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Genetically Altered Tomatoes Help Promote Good Cholesterol
2013-03-19 18:59:25

Researchers say they have genetically engineered tomatoes to produce a peptide that mimics the actions of good cholesterol when consumed.

2013-03-15 11:14:28

This year's unusually long and rocky flu season would be nothing compared to the pandemic that could occur if bird flu became highly contagious among humans, which is why UCLA researchers and their colleagues are creating new ways to predict where an outbreak could emerge.

2013-03-05 14:04:08

Women who receive strong social support from their families during pregnancy appear to be protected from sharp increases in a particular stress hormone, making them less likely to experience depression after giving birth.

Teens Take Heart: Good Bacteria Could Help You Win The Acne War
2013-02-28 20:55:50

You may want to think twice before waging a thermonuclear war against acne and blasting your face with some astringent chemical to kill off all bacteria.

2013-02-20 14:45:24

In "before" and "after" photos from advertisements for wound-healing ointments, bandages and antibiotic creams, we see an injury transformed from an inflamed red gash to smooth and flawless skin.


Word of the Day
zill
  • One of a pair of round metal cymbals attached to the fingers and struck together for rhythm and percussion in belly dancing.
The word 'zill' comes from a Turkish word meaning "cymbals".
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