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Harder for Females to Gain Weight Because of their Brain

S u m m a r y : Females have a harder time than males to gain weight, and the answer might be lying in their brains! Or so says a new study published in the journal Nature Communications. Why do females have such a hard time gaining weight? This might seem like the wrong

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Food Packaging Prevents You From Absorbing Nutrients

S u m m a r y : Food packaging might be interfering with the functioning of intestines, preventing the adequate absorption of nutrients in humans, suggests a new study published in the journal Food and Function. The Culprit: Zinc Oxide Nanoparticles Canned food packaging sometimes comes with linings made of nanoparticles of zinc oxide;

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Obesity Kills the Tongue’s Taste Buds

S u m m a r y : Obesity reduces the number of taste buds in the tongue, thereby weakening the sense of taste, says a new study published in PLOS Biology. Obesity reduces the sense of taste through the loss of the tongue’s taste buds, says a recent paper authored by a team of

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Nanorobots Kill Cancer in A New DNA Origami Study

S u m m a r y : Nanorobots designed to identfy and kill cancer cells have successfully shrunk tumours. The findings are published in the journal Nature Biotechnology. Nanorobots Seek & Destroy Seek and destroy: such was the task of nanorobots designed to get rid of tumours. The brains behind the nanomedicine feat, scientists

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Dietary Fibre Prevents Obesity & Metabolic Syndrome

S u m m a r y : The consumption of dietary fibre can prevent obesity as well as a number of other conditions, suggests a new study published in the journal Cell Host & Microbe. A Solution for Obesity Dietary fibre might be the key to curbing the growing epidemic that obesity has become.

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Your Eyes Move Your Ears!

S u m m a r y : When you move your eyes, your eardrums are moved too! A new study describes how both senses work together to process the sights and sounds in one’s environment. The findings are published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The Senses Awaken Your eyes and

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Artificial Cartilage Made As Strong as Bulletproof Vests

S u m m a r y : A new type of artificial cartilage has proved to be as strong as bulletproof vests. The findings are published in Advanced Materials. A Synthetic Upgrade The human body is a true wonder, given how its different organ systems work together from microscopic to macroscopic levels to allow

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Immune System Thinks Fast Food is Bacteria

S u m m a r y : Your immune system ‘attacks’ the fast food that you consume, responding in the same way as it does to harmful bacteria! These new findings are published in the journal Cell. Fast Food Affecting the Immune System Fast food is constantly blamed for the increasing trend of conditions

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A Weekly Drug Capsule to Treat HIV Patients

S u m m a r y : A new drug capsule can potentially replace daily pills for HIV treatment. The findings are published in the journal Nature Communications. Helping HIV Patients to Stick to their Treatment Schedule HIV continues to challenge scientists to find ways to counteract it. The deadly virus attacks the very

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Science Can Grow You Hairy Skin in Laboratory!

S u m m a r y : Scientists have grown skin with hairs in laboratory. The experiments are documented in the journal Cell Reports. You can now grow hairy skin in laboratory! And no, it’s not meant as a weird beauty experiment. Rather, the brains behind the successful endeavour, researchers from Indiana University School

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Optimism & Stubbornness Linked With Long Life

S u m m a r y : Optimism and stubbornness may be linked with long life, suggests a new study published in the journal International Psychogeriatrics. Live Well, Live Long None of us can escape ageing—but this does not stop us from trying to, at least, delay it or diminish its effects. Scientists are,

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Intelligent People Have Better Brain Communication

S u m m a r y : Intelligent people have a better system of communication within their brain: specific brain regions interact with each other more closely than in people less endowed. The new findings are published in the journal Scientific Reports. Brains Better At Self-Communication Humans are known to have different levels of

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