Jemima Thomas

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Live longer? Less sex, more greens

A slow pace of life, including reduced reproductive rates and a plant-rich diet, can increase the lifespans of lizards and snakes<p>Less sex and eating more greens has been found to lead to a longer - if not necessarily more enjoyable - life in reptiles.<p>Researchers discovered that a slow pace of life, …

Invasive Surgery May Motivate Patients To Adopt Healthier Behaviors

One challenge in evaluating the effectiveness of different medical procedures, is that patients behave differently after different procedures. Is this true for patients getting heart surgery?<p>Transcript<p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:<p>If you ever get surgery, you will want to know how effective the procedure is …

Major brain pathway rediscovered

A massive white matter tract at the back of the brain, overlooked for the past century, might be crucial for skills such as reading.<p>A team of neuroscientists in America say they have rediscovered an important neural pathway that was first described in the late nineteenth century but then …

The Future Of Antibiotics May Come From A Horse's Behind

Some 15 years ago, an Email circulated suggesting modern transportation is based on the back ends of horses. From our railways to the design of booster rockets for the space shuttle program, the width of a horse’s behind dictated how we travel today. While this theory has been for the most part …

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