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Macaroni and Cheese

Excerpted from <i>Cooking for Comfort: More Than 100 Wonderful Recipes That Are as Satisfying to Cook as They Are to Eat</i> by Marian Burros (Simon & …

New York City

Imaging technique could lead to RSV vaccine - Futurity

An imaging technique for studying the childhood disease RSV could lead to new antiviral drugs and perhaps even a vaccine to prevent severe infections.

Second DNA Code Discovered Hiding Within DNA: Scientists

A second DNA code has been discovered by a group of scientists, hiding within DNA, or the genetic code.<p>Information within the newly discovered second …

Genetics

Mapping Emotions On The Body: Love Makes Us Warm All Over

Close your eyes and imagine the last time you fell in love. Maybe you were walking next to your sweetheart in a park or staring into each other's eyes over a latte.<p>Where did you feel the love? Perhaps you got butterflies in your stomach or your heart raced with excitement.<p>When a team of scientists …

Researchers generate kidney tubular cells from stem cells

Investigators have discovered a cocktail of chemicals which, when added to stem cells in a precise order, turns on genes found in kidney cells in the …

Odor receptors discovered in lungs: Just like ones in the nose, but instead of conjuring up a cup of coffee they might make you cough

Your nose is not the only organ in your body that can sense cigarette smoke wafting through the air. Scientists have showed that your lungs have odor …

Carmat's artificial heart finds its way to first human patient in France

The "bioprosthetic" artificial heart from Carmat has been implanted in a human being. The procedure was performed on December 18th at France's Georges Pompidou European Hospital, and the patient is said to be doing well. Carmat says he is currently awake in the intensive care unit and is speaking …

Vitamin D 'boosts child muscles'

<b>Higher levels of maternal vitamin D during pregnancy have been linked to better muscle development in children, say researchers.</b><p>The study on 678 children, published in Endocrine Research, showed vitamin D levels in the womb were linked to grip strength at the age of four.<p>The team at the University …

Pregnancy

Animal cells can communicate by reaching out and touching, team discovers

In a finding that directly contradicts the standard biological model of animal cell communication, UCSF scientists have discovered that typical cells …

Slow but steady: Cancer death rates drop 20 percent in two decades

Cancer death rates in the U.S. have dropped 20 percent in the past two decades, thanks largely to less smoking, increased prevention and better detection, a new report finds.<p>The rates have fallen dramatically in some areas — plunging 50 percent for middle-aged black men, for instance — while barely …

Cancer

After chaos, Arvind Kejriwal promises better 'Janta Darbar'

<b>New Delhi:</b> A "Janta Darbar" of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his ministers had a chaotic start on Saturday, with the chief minister …

India

What effect does extreme cold have on the human body?

North America’s east coast is braced for more freezing weather a year after the January 2014 polar vortex sent temperatures tumbling down to -50C (-58F). In this piece from the BBC Future archive, we ask what does such intense cold do to the human body?<p>The polar vortex currently sweeping across the …

Global Warming

Nilekani ready to contest LS polls on Congress ticket

"Certainly. I believe I should do something on the political front. If Congress gives me a ticket, I will contest (the Lok Sabha elections this …

India