Julie Zilberberg

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Gut Germs Fight Obesity in Mice

Drug Cures Mice Of Down Syndrome With A Single Dose

But it's not a cure for humans yet.<p>Cure Down syndrome with a single injection? Well, maybe--if you're a mouse. A team of scientists from John Hopkins University and the National Institutes of Health have cured newborn mice of Down syndrome by injecting them with a drug that stimulates what's called …

Pregnant in the lab: how does child-bearing affect a science career?

Women don't thrive as well in science as in medicine. Family matters probably play a major role – and I'm about to see for myself just what havoc a baby can wreak<p>Although I'm a research biologist, I work closely with an NHS clinic in the company of a lively band of doctors and nurses. I suspect …

Life expectancy history: Public health and medical advances that lead to long lives.

The most important difference between the world today and 150 years ago isn’t airplane flight or nuclear weapons or the Internet. It’s lifespan. We …

Was Your Chicken Nugget Made In China? It'll Soon Be Hard To Know

Here's a bit of news that might make you drop that chicken nugget midbite.<p>Just before the start of the long holiday weekend last Friday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture quietly announced that it was ending a ban on processed chicken imports from China. The kicker: These products can now be sold …

Certain bacteria may help ward off obesity

Bacteria in the human gut may play a key role in who is obese or lean and could lead to treatments for obesity, a study finds.<p>September 05, 2013|By Melissa Healy<p>For people whose gut organisms are not equipped to fight obesity, it may… (Sean Gallup, Getty Images )<p>The microorganisms in the human gut …

Microbiology

Is War Really In Decline?

Wait 150 years after the last major war to know for sure.<p>Just over a century ago, Europe embarked on the first of two ugly, horrendous, horribly violent world wars. Since 1945, despite half of a century of nuclear standoff, multiple smaller conflicts, and the birth of dozens of new nations out of …