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Month: July 2017

Your Gut Bacteria Choose Your Food & Your Offspring’s Traits!

S u m m a r y : Gut bacteria have a whole array of effects on the body, and two new scientific papers show that food choice and reproduction also bear the impacts therefrom. Gut Bacteria & Its Many Effects Gut bacteria, also known as gut microbiota, constitute the bacteria living in the alimentary

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Money Can Buy Time For Happiness

S u m m a r y : Money cannot buy happiness, goes the age-old saying. But, maybe we only cannot buy happiness directly. New research suggests that money can be used to buy free time which, in turn, leads to greater happiness. The paper is published in PNAS. Use Your Money Well! Use money

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Football Brain Injuries Linked With Brain Disease

S u m m a r y : Football players tend to suffer from degenerative brain disease, says new research. This would be the result of frequent brain injuries sustained when playing the game. Brain Autopsy of Football Players The brains of American football players donated after their death show signs of degenerative brain disease

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Water in the Moon’s Interior

S u m m a r y : Our moon’s interior contains a considerable amount of water—and this water, which might have originated from the moon itself, might possibly be harvested by lunar explorers. Or so says a new study published in the journal Nature Geoscience. A ‘Watery’ Lunar Mantle A team of researchers from

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A Robot That Grows Like A Plant

S u m m a r y : A newly-developed robot resembles a vine, and grows like a plant! Its design has been documented in a paper published in the journal Science Robotics. A Vine-Robot To Help Trapped Survivors A soft robot that can grow, not like Inspector Gadget, but like an actual plant—such is

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Mars’ Moon Phobos Photobomb in NASA’s Image!

S u m m a r y : Tiny Martian moon Phobos has been captured in image by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope which was only meant to be photographing the planet. Find the press release here. Phobos, A Potato in Space Phobos orbits the red planet in only 7 hours and 39 minutes at a

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Cows Make Powerful HIV Killers!

S u m m a r y : Cows make powerful antibodies to neutralise deadly HIV, shows a new study published in the journal Nature. An Impossible Task The battle against HIV has proved to be an exceptionally challenging one. Who knows, maybe the answer is in cows—literally in cows. Because the creatures don’t just

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Lose Weight By Eating At The Right Time, Says Science!

S u m m a r y : Eating at the wrong time influences your body weight, suggests a new study published in the journal Cell Metabolism. And so, if you want to lose weight, make sure your meals are scheduled at the right time for you! Watch the Time When Eating! If you want

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Artificial Sweeteners Linked With Weight Gain & Other Health Issues

S u m m a r y : Artificial sweeteners might be linked with weight gain, diabetes, and heart disease, among others, suggests a new study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. Artificial Sweeteners Are Bad News From aspartame to sucralose and stevia, consumers are attracted to them because of the promise they come

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Alzheimer’s Brains Have 7 Times More Bacteria Than Healthy Brains

S u m m a r y : Many more bacteria have been found in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients as opposed to those of healthy people, shows a new study published in Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience. Alzheimer’s disease & Increased Bacterial Populations Alzheimer’s disease, a neurodegenerative condition characterised by loss of memory and cognitive

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You Become Less Positive When You Lack Sleep

S u m m a r y : Lack of sleep decreases the ability to be positive, and might lead to depression, suggests a new study published in the journal Cognitive Therapy and Research. Sleep Deprivation & Mental Health Issues Human life is imperfect: we can remain awake for only so long until we are

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Movie Encoded in DNA Replayed by Scientists!

S u m m a r y : A race horse movie has been encoded in DNA in living cells, and then replayed—thus has the new study, recently published in the journal Nature, brought into existence the ‘world’s first molecular recorder’. Making a Molecular Recorder DNA encodes genetic data—all about what makes you up, or

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