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Does the keto diet offer protection against the flu?

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Mice fed a ketogenic diet—in which 90 percent of calories come from fat and less than 1 percent from carbohydrates—were ...
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Cancer cells alter mutation rates to survive targeted therapies. Researchers want to know how they do it.

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In response to antibiotic treatment, bacteria improve their odds of survival by increasing the rate of mutations in their genomes, ...
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Engineered molecule could protect key food crops from intensifying droughts as climate changes

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An engineered small molecule called opabactin that targets the receptor for the hormone abscisic acid (ABA), which plants release in ...
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What does a healthy human gut virome look like? Study shows that we have no idea

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There’s a lot that scientists don’t know about the gut microbiota, and when it comes to the viruses present there ...
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Casting doubt on whether our DNA can be tweaked to increase human lifespan

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Estimates predict that somewhere between 15 percent and 30 percent of the variability in human lifespan is due to genetics ...
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‘Personal omics’: Weight changes affect what’s happening in our gut, disease susceptibility

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Gaining and losing weight causes extensive changes in the gut microbiota and in biomarkers related to inflammation and heart disease, ...
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Getting behind the genetics of high-altitude adjustments

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People who both travel to and live at high altitudes typically cope with lower oxygen levels by increasing red blood ...
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Hemophilia cure? First attempt at in vivo human genome editing

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Researchers have edited the human genome before, but always in cells outside the body. Now, biotech company Sangamo Therapeutics is ...

Scientists find skin-to-liver cell transformation shortcut

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Scientists have differentiated human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) into hepatocytes in a dish, but faced challenges using these cells ...

Epigenetic changes needed to regenerate nerves

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To regenerate after injury, a nerve cell must turn on gene programs that have been silenced since development. Epigenetic modifications, ...