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December 31, 2008

A new study finds that gut microbes may help protect against the onset of type 1 diabetes.

December 30, 2008

A glass of red wine or a few too many has been known to make morning-after memory a touch foggy. But, in moderation, this beverage may prove a potent adversary […]

December 26, 2008

An enzyme could offer clues to a new treatment for multiple sclerosis.

December 24, 2008

Researchers find a possible treatment for African sleeping sickness in a drug usually used for organ transplant recipients.

December 17, 2008

Researchers use lab rats to examine the role of choice in drug-seeking behavior.

December 10, 2008

Improving this enzyme’s function decreases tissue damage during a heart attack and could even help with hangovers.

December 9, 2008

Nestled in two trapezoids on the second tier of the food pyramid, dairy and red meat are often lauded as sources of calcium and protein but linked to cancer and […]

December 5, 2008

The Wii gaming system goes beyond playtime as a rehab tool for all ages.

December 3, 2008

Eavesdropping plants drop hints about ecosystem health.

December 2, 2008

Biofilms. They’re like Frankenstein’s monster in microscopic form. They are living, heaving, powerful patchworks of microscopic creatures that have learned to seize the advantage of numbers. When individual, free-wheeling microbes […]

November 26, 2008

There are two kinds of people: those who think that physics’ biggest experiment, the Large Hadron Collider, is a waste of money, and those who don’t. OK, that might be […]

November 25, 2008

After waiting nearly two hours for a bus in the rain, my muscles felt tight and my pulse was racing. But I dialed up Creedence Clearwater Revival on my iPod, […]

November 21, 2008

Google’s cleverness seems to know no limits. Evidence of this was last month’s “Goggles” add-on for Gmail that forces the intoxicated emailer to answer five math questions correctly–in less than […]

November 21, 2008

The right kind of Web support could help patients with eating disorders.

November 19, 2008

A new birth control pill carrying a load of modified testosterone may boost sexual desire in women on the Pill.


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