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Marijuana? Masturbation? Alcohol? What behaviors affect male fertility?

[W]e can look at overall trends in the scientific literature and draw some conclusions about what facets of your life ...
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Drinking and smoking ‘of any level’ while pregnant may harm baby’s development, study says

If you're stressed or wanting to enjoy virtual happy hour with friends while pregnant, having a glass of wine every ...
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Podcast: How to build a coronavirus; alcohol doesn’t shrink your brain; and locusts threaten famine in East Africa

Kevin Folta and Cameron English break down four of the latest headlines from the world of genetics and biotech ...
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Synthetic booze: Lab-made wine, sake may be coming to a bar near you—and whiskey is already there

San Francisco startup Endless West unveiled two products Thursday, Feb. 20, the likes of which have never been sold before: ...
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Moderate drinking won’t shrink your brain, but people with smaller brains do drink ‘slightly’ more

Alcohol is one of the most widely used and abused drugs on the planet. It’s important for us to understand how it is, or ...
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Single dose of ketamine could weaken the desire to drink beer

A single dose of ketamine may cut down problematic drinking. Taken in the right context, the hallucinogenic drug may be able ...
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The man who was always drunk, but never drank alcohol: Scientists unwrap the mystery of ‘auto-brewery syndrome’

After years of inexplicably getting drunk without drinking alcohol, having mood swings and bouts of aggression, landing a DWI charge ...
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‘Drink like there is tomorrow’: Inside the quest to prevent hangovers with a GMO probiotic

Engineered probiotics and other microbes provide amazing opportunities ...
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How CRISPR could produce tastier wine and beer

Whether it’s grape juice or liquid malt, yeast is essential in converting sugary liquids into alcohol, to produce the final ...
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Can genetically engineered bacteria ward off a hangover?

We all know that alcohol is bad for you — like really bad for you — and a night of ...
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Wide range of genetic links to alcohol, tobacco use discovered in massive study

A new genetic study looking at smoking and drinking has confirmed much of what we already know about their impact ...
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Viewpoint: Vodka is a known carcinogen. Who cares if Smirnoff makes it GMO-free?

Is there any marketing scheme more dishonest than the promotion of an alcoholic beverage as non-GMO? Smirnoff, which claims to ...
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Can’t remember what happened last night? How alcohol creates blackouts

The allegations of sexual assault against Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh have a common element of binge drinking, and highlight the ...
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Put down the glass of wine: There’s ‘no such thing’ as safe alcohol consumption

You don’t have to go far to find people, including doctors and researchers, who will argue that a little bit of ...
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Delving into our 10 million-year relationship with booze

It was conventional wisdom that the human love affair with alcohol began 10,000 years ago, with the invention of agriculture ...
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Ultimate hangover cure? Could the solution be found in a pill?

Nanocapsules containing a substance that can efficiently break down alcohol quickly could prevent alcohol poisoning, and could work as a ...