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October 30, 2015

Diet lacking soluble fiber promotes weight gain, mouse study suggests

A new study highlights the importance of the gut microbiome in maintaining intestinal and metabolic health and suggests that eating more foods high in soluble fiber may help prevent metabolic…
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October 30, 2015

The lying game

New research is leading towards a clearer understanding of how humans behave when they bend the truth. But gathering reliable research data is a tricky proposition, and so research has…
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October 30, 2015

Super sensitive magnetic sensor created

Researchers have developed a new hybrid magnetic sensor that is more sensitive than most commercially available sensors. This technological breakthrough hails opportunities for the development of smaller and cheaper sensors…
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October 30, 2015

World’s first lab-in-a-briefcase

Academics hope to boost early detection rates of cancer in developing countries with their portable lab-in-a-briefcase that can operate even at high temperatures.
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October 30, 2015

Researchers identify association between reproductive factors and risk of death

Reproductive factors in women, such as a later starting age of menstruation, having children, breastfeeding and use of oral contraceptives, are associated with a reduced risk of death, according to…
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October 30, 2015

Technique for analyzing bedrock could help builders, planners identify safe building zones

The thin layer of bedrock below the Earth's surface is the foundation for all life on land. Cracks and fractures within bedrock provide pathways for air and water, which chemically…
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October 30, 2015

Researchers discover new way to measure if a person is pre-diabetic

A new discovery may allow physicians to warn patients years before the onset of diabetes, therefore allowing them to change their lifestyle patterns potentially avoiding the diagnosis of a chronic…
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October 30, 2015

Obese pregnant women who lose weight save money, have healthier newborns, study shows

Severely obese women who maintained or lost weight during pregnancy had healthier babies and lower health care costs, a recent study shows. The work compared 82 severely obese pregnant women…
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October 30, 2015

Researchers discover simple, affordable diagnostic kit for chikungunya

A novel and affordable diagnostic test for chikungunya will soon be available thanks to new research. The formerly unknown virus, now named Eilat virus, is related to chikungunya and other…
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October 30, 2015

Treatment of severe acne hampered by antibiotic overuse, delays in prescribing more potent medication

Physicians who treat severe acne leave too many patients on ineffective antibiotics for far too long before prescribing more potent needed therapy with the medication isotretinoin, sometimes known by its…
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