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November 2, 2015

Even a little is too much: One junk food snack triggers signals of metabolic disease

We hate to ruin Thanksgiving, but a new report suggests that for some people, overindulgence at the dinner table or at snack time is enough to trigger signs of metabolic…
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November 2, 2015

New study uncovers attitudes of African-American children toward overweight peers

African-American girls show more empathy and are more accepting of overweight peers who can be victims of bullying, new research shows.
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November 2, 2015

Children’s self-esteem already established by age five

By age 5 children have a sense of self-esteem comparable in strength to that of adults, according to a new study.
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November 2, 2015

What the [beep]? Infants link new communicative signals to meaning

Researchers have long known that adults can flexibly find new ways to communicate, for example, using smoke signals or Morse code to communicate at a distance, but a new study…
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November 2, 2015

Juvenile cowbirds sneak out at night, study finds

A new study explores how a young cowbird, left as an egg in the nest of a different species, grows up to know it's a cowbird and not a warbler,…
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November 2, 2015

Juvenile cowbirds sneak out at night

A new study explores how a young cowbird, left as an egg in the nest of a different species, grows up to know it's a cowbird and not a warbler,…
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November 2, 2015

Sugar-coated nanoworms not for breakfast in the human immune system

Nanoparticles could aid diagnosis and treatment of diseases including cancer -- if the immune system would leave them alone. A new study shows that inducing crosslinks on nanoparticle surface sugars…
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November 2, 2015

Researchers are on their way to predicting what side effects you’ll experience from a drug

Researchers have developed a model that could be used to predict a drug's side effects on different patients. The proof of concept study is aimed at determining how different individuals…
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November 2, 2015

Less ice, more water in Arctic Ocean by 2050s

By the 2050s, parts of the Arctic Ocean once covered by sea ice much of the year will see at least 60 days a year of open water, according to…
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November 2, 2015

New research opens door to understanding human tonsil cancer

Researchers have developed a groundbreaking method to identify and separate stem cells that reside in the tonsils. While stem cells in many other body tissues have been well studied, little…
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