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Apple peels give mice muscle power

By | June 9, 2011

A waxy substance, ursolic acid, found in high concentrations in apple peels, can help mice build muscle and reduce muscle atrophy, body fat, blood sugar levels, and cholesterol, reports Newswise. 

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Repairing hearts

By | June 8, 2011

Upon activation, a novel population of resident cardiac cells forms new muscle after damage.

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DNA-based calculator

By | June 7, 2011

The newest DNA computer can calculate square roots.

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Top 7 in vaccination

By | June 6, 2011

A snapshot of the most highly ranked articles in vaccination and related areas, from Faculty of 1000

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Drugs target cancer stem cells

By | June 6, 2011

New compounds are showing promise in targeting subpopulations of cancer stem cells.

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XMRV doesn't cause chronic fatigue

By | June 5, 2011

Two studies point to contamination of patient samples as the cause of a controversial 2009 finding that linked the mouse virus XMRV with chronic fatigue syndrome.

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Hard and Harder

By | June 5, 2011

The path to eradicating malaria in Africa involves much more than just a vaccine.

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In Chapter 9, "We Were Hunted, Which is Why All of Us are Afraid Some of the Time and Some of Us are Afraid All of the Time," author Rob Dunn explains how predators shaped our evolution as we cowered and ran from their ravenous maws.

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One-Man NIH, 1887

By | June 4, 2011

As epidemics swept across the United States in the 19th century, the US government recognized the pressing need for a national lab dedicated to the study of infectious disease. 

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The rhythm of biology

By | June 3, 2011

An art exhibit in New York City explores the science behind our reaction to sounds and sensations.

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