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April 16, 2014

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7:30 AM | Leptin
Andrew Gladman reflects upon the recent IACFS/ME conference and the buzz surrounding a small molecule, leptin. Leptin Molecule. Image by I, Vossman via Wikimedia Commons. It’s safe to say that the past couple of weeks, following the IACFS/ME 2014 conference, have been something of a whirlwind in terms of new ME/CFS research being unveiled. Now that the dust has had a chance to settle let’s take a step back and discuss a topic that many consider to be one of the most promising […]
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5:00 AM | Front of Package Labeling Leads to Better Consumer Understanding & Choices
Those with lower education levels showed proportionately higher gains in identification of nutrients and percent daily values when information was present on the front of food packages.
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4:01 AM | Younger Skin Through Exercise
Exercise appears to slow and even reverse the effects of aging on the skin.
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3:41 AM | Protein Overload May Kill Brain Cells as Parkinson’s Progresses
Scientists may have discovered how the most common genetic cause of Parkinson’s disease destroys brain cells.
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1:19 AM | What does it look like to be a socially conscious business person? Read on!
by Annie Conderacci, Kellogg MBA student Do business interests have to conflict with those of the public good? In light of recent corporate scandal, greed, and corruption, I frequently ask myself this question. As a Social Enterprise major at Kellogg, I believe it is a firm no, but we future business leaders can do more to be better […]

April 15, 2014

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6:33 PM | Life-style determines gut microbes
The gut microbiota is responsible for many aspects of human […]
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6:29 PM | Real-time audio of spanking shows kids misbehave within 10 minutes
A new study based on real-time audio recordings of parents […]
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5:50 PM | Thinspo, eating disorders and the seedy underbelly of The Internet
<em>Trigger warning: I’m going to avoid triggering language as much as possible, but I will be discussing eating disorders and body image in this post.</em> ==== We’ve all seen those photos. The inspirational quote, set to a background of a sunset, or a “One More Rep” picture with airbrushed model standing there, glistening ever so […]
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4:50 PM | Marijuana Dependence and Legalization
Making best guesses about pot. One essential question about state marijuana legalization continues to dog the debate:  Namely, as marijuana becomes gradually legal, how do we estimate how many people will become dependent? How can we estimate the number of cannabis users who will become addicted under legalization, and who otherwise would not have succumbed?Back in 2011, neuroscientist Michael Taffe of the Scripps Research Institute in San Diego, writing on the blog TL neuro, referenced […]
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1:14 PM | Air Pollution Over Asia Makes Pacific Storms More Intense
In the first study of its kind, scientists have compared […]
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1:09 PM | Using the Penn High Performance Computing Cluster to Unravel the Spider’s Web
Uncovering the genomic architecture of spider silk genes wasn’t top of mind for Benjamin Voight, PhD, when he first came to Penn a few years ago. But he and postdoctoral researcher Paul Babb are now deep into sequencing the whole genomes of two spider species: a Golden Silk Orb Weaver and Darwin's Bark Spider.
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1:06 PM | When it comes to underage sex trafficking, pimps may not be the problem
Media portrayals of underage sex trafficking include pimps luring girls […]
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1:04 PM | Outgoing behavior makes for happier humans
Across cultures, extroverts have more fun Happy is as happy […]
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1:02 PM | Study builds on the power of whey protein for improved body composition
Whey protein consumption may lead to significant decreases in body […]
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12:53 PM | Cultivating happiness often misunderstood
Stanford research explores the concept of maximizing happiness, and finds […]
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12:51 PM | Neuroscientists reverse Alzheimer’s symptoms in mice
Limiting a certain protein in the brain reverses Alzheimer’s symptoms […]
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12:49 PM | Targeting cancer with a triple threat
MIT chemists design nanoparticles that can deliver three cancer drugs […]
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10:10 AM | Merck gets US green light for allergy immunotherapy
Expected to provide a significant boost to company's partner Alk-Abello
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9:58 AM | England’s clinical commissioning landscape
Who are the real masters in the new NHS?
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9:52 AM | BMS files fixed-dose HIV combination in US
Combines Reyataz with Gilead Sciences' cobicistat
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7:00 AM | Risk of Intussusception with Rotavirus Vaccines
Rotavirus is the leading cause of severe diarrhea in infants and children worldwide, leading to more than half a million deaths each year in children under the age of 5. Before the introduction of the rotavirus vaccine, almost all children in the US were infected by the age of 5, and rotavirus infections were responsible […]
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5:00 AM | Meta-Analysis: Whey Protein Improves Body Composition
Whey protein consumption may lead to significant decreases in body weight and body fat and significant increases in lean body mass, according to research published in Journal of the American College of Nutrition.
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12:30 AM | Amazon drought, fire lead to sharp increases in tree mortality
Ongoing deforestation and fragmentation of forests in the Amazon help […]
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12:29 AM | FDA Says Keep Lilies Away From Your Cats
The white, trumpet-shaped Easter lily symbolizes Easter and spring for […]
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12:27 AM | NASA Cassini Images May Reveal Birth of a Saturn Moon
NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has documented the formation of a small […]
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12:07 AM | Anemia, Iron deficiency and Athletes
The Iron part of anemia, iron deficiency and athletes Iron is important for athletes as well as everyone else.   Iron is needed for formation of Hemoglobin.  Hemoglobin is the molecule in blood cells that transports oxygen through blood.  People who have low levels of red blood cells are said to be anemic.  Anemia can be […] The post Anemia, Iron deficiency and Athletes appeared first on WODMasters.

April 14, 2014

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11:15 PM | European Commission launches mHealth consultation
May lead to policy action by 2015
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11:01 PM | HRW to expand into the US
Will open east coast office in May
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11:00 PM | Polyhedra appoints Steve Hobbs chief business development officer
He joins the group from Apodi
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11:00 PM | Hall & Partners boosts senior health team
Appoints Jeanette Hodgson and promotes Marie Bennett
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