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Nuclear Bomb Tests Shed Light On Neurogenesis In The Human Hippocampus
2013-06-09 08:56:54

Despite a longstanding view that an adult brain is incapable of generating new neurons, researchers have discovered that a person’s hippocampus is constantly generating more of them.

2012-12-07 16:36:43

A new study demonstrates for the first time how the Toxoplasma gondii parasite enters the brain to influence its host's behavior.

Bacon, Processed Meats Increase Risk Of Pancreatic Cancer
2012-01-13 09:25:26

Researchers from Sweden suggest that there is a strong link between processed meats, such as sausage and bacon, and pancreatic cancer.

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2011-05-11 11:10:42

Drinking five cups of coffee a day has been shown to reduce the chance of women over the age of 50 of getting breast cancer by 20 percent.

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2011-05-03 10:20:00

Those extra pounds during middle age could lead to a higher risk of dementia later in life, a new study says.

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2011-03-11 08:35:00

Drinking at least one cup of coffee per day could reduce a woman's risk of stroke by as much as 25%.

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2010-05-19 14:03:24

In a large natural disaster, such as the Haitian earthquake earlier this year, or in an unsolved homicide case, knowing the birth date of an individual can guide forensic investigators to the correct identity among a large number of possible victims.

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2010-03-14 10:40:00

New research has found that getting a little more calcium in your diet could help you live longer.

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2009-08-13 12:35:00

There’s good news for chocoholics: a new study has found that eating chocolate two or more times during the week can reduce a person’s risk of heart attack.


Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.