed diet, according ...

Understanding genetic mutations: Why do some cause disease, while others don’t?

Carla Garnett | 
Why do some mutations lead to disease while others seemingly overcome injury without harm? How do some cells pinch hit ...

Treating multiple sclerosis may rely on stem cell stimulation

Two drugs already on the market — an antifungal and a steroid — may potentially take on new roles as ...

Stillbirth significantly raises risk of depression in women

Women who deliver a stillbirth—but who have no history of depression—may be at a higher risk for long-lasting depression, conclude ...

Research provides clues to improving safety of gene therapy

National Institutes of Health researchers have uncovered a key factor in understanding the elevated cancer risk associated with gene therapy ...

First genomic survey of human skin fungal diversity

Raymond MacDougall | 
The following is an excerpt. While humans have harnessed the power of yeast to ferment bread and beer, the function ...

National Institute of Public Health: ENCODE project biggest research advance of 2012

Thomas Insel | 
1. ENCODEFor sheer scientific shock value this year, nothing beat the prosaically-named ENCyclopedia Of DNA Elements (ENCODE) project. ENCODE, funded by ...
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