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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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Repairing hearts

By Megan Scudellari | June 8, 2011

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

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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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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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DNA-based calculator

By Jessica P. Johnson | June 7, 2011

The newest DNA computer can calculate square roots.

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All aboard the Fukushima cruise

By Cristina Luiggi | June 6, 2011

Scientists take to the seas to study the effects of Fukushima radiation on local marine life.

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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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Controversial climate study retracted

By Megan Scudellari | June 6, 2011

A controversial 2008 climate study is retracted due to plagiarism.

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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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