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Famine alters metabolism for successive generations

A famine that afflicted China between 1959 and 1961 is associated with an increased hyperglycemia risk not only among people who were born then, but …

Force triggers gene expression by stretching chromatin

How genes in our DNA are expressed into traits within a cell is a complicated mystery with many players, the main suspects being chemical. However, a …

Research

CNIO scientists have discovered a specific molecular biomarker for malignant melanoma - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

Melanoma is one of the types of cancer that poses the greatest challenge to researchers because it manifests itself in many ways, it contains a large …

Image of the Day: Old and New Neurons

Negotiations between the publisher and a national consortium of academic institutions have reached a stalemate.<p>A study confirms that the spaces …

Photos

Telomeres, Aging, and Cancer

All cells have a programmed lifespan by which they are synthesized, multiply, and eventually undergo apoptosis (cell death) when they are no longer …

Measuring forces in the DNA molecule - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

DNA, our genetic material, normally has the structure of a twisted rope ladder. Experts call this structure a double helix. Among other things, it is …

L-Carnitine

L-carnitine is a naturally occurring amino acid derivative that’s often taken as a weight loss supplement. It plays a crucial role in the production …

Holistic Medicine

Fluoride: Good or Bad?

Fluoride is a chemical commonly added to toothpaste. It has a unique ability to prevent tooth decay. For this reason, fluoride has been widely added …

Fluoride

7 Supplements You Need on a Vegan Diet

One common concern about vegan diets is whether they provide your body with all the vitamins and minerals it needs. Many claim that a whole-food, …

Breast Cancer

The 17 Best Protein Sources For Vegans and Vegetarians

A common concern about vegetarian and vegan diets is that they might lack sufficient protein. However, many experts agree that a well-planned …

Nutrition

Water Intoxication – When You Drink Too Much Water

All the cells and organs in your body need water to function properly. Because of this, you need to constantly replace water lost through sweat, …

Boston Marathon

20 Big Questions about the Future of Humanity

<b>1. Does humanity have a future beyond Earth?</b><br>“I think it’s a dangerous delusion to envisage mass emigration from Earth. There’s nowhere else in the …

Harvard

Bacteria coaxed to deliver chemo drugs right inside tumours

Canadian scientists say they have found a way to direct special bacteria to carry chemotherapy drugs straight into the most active part of a …

Rhode Island

DNA chip offers big possibilities in cell studies

A UT Dallas physicist has developed a novel technology that not only sheds light on basic cell biology, but also could aid in the development of more …

DNA

3tags.org

Gut reaction: the surprising power of microbes

Most of us think of microbes as germs to be feared and killed. In fact they hold the key to improving our health – and may be the key to tackling obesity<p>‘So, what’s in the thermos?” I asked.<p>I was standing in a lift at Washington University in St Louis, with Professor Jeff Gordon and two of his …

Microbiology

Patient HM review – a botched lobotomy that changed science

When Henry Molaison had his hippocampus removed, it left him with a profound memory deficit. Does Luke Dittrich, the surgeon’s grandson, have other secrets to reveal?<p>Poor Henry Molaison! In 1953, when he was in his 20s and suffering from devastating and seemingly intractable epilepsy, he was the …

Books

More evidence that 'healthy obesity' may be a myth

The term 'healthy obesity' has gained traction over the past 15 years, but scientists have recently questioned its very existence. A new study …

Diabetes

Children should eat less than 25 grams of added sugars daily

New recommendations are designed to keep kids healthy, experts recommend children consume less than six teaspoons of added sugars per day. Children …

Diabetes

From ketamine to cupboard therapy: the future of mental health treatment

With big pharma short on solutions, we talk to people pioneering new ways to beat conditions including anxiety, depression and schizophrenia<p>Once upon a time, the future of mental health treatment was drugs. The advent of Prozac and whole class of similar medication in the 1990s gave doctors an easy …

Mental Health

Breakthrough as scientists create first drug to halt Alzheimer's disease

A pill taken twice a day has stalled deterioration of the brain in Alzheimer’s patients for the first time.<p>Scientists announced that the mental decline of participants in a final-stage trial had been halted for 18 months, raising hopes that an effective treatment for the drug, called LMTX, is close …