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2014-04-02 15:37:00

Right now, options are limited for preventing heart attacks.

2012-08-01 23:07:09

The deadliest form of malaria is caused the protozoan Plasmodium falciparum.

2012-06-25 10:30:13

The commonly-used epilepsy drug, valproic acid (VPA), can have a highly beneficial effect on some babies born with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), the number one genetic killer during early infancy.

2012-04-18 22:09:01

A protein involved in cellular inflammation may increase the risk of plaque containing blood vessels associated with inflammatory gum disease.

2012-03-23 13:15:08

While high-fat foods are thought to be of universal appeal, there is actually a lot of variation in the extent to which people like and consume fat.

2012-03-05 23:27:16

About five years ago, animal studies first revealed the presence of entirely novel types of oral fat sensors or receptors on the tongue.

2012-02-03 19:00:20

A preference for fatty foods has a genetic basis, according to researchers, who discovered that people with certain forms of the CD36 gene may like high-fat foods more than those who have other forms of this gene.

2012-01-18 21:33:00

The discovery by researchers from the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of a molecule that is key to malaria's 'invisibility cloak' will help to better understand how the parasite causes disease and escapes from the defenses mounted by the immune system.

2012-01-12 21:43:00

Why do we like fatty foods so much? We can blame our taste buds.

2011-08-25 14:48:38

Parkinson disease (PD) is a relatively common neurodegenerative disorder, affecting 1-2% of the world's population over the age of 65 years.


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swell-mobsman
  • A member of the swell-mob; a genteelly clad pickpocket. Sometimes mobsman.
Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.