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MIT and Harvard researchers find metabolic master switch

Researchers at MIT and Harvard Medical School have uncovered what may be one of the most important metabolic mechanisms lurking in your DNA. The …

Genetics

Startup in biotech adds two base pairs to genetic code - and life on earth may never be the same - ExtremeTech

Startup in biotech adds two base pairs to genetic code — and life on earth may never be the same<p>By on August 24, 2015 at 12:16 pm<p>This site may earn …

Holocaust survivors pass on trauma to their children’s genes

Study finds that trauma suffered in lifetime can influence genetic make up of future generations<p>Research has found that the trauma suffered by Holocaust survivors has seen genetic changes being passed on to their children.<p>A team at New York’s Mount Sinai hospital carried out research on 32 Jewish …

New test uses a single drop of blood to reveal entire history of viral infections

Cheap and rapid test allows doctors to access list of every virus that has infected or continues to infect a patient, and could transform disease detection<p>Researchers have developed a cheap and rapid test that reveals a person’s full history of viral infections from a single drop of blood.<p>The test …

Microbiology

Thai mango curry with chicken

Cooking is more fun with friends.<p>Find your friends who are already on Food52, and invite others who aren't to join.<p>Join Our Community<p>Follow amazing home cooks. Collect recipes and articles. Get inspired.<p><b>Author Notes:</b> I remember having a Thai red curry with mangoes many, many years ago when we were …

Does Brintellix Bring Anything New?

After a dry spell of new antidepressants—the last one to be approved was levomilnacipran (Fetzima), the active enantiomer of milnacipran (Savella) in …

How to Make the Ultimate Mac & Cheese.... Because It's Important

Our digital food editor walks you through the steps to creating the perfect mac & cheese—a recipe everyone should know how to make.<p>There's not really a debate at this point—macaroni and cheese is pretty much universally accepted as the ultimate comfort food. But the dish comes in many forms, and …

Cooking

Why Doctors Miss Depression in Men

(And don't forget exercise. There's growing evidence that <b>Exercise Can Fight Depression</b>.)<p>Pollack shared 4 other ways to upgrade your mind game:<p><b>1.) Dismantle Your Explosive Anger</b><br>"With practice, you can fine-tune your ability to recognize the emotions behind anger—such as loss, sadness, and pain. I …

A Gift Guide For The Home Cocktail Enthusiast

So let’s say you have a friend or family member who is into mixing cocktails. And let’s go a bit further and say they are worthy of a gift. What …

Easy 2-step Valentine's Day cocktail recipes from the professionals

What better way to kick off Valentine's Day than with a yummy cocktail? To make your romantic day extra special, we asked a group of experts to share their favorite two-step recipes for delicious — and festive — drinks. As a tribute to this weekend's much-anticipated movie release, one of them is …

Shades of Grey

The Coming Boom In Brain Medicines

TONY COLES COULD have had any job he wanted in the drug industry. In five years at the helm of cancer drug developer Onyx Pharmaceuticals he increased its market cap eightfold by purchasing an experimental blood cancer drug for $800 million, developing it into a big seller and flipping the whole …

Biotechnology

Polish Off Your Valentine's Day with Chocolate Bread Pudding

You better like it dark.<p><i>For Valentine's Day this year, we asked the great Charlie Palmer (of his eponymous Steak) to craft the ultimate dinner menu for you. Of course, it's really not for you, but for the special person in your life. So join us in cooking up something truly unforgettable, because</i> …

Dessert

The Epic Seafood Dish to Blow Her Away This Valentine's Day

With salmon, crab, and a delicious crème fraiche<p><i>For Valentine's Day this year, we asked the great Charlie Palmer (of his eponymous Steak) to craft the ultimate dinner menu for you. Of course, it's really not for you, but for the special person in your life. So join us in cooking up something truly</i> …

Seafood

Newly Discovered Networks among Different Diseases Reveal Hidden Connections

From Quanta (Find original story here).<p>Stefan Thurner is a physicist, not a biologist. But not long ago, the Austrian national health insurance …

Atoms

8 Variations of the Pushup

I've included eight of those variations here. Think you're tough? Try to complete 10 reps of each—80 pushups total—in 5 minutes or less. It's a body-weight challenge that's sure to make you a believer in the power of the pushup.<p><b>Standard Pushup</b><p><b>The benefit:</b> The standard pushup works your chest, …

Spicy Bourbon-Citrus Cocktail

Makes 16 Servings<p>The ice in this spicy grapefruit cocktail dilutes the drink over time, so you can keep sipping well into the party.<p>February 2015Print<p>Ingredients<p>5 Fresno chiles, halved lengthwise, plus 1 whole, for serving<p>1 750 ml. bottle bourbon<p>1¾ cups dry vermouth<p>1¾ cups fresh grapefruit juice<p>1 …

Vermouth

9 Globally Inspired Recipes for Ground Turkey

Ground turkey is one of the best proteins for keeping a meal healthy, and it’s so versatile you can swap it for beef in all kinds of recipes inspired …

Recipes

Cholera Bacteria Kill Each Other With Spears To Steal DNA

The Highlander film series is about a race of immortal warriors who try to behead each other with swords, so they can steal the powers of their fallen rivals.<p>This is basically the same story but instead of badly accented Scotsmen with katanas, we have diarrhoea-causing bacteria with syringes. And …

New computer analysis finds mutations associated with autism, cancer | Ars Technica

Computers trained to recognize mutations that alter the processing of RNA.<p>While sequencing an entire genome is eminently doable, sequencing an exome …

Why Scientists Are Blaming Cilia for Human Disease

Scientists now believe that a number of genetic disorders, from polycystic kidney disease to some forms of retinal degeneration, can ultimately be …

New York City

Nutmeg Shortbread

Nutmeg makes a scintillating addition to rich, buttery shortbread. Though these cookies bake for about fifty minutes, the actual work time is …

Shortbread

Is Depression An Infectious Disease?

Mental health continues to be one of society’s greatest concerns. Its enigmatic nature leaves both the public and the health professional in a quandary to understand not only the cause but also the means to cure. Though research has been conducted for centuries, at times it feels we are up against …

9 Dips to Make for a Thanksgiving Potluck

From smoky eggplant to sweet-spicy squash, here are nine terrific, portable dips for a Thanksgiving potluck.<p>From smoky eggplant to sweet-spicy …

The Best Sweet Potato Cupcakes You've Ever Had

Sweet potato cupcakes are just what you should serve post-Thanksgiving dinner. One sweet little cupcake is the best way to end a fabulous meal.<p>Is it just me, or are sweet potatoes too often overlooked? They’re always given the backseat to Russet potatoes with dinner, which I honestly don’t …

Dessert

5 Creative Ways to Cook with Spaghetti Squash (There Will Be Funnel Cake)

Stop! Don't douse that spaghetti squash with marinara sauce—try one of these recipes, instead.<p>Here's the thing about spaghetti squash. We don't actually want it to be spaghetti-like. We'll just use plain ole spaghetti for that one; there's no use trying to re-fashion squash to act like pasta.<p>And …

Food

These are 3 breakthrough science ideas you’ll be talking about in 2015

For anyone who has ever said that all the STEM professions need is something to make them “cool” in order to attract more young people, look no further than the Breakthrough Prize award ceremony, which took place at NASA’s Hangar One in Silicon Valley Sunday. Seth MacFarlane hosted the awards show …

50 Amazing Wines for $15 or Less

Wine editors Ray Isle and Megan Krigbaum tasted hundreds of wines to find these 50 bottles.<p><i>Wine editors Ray Isle and Megan Krigbaum tasted hundreds</i> …

Recipe: Quick Coconut Chicken Soup

Quick Winter Coconut Soup<p>Makes 4 2-cup servings<p>1 quart low-sodium chicken broth<br>1/2 cup coconut cream <br>1 tablespoon fish sauce <br>2 teaspoons ginger paste …

Food Preservation