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2012-03-20 16:45:24

University of Granada researchers have proven that eating two servings of salmon reared at a fish farm (enriched with omega-3 fatty acids and only slightly contaminated) a week during pregnancy is beneficial both for the mother and child.

2012-03-08 14:55:37

In the war against obesity, one’s own fat cells may seem an unlikely ally, but new research from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) suggests ordinary fat cells can be reengineered to burn calories.

2012-02-28 21:51:51

A chemically altered osteoporosis drug may be useful in fighting malaria, researchers report in a new study. Unlike similar compounds tested against other parasitic protozoa, the drug readily crosses into the red blood cells of malaria-infected mice and kills the malaria parasite.

2012-02-28 14:42:38

A diet lacking in omega-3 fatty acids, nutrients commonly found in fish, may cause your brain to age faster and lose some of its memory and thinking abilities.

2012-02-20 20:19:38

Defects in a protein that functions as a dietary fat sensor may be a cause of obesity and liver disease.

2012-02-20 14:32:25

In a standard biology textbook, cells tend to look more or less the same from all sides.

Image 1 - Mass Extinctions: Nature’s Spectacular Staging of Natural Selection
2012-02-11 04:00:32

In “Mass Extinctions: Nature’s Spectacular Staging of Natural Selection” Julian Lieb, M.D provides evidence that “die-offs” or mass deaths are episodes of natural selection, caused by activation of enzymes of the arachidonic acid cascade.

2012-02-09 18:29:47

Fish oil is known to lower triglycerides, but can it prevent a heart attack?


Word of the Day
alicorn
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.
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