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Anna Haensch

Anna Haensch appears in the following:

Booze Restores Vigor, 9 Of 10 Charlatans Agree

Saturday, August 10, 2013

In the old days, a case of the nerves, constipation or a general lack of vitality could lead someone to try a patent medicine. Though filled with sketchy ingredients, the old remedies may have worked sometimes, too.

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When Fleeing Zombies (Or Flu), Cooperation Saves Lives

Thursday, August 01, 2013

Acting altruistically rather than selfishly is what makes quarantines successful in stopping disease outbreaks. But an analysis by scientists at MIT finds that commuting patterns also could play a big role in how infectious diseases spread.

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Hackers Track Their Vital Signs. Sounds Cool, But TMI?

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Christopher Hopkins has a headache โ€” and the data to prove it. He and other computer programmers are exploring ways to turn heaps of personal health stats into something shareable and easy on the eyes.

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From Ramen To Rotini: Following The Noodles Of The Silk Road

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Is it possible that pasta originated in China and traveled west to Italy? Author Jen Lin-Liu travels the historic Silk Road from Beijing to Rome, tracing the evolution of pasta and sampling the offerings along the way.

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Mining Cell Data To Answer Cancer's Tough Questions

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Geneticists, pharmacologist and mathematicians combine their powers to answer one of the most vexing questions in modern oncology: Why don't anti-cancer drugs always work?

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3-D Casts So Cool That You'll Almost Want To Break A Bone

Friday, July 12, 2013

Other than the addition of garish colors of fiberglass, there hasn't been much innovation in cast technology in what seems like forever. But a New Zealand designer is bringing the latest in 3-D printing to orthopedics.

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When Choirs Sing, Many Hearts Beat As One

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

When members of a choir sing, their heart rates quickly become synchronized, beating in the same rhythm. Researchers think this may be why singing together is a key part of religious rituals around the world, and such a joy for the singers.

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Harmful Parasites In Cat Poop Are Widespread

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

A parasite that plays a role in a range of human illnesses may be more common than you thought. More than a million cats in the U.S. are thought to be spreading the parasite.

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Savory And Sweet: A Taste For Infertility

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

The same genes that allow humans to sense sweet and umami flavors may play a key role in a man's reproductive fitness. Researchers found that inactivating these genes in mice can led to sterility of males.

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Ultramarathoners: Faster, Higher, Stronger And Sleepier

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

An experiment with runners in the Italian Alps finds that extremely long races don't always lead to more muscle fatigue than those that were merely very long. Smart pacing and strategic naps help ultramarathoners cope with the challenges.

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Not Local Food, And Not Afraid To Say It

Monday, June 24, 2013

Boloco is a chain of burrito restaurants that prides itself on ethical food sourcing. In a series of YouTube videos, its CEO unwraps his company's burritos and shouts from the rooftops about their decidedly distant origins.

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How Men's Choice Of Mates May Have Led To Menopause

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Conventional wisdom holds that men prefer younger women as mates because they're more fertile than older women. But a mathematical analysis suggests that this preference may be the cause of menopause rather than a consequence of it.

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Scientists Go Medieval To Solve Ancient Leprosy Puzzle

Friday, June 14, 2013

Looking for clues to to modern-day leprosy, scientists dig up a 500-year-old mass grave and scan for ancient strains of bacteria in human remains. They find that the bacteria that cause leprosy haven't changed, humans have.

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