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Apple peels give mice muscle power

By Jessica P. Johnson | 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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The RNA roots of obesity?

By Tia Ghose | June 8, 2011

By silencing two microRNAs, researchers were able to improve insulin sensitivity in overweight mice.

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New insights into Parkinson’s Disease

By Tia Ghose | June 8, 2011

A slew of recent studies sheds light on the neurodegenerative disorder Parkinson disease.

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Medical Posters

By Edyta Zielinska | June 7, 2011

William Helfand began buying medically themed collectibles in the 1950s when he started working for Merck & Co. Over his 30-year career with the company, Helfand amassed thousands of posters and other old marketing paraphernalia.

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E. coli outbreak source still a mystery

By Tia Ghose | June 7, 2011

The source of the deadly bacterial infections remains unknown.

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A new cow-borne superbug

By Bob Grant | June 7, 2011

As Germany grapples with an E. coli outbreak, a new strain of MRSA appears in Europe.

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DNA-based calculator

By Jessica P. Johnson | June 7, 2011

The newest DNA computer can calculate square roots.

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Top 7 in vaccination

By Edyta Zielinska | 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 Bob Grant | 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 Tia Ghose | 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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