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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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Behavior brief

By Megan Scudellari | June 8, 2011

A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research.

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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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Australian climate scientists threatened with death

By Cristina Luiggi | June 7, 2011

The debate over a carbon emissions tax heats up.

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How skunks got their stripes

By Megan Scudellari | June 7, 2011

The evolution of bold warning coloration in mammals.

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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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