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An Antibody-Inspired Small Molecule Could Make For A Better Flu Treatment

Thursday, March 07, 2019

To outsmart influenza, researchers are leveraging the biological information encoded in infection-fighting antibodies to design new drugs. One attempt neutralizes near-lethal levels of flu in mice.

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Promising New Bed Net Strategy To Zap Malaria Parasite In Mosquitoes

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Progress against malaria has stalled. Now a team is trying a new tactic.

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Greener Childhood Associated With Happier Adulthood

Monday, February 25, 2019

Research suggests the more of your childhood that is spent surrounded by green spaces, the lower your risk of developing mental illness in adulthood, whether in the city or the country.

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Life Lessons From Grandma: Eat Last, Ignore Naysayers, Stop Texting!

Sunday, February 24, 2019

In our recent story on the evolutionary benefits of grandmothers, we asked our audience: How did you and your grandma help your family survive and thrive? Readers share their stories.

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'Cultured': A Look At How Foods Can Help The Microbes Inside Us Thrive

Sunday, February 24, 2019

The foods we put in our bodies affect the kinds of bacteria that live and flourish there. A new book explores this collaboration — and the cultures whose dishes maximize the relationship.

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Measles Cases Mount In Pacific Northwest Outbreak

Friday, February 08, 2019

So far this year, 55 measles cases have been confirmed in Washington state, most of them in unvaccinated children. The outbreak's epicenter is Clark County, Wash., just north of Portland, Ore.

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Living Near Your Grandmother Has Evolutionary Benefits

Thursday, February 07, 2019

Humans are evolutionary oddballs for living long past our reproductive prime. New research explains how grandmothers might be the reason why.

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Antidepressants Can Interfere With Pain Relief Of Common Opioids

Wednesday, February 06, 2019

Some antidepressants inhibit a liver enzyme that converts common opioids into their active form. The interaction may reduce the effectiveness of certain opioids for people taking both medicines.

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Sick And Tired? Scientists Find Protein That Puts Flies To Sleep And Fights Infection

Thursday, January 31, 2019

In the search for what triggers sleep, researchers stumbled upon a link between sleep and the immune system. A single fly gene gets turned on in sick flies, inducing sleep and an immune response.

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Survey Finds Higher Risk Of Stroke Among E-Cigarette Users

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

New findings about the health effects of e-cigarettes add to a small but growing body of research that undercuts the widely presumed safety of the alternative to conventional cigarettes.

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Muscles May Preserve A Shortcut To Restore Lost Strength

Friday, January 25, 2019

Muscle cells may retain nuclei that helped them grow strong, even after muscles shrink from lack of use. This provocative contentious idea could have implications for public health and sports.

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Scientists Find Brain Cells That Make Pain Hurt

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Researchers have pinpointed the neurons that give pain its unpleasant edge. By turning these neurons off in mice, the scientists relieved the unpleasantness of pain without numbing sensation.

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Bacteria In Worms Make A Mosquito Repellent That Might Beat DEET

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

An insect-killing bacteria that lives inside a parasitic worm might hold the key to developing a powerful new repellent.

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Study: Coca-Cola Shaped China's Efforts To Fight Obesity

Thursday, January 10, 2019

A new report documents how Coke penetrated the government and influenced efforts to bring down the growing obesity rate — but not by cutting back on calories.

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