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November 3, 2015

Study suggests potential connection between low blood sugar and cardiovascular problems

Studies have shown an association between strict control of blood sugar and increased mortality. They have also suggested that a consequence of this control is low blood sugar (hypoglycemia), which…
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November 3, 2015

Standing and exercise linked to lower odds of obesity

While sedentary behavior (such as watching TV and commuting time) has been linked to negative health effects, it is unclear whether more time spent standing has protective health benefits. New…
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November 3, 2015

Link between small mammals and evolution of hepatitis A virus to humans discovered

Researchers have found a link between the origin of hepatitis A virus (HAV) and small mammals. With the emergence of Ebola virus from bats and hantaviruses from rodents, investigators say…
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November 3, 2015

Researchers create transplantation model for 3-D printed constructs

Using sugar, silicone and a 3-D printer, a team of bioengineers have created an implant with an intricate network of blood vessels that points toward a future of growing replacement…
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November 3, 2015

Blood stem cell self-renewal dependent on surroundings

Stem cells have two important capabilities: they can develop into a wide range of cell types and simultaneously renew themselves, creating fresh stem cells. Using a model of the blood…
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November 3, 2015

Why You’re Not Always Excited When Good Things Happen to Your Friends

As teenagers, it was that feeling when a friend got a brand new car on her 16th birthday. As adults, it's when a former co-worker lands that dream job. Research…
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November 3, 2015

The Best Belly-Fat-Fighting Interval Workout For Beginners

There are 1,001 ways to work out on a treadmill, but my favorite is intervals. Changing your pace every few minutes busts through the boredom often associated with indoor running,…
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November 3, 2015

New research demands rethink on Darwin’s theory of ‘fecundity selection’

A key concept in Darwin's theory of evolution which suggests nature favors larger females that can produce greater numbers of off-spring must be redefined according to scientists behind ground-breaking new…
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November 3, 2015

Healthier indoor climate for heavy industry

A dust extraction unit that exploits the laws of nature has made the indoor climate on the ‘shop-floor’ of the Thamshavn smelter in Norway 75 percent cleaner.
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November 3, 2015

‘Magic’ plant discovery could lead to growing food in space

A plant geneticist has discovered the gene in the ancient Australian native tobacco plant Nicotiana benthamiana, known as Pitjuri to Australian indigenous Aboriginals tribes. The discovery was made while tracing…
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