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March 01, 2015

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8:20 PM | Science shows intermittent fasting diet could extend life
Think of it as interval training for the dinner table. Proponents of fasting style diets will be first to tell you there are health benefits, heck we’ve even covered some of the science here at the labs. Well new research shows that putting people on a intermittent fasting (or IF) diet may mimic some of the benefits of […]

Wegman, M., Guo, M., Bennion, D., Shankar, M., Chrzanowski, S., Goldberg, L., Xu, J., Williams, T., Lu, X., Hsu, S. & Anton, S. (2014). Practicality of Intermittent Fasting in Humans and its Effect on Oxidative Stress and Genes Related to Aging and Metabolism, Rejuvenation Research, 2147483647. DOI: 10.1089/rej.2014.1624

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February 28, 2015

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7:46 PM | Life, NOT as we know it
Life as we know it, when we peer deep into the vastness of space we look for someone — or something — that resembles ourselves. Carbon based, needs water lifeforms, but what if we’re being narrow-minded? A new type of methane-based, oxygen-free life form that can metabolize and reproduce similar to life on Earth has […]

James Stevenson,, Jonathan Lunine, & Paulette Clancy (2015). Membrane alternatives in worlds without oxygen: Creation of an azotosome, Science Advances, Other:

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7:46 PM | Life, NOT as we know it
Life as we know it, when we peer deep into the vastness of space we look for someone — or something — that resembles ourselves. Carbon based, needs water lifeforms, but what if we’re being narrow-minded? A new type of methane-based, oxygen-free life form that can metabolize and reproduce similar to life on Earth has […]

James Stevenson,, Jonathan Lunine, & Paulette Clancy (2015). Membrane alternatives in worlds without oxygen: Creation of an azotosome, Science Advances, Other:

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February 27, 2015

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10:23 PM | New compounds protect nerves from the damage of MS
Autoimmune diseases are tough to live with, frankly we don’t really understand the reasons they start at all, how to treat them, or even where to start in forming a cure. Well there might be some good news — as far as a treatment goes anyway — a newly characterized group of pharmacological compounds block […]

Haines, J., Herbin, O., de la Hera, B., Vidaurre, O., Moy, G., Sun, Q., Fung, H., Albrecht, S., Alexandropoulos, K., McCauley, D. & Chook, Y. (2015). Nuclear export inhibitors avert progression in preclinical models of inflammatory demyelination, Nature Neuroscience, DOI: 10.1038/nn.3953

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10:23 PM | New compounds protect nerves from the damage of MS
Autoimmune diseases are tough to live with, frankly we don’t really understand the reasons they start at all, how to treat them, or even where to start in forming a cure. Well there might be some good news — as far as a treatment goes anyway — a newly characterized group of pharmacological compounds block […]

Haines, J., Herbin, O., de la Hera, B., Vidaurre, O., Moy, G., Sun, Q., Fung, H., Albrecht, S., Alexandropoulos, K., McCauley, D. & Chook, Y. (2015). Nuclear export inhibitors avert progression in preclinical models of inflammatory demyelination, Nature Neuroscience, DOI: 10.1038/nn.3953

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10:23 PM | New compounds protect nerves from the damage of MS
Autoimmune diseases are tough to live with, frankly we don’t really understand the reasons they start at all, how to treat them, or even where to start in forming a cure. Well there might be some good news — as far as a treatment goes anyway — a newly characterized group of pharmacological compounds block […]

Haines, J., Herbin, O., de la Hera, B., Vidaurre, O., Moy, G., Sun, Q., Fung, H., Albrecht, S., Alexandropoulos, K., McCauley, D. & Chook, Y. (2015). Nuclear export inhibitors avert progression in preclinical models of inflammatory demyelination, Nature Neuroscience, DOI: 10.1038/nn.3953

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February 26, 2015

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8:04 PM | Dr. Frankenstein might be impressed, the human head transplant
Sure it sounds like something from the book Frankenstein, but Sergio Canavero of the Turin Advanced Neuromodulation Group has made it known that he intends to announce at this summer’s American Academy of Neurological and Orthopedic Surgeons meeting, that he believes he has put together a group of techniques that should make it possible to […]

Canavero, S. (2015). The "Gemini" spinal cord fusion protocol: Reloaded, Surgical Neurology International, 6 (1) 18. DOI: 10.4103/2152-7806.150674

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8:04 PM | Dr. Frankenstein might be impressed, the human head transplant
Sure it sounds like something from the book Frankenstein, but Sergio Canavero of the Turin Advanced Neuromodulation Group has made it known that he intends to announce at this summer’s American Academy of Neurological and Orthopedic Surgeons meeting, that he believes he has put together a group of techniques that should make it possible to […]

Canavero, S. (2015). The "Gemini" spinal cord fusion protocol: Reloaded, Surgical Neurology International, 6 (1) 18. DOI: 10.4103/2152-7806.150674

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8:04 PM | Dr. Frankenstein might be impressed, the human head transplant
Sure it sounds like something from the book Frankenstein, but Sergio Canavero of the Turin Advanced Neuromodulation Group has made it known that he intends to announce at this summer’s American Academy of Neurological and Orthopedic Surgeons meeting, that he believes he has put together a group of techniques that should make it possible to […]

Canavero, S. (2015). The "Gemini" spinal cord fusion protocol: Reloaded, Surgical Neurology International, 6 (1) 18. DOI: 10.4103/2152-7806.150674

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8:04 PM | Dr. Frankenstein might be impressed, the human head transplant
Sure it sounds like something from the book Frankenstein, but Sergio Canavero of the Turin Advanced Neuromodulation Group has made it known that he intends to announce at this summer’s American Academy of Neurological and Orthopedic Surgeons meeting, that he believes he has put together a group of techniques that should make it possible to […]

Canavero, S. (2015). The "Gemini" spinal cord fusion protocol: Reloaded, Surgical Neurology International, 6 (1) 18. DOI: 10.4103/2152-7806.150674

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February 25, 2015

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8:38 PM | The food additive that may be promoting obesity and metabolic syndrome
People say to avoid processed foods, while I don’t agree with that fully, a new study suggests that a common food additive may be causing problems. Emulsifiers, which are added to most processed foods to aid texture and extend shelf life, can alter the gut microbiota composition and localization to induce intestinal inflammation that promotes […]

Chassaing, B., Koren, O., Goodrich, J., Poole, A., Srinivasan, S., Ley, R. & Gewirtz, A. (2015). Dietary emulsifiers impact the mouse gut microbiota promoting colitis and metabolic syndrome, Nature, DOI: 10.1038/nature14232

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8:38 PM | The food additive that may be promoting obesity and metabolic syndrome
People say to avoid processed foods, while I don’t agree with that fully, a new study suggests that a common food additive may be causing problems. Emulsifiers, which are added to most processed foods to aid texture and extend shelf life, can alter the gut microbiota composition and localization to induce intestinal inflammation that promotes […]

Chassaing, B., Koren, O., Goodrich, J., Poole, A., Srinivasan, S., Ley, R. & Gewirtz, A. (2015). Dietary emulsifiers impact the mouse gut microbiota promoting colitis and metabolic syndrome, Nature, DOI: 10.1038/nature14232

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8:38 PM | The food additive that may be promoting obesity and metabolic syndrome
People say to avoid processed foods, while I don’t agree with that fully, a new study suggests that a common food additive may be causing problems. Emulsifiers, which are added to most processed foods to aid texture and extend shelf life, can alter the gut microbiota composition and localization to induce intestinal inflammation that promotes […]

Chassaing, B., Koren, O., Goodrich, J., Poole, A., Srinivasan, S., Ley, R. & Gewirtz, A. (2015). Dietary emulsifiers impact the mouse gut microbiota promoting colitis and metabolic syndrome, Nature, DOI: 10.1038/nature14232

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8:38 PM | The food additive that may be promoting obesity and metabolic syndrome
People say to avoid processed foods, while I don’t agree with that fully, a new study suggests that a common food additive may be causing problems. Emulsifiers, which are added to most processed foods to aid texture and extend shelf life, can alter the gut microbiota composition and localization to induce intestinal inflammation that promotes […]

Chassaing, B., Koren, O., Goodrich, J., Poole, A., Srinivasan, S., Ley, R. & Gewirtz, A. (2015). Dietary emulsifiers impact the mouse gut microbiota promoting colitis and metabolic syndrome, Nature, DOI: 10.1038/nature14232

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8:38 PM | The food additive that may be promoting obesity and metabolic syndrome
People say to avoid processed foods, while I don’t agree with that fully, a new study suggests that a common food additive may be causing problems. Emulsifiers, which are added to most processed foods to aid texture and extend shelf life, can alter the gut microbiota composition and localization to induce intestinal inflammation that promotes […]

Chassaing, B., Koren, O., Goodrich, J., Poole, A., Srinivasan, S., Ley, R. & Gewirtz, A. (2015). Dietary emulsifiers impact the mouse gut microbiota promoting colitis and metabolic syndrome, Nature, DOI: 10.1038/nature14232

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February 24, 2015

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9:38 PM | Move over oil, new pretreatment could cut biofuel costs by 30 percent or more
Alternative fuels have a few large problems making them horrible options over oil (which is already a horrible choice). However, researchers may have finally eliminated one of those problems, cost. The team has invented a novel pretreatment technology that could cut the cost of biofuels production by about 30 percent or more by dramatically reducing […]

Nguyen, T., Cai, C., Kumar, R. & Wyman, C. (2015). Co-solvent Pretreatment Reduces Costly Enzyme Requirements for High Sugar and Ethanol Yields from Lignocellulosic Biomass, ChemSusChem, DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201403045

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9:38 PM | Move over oil, new pretreatment could cut biofuel costs by 30 percent or more
Alternative fuels have a few large problems making them horrible options over oil (which is already a horrible choice). However, researchers may have finally eliminated one of those problems, cost. The team has invented a novel pretreatment technology that could cut the cost of biofuels production by about 30 percent or more by dramatically reducing […]

Nguyen, T., Cai, C., Kumar, R. & Wyman, C. (2015). Co-solvent Pretreatment Reduces Costly Enzyme Requirements for High Sugar and Ethanol Yields from Lignocellulosic Biomass, ChemSusChem, DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201403045

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9:38 PM | Move over oil, new pretreatment could cut biofuel costs by 30 percent or more
Alternative fuels have a few large problems making them horrible options over oil (which is already a horrible choice). However, researchers may have finally eliminated one of those problems, cost. The team has invented a novel pretreatment technology that could cut the cost of biofuels production by about 30 percent or more by dramatically reducing […]

Nguyen, T., Cai, C., Kumar, R. & Wyman, C. (2015). Co-solvent Pretreatment Reduces Costly Enzyme Requirements for High Sugar and Ethanol Yields from Lignocellulosic Biomass, ChemSusChem, DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201403045

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9:38 PM | Move over oil, new pretreatment could cut biofuel costs by 30 percent or more
Alternative fuels have a few large problems making them horrible options over oil (which is already a horrible choice). However, researchers may have finally eliminated one of those problems, cost. The team has invented a novel pretreatment technology that could cut the cost of biofuels production by about 30 percent or more by dramatically reducing […]

Nguyen, T., Cai, C., Kumar, R. & Wyman, C. (2015). Co-solvent Pretreatment Reduces Costly Enzyme Requirements for High Sugar and Ethanol Yields from Lignocellulosic Biomass, ChemSusChem, DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201403045

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9:38 PM | Move over oil, new pretreatment could cut biofuel costs by 30 percent or more
Alternative fuels have a few large problems making them horrible options over oil (which is already a horrible choice). However, researchers may have finally eliminated one of those problems, cost. The team has invented a novel pretreatment technology that could cut the cost of biofuels production by about 30 percent or more by dramatically reducing […]

Nguyen, T., Cai, C., Kumar, R. & Wyman, C. (2015). Co-solvent Pretreatment Reduces Costly Enzyme Requirements for High Sugar and Ethanol Yields from Lignocellulosic Biomass, ChemSusChem, DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201403045

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9:38 PM | Move over oil, new pretreatment could cut biofuel costs by 30 percent or more
Alternative fuels have a few large problems making them horrible options over oil (which is already a horrible choice). However, researchers may have finally eliminated one of those problems, cost. The team has invented a novel pretreatment technology that could cut the cost of biofuels production by about 30 percent or more by dramatically reducing […]

Nguyen, T., Cai, C., Kumar, R. & Wyman, C. (2015). Co-solvent Pretreatment Reduces Costly Enzyme Requirements for High Sugar and Ethanol Yields from Lignocellulosic Biomass, ChemSusChem, DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201403045

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February 23, 2015

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9:21 PM | Brain waves help memory formation
Our brains generate a constant hum of activity: As neurons fire, they produce brain waves that oscillate at different frequencies. Long thought to be merely a byproduct of neuron activity, recent studies suggest that these waves may play a critical role in communication between different parts of the brain. A new study adds to that […]

Brincat, S. & Miller, E. (2015). Frequency-specific hippocampal-prefrontal interactions during associative learning, Nature Neuroscience, DOI: 10.1038/nn.3954

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9:21 PM | Brain waves help memory formation
Our brains generate a constant hum of activity: As neurons fire, they produce brain waves that oscillate at different frequencies. Long thought to be merely a byproduct of neuron activity, recent studies suggest that these waves may play a critical role in communication between different parts of the brain. A new study adds to that […]

Brincat, S. & Miller, E. (2015). Frequency-specific hippocampal-prefrontal interactions during associative learning, Nature Neuroscience, DOI: 10.1038/nn.3954

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9:21 PM | Brain waves help memory formation
Our brains generate a constant hum of activity: As neurons fire, they produce brain waves that oscillate at different frequencies. Long thought to be merely a byproduct of neuron activity, recent studies suggest that these waves may play a critical role in communication between different parts of the brain. A new study adds to that […]

Brincat, S. & Miller, E. (2015). Frequency-specific hippocampal-prefrontal interactions during associative learning, Nature Neuroscience, DOI: 10.1038/nn.3954

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9:21 PM | Brain waves help memory formation
Our brains generate a constant hum of activity: As neurons fire, they produce brain waves that oscillate at different frequencies. Long thought to be merely a byproduct of neuron activity, recent studies suggest that these waves may play a critical role in communication between different parts of the brain. A new study adds to that […]

Brincat, S. & Miller, E. (2015). Frequency-specific hippocampal-prefrontal interactions during associative learning, Nature Neuroscience, DOI: 10.1038/nn.3954

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9:21 PM | Brain waves help memory formation
Our brains generate a constant hum of activity: As neurons fire, they produce brain waves that oscillate at different frequencies. Long thought to be merely a byproduct of neuron activity, recent studies suggest that these waves may play a critical role in communication between different parts of the brain. A new study adds to that […]

Brincat, S. & Miller, E. (2015). Frequency-specific hippocampal-prefrontal interactions during associative learning, Nature Neuroscience, DOI: 10.1038/nn.3954

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9:21 PM | Brain waves help memory formation
Our brains generate a constant hum of activity: As neurons fire, they produce brain waves that oscillate at different frequencies. Long thought to be merely a byproduct of neuron activity, recent studies suggest that these waves may play a critical role in communication between different parts of the brain. A new study adds to that […]

Brincat, S. & Miller, E. (2015). Frequency-specific hippocampal-prefrontal interactions during associative learning, Nature Neuroscience, DOI: 10.1038/nn.3954

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9:21 PM | Brain waves help memory formation
Our brains generate a constant hum of activity: As neurons fire, they produce brain waves that oscillate at different frequencies. Long thought to be merely a byproduct of neuron activity, recent studies suggest that these waves may play a critical role in communication between different parts of the brain. A new study adds to that […]

Brincat, S. & Miller, E. (2015). Frequency-specific hippocampal-prefrontal interactions during associative learning, Nature Neuroscience, DOI: 10.1038/nn.3954

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9:21 PM | Brain waves help memory formation
Our brains generate a constant hum of activity: As neurons fire, they produce brain waves that oscillate at different frequencies. Long thought to be merely a byproduct of neuron activity, recent studies suggest that these waves may play a critical role in communication between different parts of the brain. A new study adds to that […]

Brincat, S. & Miller, E. (2015). Frequency-specific hippocampal-prefrontal interactions during associative learning, Nature Neuroscience, DOI: 10.1038/nn.3954

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3:06 PM | Effects of Iron Deficiency in Female Runners (A Guest Post)
By Ana Breit When people think of nutritional deficiencies, they probably picture women with goiters due to lack of iodine or other newsworthy examples. In reality, the most common nutritional deficiency in the United States is iron deficiency. Iron Deficiency (ID) is especially common in endurance athletes, especially female athletes. Start of 2013 Roy Griak Invitational Cross Country Meet at the University of Minnesota. Photo courtesy of Jennifer Larson.Iron is the metal in humans […]

Auersperger I, Škof B, Leskošek B, Knap B, Jerin A & Lainscak M (2013). Exercise-induced changes in iron status and hepcidin response in female runners., PloS one, 8 (3) PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23472137

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