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Potential obesity treatment targets the two sides of appetite: Hunger and feeling full Our bodies' hormones work together to tell us when to eat and when to stop. But for many people who are obese, this system is off-balance. Now scientists have designed a hormone-like compound to suppress hunger and boost satiety, or a full feeling, at the
Science Daily | May 13, 2015 3:20 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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How used coffee grounds could make some food more healthful Coffee has gone from dietary foe to friend in recent years, partly due to the revelation that it's rich in antioxidants. Now even spent coffee grounds are gaining attention for being chock-full of these compounds, which have potential health benefits. Res
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'Supercool' material glows when you write on it A new material stays liquid more than 200 degrees F below its expected freezing point, but a light touch can cause it to form yellow crystals that glow under ultraviolet light.
Science Daily | May 13, 2015 2:29 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Playing games can shift attitudes, study shows A research laboratory is working to quantify the effects of playing games. In a study, researchers found that attitudes toward public health issues shift to be more accepting and understanding after playing a game they developed called RePlay Health.
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Physicists observe attosecond real-time restructuring of electron cloud in molecule The recombination of electron shells in molecules, taking just a few dozen attoseconds (a billionth of a billionth of a second) can now be viewed 'live,' thanks to a new method.
Science Daily | May 13, 2015 2:27 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Spores for thought: Study provides new insights into Clostridium spores Researchers have established how clostridia bacteria emerge from spores. This could help them understand how these bacteria germinate and go on to produce the deadly toxin responsible for botulism, a lethal form of food poisoning, or cause food spoilage.
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Fracking may affect air quality, human health People living or working near active natural gas wells may be exposed to certain pollutants at higher levels than the Environmental Protection Agency considers safe for lifetime exposure. Air pollution from fracking operations may pose an under-recognized
Science Daily | May 13, 2015 1:36 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Drug perks up old muscles and aging brains We age, in part, because the adult stem cells in our tissues are surrounded by chemicals that prevent them from replacing damaged cells. One of these chemicals is TGF-beta1, known to depress stem cell activity. A new study shows that a drug that blocks TG
Science Daily | May 13, 2015 1:36 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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U.S. beekeepers lost 40 percent of bees in 2014-15 Beekeepers across the United States lost more than 40 percent of their honey bee colonies during the year spanning April 2014 to April 2015, according to the latest results of an annual nationwide survey.
Science Daily | May 13, 2015 1:36 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Average-sized models could sell more fashion, research suggests The fashion industry could benefit from using average-sized models rather than size zero in marketing campaigns, new research suggests. The study considered the impact of using average and zero-sized models in marketing campaigns for both established and
Science Daily | May 13, 2015 1:35 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend