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One injection could kill cancer

Scientists experimenting with an innovative treatment for cancer have now devised a targeted injection that has already successfully eliminated …

Boosting brain's 'executive center' may prevent anxiety

New research, published in the journal <i>Cerebral Cortex</i>, finds that improving activity in the brain's "executive control" center may protect against …

Humanity

Why exercising on an empty stomach is the secret to weight loss

You may think you need food to fuel your workouts, but you are wrong.<p>Recently, the advice that suggests loading up on carbohydrates before exercise has been called into question. Yes, consuming carbs before exercise can increase performance in certain fields like sprinting and sports that use power …

Combining vitamin C with antibiotics destroys cancer stem cells

A combination of vitamin C and antibiotics could be key to killing cancer stem cells, a new study finds, paving the way for a strategy that could …

Next Time You Need to Make a Point, Use Your Left Hand

It's all about metaphors.<p>Gesturing is often something we poke fun at for being theatrical and distracting. But a study suggests that not only is …

The Brain

A newly developed chemical could ‘reprogram’ your body to be more fit

As anyone who has been inspired to hit the gym after watching the Olympics will know, building stamina and endurance is not the easiest of things. A …

La Jolla

'Exercise-in-a-pill' steps closer with new study

It goes without saying that physical activity is crucial when it comes to improving and maintaining health. However, for individuals with limited …

Neuroscience

Paternal Age at Conception May Influence Social Development in Offspring

<i>Summary: Children born to either very young or very old fathers show more pro-social behaviors during early development, but lagged behind their</i> …

Neuroscience

This Picture of Earth From Within Saturn's Rings Will Make You Emotional

Sometimes, the majesty of the final frontier—a cold, unfeeling space—has the power to make our eyes misty. The images from NASA’s Cassini mission …

Astronomy

An Honest Look at Goals

Of all the questions I get asked a fitness trainer, the most popular one is "Can I build muscle and lose fat at the same time?" It seems like a …

Fitness

Scientists find new stem cell target for regenerating aging muscles

Young Arnold (wiki)<p>Today I’m going to use our former governor Arnold Schwarzenegger as an example of what happens to our muscles when we age.<p>One of …

The Best Anti-Aging Exercises, As Recommended By Experts

A body in motion, stays in motion.<p>Turning back the clock isn't just about wrinkles and fine lines. It's about staying fit -- not just looking it -- and keeping your body moving.<p>"A sedentary person hits peak muscle mass at age 20 and it starts declining from there," National Academy of Sports …

Personalized medicine: The way forward?

Everyone is different. Research suggests that humans have somewhere between 99 and 99.9 percent in common with each other. The remaining 1 percent …

Cancer

The Weird Business Behind a Trendy "Anti-Aging" Pill

A renowned MIT aging scientist as cofounder. Not one, not two, but *six *Nobel prize laureates as scientific advisors. Oh, and a product that could …

Poor Sleep Health May Contribute to Inflammatory Disease

<i>Summary: Sleep disturbances and long sleep duration are both associated with an increased risk for inflammation, a new study reports.</i><p>Source: Elsevier.<p>…

A brain therapy changed my life. It raises profound questions for the future

‘Transcranial magnetic stimulation’ — it sounds like something a nutty professor would develop in a science fiction movie. Yet this batty-sounding treatment changed my life in a profound way.<p>I am grateful for what it did for me. As someone with autism I found it difficult to connect to other people …

The Brain

Scientists say this behavior can make men more attractive to women

Scores of psychological studies suggest that, for guys, attractiveness isn't just about the way you look.<p>From being a talented musician to walking a …

Protein manipulates neurons to bring on the munchies

The next time you feel hungry even though you've already eaten a big meal, the culprit may be a certain protein. A new study shows that the protein …

Science says works of fiction follow one of six plot types

You'll never be able to read every story out there, but there's a good chance you've already read every story type.<p>Researchers at the Computational Story Lab at Burlington's University of Vermont data-mined through 1,700 popular fiction stories and determined that they all follow one of six …

Popular Fiction

Richard Dawkins: What are aliens like?

What will alien life look like? Evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins told BBC Future why it may be a complete surprise.<p>Out there, far beyond the edges of our solar system, is there life?<p>In this video, presented at BBC Future’s World Changing Ideas Summit in New York, evolutionary biologist …

Richard Dawkins