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Benefits to Taking a Walk After Dinner
December 27th 2016

ExerciseDaily - Making muscles burn more fat and less glucose can increase exercise endurance, but could simultaneously cause diabetes, says a team of scientists from Baylor College of Medicine and ot...More Details

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Helping pays off: People who care for others live longer
December 27th 2016

ExerciseDaily - Older people who help and support others live longer. These are the findings of a study published in the journal “Evolution and Human Behavior”, conducted by researchers from the Unive...More Details

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Health Determined by Social Relationships at Work
October 4th 2016

ExerciseDaily - Recent research shows higher social identification with one’s team or organization is associated with better health and lower stress. The meta-analysis covers 58 studies and more than ...More Details

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Multifaceted genetic impact of training
September 26th 2016

Exercise Daily - Endurance training changes the activity of thousands of genes and give rise to a multitude of altered DNA-copies, RNA, researchers from Karolinska Institutet report. The study, which ...More Details

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Cannabis Increases the Noise in Your Brain
December 3rd 2015

ExerciseDaily! - Several studies have demonstrated that the primary active constituent of cannabis, delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (∆9-THC), induces transient psychosis-like effects in healthy s...More Details

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Older athletes able to return to sport after rotator cuff repair
July 11th 2015

ExerciseDaily - Outcomes following the arthroscopic repair of rotator cuff tears in older athletes appears to be successful a majority of the time, according to research presented today at the America...More Details

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Why don’t men live as long as women?
July 7th 2015

ExerciseDaily - According to a new study led by University of Southern California Leonard Davis School of Gerontology researchers, significant differences in life expectancies between the sexes first ...More Details

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Supplement to Extend Exercise Tolerance?
July 7th 2015

ExerciseDaily - Everyone's muscles have different limits. While professional athletes can train for hours before feeling fatigued, others struggle to mow the lawn or climb stairs. No panacea exists to...More Details

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Space Exercise
July 3rd 2015

ExerciseDaily - Astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS) have a number of exercise options, including a mechanical bicycle bolted to the floor, a weightlifting machine strapped to the wall,...More Details

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Review indicates where cardio benefits of exercise may lie
July 3rd 2015

ExerciseDaily - Everyone knows that exercise generally helps the cardiovascular system, but much remains unknown about how the benefits arise, and what to expect in different people who exercise to im...More Details

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Athletes should drink only when thirsty, according to new guidelines
July 2nd 2015

ExerciseDaily - At least 14 deaths of marathon runners, football players and other athletes have been attributed to a condition called exercise-associated hyponatremia, which results from drinking too...More Details

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MU fitness expert creates MyActivity Pyramid to help adults exercise
June 18th 2015

ExerciseDaily - The MyActivity Pyramid, a new fitness guide developed by a University of Missouri Extension fitness specialist, provides physical activity recommendations for adults in a fun and easy-...More Details

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Better midlife fitness may slow brain aging
March 14th 2015

ExerciseDaily - People with poor physical fitness in their 40s may have lower brain volumes by the time they hit 60, an indicator of accelerated brain aging, according to new research presented at the...More Details

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Fast-Food Consumption Linked to Lower Test Score Gains in 8th Graders
January 9th 2015

ExerciseDaily - The amount of fast food children eat may be linked to how well they do in school, a new nationwide study suggests. Researchers found that the more frequently children reported eatin...More Details

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Hugs Help Protect Against Stress and Infection, Say Carnegie Mellon Researchers
December 18th 2014

ExerciseDaily - Instead of an apple, could a hug-a-day keep the doctor away? According to new research from Carnegie Mellon University, that may not be that far-fetched of an idea. Led by Sheldon Coh...More Details

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Oat oil preparation makes you feel fuller
November 24th 2014

ExerciseDaily - Oats contain more fat than other cereals, and oat oil has a unique composition. A new study from Lund University, Härröd Research and Swedish Oat Fiber AB, shows a special oat oil prep...More Details

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Hunger games: How the brain 'browns' fat to aid weight loss
October 13th 2014

ExerciseDaily - Researchers at Yale School of Medicine have uncovered a molecular process in the brain known to control eating that transforms white fat into brown fat. This process impacts how much e...More Details

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Lift weights, improve your memory
October 1st 2014

ExerciseDaily - Here’s another reason why it’s a good idea to hit the gym: it can improve memory. A new Georgia Institute of Technology study shows that an intense workout of as little as 20 minutes c...More Details

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Shrink-wrapping spacesuits
September 21st 2014

ExerciseDaily - For future astronauts, the process of suiting up may go something like this: Instead of climbing into a conventional, bulky, gas-pressurized suit, an astronaut may don a lightweight, s...More Details

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Eating habits, body fat related to differences in brain chemistry
September 9th 2014

ExerciseDaily -People who are obese may be more susceptible to environmental food cues than their lean counterparts due to differences in brain chemistry that make eating more habitual and less reward...More Details

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Polyester clothes stink after exercise; cotton, not so much
September 3rd 2014

ExerciseDaily -Polyester clothes smell worse than cotton, following intensive exercise by their wearers, because bacteria that cause odor grow better on polyester, according to research published ahea...More Details

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Training your brain to prefer healthy foods
September 1st 2014

ExerciseDaily - It may be possible to train the brain to prefer healthy low-calorie foods over unhealthy higher-calorie foods, according to new research by scientists at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutr...More Details

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Sugar substance 'kills' good HDL cholesterol, new research finds
September 1st 2014

ExerciseDaily - Scientists at the University of Warwick have discovered that 'good' cholesterol is turned 'bad' by a sugar-derived substance. The substance, methylglyoxal - MG, was found to damage ...More Details

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Electric current to brain boosts memory:
August 29th 2014

ExerciseDaily -Stimulating a particular region in the brain via non-invasive delivery of electrical current using magnetic pulses, called Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, improves memory, reports a ...More Details

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Scientists Discover Area of Brain Responsible for Exercise Motivation
August 25th 2014

ExerciseDaily -Scientists at Seattle Children’s Research Institute have discovered an area of the brain that could control a person’s motivation to exercise and participate in other rewarding activiti...More Details

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Playing hunger games: Are gamified health apps putting odds in your favor?
August 22nd 2014

ExerciseDaily -For many people, finding motivation to exercise is a challenge. Thankfully, there are Zombies chasing you. At least that’s the approach of Zombies, Run!—one of more than 31,000 healt...More Details

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Researchers obtain key insights into how the internal body clock is tuned
August 19th 2014

ExerciseDaily -Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have found a new way that internal body clocks are regulated by a type of molecule known as long non-coding RNA. The internal body clock...More Details

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It's in the cards: UAlberta reseacher sparks conversation about youth weight management
August 19th 2014

ExerciseDaily -Out of all his research, Geoff Ball says it is has been his simplest project that has shown the greatest return. In 2011, Ball, an associate professor in the Department of Pediatrics at...More Details

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Do gut bacteria rule our minds?
August 15th 2014

ExerciseDaily - It sounds like science fiction, but it seems that bacteria within us — which outnumber our own cells about 100-fold — may very well be affecting both our cravings and moods to get us t...More Details

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Clues to the ageing of tendons unlocked for the first time
August 5th 2014

ExerciseDaily -University of Liverpool scientists have examined the mechanisms that cause ageing in the tendons of horses, opening up the possibility of better treatment for humans. It has been und...More Details

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Clues to curbing obesity found in neuronal ‘sweet spot’
August 3rd 2014

ExerciseDaily -Preventing weight gain, obesity, and ultimately diabetes could be as simple as keeping a nuclear receptor from being activated in a small part of the brain, according to a new study by ...More Details

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Brainwaves can predict audience reaction for television programming up to 90 percent in the case of Super Bowl commercials
August 1st 2014

ExerciseDaily - By analyzing the brainwaves of 16 individuals as they watched mainstream television content, researchers were able to accurately predict the preferences of large TV audiences, up to 90...More Details

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Stem cells aid muscle repair and strengthening after resistance exercise
July 21st 2014

ExerciseDaily -A new study in mice reveals that mesenchymal (mezz-EN-chem-uhl) stem cells (MSCs) help rejuvenate skeletal muscle after resistance exercise. By injecting MSCs into mouse leg muscles...More Details

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Missing sleep may hurt your memory
July 21st 2014

ExerciseDaily -Lack of sleep, already considered a public health epidemic, can also lead to errors in memory, finds a new study by researchers at Michigan State University and the University of Califo...More Details

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Healing the heart with fat
July 21st 2014

ExerciseDaily -Too much dietary fat is bad for the heart, but the right kind of fat keeps the heart healthy, according to a paper published in The Journal of Experimental Medicine. Unsaturated diet...More Details

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Scientists propose how antioxidants can accelerate cancers and why they don’t protect against them
July 11th 2014

ExerciseDaily - For decades, health-conscious people around the globe have taken antioxidant supplements and eaten foods rich in antioxidants, figuring this was one of the paths to good health and a l...More Details

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Fasting triggers stem cell regeneration of damaged, old immune system
June 29th 2014

ExerciseDaily - In the first evidence of a natural intervention triggering stem cell-based regeneration of an organ or system, a study in the June 5 issue of the Cell Press journal Cell Stem Cell show...More Details

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Controlling movement with light
June 27th 2014

ExerciseDaily - For the first time, MIT neuroscientists have shown they can control muscle movement by applying optogenetics — a technique that allows scientists to control neurons’ electrical impulse...More Details

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How does a soccer ball swerve?
June 20th 2014

ExerciseDaily - It happens every four years: The World Cup begins and some of the world’s most skilled players carefully line up free kicks, take aim — and shoot way over the goal. The players are ...More Details

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New Tech Tracks Football in 3-D Space
June 13th 2014

ExerciseDaily - Referees may soon have a new way of determining whether a football team has scored a touchdown or gotten a first down. Researchers from North Carolina State University and Carnegie Mel...More Details

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‘Trust hormone’ oxytocin helps old muscle work like new, study finds
June 13th 2014

ExerciseDaily - UC Berkeley researchers have discovered that oxytocin — a hormone associated with maternal nurturing, social attachments, childbirth and sex — is indispensable for healthy muscle maint...More Details

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And the winner is … Computer Scientists at Freie Unive rsität Develop Simulator for Soccer World Cup
June 6th 2014

ExerciseDaily - It is still a few days until the FIFA World Cup starts … if you are tired of waiting, you can get involved immediately. Computer scientists David Dormagen and Raul Rojas from the Intel...More Details

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Hero or Sissy? Study explores perception of injured athletes
May 30th 2014

ExerciseDaily - NFL teams shoulder most of the blame for players’ injuries and sports journalists can shift football cultural norms toward valuing players who put their health first. These are the ...More Details

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3-D model links facial features and DNA
March 24th 2014

ExerciseDaily - DNA can already tell us the sex and ancestry of unknown individuals, but now an international team of researchers is beginning to connect genetics with facial features, degrees of femi...More Details

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soccer formations analysis suggests home advantage is result of execution
March 24th 2014

ExerciseDaily - An automated analysis by Disney Research Pittsburgh of team formations used during an entire season of professional soccer provides further evidence that visiting teams are less succes...More Details

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Hit a 95 mph baseball? Scientists pinpoint how we see it coming
May 9th 2013

ExerciseDaily - How does San Francisco Giants slugger Pablo Sandoval swat a 95 mph fastball, or tennis icon Venus Williams see the oncoming ball, let alone return her sister Serena's 120 mph serves? F...More Details

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Weight Gain Linked With Personality Trait Changes
May 8th 2013

ExerciseDaily - People who gain weight are more likely to give in to temptations but also are more thoughtful about their actions, according to a new study published in Psychological Science, a journa...More Details

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Physical exercise in the fight against osteoporosis
May 8th 2013

ExerciseDaily - Montserrat Otero, PhD holder in Physical Activity and Sports Sciences of the UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country, has designed a physical exercise programme which is based on very...More Details

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Your body's microbiome has a unique 'fingerprint'
April 24th 2013

ExerciseDaily - The microbiome is your body's set of microbial communities; microbial cells outnumber human cells roughly ten to one. Through studying the microbiome, scientists are learning more the ...More Details

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Smartphone way to lose weight
April 15th 2013

ExerciseDaily - Their study is the first to evaluate a smartphone app as the sole method for monitoring weight loss, with researchers creating My Meal Mate to trial against similar products for monito...More Details

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Study shows how much extra pounds slow you down
April 2nd 2013

ExerciseDaily - Physical activity and its relation to obesity has been studied for decades by researchers; however, almost no one has studied the reverse – obesity’s effect on physical activity. So...More Details

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Knowing How Brown Fat Cells Develop May Help Fight Obesity
March 14th 2013

ExerciseDaily - Brown fat is a hot topic, pardon the pun. Brown fats cells, as opposed to white fat cells, make heat for the body, and are thought to have evolved to help mammals cope with the cold. B...More Details

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Study: Probiotics reduce stress-induced intestinal flare-ups
March 14th 2013

ExerciseDaily - For those with irritable bowel syndrome who wonder if stress aggravates their intestinal disorder, a new University of Michigan Health System study shows it's not all in their head. ...More Details

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What makes us happy? Family? Money? Love? How about a peptide?
March 7th 2013

ExerciseDaily- The neurochemical changes underlying human emotions and social behavior are largely unknown. Now though, for the first time in humans, scientists at UCLA have measured the release of a ...More Details

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R U eating healthy 2day?
January 9th 2013

ExerciseDaily - According to the Nielsen consumer research group, teens receive an average of 3,417 text messages per month (that's 114 texts per day!). Couple this with CDC's report that high school ...More Details

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Study IDs gene that turns carbs into fat
December 6th 2012

ExerciseDaily - A gene that helps the body convert that big plate of holiday cookies you just polished off into fat could provide a new target for potential treatments for fatty liver disease, diabete...More Details

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Researchers discover regulator linking exercise to bigger, stronger muscles
December 6th 2012

ExerciseDaily - Scientists at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have isolated a previously unknown protein in muscles that spurs their growth and increased power following resistance exercise. They suggest...More Details

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Teleconcussion--A new, innovative strategy for assessing young athletes
November 8th 2012

ExerciseDaily - Concussion is a common disorder estimated to affect no fewer than 1.7-3.8 million people in the U.S. each year. Many more people with concussion likely do not seek medical care for sym...More Details

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Inpatient brain injury education increases bike helmet use, study finds
November 8th 2012

ExerciseDaily - A 30-minute brain injury education program taught in the hospital may increase children's use of bicycle helmets, Georgia Health Sciences University researchers report. The research...More Details

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This is your brain on food: Studies reveal how diet affects brain functions
October 16th 2012

ExerciseDaily - Studies released today explore the neurological component of dietary disorders, uncovering evidence that the brain's biological mechanisms may contribute to significant public health c...More Details

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Nerve and muscle activity vary across menstrual cycle
October 11th 2012

ExerciseDaily - Numerous studies have shown that female athletes are more likely to get knee injuries, especially anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears and chronic pain, than their male counterparts....More Details

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BMI and shuttle run among techniques IOM Report recommends for youth fitness testing
October 2nd 2012

ExerciseDaily - Techniques ranging from running to push-ups to sit-and-reach tests have been used to measure various aspects of fitness in children and adults. However, evidence is sparse on how well ...More Details

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Gut bacteria could cause diabetes
September 26th 2012

ExerciseDaily - Studying gut bacteria can reveal a range of human illness. Now, new research shows that the composition of a person’s intestinal bacteria could play an important role in the developmen...More Details

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Scientists make old muscles young again in attempt to combat aging
September 26th 2012

ExerciseDaily - An international team of scientists have identified for the first time a key factor responsible for declining muscle repair during ageing, and discovered how to halt the process in mic...More Details

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Immune system molecule affects our weight
September 24th 2012

ExerciseDaily - Researchers at the Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden, have identified a molecule in the immune system that could affect hunger and satiety. The researchers hope tha...More Details

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A carefully scheduled high-fat diet resets metabolism and prevents obesity, in Hebrew University research
September 12th 2012

ExerciseDaily - New research from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem shows that a carefully scheduled high-fat diet can lead to a reduction in body weight and a unique metabolism in which ingested fat...More Details

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Gut bacteria increase fat absorption
September 12th 2012

ExerciseDaily - You may think you have dinner all to yourself, but you're actually sharing it with a vast community of microbes waiting within your digestive tract. A new study from a team including C...More Details

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Gut microbes help the body extract more calories from food
September 12th 2012

ExerciseDaily - You may think you have your food all to yourself, but you're actually sharing it with a vast community of microbes waiting within your digestive tract. A new study from the University ...More Details

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Mathematics or memory? Study charts collision course in brain
September 4th 2012

ExerciseDaily - You already know it’s hard to balance your checkbook while simultaneously reflecting on your past. Now, investigators at the Stanford University School of Medicine — having done the eq...More Details

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Capturing movements of actors and athletes in real time with conventional video cameras
August 28th 2012

ExerciseDaily - In the computer graphics (CG) animated comedy "Ted," which is running now in the cinemas, Ted is a teddy bear who came to life as the result of a childhood wish of John Bennett (Mark W...More Details

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How 'beige' fat makes the pounds melt away
August 28th 2012

ExerciseDaily - Researchers from the University of Bonn and MPI Martinsried have decoded signals that boost the burning of fat The numbers of obese people are climbing steeply all over the world – ...More Details

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How does body temperature reset the biological clock?
August 23rd 2012

ExerciseDaily - Researchers from the UNIGE, Switzerland, uncover the molecular cogs of clock genes responsive to temperature variations Numerous processes in our body fluctuate in a regular pattern...More Details

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Key to burning fat faster discovered
August 23rd 2012

ExerciseDaily - OBESITY Enzymes involved in breaking down fat can now be manipulated to work three times harder by turning on a molecular switch recently observed by chemists at the University of Cope...More Details

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Fruity science halves fat in chocolate
August 13th 2012

ExerciseDaily - It may not make chocolate one of your five a day - but scientists have found a way to replace up to 50 per cent of its fat content with fruit juice. University of Warwick chemists h...More Details

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Brain imaging can predict how intelligent you are, study finds
August 2nd 2012

ExerciseDaily - When it comes to intelligence, what factors distinguish the brains of the exceptionally smart from those of average humans? As science has long suspected, overall brain size matters...More Details

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When rules change, brain falters
July 31st 2012

ExerciseDaily - For the human brain, learning a new task when rules change can be a surprisingly difficult process marred by repeated mistakes, according to a new study by Michigan State University ps...More Details

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Health coaches could be key to successful weight loss, study suggests
July 31st 2012

ExerciseDaily - Coaches can help athletes score touchdowns and perfect their golf swing, but can they also influence weight loss? Researchers from The Miriam Hospital's Weight Control and Diabetes Re...More Details

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The longer you're awake, the slower you get
July 27th 2012

ExerciseDaily - Lack of sleep can influence the way you perform certain tasks. Anyone that has ever had trouble sleeping can attest to the difficulties at work the following day. Experts recommend ...More Details

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The Olympics and bare feet: What have we learned?
July 27th 2012

ExerciseDaily - Ethiopian runner Abebe Bikila made history when he earned a gold medal at the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome. His speed and agility won him the gold, but it was barefoot running that mad...More Details

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Artificial football manager hoping to top the fantasy football league
July 16th 2012

ExerciseDaily - A team of academics from the University of Southampton is set to take on the rest of the English Fantasy Football League when the new Barclays Premier League season kicks off next mont...More Details

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Concussions affect college players at high rates too, study says
July 13th 2012

ExerciseDaily - As interest in concussion rates and prevention strategies at all levels continues to grow, one population that appears to have increasing head injury rates is collegiate football playe...More Details

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How a protein meal tells your brain you’re full
July 6th 2012

ExerciseDaily - Feeling full involves more than just the uncomfortable sensation that your waistband is getting tight. Investigators reporting online on July 5th in the Cell Press journal Cell have no...More Details

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Urban athletes show that for orangutans, it pays to sway
July 6th 2012

ExerciseDaily - Swaying trees is the way to go, if you are a primate crossing the jungle. Using human street athletes as stand-ins for orangutans, researchers have measured the energy required to navi...More Details

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Scientists discover new clues explaining tendon injury
July 6th 2012

ExerciseDaily - Tendon disorders cost the UK economy more than £7bn a year and now scientists at Queen Mary, University of London have identified a vital component of tendons which could help treat th...More Details

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Discovery explains how cellular pathways converge to regulate food intake and body weight
July 3rd 2012

ExerciseDaily - In the complex chain of molecular events that underlie eating behaviors and body weight, the AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) enzyme has proven to be a critical link. Now, resear...More Details

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Curry spice, omega-3 fatty acid preserve walking ability following spinal-cord injury
June 26th 2012

ExerciseDaily -UCLA researchers have discovered that a diet enriched with a popular omega-3 fatty acid and an ingredient in curry spice helps to preserve walking ability in rats that have experienced ...More Details

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Why do fat cells get fat? New suspect ID'd
June 25th 2012

ExerciseDaily - As the world fights obesity at the human level, scientists at the University of Michigan and their colleagues have made a surprising finding at the microscopic level that could help fu...More Details

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Low vitamin D levels linked to weight gain in some older women
June 25th 2012

ExerciseDaily - Older women with insufficient levels of Vitamin D gained more weight than those with sufficient levels of the vitamin, according to a new study funded by the National Institutes of Hea...More Details

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new treatments to prevent brain injury
June 23rd 2012

ExerciseDaily - St. Michael’s Hospital has been awarded up to $700,000 from the Federal Economic Development Agency of Southern Ontario to investigate new treatments to prevent complications following...More Details

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Preventing or Better Managing Diabetes May Prevent Cognitive Decline
June 23rd 2012

ExerciseDaily - Earlier studies have looked at cognitive decline in people who already had diabetes. The new study is the first to demonstrate that the greater risk of cognitive decline is also presen...More Details

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Dad's brains mean more to his son's success than his money!
June 23rd 2012

ExerciseDaily - Sons of fathers with high incomes tend to end up with higher than average incomes themselves, but new research shows that it's not just dad's money that helps a son on his way. Acco...More Details

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Online weight loss programs that feature successful dieters may help
June 20th 2012

ExerciseDaily - A Web-based program featuring successful strategies of others who have lost weight may be an effective strategy for weight loss, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers...More Details

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Humanoid Soccer Championship 2012
June 12th 2012

ExerciseDaily - In a number of recent Hollywood hit films, robots do all kinds of spectacular things, from battling it out in boxing rings to saving the world from alien invaders. Seagate Technology i...More Details

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Summer Olympic athletes must overcome skin conditions to reach for the gold
June 7th 2012

ExerciseDaily - The Olympics are all about the "thrill of victory and the agony of defeat." But for many Summer Games athletes, there's also the agony of skin irritations and conditions that can make...More Details

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Exercise Daily with a joggobot!
June 5th 2012

ExerciseDaily - In the future, exertion activities will become a whole new experience, involving interactions with autonomous embodied systems. Our vision is Joggobot, incorporating robotics into phys...More Details

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How does exercise affect nerve pain?
June 1st 2012

ExerciseDaily -Exercise helps to alleviate pain related to nerve damage (neuropathic pain) by reducing levels of certain inflammation-promoting factors, suggests an experimental study in the June issu...More Details

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Runners can improve health and performance with less training
June 1st 2012

ExerciseDaily - The new 10-20-30 training concept can improve both a person's running performance and health, despite a significant reduction in the total amount of training. This is the conclusion of...More Details

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Study examines use of mobile technology to improve diet and physical activity behavior
May 29th 2012

ExerciseDaily - What: A new study, supported in part by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the National Institutes of Health, suggests that a combination of mobile technology and...More Details

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Cyber exercise partners help you go the distance
May 25th 2012

ExerciseDaily - A new study testing the benefits of a virtual exercise partner shows the presence of a moderately more capable cycling partner can significantly boost the motivation – by as much as 10...More Details

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WEIGHT STRUGGLES? BLAME NEW NEURONS IN YOUR HYPOTHALAMUS
May 22nd 2012

ExerciseDaily - New nerve cells formed in a select part of the brain could hold considerable sway over how much you eat and consequently weigh, new animal research by Johns Hopkins scientists suggests...More Details

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With fat: What's good or bad for the heart, may be the same for the brain
May 18th 2012

ExerciseDaily - It has been known for years that eating too many foods containing "bad" fats, such as saturated fats or trans fats, isn't healthy for your heart. However, according to new research fro...More Details

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Extended daily fasting overrides harmful effects of a high-fat diet
May 18th 2012

ExerciseDaily - It turns out that when we eat may be as important as what we eat. Scientists at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies have found that regular eating times and extending the daily f...More Details

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Geolocating soccer players
May 16th 2012

ExerciseDaily - GPS isn’t just for guiding confused drivers, it can also be used by soccer managers who are a little lost when it comes to assessing their players’ performance. Acceleration, average a...More Details

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BRAIN CIRCUITRY IS DIFFERENT FOR WOMEN WITH ANOREXIA AND OBESITY
May 16th 2012

ExerciseDaily - Why does one person become anorexic and another obese? A study recently published by a University of Colorado School of Medicine researcher shows that reward circuits in the brain are ...More Details

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Scientists identify protein that stimulates brown fat to burn calories
May 12th 2012

ExerciseDaily - Scientists have identified a protein which regulates the activation of brown fat in both the brain and the body’s tissues. Their research, which was conducted in mice, was published t...More Details

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A New Candidate Pathway For Treating Visceral Obesity
May 8th 2012

ExerciseDaily - Brown seems to be the color of choice when it comes to the types of fat cells in our bodies. Brown fat expends energy, while its counterpart, white fat stores it. The danger in white f...More Details

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Liver Fat Gets a Wake-Up Call That Maintains Blood Sugar Levels, According to Penn Study
May 7th 2012

ExerciseDaily - A Penn research team, led by Mitchell Lazar, MD, PhD, director of the Institute for Diabetes, Obesity, and Metabolism at the Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, re...More Details

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Light weights are just as good for building muscle, getting stronger, researchers find
April 30th 2012

ExerciseDaily - Lifting less weight more times is just as effective at building muscle as training with heavy weights, a finding by McMaster researchers that turns conventional wisdom on its head. ...More Details

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Researchers develop rapid test strips to detect swimming water contamination
April 30th 2012

ExerciseDaily - Urban beach closures due to coliform outbreaks have become disturbing signs of summer, yet water-testing technology has never been fast enough to keep up with changing conditions, nor ...More Details

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Aging of the brain: genetic modifications now identified
April 26th 2012

ExerciseDaily - The hippocampus is a part of the brain that shrinks as we age, causing memory disorders. An acceleration of this phenomenon is one of the signs of Alzheimer’s disease. Joint internatio...More Details

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Building muscle without heavy weights
April 26th 2012

ExerciseDaily - Weight training at a lower intensity but with more repetitions may be as effective for building muscle as lifting heavy weights says a new opinion piece in Applied Physiology, Nutritio...More Details

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Ageing genes discovered
April 22nd 2012

ExerciseDaily - Researchers at King’s College London, in collaboration with the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, have identified a group of ‘ageing’ genes that are switched on and off by natural mecha...More Details

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Liver tells all and reveals truth about fat
April 20th 2012

ExerciseDaily - Dr Barbara Fam from the University’s Molecular Obesity Laboratory group at Austin Health with Associate Professor Sof Andrikopoulos have discovered that the liver can directly talk to ...More Details

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Trouble coping with the unfamiliar as you age? Blame your white matter
April 20th 2012

ExerciseDaily - If you are an aging baby boomer and you've noticed it's a bit harder to drive to unfamiliar locations or to pick a new brand of olive oil at the supermarket, you can blame it on the wh...More Details

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Social Interaction and Teamwork Lead to Human Intelligence
April 20th 2012

ExerciseDaily - Scientists have discovered proof that the evolution of intelligence and larger brain sizes can be driven by cooperation and teamwork, shedding new light on the origins of what it means...More Details

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Researchers identify successful strategies for weight loss in the obese
April 10th 2012

ExerciseDaily - A third of Americans are now obese, and up to 70% of them are trying to lose weight. In a new study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, researchers from Harvard M...More Details

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More exercise, eating less fat and weight loss programs are in, popular diets are out
April 10th 2012

ExerciseDaily - Contrary to popular perception, a large proportion of obese Americans can and do lose weight, say researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. What's more, they say, the old tr...More Details

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Scientists redraw the blueprint of the body's biological clock
April 9th 2012

ExerciseDaily - The discovery of a major gear in the biological clock that tells the body when to sleep and metabolize food may lead to new drugs to treat sleep problems and metabolic disorders, inclu...More Details

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Proving math is good for endurance sports
April 8th 2012

ExerciseDaily - Some people run from their problems. Emory math professor Ken Ono runs with his. “I do the bulk of my creative research when I’m outdoors, running or cycling, and free of other obli...More Details

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In-School Tests Suggest Overweight Boys and Girls Benefit from Being Fit
April 5th 2012

ExerciseDaily - Improving or maintaining physical fitness appears to help obese and overweight children reach a healthy weight, reports a new study from the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Po...More Details

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How Usain Bolt can run faster -- effortlessly
April 5th 2012

ExerciseDaily - Usain Bolt can achieve faster running times with no extra effort on his part or improvement to his fitness, according to a study published today in Significance, the magazine of the Ro...More Details

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Scientists Create Compounds that Dramatically Alter Biological Clock and Lead to Weight Loss
March 30th 2012

ExerciseDaily - Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute have synthesized a pair of small molecules that dramatically alter the core biological clock in animal models, high...More Details

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New evidence on effects of green coffee beans in weight loss
March 27th 2012

ExerciseDaily - Scientists today reported striking new evidence that green, or unroasted, coffee beans can produce a substantial decrease in body weight in a relatively short period of time. In a s...More Details

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Can our genes be making us fat?
March 24th 2012

ExerciseDaily - While high-fat foods are thought to be of universal appeal, there is actually a lot of variation in the extent to which people like and consume fat. A new study in the March issue of t...More Details

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Runner's high motivated the evolution of exercise
March 24th 2012

ExerciseDaily - In the last century something unexpected happened: humans became sedentary. We traded in our active lifestyles for a more immobile existence. But these were not the conditions under wh...More Details

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Fitness dogma gets a workout
March 24th 2012

ExerciseDaily - When it comes to working out, many of us throng to fitness classes. So the fitness industry and fitness instructors play an important role in helping people exercise. However, we kn...More Details

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Study Demonstrates Tomosynthesis Effective in Diagnosing Knee Osteoarthritis
March 22nd 2012

ExerciseDaily - A recent study done by researchers at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) shows that tomosynthesis may be more beneficial in diagnosing knee osteoarthritis than X-ray imaging. ...More Details

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Evidence builds that meditation strengthens the brain, UCLA researchers say
March 15th 2012

ExerciseDaily - Earlier evidence out of UCLA suggested that meditating for years thickens the brain (in a good way) and strengthens the connections between brain cells. Now a further report by UCLA re...More Details

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Health monitoring? There's an app for that
March 12th 2012

ExerciseDaily - Researchers in New Zealand have developed a prototype Bluetooth-enabled medical monitoring device that can be connected wirelessly to your smart phone and keep track of various physiol...More Details

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Teaching fat cells to burn calories
March 8th 2012

ExerciseDaily - In the war against obesity, one’s own fat cells may seem an unlikely ally, but new research from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) suggests ordinary fat cells can be r...More Details

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Blocking natural, marijuana-like chemical in the brain boosts fat burning
March 6th 2012

ExerciseDaily - Stop exercising, eat as much as you want ... and still lose weight? It sounds impossible, but UC Irvine and Italian researchers have found that by blocking a natural, marijuana-like ch...More Details

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Exercise changes your DNA
March 6th 2012

ExerciseDaily - You might think that the DNA you inherited is one thing that you absolutely can't do anything about, but in one sense you'd be wrong. Researchers reporting in the March issue of Cell M...More Details

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A new optimum design method of bicycle parameters for a specified person
March 5th 2012

ExerciseDaily - The optimum design of bicycle parameters has been explored by many scholars and institutes since bicycles were first invented. Professor Xin-Jun Liu and his group at Tsinghua Universit...More Details

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When My Eyes Serve My Stomach
March 5th 2012

ExerciseDaily - Our senses aren’t just delivering a strict view of what’s going on in the world; they’re affected by what’s going on in our heads. A new study finds that hungry people see food-related...More Details

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Excess Fat May Be "Protective" in Seniors Over 85
February 28th 2012

ExerciseDaily - Obesity is considered the leading preventable cause of death worldwide — until you reach old age, that is. Though obesity increases the risk of an early death, shaving an average of si...More Details

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Stroke-preventing technology demonstrated in JoVE
February 28th 2012

ExerciseDaily - In the United States alone, approximately 6 million people suffer from an irregular heartbeat called atrial fibrillation (AF), and since the incidence increases with age, it is predict...More Details

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How good cholesterol turns bad
February 22nd 2012

ExerciseDaily - Researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)'s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have found new evidence to explain how cholesteryl ester transfer protein (C...More Details

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Wringing more energy out of everyday motions
February 21st 2012

ExerciseDaily - Randomness and chaos in nature, as it turns out, can be a good thing – especially if you are trying to harvest energy from the movements of everyday activities like walking. Duke Un...More Details

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Computer-assisted tools alert pediatricians to obese patients
February 21st 2012

ExerciseDaily - Electronic health records and embedded tools can alert and direct pediatricians so they can better manage the weight of children and teenagers, according to a new Kaiser Permanente stu...More Details

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Stretching helices help keep muscles together
February 15th 2012

ExerciseDaily - Scientists at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Hamburg, Germany, have discovered that the elastic part of this protein can stretch to two and a half times its origin...More Details

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Exercise triggers stem cells in muscle
February 6th 2012

ExerciseDaily - University of Illinois researchers determined that an adult stem cell present in muscle is responsive to exercise, a discovery that may provide a link between exercise and muscle healt...More Details

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NEED MUSCLE FOR A TOUGH SPOT? TURN TO FAT STEM CELLS
January 30th 2012

ExerciseDaily -Stem cells derived from fat have a surprising trick up their sleeves: Encouraged to develop on a stiff surface, they undergo a remarkable transformation toward becoming mature muscle ce...More Details

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Study offers new information for flu fight
January 30th 2012

ExerciseDaily - Influenza virus can rapidly evolve from one form to another, complicating the effectiveness of vaccines and anti-viral drugs used to treat it. By first understanding the complex host c...More Details

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Exercise has charms to soothe a savage boss
January 24th 2012

ExerciseDaily - Moderate exercise minimizes supervisors' abusive behaviors towards their subordinates If your boss is giving you a hard time - lying, making fun of you in public and generally put...More Details

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New tool enhances view of muscles
January 24th 2012

ExerciseDaily - Simon Fraser University associate professor James Wakeling is adding to the arsenal of increasingly sophisticated medical imaging tools with a new signal-processing method for viewing ...More Details

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Researchers Quantify Muscle Soreness
January 24th 2012

ExerciseDaily - Quantifying how sore a person is after a long workout is a challenge for doctors and researchers, but scientists from Loma Linda and Asuza Pacific Universities think they may have figu...More Details

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Receptor for tasting fat identified in humans
January 12th 2012

ExerciseDaily - Why do we like fatty foods so much? We can blame our taste buds. Our tongues apparently recognize and have an affinity for fat, according to researchers at Washington University Sch...More Details

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Global study sheds light on role of exercise, cars and televisions on the risk of heart attacks
January 10th 2012

ExerciseDaily - A worldwide study has shown that physical activity during work and leisure time significantly lowers the risk of heart attacks in both developed and developing countries. Ownership of ...More Details

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To Speed People Up, Human Leg Muscle Slows Down
January 5th 2012

ExerciseDaily - Other than Olympic race walkers, people generally find it more comfortable to run than walk when they start moving at around 2 meters per second – about 4.5 miles per hour. North Ca...More Details

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Taking Smoking Cessation Medication for Several Weeks Before Quitting May Make it Easier to Stay Tobacco-Free, UB and Roswell Park Clinical Trial Shows
January 5th 2012

ExerciseDaily - In this small clinical trial, 53 percent of participants who used varenicline (Chantix) for four weeks before trying to quit were still tobacco-free three months later versus 40 percen...More Details

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Artificially Enhanced Athletes
December 13th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Superstar swimmers and certain comic book superheroes have something unusual in common--when they wear special suits, they gain phenomenal abilities. A first-of-its-kind study from Nor...More Details

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How muscle fatigue originates in the head
December 5th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Researchers from the University of Zurich have now studied in detail what sportsmen and women know from experience: The head plays a key role in tiring endurance performances. They hav...More Details

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3 p.m. slump? Why a sugar rush may not be the answer
November 16th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Protein, not sugar, stimulates cells keeping us thin and awake, new study suggests A new study has found that protein and not sugar activates the cells responsible for keeping us aw...More Details

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Enzyme boosts metabolism, prevents weight gain in mice
November 14th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Male and female mice engineered to express the inflammatory enzyme IKKbeta in their fat tissue ate more but gained less weight. They burned sugar and fat more effectively than mice who...More Details

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eButton, an Easier Way to Monitor Food Intake, Exercise, and Lifestyle
November 10th 2011

ExerciseDaily - People attempting to lose weight won’t need to track their daily food intake anymore, thanks to a wearable, picture-taking device created at the University of Pittsburgh. eButton—a dev...More Details

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Lose the fat and improve the gums, CWRU dental researchers find
November 9th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine researchers found the human body is better at fighting gum disease when fat cells, which trigger inflammation, disappear. Fin...More Details

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No more getting lost in the crowd: New technology tracks multiple athletes at once
November 8th 2011

ExerciseDaily - International sports federations would like to be able to follow the movements of individual athletes more easily during televised matches, even when they're hidden from view. Today, E...More Details

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Health check on the road
November 3rd 2011

ExerciseDaily - Safety in traffic depends on a number of factors. One decisive aspect is how fit the driver is. A research team at the Technische Universitaet Muenchen (TUM), in collaboration with res...More Details

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Scientists measure dream content for the first time
October 31st 2011

ExerciseDaily - The ability to dream is a fascinating aspect of the human mind. However, how the images and emotions that we experience so intensively when we dream form in our heads remains a mystery...More Details

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For diabetics, spectroscopy may replace painful pinpricks
October 25th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Part of managing diabetes involves piercing a finger several times daily to monitor blood sugar levels. Raman spectroscopy could let diabetics monitor glucose without those daily pinpr...More Details

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Study Explains Paradox of Insulin Resistance Genetics
October 25th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Obesity and insulin resistance are almost inevitably associated with increases in lipid accumulation in the liver, a serious disease that can deteriorate to hepatitis and liver failure...More Details

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Virginia Tech biomedical engineers announce child football helmet study
October 18th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Virginia Tech released today results from the first study ever to instrument child football helmets. Youth football helmets are currently designed to the same standards as adult helmet...More Details

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Have brain fatigue? A bout of exercise may be the cure
October 13th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Bethesda, Md. (Sept. 19, 2011)—Researchers have long known that regular exercise increases the number of organelles called mitochondria in muscle cells. Since mitochondria are responsi...More Details

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Regular exercise improves health of people with long-term kidney disease
October 13th 2011

ExerciseDaily - There are many reasons why people with chronic kidney disease (CKD) often lose fitness and have increasing difficulty performing normal daily tasks, but new research shows scientific e...More Details

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Scientists take up golf to prove long-standing theory of cell stickiness
October 13th 2011

ExerciseDaily - State-of-the-art, highly-sensitive golf clubs, developed by scientists, regularly catch the eye of golf's elite; however before the likes of Rory McIlroy get excited this time, this ne...More Details

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You Can Wash Away Your Troubles, With Soap
October 6th 2011

Exercise Daily - “Wash away my troubles, wash away my pain,” goes the song. Is there such a thing as soap and water for the psyche? Yes: Metaphor is that powerful, say Spike W.S. Lee and Norbert Schwa...More Details

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A hormone that fights fat with fat
October 4th 2011

Exercise Daily - The fat we typically think of as body fat is called white fat. But there's another type—known as brown fat—that does more than just store fat. It burns fat. Scientists used to think t...More Details

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Lift weights, eat mustard, build muscles?
September 30th 2011

Exercise Daily - New research in The FASEB Journal suggests that rats fed homobrassinolide, found in the mustard plant, produced an anabolic effect, and increased appetite and muscle mass, as well as ...More Details

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The body rids itself of damage when it really matters
September 20th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Although the body is constantly replacing cells and cell constituents, damage and imperfections accumulate over time. Cleanup efforts are saved for when it really matters. Researchers ...More Details

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High-fat diet and lack of enzyme can lead to heart disease in mice
September 12th 2011

Exercise Daily - It's no secret that a high-fat diet isn't healthy. Now researchers have discovered a molecular clue as to precisely why that is. Writing in the Journal of Biological Chemistry, Mit...More Details

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Sick Body, Vigilant Mind
September 9th 2011

ExerciseDaily - We know that in keeping the body physically healthy, the mind both conscious and unconscious is a principle actor. Indeed, research has shown that the biological, or physiological, imm...More Details

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Physical training can substitute effectively as second 'medication' for people diagnosed with depression
August 25th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Exercise can be as effective as a second medication for as many as half of depressed patients whose condition has not been cured by a single antidepressant medication. UT Southweste...More Details

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Researchers Demonstrate Green Tea Compound is Effective in Treating Genetic Disorder and Two Types of Tumors
August 15th 2011

ExerciseDaily - A compound found in green tea shows great promise for the development of drugs to treat two types of tumors and a deadly congenital disease. The discovery is the result of research l...More Details

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What shapes a bone?
August 8th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Researchers at Johns Hopkins found that use over time and not just genetics informs the structure of jaw bones in human populations. The researchers say these findings may be used to p...More Details

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New link found between obesity and insulin resistance
August 2nd 2011

ExerciseDaily - Obesity is the main culprit in the worldwide avalanche of type 2 diabetes. But how excess weight drives insulin resistance, the condition that may lead to the disease, is only partly u...More Details

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How Memory Is Lost: Loss of Memory Due to Aging May Be Rever
July 28th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Yale University researchers can't tell you where you left your car keys — but they can tell you why you can't find them. A new study published July 27 in the journal Nature shows th...More Details

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Treating obesity via brain glucose sensing
July 26th 2011

ExerciseDaily - The past two decades have witnessed an epidemic spread of obesity-related diseases in Western countries. Elucidating the biological mechanism that links overnutrition to obesity could ...More Details

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When injured muscles mistakenly grow bones
July 20th 2011

ExerciseDaily - For hundreds of thousands of people, injuring a muscle through an accident like falling off a bike or having surgery can result in a strange and serious complication. Their muscles sta...More Details

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Researchers Find Neural Signature of ‘Mental Time Travel’
July 19th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Almost everyone has experienced one memory triggering another, but explanations for that phenomenon have proved elusive. Now, University of Pennsylvania researchers have provided the f...More Details

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Weight-loss surgery cost-effective for all obese
July 14th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Bariatric surgery is not only cost-effective for treating people who are severely obese, but also for those who are mildly obese, according to a new study from Washington University Sc...More Details

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Researchers demystify a fountain of youth in the adult brain
July 13th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Duke University Medical Center researchers have found that a "fountain of youth" that sustains the production of new neurons in the brains of rodents is also believed to be present in ...More Details

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Bodyguard for the brain
July 12th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Researchers from the Universities of Bonn and Mainz discover a mechanism that can protect from aging processes Humans are getting older and older, and the number of people with deme...More Details

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The Brain Co-opts the Body to Promote Pro-Social Behavior
July 8th 2011

ExerciseDaily - The human brain may simulate physical sensations to prompt introspection, capitalizing on moments of high emotion to promote moral behavior, according to a USC researcher. Mary Hele...More Details

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Crucial role for molecule in muscle development
July 5th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Research led by the University of East Anglia has discovered the crucial role of a molecule in skeletal muscle development. The finding could have implications in the future for mai...More Details

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Body's natural marijuana-like chemicals make fatty foods hard to resist
July 5th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Recent studies have revealed potato chips and french fries to be the worst contributors to weight gain – and with good reason. Have you ever wondered why you can't eat just one chip or...More Details

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Massage eases low back pain in randomized controlled trial
July 5th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Massage therapy helps ease chronic low back pain and improve function, according to a randomized controlled trial that the Annals of Internal Medicine will publish in its July 5 issue....More Details

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A little practice can change the brain in a lasting way
July 5th 2011

ExerciseDaily - A little practice goes a long way, according to researchers at McMaster University, who have found the effects of practice on the brain have remarkable staying power. The study, pub...More Details

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Mystery ingredient in coffee boosts protection against Alzheimers disease
June 29th 2011

ExerciseDaily - A yet unidentified component of coffee interacts with the beverage’s caffeine, which could be a surprising reason why daily coffee intake protects against Alzheimer’s disease. A new Al...More Details

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Brain rhythm associated with learning also linked to running speed, UCLA study shows
June 28th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Rhythms in the brain that are associated with learning become stronger as the body moves faster, UCLA neurophysicists report in a new study. The research team, led by professor May...More Details

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Goodbye cold sores
June 27th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Herpes infections on the lips, in the eyes or on the nose are painful, long-lasting and unpleasant. A new 3D herpes infection model brings hope: active ingredients and new treatments c...More Details

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How Cavity-Causing Microbes Invade Heart
June 27th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Scientists have discovered the tool that bacteria normally found in our mouths use to invade heart tissue, causing a dangerous and sometimes lethal infection of the heart known as endo...More Details

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June 27th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Researchers have identified a protein long known to regulate gene expression as a potent suppressor of breast cancer growth. Their study, in the journal Oncogene, is the first to demon...More Details

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Disorderly enzyme is key for antibody diversity
June 27th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Why is antibody diversity important? Think about it like this, said Myron Goodman: “Why don’t you die when I sneeze? It’s because you have a powerful immune system. And the way to get ...More Details

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Scientists discover protein complex linked to memory
June 23rd 2011

ExerciseDaily - Have a tough time remembering where you put your keys, learning a new language or recalling names at a cocktail party? New research from the Lisman Laboratory points to a molecule that...More Details

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'Super sand' for better purification of drinking water
June 22nd 2011

ExerciseDaily - Scientists have developed a way to transform ordinary sand — a mainstay filter material used to purify drinking water throughout the world — into a "super sand" with five times the fil...More Details

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Blueberries Help Lab Rats Build Strong Bones
June 21st 2011

ExerciseDaily - Compounds in blueberries might turn out to have a powerful effect on formation of strong, healthy bones, if results from studies with laboratory rats turn out to hold true for humans. ...More Details

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Brain state affects memory recall
June 15th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Lost your keys? Your brain might be in a better state to recall where you put them at some times than at others, according to new research from UC Davis. A paper describing the work is...More Details

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Low-Carbohydrate, High-Protein Diets May Reduce Both Tumor Growth Rates and Cancer Risk
June 15th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Eating a low-carbohydrate, high-protein diet may reduce the risk of cancer and slow the growth of tumors already present, according to a study published in Cancer Research, a journal o...More Details

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Millions of people with knee injuries could benefit from new stem cell bandage
June 15th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Millions of people with knee injuries could benefit from a new type of stem cell bandage treatment if clinical trials are successful. The world's first clinical trial for the treatment...More Details

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An alternative to antibiotics
June 8th 2011

ExerciseDaily - More and more pathogens are becoming immune to antibiotics. Some bacteria can no longer be combated. The World Health Organization WHO is warning about resistance to drugs which were o...More Details

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Your attention please: 'Rewarding' objects can't be ignored
June 7th 2011

ExerciseDaily - The world is a dazzling array of people, objects, sounds, smells and events: far too much for us to fully experience at any moment. So our attention may automatically be snagged by som...More Details

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Indiana University neuroscientists map a new target to wipe pain away
June 6th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Researchers at the Indiana University School of Medicine have discovered a peptide that short circuits a pathway for chronic pain. Unlike current treatments this peptide does not exhib...More Details

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Scientists identify how major biological sensor in the body works
June 6th 2011

ExerciseDaily - A biological sensor is a critical part of a human cell's control system that is able to trigger a number of cell activities. A type of sensor known as the "gating ring" can open a chan...More Details

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Insulin action in the brain can lead to obesity
June 6th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Fat-rich food makes you fat. Behind this simple equation lie complex signalling pathways, through which the neurotransmitters in the brain control the body's energy balance. Scientists...More Details

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ACSM: Weight loss success in a 3-D virtual world
June 3rd 2011

ExerciseDaily - Participants in two weight-loss programs -- one involving traditional health club sessions and the other delivered online in a 3D virtual world -- lost similar amounts of weight and bo...More Details

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Color Red Increases the Speed and Strength of Reactions
June 2nd 2011

ExerciseDaily - What links speed, power, and the color red? Hint: it's not a sports car. It's your muscles. A new study, published in the latest issue of the journal Emotion, finds that when human...More Details

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Role of gene regulator in skeletal muscles demonstrated
June 2nd 2011

ExerciseDaily - Fast muscles, such as the thigh muscle in a sprinter, deliver energy quickly but fatigue quickly. Slow muscles, such as the soleus muscle in the lower calf, are less forceful but impor...More Details

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Thoughts that win
June 1st 2011

ExerciseDaily - Back in high school, on the soccer field, poised to take a crucial penalty kick, "I always had a lot of thoughts going on in my head; I think most people do" says sports psychologist A...More Details

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How the Brain Processes Faces
June 1st 2011

ExerciseDaily - Each time you see a person that you know, your brain rapidly and seemingly effortlessly recognizes that person by his or her face. Until now, scientists believed that only a couple ...More Details

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Medicines from plants
May 26th 2011

ExerciseDaily - »Medicines from plants« – one thinks of herbal teas or valerian drops. However, that has nothing in common with what the researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Molecular Biology a...More Details

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Diabetes can be predicted 7 years before pregnancy with blood sugar and body weight
May 26th 2011

ExerciseDaily - A woman's risk of developing diabetes during pregnancy can be identified up to seven years before she becomes pregnant based on routinely assessed measures of blood sugar and body weig...More Details

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HEALTHY GUT FLORA COULD PREVENT OBESITY
May 25th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Poor gut flora is believed to trigger obesity. In the same way, healthy gut flora could reduce the risk. This has shown to be the case in tests on rats. Daily intake of a lactic aci...More Details

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Mind-body connection suggests new directions for treatment, research
May 24th 2011

ExerciseDaily - A new study by motor control and psychology researchers at Indiana University suggests that postural control problems may be a core feature of bipolar disorder, not just a random sympt...More Details

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altech Research Helps Paraplegic Man Stand and Move Legs Voluntarily
May 20th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Rather than bypassing the man's nervous system to directly stimulate the leg muscles, this approach takes advantage of the inherent control circuitry in the lower spinal cord (below th...More Details

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Implant jab could solve the misery of back pain
May 19th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Chronic lower back pain is a major problem for society – behind only headaches as the most common neurological ailment – and is frequently caused by degeneration of the intervertebral ...More Details

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'Science of the Olympic Winter Games' and 'Science of NFL Football' win Sports Emmy
May 18th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Scientific principles explored last year in two online video series called "Science of the Olympic Winter Games" and "Science of NFL Football" have earned NBCOlympics.com and NBCLearn....More Details

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Simple fitness test could predict long-term risk for heart attack, stroke in middle-aged people
May 18th 2011

ExerciseDaily - How fast can you run a mile? If you’re middle-aged, the answer could provide a strong predictor of your risk of heart attack or stroke over the next decade or more. In two separ...More Details

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'Master switch' gene for obesity and diabetes discovered
May 16th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Researchers have found that a gene linked to type 2 diabetes and cholesterol levels is in fact a 'master regulator' gene, which controls the behavior of other genes found within fat in...More Details

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As time goes by, it gets tougher to 'just remember this'
May 13th 2011

ExerciseDaily - It's something we just accept: the fact that the older we get, the more difficulty we seem to have remembering things. We can leave our cars in the same parking lot each morning, but u...More Details

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Blood pressure drug shows some muscle
May 11th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Using geriatric mice, a Johns Hopkins research team has shown that losartan, a commonly used blood pressure drug, not only improves regeneration of injured muscle but also protects aga...More Details

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The body's power stations can affect aging
May 10th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Mitochondria are the body's energy producers, the power stations inside our cells. Researchers at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, have now identified a group of mitochondrial pro...More Details

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Caltech Researchers Pinpoint Brain Region That Influences Gambling Decisions
May 9th 2011

ExerciseDaily - When a group of gamblers gather around a roulette table, individual players are likely to have different reasons for betting on certain numbers. Some may play a "lucky" number that has...More Details

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Do you think liposuction will get rid of that fat forever?
May 9th 2011

ExerciseDaily -Liposuction has become one of the most popular plastic surgeries in the country. It has been around since 1974 and there are now more than 450,000 operations a year. But does the fat co...More Details

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Who knows you best? Not you, say psychologists
May 5th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Know thyself. That was Socrates’ advice, and it squares with conventional wisdom. “It’s a natural tendency to think we know ourselves better than others do,” says Washington University...More Details

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When the lungs come under pressure
May 5th 2011

ExerciseDaily - A malfunction of the vascular endothelium arises at an early stage in the development of pulmonary arterial hypertension. The endothelium is the interior layer of blood vessels, which ...More Details

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Protein Contributes to Obesity
May 4th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Weizmann Institute scientists have added another piece to the obesity puzzle, showing how and why a certain protein that is active in a small part of the brain contributes to weight ga...More Details

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Mouse study turns fat-loss and longevity link on its head
May 4th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Since the 1930s scientists have proposed food restriction as a way to extend life in mice. Though feeding a reduced-calorie diet has indeed lengthened the life spans of mice, rats and ...More Details

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Revolution in wound care!
May 3rd 2011

ExerciseDaily - Imagine a battlefield medic or emergency medical technician providing first aid with a special wad of cottony glass fibers that simultaneously slows bleeding, fights bacteria (and othe...More Details

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Radar shows promise for detecting concussions in athletes and soldiers
April 25th 2011

EexerciseDaily - Walking and thinking at the same time can be especially difficult for persons who've suffered concussions, and scientists hope to use that multitasking challenge -- measured by a simp...More Details

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MicroRNA Mediates Gene-Diet Interaction Related to Obesity
April 21st 2011

ExerciseDaily -Eating more n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids, commonly known as omega-3 fatty acids, may help carriers of a genetic variant on the perilipin 4 (PLIN4) gene locus lose weight more efficie...More Details

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Material That If Scratched, You Can Quickly and Easily Fix Yourself, With Light Not Heat
April 21st 2011

ExerciseDaily - Imagine you're driving your own new car--or a rental car--and you need to park in a commercial garage. Maybe you're going to work, visiting a mall or attending an event at a sports sta...More Details

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Dangerous blood pressure increases during exercise can be blocked, UT Southwestern researchers find
April 18th 2011

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Why does a moving bicycle not fall over? TU Delft casts aside some old theories
April 14th 2011

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LAVENDER OIL HAS POTENT ANTIFUNGAL EFFECT
April 13th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Lavender oil could be used to combat the increasing incidence of antifungal-resistant infections, according to a study published in the Journal of Medical Microbiology. The essential o...More Details

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link between genetics, alcoholism and the brain
April 12th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Researchers at the University of Michigan Health System have uncovered a new link between genetic variations associated with alcoholism, impulsive behavior and a region of the brain in...More Details

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study helps clarify link between high-fat diet and type 2 diabetes.
April 11th 2011

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Nano Fit-ness: Helping Enzymes Stay Active and Keep in Shape
April 6th 2011

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Traditional aerobic fitness training trumps pedometer-based walking programs for health benefits
April 4th 2011

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Cardiovascular disease can be detected earlier during sleep
April 4th 2011

ExerciseDaily - A specially customised pulse oximeter attached to the finger can be used to detect changes in heart and vessel function while you sleep, and this simple technique can even identify pat...More Details

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How to Make Skinny Worms Fat and Fat Worms Skinny
March 31st 2011

ExerciseDaily - Researchers exploring human metabolism at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) have uncovered a handful of chemical compounds that regulate fat storage in worms, offering...More Details

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Women's body image based more on others' opinions than their own weight
March 30th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Women's appreciation of their bodies is only indirectly connected to their body mass index (BMI), a common health measure of weight relative to height, according to recent research. ...More Details

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Plant oil may hold key to reducing obesity-related medical issues
March 23rd 2011

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Do all student athletes need heart screenings?
March 23rd 2011

ExerciseDaily - University of Michigan heart specialists weigh in on how best to reduce sudden deaths in competitive athletes ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Seemingly every year there are reports of a young, a...More Details

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Time lived with obesity linked with mortality
March 21st 2011

ExerciseDaily - New research shows the number of years individuals live with obesity is directly associated with the risk of mortality, with individuals who live with obesity for more than 15 years tr...More Details

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A 'check engine' light for the human body?
March 16th 2011

Exercise Daily! - Imagine a sensor implanted in your body that signals when you're getting sick — almost like the "check engine" light in a car. That scenario sounds like pure fantasy, but it may be c...More Details

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Study provides explanation for connection between low birth weight and obesity later in life
March 10th 2011

Exercise Daily! - Providing further understanding of the link between low birth weights and obesity later in life, researchers found nutritionally deprived newborns are "programmed" to eat more becaus...More Details

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Researchers Selectively Control Anxiety Pathways in the Brain
March 10th 2011

Exercise Daily! - A new study sheds light--both literally and figuratively--on the intricate brain cell connections responsible for anxiety. Scientists at Stanford University recently used light to...More Details

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How to help heal an injured joint
March 10th 2011

Exercise Daily! - Knee patients need patience: injuries to these joints take weeks to heal. Fraunhofer researchers have now developed a system that documents the healing process in detail. This motiva...More Details

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Pinpointing Air Pollution’s Effects on the Heart
March 9th 2011

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Stigma weighs heavily on obese people, contributing to greater health problems
March 6th 2011

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Resveratrol may be useful tool for reducing body fat
March 4th 2011

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Binge eaters' dopamine levels spike at sight, smell of food
February 28th 2011

Exercise Daily! - A brain imaging study at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory reveals a subtle difference between ordinary obese subjects and those who compulsively o...More Details

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Is dairy colostrum the key to Olympic success?
February 24th 2011

Scientists investigating natural ways to enhance athletic performance have found that bovine colostrum can massively reduce gut permeability – otherwise known as 'leaky gut syndrome.' Their findings, ...More Details

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Study shows tobacco retail proximity to schools
February 22nd 2011

Exercise Daily! - For years the tobacco industry has argued that efforts to ban tobacco advertising near schools would constitute a total ban on tobacco advertising in urban areas. But public heal...More Details

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Fountain of youth from the tap
February 18th 2011

Exercise Daily! - Professor Dr. Michael Ristow's team along with Japanese colleagues from universities in Oita and Hiroshima have demonstrated by two independent approaches that even a low concentrati...More Details

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Got a Goal?: A Helpful Partner Isn’t Always Helpful
February 16th 2011

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Young children choose to share prizes after working together
February 11th 2011

Exercise Daily! - Grownups have a good sense of what's fair. Research now shows that this is true for young children, too. In a study published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association f...More Details

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Electronic fitness trainer
February 10th 2011

Exercise Daily! - Eating a healthier diet, getting more exercise and doing more sports – lots of people recommit themselves to these goals over and over. But one's baser instincts are often stronger a...More Details

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Brain Scans Predict Likely Success When It Comes to Quitting Smoking
February 1st 2011

Exercise Daily! - New research from University of Michigan says brain scans showing neural reactions can predict behavior change even better than the person whose brain is being scanned. Emily Falk...More Details

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The science of bike-sharing
January 31st 2011

Exercise Daily! - The new environmentally-friendly concept of municipal "bike-sharing" is taking over European cities like Paris, and American cities like New York are also looking into the idea. It a...More Details

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Humans' critical ability to throw long distances aided by an illusion
January 25th 2011

Exercise Daily! - Can't help molding some snow into a ball and hurling it or tossing a stone as far into a lake as you can? New research from Indiana University and the University of Wyoming shows how...More Details

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Mindfulness meditation training changes brain structure in 8 weeks
January 22nd 2011

Exercise Daily! - Participating in an 8-week mindfulness meditation program appears to make measurable changes in brain regions associated with memory, sense of self, empathy and stress. In a study th...More Details

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Fat associated with chemical changes in DNA that may help explain obesity-related disease
January 20th 2011

Exercise Daily! - Fat appears to associate with some distinctive chemical changes in the DNA – a finding that may help explain why obesity can increase the risk for chronic problems such as cardiovasc...More Details

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Obesity research targets the brain’s use of fatty acids
January 5th 2011

Exercise Daily! - Researchers at the University of Colorado School of Medicine have created a new and exciting mouse model to study how lipid sensing and metabolism in the brain relate to the regulati...More Details

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Eating low-fat, thanks to lupin proteins
January 3rd 2011

Exercise Daily! - Food should be delicious, healthy and sustainably produced. Researchers are working on new methods to use as many parts of plants as possible for nutrition. In the future, vegetable ...More Details

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Risk for alcoholism linked to risk for obesity
December 31st 2010

Exercise Daily! - Addiction researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found that a risk for alcoholism also may put individuals at risk for obesity. The researchers ...More Details

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The amount of adipose tissue should be taken into account in the fight against obesity
December 29th 2010

Exercise Daily! - Obesity is seen as the great pandemia of the XXI century. Recent data point to more than a billion adults in the world suffering from overweight, of which 300 million are clinically ...More Details

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Component in Common Dairy Foods May Cut Diabetes Risk
December 24th 2010

Exercise Daily! - Scientists at the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) and collaborators from other institutions have identified a natural substance in dairy fat that may substantially reduce the ...More Details

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Unlocking the secrets of our compulsions
December 20th 2010

Exercise Daily! - Researchers have shed new light on dopamine’s role in the brain’s reward system, which could provide insight into impulse control problems associated with addiction and a number of p...More Details

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It's a pain to take care of pain
December 16th 2010

Exercise Daily! - While many studies have looked at the treatment of chronic pain from the patient's perspective, there has been little research on those who provide care for chronic pain. In a stu...More Details

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Researcher explores link between bodily rhythm, breast cancer
December 16th 2010

Exercise Daily! - All living entities have a circadian clock that is an important part of maintaining optimal health. The circadian rhythm is a roughly 24-hour cycle in the biochemical, physiological,...More Details

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prayer can help handle harmful emotions
December 14th 2010

Exercise Daily! - Those who choose to pray find personalized comfort during hard times, according to a University of Wisconsin-Madison sociologist. The 75 percent of Americans who pray on a weekly ...More Details

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“fountain of youth” pill could restore aging immune system
December 14th 2010

Exercise Daily! - UCSF researchers have identified an existing medication that restores key elements of the immune system that, when out of balance, lead to a steady decline in immunity and health as ...More Details

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Wearable sensor technology to measure physical activity
December 9th 2010

Exercise Daily! - Researchers from Michigan State University's departments of Electrical Engineering and Kinesiology are teaming up to create a new wearable sensor network to assess a person's physica...More Details

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Why married men tend to behave better
December 7th 2010

Exercise Daily! - Researchers have long argued that marriage generally reduces illegal and aggressive behaviors in men. It remained unclear, however, if that association was a function of matrimony it...More Details

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EARLY PHYSICAL THERAPY FOR LOW BACK PAIN ASSOCIATED WITH LESS SUBSEQUENT HEALTH CARE UTILIZATION
December 7th 2010

Exercise Daily! - The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) is pointing to a new study on low back pain in Medicare patients in its efforts to encourage the newly established Center for Medicar...More Details

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The taster in your water line
December 6th 2010

ExerciseDaily! - Although drinking water is monitored more strictly than almost anything, our water supply network is still not immune to accidents, wear and tear or targeted attacks. A one-minute war...More Details

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Fear of Being Envied Makes People Behave Well Toward Others
December 5th 2010

Exercise Daily! - It’s nice to have success—but it can also make you worry that the jealous people will try to bring you down. New research in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for P...More Details

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The couch potato effect
November 30th 2010

Exercise Daily! - Daniel Kelly, M.D., and his colleagues at Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute (Sanford-Burnham) at Lake Nona have unveiled a surprising new model for studying muscle function:...More Details

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Muscle cells point the finger at each other
November 22nd 2010

Exercise Daily! A new study reveals that muscle cells fuse together during development by poking "fingers" into each other to help break down the membranes separating them. The study appears online on...More Details

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Does sex matter? It may when evaluating mental status
November 18th 2010

Exercise Daily! - Schizophrenia is a mental disorder that differs between the sexes in terms of age at onset, symptomatology, response to medication, and structural brain abnormalities. Now, a new stu...More Details

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Your View of Personal Goals Can Affect Your Relationships
November 16th 2010

ExerciseDaily! - How you think about your goals—whether it’s to improve yourself or to do better than others—can affect whether you reach those goals. Different kinds of goals can also have distinct e...More Details

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Yoga's ability to improve mood and lessen anxiety is linked to increased levels of a critical brain chemical
November 13th 2010

Exercise Daily! - Yoga has a greater positive effect on a person's mood and anxiety level than walking and other forms of exercise, which may be due to higher levels of the brain chemical GABA accordi...More Details

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Habit formation appears to be an innate ability, fine-tuned by experience
November 11th 2010

Exercise Daily! -Most people have habits that guide them through daily life — for example, their path to work in the morning, or their bedtime routine. The brain patterns that drive this behavior are ...More Details

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Pleasurable Behaviors Reduce Stress via Brain Pathways, Research Shows
November 11th 2010

Exercise Daily! - Whether it’s food or sex, pleasurable activity provides more than just pleasure, University of Cincinnati (UC) researchers say. It actually reduces stress by inhibiting anxiety respo...More Details

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Analysis Shows Stress on Clinicians Can Be Effectively Measured
November 11th 2010

Exercise Daily! - It’s no surprise that being a physician is a very stressful job and carries a lot of responsibility with it. But two new studies from researchers at the University of Cincinnati ...More Details

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Black raspberries may prevent colon cancer, study finds
November 2nd 2010

Exercise Daily! Black raspberries are highly effective in preventing colorectal tumors in two mouse models of the disease, according to a University of Illinois at Chicago study. The findings are p...More Details

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Daily vibration may help aging bones stay healthy
October 25th 2010

Exercise Daily! - A daily dose of whole body vibration may help reduce the usual bone density loss that occurs with age, Medical College of Georgia researchers report. Twelve weeks of daily, 30-min...More Details

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Falling in Love Only Takes About a Fifth of a Second
October 25th 2010

Exercise Daily ! - A new meta-analysis study, "The Neuroimaging of Love," conducted by Syracuse University Professor Stephanie Ortigue, reveals that falling in love can elicit not only the same euphor...More Details

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The hair brush that reads your mind
October 21st 2010

Exercise Daily! -One of the main techniques for measuring and monitoring mental activity, called functional near infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS), can often be impaired because a person's hair gets in th...More Details

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Neural responses indicate our willingness to help
October 12th 2010

Exercise Daily! - Witnessing a person from our own group or an outsider suffer pain causes neural responses in two very different regions of the brain. And, the specific region activated reveals wheth...More Details

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Belly fat or hip fat - it really is all in your genes, says UT Southwestern researcher
May 18th 2010

Exercise Daily! -The age-old question of why men store fat in their bellies and women store it in their hips may have finally been answered: Genetically speaking, the fat tissue is almost completely d...More Details

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Fitness lab tech at the forefront of change
May 18th 2010

Exercise Daily! - There is no lonelier journey than the one travelled atop a stationary bike. You are against the clock, against the wheel tension, against yourself; the only things that change in ...More Details

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The psychology of food cravings
May 17th 2010

Exercise Daily! -Swimsuit season is almost upon us. For most of us, the countdown has begun to lazy days lounging by the pool and relaxing on the beach. However, for some of us, the focus is not so mu...More Details

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Brain Location for Fear of Losing Money Pinpointed
February 9th 2010

Exercise Daily! - Researchers at the California Institute of Technology studied a phenomenon known as 'loss aversion' in two patients with lesions to the amygdala, a region deep within the brain invol...More Details

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Barefoot running easier on feet than running shoes
February 2nd 2010

Exercise Daily! - New Harvard research casts doubt on the old adage, “All you need to run is a pair of shoes.” Scientists have found that people who run barefoot, or in minimal footwear, tend to av...More Details

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New way to lose fat, keep the lean
February 2nd 2010

Exercise Daily! - Researchers reporting in the February 3rd issue of Cell Metabolism may have a new way to trick the body into consuming more energy. The target in this case is an enzyme that indirect...More Details

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Genetic studies reveal new causes of severe obesity in childhood
December 7th 2009

Exercise Daily! - Research funded by the Wellcome Trust has discovered that the loss of a key segment of DNA can lead to severe childhood obesity. This is the first study to show that this kind of gen...More Details

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Balancing protein intake, not cutting calories, may be key to long life
December 7th 2009

Exercise Daily! - Getting the correct balance of proteins in our diet may be more important for healthy ageing than reducing calories, new research funded by the Wellcome Trust and Research into Agein...More Details

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When You Eat May Be Just as Vital to Your Health as What You Eat
November 26th 2009

Exercise Daily! - When you eat may be just as vital to your health as what you eat, found researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies. Their experiments in mice revealed that the daily wa...More Details

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BYU Iso Truss Technology Makes for Ultra-Light Bike
November 18th 2009

Exercise Daily! - With a frame that's lighter, more aerodynamic and less breakable than many top-of-the-line counterparts, a new bicycle built by Brigham Young University engineers may soon change the...More Details

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Too Much Texting Could Lead To Overuse Injuries
November 11th 2009

Exercise Daily! - The world record for fastest text message typing is held by a 21-year old college student from Utah, but his dexterous digits could mean serious injury later on. Most adults aged 18-...More Details

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Concord Grape Juice May Help Improve Memory Function
November 10th 2009

Exercise Daily! - Motivated by reports of its benefits in fighting cancer and keeping hearts healthy, many consumers are picking up Concord grape juice at the grocery store. Now, there may be another ...More Details

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eStadium application brings multimedia sports features to smartphones
November 9th 2009

Exercise Daily! - The intimate and spirited quarters of a stadium offer perhaps the most ideal venues to experience an athletic event. Or do they? No instant replays. On-screen statistics are co...More Details

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Imagine This: Study Suggests Power of Imagination is More Than Just a Metaphor
April 14th 2009

Exercise Daily! - We've heard it before: "Imagine yourself passing the exam or scoring a goal and it will happen." We may roll our eyes and think that's easier said than done, but in a new study in Ps...More Details

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Exercise is safe, improves quality of life in patients with chronic heart failure
April 13th 2009

Exercise Daily! - Regular exercise is safe for heart failure patients and may slightly lower their risk of death or hospitalization, according to results from the largest and most comprehensive clinic...More Details

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Is love at first sight real? Geneticists offer tantalizing clues
April 13th 2009

Exercise Daily! - esearch published in the journal Genetics shows that the reproductive outcome of a mated pair depends on pre-existing gene expression in the female and on the male with whom she mate...More Details

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Like Sweets? You’re More Like a Fruit Fly Than You Think…
March 18th 2009

Exercise Daily! - According to researchers at the Monell Center, fruit flies are more like humans in their responses to many sweet tastes than are almost any other species. The diverse range of molec...More Details

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Did fridges and washing machines liberate women?
March 10th 2009

Exercise Daily! - The advent of modern appliances such as washing machines and refrigerators had a profound impact on 20th Century society, according to a new Université de Montréal study. Plug-in con...More Details

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The First Virtual Reality Technology to let you See, Hear, Smell, Taste and Touch
March 5th 2009

Exercise Daily! - The first virtual reality headset that can stimulate all five senses will be unveiled at a major science event in London on March 4th. What was it really like to live in Ancient ...More Details

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Sex is in the brain, says new research from Stanford
March 2nd 2009

Exercise Daily! More than 40 percent of women ages 18-59 experience sexual dysfunction, with lack of sexual interest — hypoactive sexual desire disorder, or HSDD — being the most commonly reported com...More Details

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Are women more generous? New study sheds light on donation behavior
February 24th 2009

Exercise Daily! - Why would women give more to the victims of Hurricane Katrina than to the victims of the Indian Ocean tsunami? A new study in the Journal of Consumer Research sheds light onto the wa...More Details

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Brain Hub That Links Music, Memory And Emotion Discovered
February 24th 2009

Exercise Daily! - We all know the feeling: a golden oldie comes blaring over the radio and suddenly we’re transported back — to a memorable high-school dance, or to that perfect afternoon on the beach...More Details

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High-Fat Diets Inflame Fat Tissue Around Blood Vessels, Contribute to Heart Disease
February 18th 2009

Exercise Daily! - A study by researchers at the University of Cincinnati shows that high-fat diets, even if consumed for a short amount of time, can inflame fat tissue surrounding blood vessels, possi...More Details

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Code Of The Common Cold Cracked..
February 14th 2009

Exercise Daily! - RESEARCHERS CRACK THE CODE OF THE COMMON COLD Study also sheds light on the suspected cause of asthma and acute asthma attacks This image shows the structure of the human rhi...More Details

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Route to obesity passes through tongue
December 1st 2008

Exercise Daily! - Obesity gradually numbs the taste sensation of rats to sweet foods and drives them to consume larger and ever-sweeter meals, according to neuroscientists. Findings from the Penn Stat...More Details

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Will That Be on the Test?
December 1st 2008

Exercise Daily! - Toward the end of the 19th century, the German scientist Hermann Ebbinghaus concocted an experiment that countless children have unwittingly replicated ever since, over a morning bow...More Details

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Track your fitness, environmental impact with new cell phone applications
November 23rd 2008

Exercise Daily! - Planning on gobbling a few extra treats this holiday season? Soon, your cell phone may be able to help you maintain your exercise routine and keep the pounds off over winter months, ...More Details

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Newly identified cells make fat
October 4th 2008

Exercise Daily! - To understand where fat comes from, you have to start with a skinny mouse. By using such a creature, and observing the growth of fat after injections of different kinds of im...More Details

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Musicians use both sides of their brains more frequently than average people
October 4th 2008

Exercise Daily! - Supporting what many of us who are not musically talented have often felt, new research reveals that trained musicians really do think differently than the rest of us. Vanderbilt Uni...More Details

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Caffeinated energy drinks may present health risks
September 24th 2008

Exercise Daily! - Johns Hopkins scientists who have spent decades researching the effects of caffeine report that a slew of caffeinated energy drinks now on the market should carry prominent labels th...More Details

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New tool for early diagnosis of breast cancer
September 17th 2008

Exercise Daily! - Scientists from Finland, Germany and the ESRF have developed a new X-ray technique for the early detection of breast cancer. This allows a 3D visualization of the breast with a high ...More Details

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Aerobic exercise for the wheelchair bound
September 15th 2008

Exercise Daily! - University of Texas at Austin alumnus, Chris Stanford (MSEE '91), and Electrical & Computer Engineering undergraduates are working on making exercise fun for wheelchair users. For th...More Details

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Exercise in a pill
July 31st 2008

Exercise Daily! - Trying to reap the health benefits of exercise? Forget treadmills and spin classes, researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies may have found a way around the sweat and...More Details

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Limiting fructose may boost weight loss
July 24th 2008

Exercise Daily! - One of the reasons people on low-carbohydrate diets may lose weight is that they reduce their intake of fructose, a type of sugar that can be made into body fat quickly, according to...More Details

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Want a reason to love your lower belly fat? It's rich in stem cells
July 23rd 2008

Exercise Daily! - ASPS study finds some areas of the body have greater concentrations of stem cells Fat removed from the lower abdomen and inner thigh through liposuction was found to be an excell...More Details

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Keeping hands where you can see 'em alters perception, study finds
July 14th 2008

Exercise Daily! - Psychologists at Washington University in St. Louis, led by Richard A. Abrams, Ph.D., professor of psychology in Arts & Sciences, have shown that to see objects better, you should ta...More Details

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Effects of Healing Touch Therapy Being Studied
July 1st 2008

Exercise Daily! - Often, a gentle hand on your shoulder when you’re upset is all it takes to ease your mind and calm your nerves. Now, UC researchers are looking at a similar occurrence by pairing...More Details

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Looking tired or angry may have more to do with facial aesthetics than how you feel
May 28th 2008

Exercise Daily! - The old saying, “beauty is in the eye of the beholder,” has scientifically been proven true. A study in a recent issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical jo...More Details

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Online Fitness Tool Takes People on a Journey Across America
May 16th 2008

Exercise Daily! - Want to walk across America without leaving your hometown? A scientist at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) has launched an online exerc...More Details

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Yoga poses can prevent falls
May 7th 2008

Exercise Daily! - Research out of Temple's Gait Study Center suggests basic yoga exercises could help prevent falls in elderly women A specific type of yoga can help improve stability and balance i...More Details

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Obesity worsens impact of asthma
May 5th 2008

Exercise Daily! - Obesity can worsen the impact of asthma and may also mask its severity in standard tests, according to researchers in New Zealand, who studied lung function in asthmatic women with a...More Details

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Body image program reduces onset of obesity and eating disorders
May 5th 2008

Exercise Daily! - In their research on eating disorders, Oregon Research Institute (ORI) scientists help young women reduce the influence of the “thin ideal,” which is described as associating success...More Details

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Brain imaging confirms that people feel pain differently
April 2nd 2008

ExerciseDaily! - Brain imaging confirms that some individuals really are more sensitive to pain than others, report researchers from Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in this week's on-lin...More Details

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Overweight People May Not Know When They've Had Enough
January 10th 2008

Exercise Daily! - Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory have found new clues to why some people overeat and gain weight while others don't. Examining how the hu...More Details

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unravel the working of bicycle to balance better
September 25th 2007

Exercise Daily! - For nearly 150 years, scientists have been puzzled by the bicycle. How on earth is it possible that a moving bicycle can, all by itself, be so stable? Researchers of the Delft Univer...More Details

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Immune police recognize good and bad guys in the body
September 19th 2007

Immune system police are as good at recognizing bad guys, such as bacteria and viruses, as they are our own tissue, researchers say. The finding may cause a stir in the scientific community, which ...More Details

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Advanced Technologies Aim to Transform the Coaching of Top Athletes
September 19th 2007

Exercise Daily! - Groundbreaking research now under way in the UK could help our leading athletics coaches deliver outstanding results in the years ahead. The SESAME (Sensing for Sport and Managed ...More Details

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Overweight toddlers and those not in day care at risk for iron deficiency
September 4th 2007

Exercise Daily! - A study by UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers has found that overweight toddlers and those not enrolled in day care are at high risk for iron deficiency. Based on data fr...More Details

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Height research hits growth spurt
September 3rd 2007

Exercise Daily! - Genome study shines light on genetic link to height First reproducible connection made between genes and height in humans It became clear nearly a century ago that many genes likel...More Details

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How Sweet It Is
August 24th 2007

Exercise Daily! - USC College professors' collaboration helps explain how the body — and brain — sense drops in blood sugar. The partnership will help answer questions like how we know when we need to...More Details

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Waist-to-hip ratio may better predict cardiovascular risk than body mass index
August 16th 2007

Exercise Daily! - A tape measure, not just a bathroom scale, may help you better assess your heart disease risk. In a study to be published in the Aug. 21 issue of the Journal of the American Colle...More Details

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Cardio Exercise Benefits In Male Vs. Female Hearts
August 9th 2007

Exercise Daily! - While cardiovascular disease occurs in both men and women, it does not affect them in the same way. Risk factors and protective factors for heart diseases are likewise unequal. The m...More Details

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Music moves brain to pay attention, Stanford study finds
August 6th 2007

STANFORD, Calif. — Using brain images of people listening to short symphonies by an obscure 18th-century composer, a research team from the Stanford University School of Medicine has gained valuable i...More Details

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My bad! Why we feel guilt in the first place
July 28th 2007

Exercise Daily! - Guilt plays a vital role in the regulation of social behavior. That worried feeling in our gut often serves as the impetus for our stab at redemption. However, psychologists have tro...More Details

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Happy, sad, angry or astonished?
July 9th 2007

ExerciseDaily! - How do people respond when they walk past an advertising poster? Do they stop and turn around to look at it with interest or march angrily past? A new system of detailed facial analys...More Details

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Scientists discover key to manipulating fat
July 1st 2007

ExerciseDaily! - Pathway also explains stress-induced weight gain... In what they call a stunning research advance, investigators at Georgetown University Medical Center have been able to use simp...More Details

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The importance of sexual fantasies in the experience of sexual desire
June 27th 2007

ExerciseDaily! - A study confirms the importance of sexual fantasies in the experience of sexual desire - Regarding figures of the Spanish Association for Sexual Health (Asociación Española para la...More Details

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Capsule breaks new ground in sport science
June 24th 2007

Researchers are breaking new ground in sports science with the use of tiny ingestible wireless capsule capable of measuring core body temperature. It’s believed to be the first time these thermoregula...More Details

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Now, self-healing materials can mimic human skin, healing again and again
June 24th 2007

The next generation of self-healing materials, invented by researchers at the University of Illinois, mimics human skin by healing itself time after time. The new materials rely upon embedded, three-d...More Details

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Exercise program to counteract heart, lung, muscle and bone problems
June 16th 2007

If one part of your car isn't properly maintained, it can affect how the entire vehicle runs – especially if you're taking a long trip. The same can be said for the human body. That’s why, when it com...More Details

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How to lose weight and not go hungry: HU researcher develops drug that mimics feeling of 'fullness'
June 6th 2007

Jerusalem, June 6, 2007 -- Millions of people the world over suffer today from obesity, yet there is no ìmagic bulletî that has yet provided a universally accepted solution. However, a young researche...More Details

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Studies explore the role of genes, obesity and alcohol
April 24th 2007

Many women in the menopausal transition experience hot flashes: unpredictable, sometimes disruptive, periods of intense heat in the upper torso, neck and face. Although generations of physicians have ...More Details

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Targeting tumors the natural way
March 26th 2007

By mimicking Nature's way of distinguishing one type of cell from another, University of Wisconsin-Madison scientists now report they can more effectively seek out and kill cancer cells while sparing ...More Details

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How Long is a Child a Child?
March 14th 2007

An international research team led by scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology (Leipzig, Germany) and the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (Grenoble, France) has f...More Details

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Environment and exercise may affect research results, UA study shows
February 21st 2007

A recently completed study at The University of Arizona may have implications for the thousands of scientists worldwide who use ìknockoutî mice in their research. In the study, Knockout Mice: Is it J...More Details

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Major link in brain-obesity puzzle found
January 30th 2007

Single protein in brain cells plays a key role in controlling body weight, response to insulin and leptin, and energy balance, U-M team shows ANN ARBOR, MI – A single protein in brain cells may act...More Details

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Stanford study will test antidepressant patch that may help smokers kick the habit
January 16th 2007

Smokers trying to kick the habit face odds that only a bookie could love—just one in five succeeds in quitting. Stanford University School of Medicine researchers will test whether a new type of medic...More Details

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Hitting the treadmill with intelligence
January 16th 2007

Getting into shape in the New Year could be easier with an “intelligent” running treadmill that automatically adjusts its pace to the speed a runner sets – allowing a hands-free transition. Under d...More Details

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Does he love you so? Maybe it really is in his face…
January 6th 2007

Can you judge a man’s faithfulness by his face? How about whether he would be a good father, or a good provider? Many people believe they can, according to a University of Michigan study published ...More Details

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Study finds gender differences related to eating and body image
December 15th 2006

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Researchers have discovered a subtle new difference between men and women – this one occurring in the realm of eating. In the new study of observed eating behavior in a social se...More Details

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Balance training better than tai chi at improving mobility among older adults
December 11th 2006

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Physicians and physical therapists in recent years have explored whether tai chi, balance programs and fitness routines can help decrease the likelihood that older adults will ...More Details

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Learning During Sleep? researchers in Heidelberg are investigating communication between memory areas during sleep
December 7th 2006

If I can’t remember this morning where I put my car keys last night, it’s due to my memory failing me again. Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Medical Research in Heidelberg have been investi...More Details

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Better ways to cut a cake
November 6th 2006

Providence, RI -- Suppose a cake is to be divided between two people, Alice and Bob. A fair procedure is to have Alice cut the cake and then have Bob choose whichever piece he prefers. Alice has an in...More Details

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Nap a day makes doctors OK, Stanford study finds
November 1st 2006

STANFORD, Calif. - Give emergency room doctors a nap, and not only will they do a better job, they'll also be nicer to you, according to a new study from Stanford University School of Medicine. The...More Details

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There's more to bees than honey
October 26th 2006

Winnie the Pooh thought the only reason for being a bee was to make honey, but CSIRO Entomology scientists with their Australian and international colleagues have shown there’s much more to bees. T...More Details

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Women's skin tone influences perception of beauty, health and age
October 25th 2006

A new study is revealing that wrinkles aren't the only cue the human eye looks for to evaluate age. Facial skin color distribution, or tone, can add 10-12 years to a woman's perceived age. The stud...More Details

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Diabetes gene carries similar risk to obesity
October 23rd 2006

Carrying two copies of a common variant of a particular gene doubles your chances of developing diabetes and puts you in a similar risk category to being clinically obese, according to a collaborative...More Details

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Why the best things come to those who wait
October 19th 2006

Pushing to the front of the queue is not the best ploy for males who want to propagate their genes according to scientists from the University of Exeter. Dr David Hodgson and Dr David Hosken from t...More Details

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Researchers map spread of pathogens in the human body
October 19th 2006

Researchers at the University of Cambridge have discovered a new, more accurate, method of mapping how bacteria spread within the body, a breakthrough that could lead to more effective treatments and ...More Details

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Our vision changes in the blink of an eye
October 19th 2006

Eyelids do a whole lot more than hold up our eyelashes and keep the sun out, a Queensland University of Technology PhD optometry researcher has found. A study by Scott Read of the QUT School of Opt...More Details

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Comparing Chimp, Human DNA
October 16th 2006

Most of the big differences between human and chimpanzee DNA lie in regions that do not code for genes, according to a new study. Instead, they may contain DNA sequences that control how gene-coding r...More Details

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Satellites help ensure safe sunning
October 13th 2006

Excessive exposure to ultraviolet radiation is responsible for up to 60 000 deaths a year worldwide, according to a report released this summer by the World Health Organisation. Many of those deaths, ...More Details

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Teenager moves video icons just by imagination
October 11th 2006

Now, a St. Louis-area teenage boy and a computer game have gone hands-off, thanks to a unique experiment conducted by a team of neurosurgeons, neurologists, and engineers at Washington University in S...More Details

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World’s biggest whoopee cushion helps kids understand the science of sound
October 3rd 2006

A giant whoopee cushion, a barber’s shop quartet transformed by technology into a rock band, and 4,500 schoolchildren encouraged to be noisy – these are just some of the surprises being served up toda...More Details

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Women’s Skin Ages Faster than Men’s
October 3rd 2006

Physicists and medical researchers for the first time have demonstrated a new technique that non-invasively measures in real time the level of damage to the skin from sun exposure and aging, and initi...More Details

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Gaining Weight Between Pregnancies Could Lead to Pregnancy Complications
October 2nd 2006

Even a Moderate Increase in Weight Could Have Adverse Consequences Boston, MA – A number of studies over the years have found an association between obesity and pregnancy complications, includin...More Details

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Beauty and the brain
September 26th 2006

The phrase "easy on the eyes" may hit closer to the mark than we suspected. Experiments led by Piotr Winkielman, of the University of California, San Diego, and published in the current issue of Ps...More Details

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Safer suntans through science
September 26th 2006

Safer than sun, more natural looking than sunless tanners: Topical treatment may be the next advance in tanning LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 26, 2006) ? An organic compound that creates a realistic beachy...More Details

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Different techniques can help ease chronic pain, return patients' smiles
September 25th 2006

Larry Waters' missionary work to spread the Gospel to foreign nations fulfilled his heart's passion for decades, but it left his head pounding. Beginning in 1998, he experienced severe headaches th...More Details

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Women feel thin models are more elegant, interesting and pleasant, research shows
September 25th 2006

Thin fashion models help sell products because many women feel that putting on weight shows a lack of willpower, a new study says. Researchers from the University of Bath found that two-thirds of w...More Details

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'Miracle' machine powered by nine-volt battery
September 20th 2006

Struggling to catch her breath after an intense workout, Kuen Tang can't stop smiling. Sitting on an innovative new rowing machine in the University of Alberta's Steadward Centre for Personal and Phys...More Details

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New insight into skin-tanning process suggests novel way of preventing skin cancer
September 20th 2006

BOSTON--Findings from a study led by researchers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Children's Hospital Boston have rewritten science's understanding of the process of skin tanning -- an insight that...More Details

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Muscle cells self-destruct rather than grow with use
September 19th 2006

Muscle cells that should grow stronger with use instead self-destruct when a protein called BAG3 isn’t around, researchers have shown. Mice missing BAG3 seem fine at birth, but when they start usin...More Details

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New research shows restricting in food intake can help fight Alzheimer's disease
September 18th 2006

A new study directed by Mount Sinai School of Medicine extends and strengthens the research that experimental dietary regimens might halt or even reverse symptoms of Alzheimer's Disease (AD). The stud...More Details

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Drug can quickly mobilize an army of cells to repair injury
September 11th 2006

To speed healing at sites of injury - such as heart muscle after a heart attack or brain tissue after a stroke - doctors would like to be able to hasten the formation of new blood vessels. One promisi...More Details

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Edible coatings will be the packaging of the future
September 5th 2006

The growing demand by consumers for healthier and more ecological foods has driven researchers to develop new systems of packaging that prolong the useful life of the products and that are, at the sam...More Details

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Study shows link between morbid obesity, low IQ in toddlers
September 1st 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - University of Florida researchers have discovered a link between morbid obesity in toddlers and lower IQ scores, cognitive delays and brain lesions similar to those seen in Alzheim...More Details

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Tiny shock absorbers help bacteria stick around inside the body
September 1st 2006

Bacteria have hair-like protrusions with a sticky protein on the tip that lets them cling to surfaces. The coiled, bungee cord-like structure of the protrusions helps the bacteria hang on tightly, eve...More Details

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Professor explores Alzheimer's causes
August 31st 2006

Some people live to be 100 without falling victim to Alzheimer's disease. Li-Huei Tsai, who joined MIT this spring as Picower Professor of Neuroscience, wants to know why. Amyloid beta or Abeta (a ...More Details

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It's not fair! We are programmed to resist weight loss
August 30th 2006

Research confirming the human body is designed to strongly resist attempts to lose weight will be presented at an international gathering of obesity experts hosted by QUT this week. Queensland Univ...More Details

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How We Detect Sour Taste
August 24th 2006

A team headed by biologists from the University of California, San Diego has discovered the cells and the protein that enable us to detect sour, one of the five basic tastes. The scientists, who inclu...More Details

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Ever-happy mice may hold key to new treatment of depression
August 24th 2006

A new breed of permanently "cheerful" mouse is providing hope of a new treatment for clinical depression. TREK-1 is a gene that can affect transmission of serotonin in the brain. Serotonin is known to...More Details

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How the brain loses the plasticity of youth
August 22nd 2006

A protein once thought to play a role only in the immune system could hold a clue to one of the great puzzles of neuroscience: how do the highly malleable and plastic brains of youth settle down into ...More Details

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Cosmic Yin and Yang discovered
August 22nd 2006

A University of Sydney astrophysicist has discovered a pair of red stars at the centre of our galaxy that look just like giant Yin and Yang symbols. The stars make up part of the five-star Quintupl...More Details

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Long-term tobacco use associated with dulled thinking and lower IQ, U-M study finds
August 16th 2006

ANN ARBOR, MI – Smokers often say that smoking a cigarette helps them concentrate and feel more alert. But years of tobacco use may have the opposite effect, dimming the speed and accuracy of a person...More Details

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Grueling four-day 'adventure race' becomes lab for testing heart muscle fatigue
August 3rd 2006

Cardiologist Euan Ashley wanted to study the hearts of endurance athletes, so he set up a mobile heart lab at the finishing line of the ultra-endurance race "Adrenaline Rush" in the Scottish High...More Details

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Honey more effective than antibiotics
July 27th 2006

A household remedy millennia old is being reinstated: honey helps the treatment of some wounds better than the most modern antibiotics. For several years now medical experts from the University of Bon...More Details

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How does the immune system isolate and destroy intruders?
July 25th 2006

Dendritic cells are the body's "watchdogs". They recognize and then degrade pathogens, isolating characteristic fragments that are recognized by the immune system thus triggering targeted responses. ...More Details

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The protein that makes you mad
June 22nd 2006

In recent years our feeding habits have been the focus of ongoing polemics. Everybody will remember the mad cow crisis when the sales of veal plummeted for fear of contagion, thousands of animals were...More Details

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Erotic images elicit strong response from brain
June 13th 2006

A new study suggests the brain is quickly turned on and "tuned in" when a person views erotic images. This brain map shows differences in reactions to erotic and neutral visual materials. Red zon...More Details

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Body has more than one body clock
May 25th 2006

PORTLAND, Ore. - Research conducted at Oregon Health & Science University suggests that contrary to popular belief, the body has more than one "body clock." The previously known master body clock resi...More Details

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Adult weight gain and histopathologic characteristics of breast cancer among postmenopausal women
May 23rd 2006

According to a new study, women who gain weight in adulthood face a higher lifetime risk of all types of breast cancer even if they do not take hormone replacement therapy after menopause. Publishe...More Details

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Despite acidity, orange juice could still be a source of foodborne disease
May 23rd 2006

ORLANDO ñ May 23, 2006 -- Orange juice and other foods traditionally not associated with foodborne disease outbreaks can still be a source of disease, although rare. Public health officials should be ...More Details

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Study of nutrients' effects on brain provides insight into appetite regulation
May 11th 2006

CINCINNATI--A cell-signaling pathway in the brain that is linked to the development of cancer and diabetes is also a key part of networks that regulate food intake, say University of Cincinnati (UC) r...More Details

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Evolutionary forces explain why women live longer than men
May 9th 2006

ANN ARBOR, Mich.—Despite research efforts to find modern factors that would explain the different life expectancies of men and women, the gap is actually ancient and universal, according to University...More Details

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Eat less, weigh more? Enzyme makes lean mice 'susceptible' to dietary fat
May 3rd 2006

Working with genetically engineered mice, Johns Hopkins scientists have interfered with the brain's ability to control an animal's response to a high-fat diet. The report, to be published in the lates...More Details

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How much do we internalize what others think of our weight?
May 1st 2006

CLEVELAND--If college students had to perform under conditions that mimic the perception deficits many older people have, their IQ scores would take a drop. As people grow older, do they really lose ...More Details

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Brain Study Considers Motor Function, Cognition with Alcohol Consumption
April 26th 2006

Dartmouth researchers are learning more about the effects of alcohol on the brain. They've discovered more about how the brain works to mask or suppress the impact that alcohol has on motor skills, li...More Details

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Muscles burn lactic acid as well as carbos
April 20th 2006

BERKELEY – In the lore of marathoners and extreme athletes, lactic acid is poison, a waste product that builds up in the muscles and leads to muscle fatigue, reduced performance and pain. Some 30 y...More Details

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Free-Electron Laser Targets Fat
April 10th 2006

Boston, Mass. - Fat may have finally met its match: laser light. Researchers at the Wellman Center for Photomedicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School and the Department of Ene...More Details

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Big Hips, Big Belly? It's in Your Genes
April 10th 2006

Boston -- Do you have big hips or a "beer" belly? Are you "apple-shaped" or "pear-shaped"? It makes a difference, since we know that abdominal obesity is linked to diabetes and many other metabolic co...More Details

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Don't hold your breath: Carp can manage without oxygen for months
April 7th 2006

How long can you hold your breath? Scientists at the University of Oslo have recently discovered how the Crucian Carp, a close relative of the goldfish, is able to live for months without oxygen. The ...More Details

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STUDY SHOWS HOW MEN AND WOMEN USE NEWS MEDIA DIFFERENTLY TO MANAGE ANGER
March 29th 2006

COLUMBUS , Ohio ñ When men and women are angry, they both choose the news media articles they read with the goal of regulating their moods, a new study suggests. But, in some circumstances, men cho...More Details

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Brains, not brawn, takes alumnus to Olympics
February 28th 2006

IT alumnus Patrick Antaki '84, a self-employed engineer and entrepreneur living in Texas, is not your typical Olympian. He's never even been much of an athlete, except for some recreational rugby. So ...More Details

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Aging Cells, Aging Body: Fresh Evidence for a Connection
February 4th 2006

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Brown University biologists have uncovered intriguing evidence to support the theory that old cells help make old bodies. In a study of baboons, scientists showed that as these anim...More Details

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'Out-of-body' experiences may come from within
August 23rd 2005

Psychologists at The University of Manchester are investigating the idea that out-of-body experiences, commonly thought of as paranormal phenomena, may in fact have their roots in how people perceive ...More Details

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Tricking the Brain' to Lose Weight
August 22nd 2005

The search for a 'magic bullet' to cure obesity intensified recently, when a team of British researchers announced they may have found a new hormone treatment that controls appetite by alerting the br...More Details

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Relationship Between Lawns, Allergies and Asthma Studied
August 4th 2005

DALLAS – "Have you ever driven down the road and seen someone mowing the lawn wearing a mask? This is an example of the relationship between allergies and mold spores in lawns." Dr. Phil Colbaugh, res...More Details

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Women's Health Study: Long-awaited findings of low-dose aspirin and vitamin E in preventing disease
July 5th 2005

The Women's Health Study (WHS) - the largest randomized clinical trial to investigate the impact of aspirin and vitamin E on the primary prevention of cardiovascular and cancer risk - has helped s...More Details

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Bees, Brains and Addiction
May 3rd 2005

To understand the complex processes in the human brain that lead to addiction, some researchers at UCSD have turned to bees. A bee learns to land on a tile of a certain color after it is rewar...More Details

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A Healthy Internal Clock Keeps Weight Off
April 24th 2005

Staying up past bedtime, skipping meals, and snacking constantly all add up to weight gain, fatty livers, and high cholesterol levels for an unlucky group of mice whose internal biological clocks are ...More Details

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Babies who gain weight rapidly during their very first week of life may be more likely to be overweight as young adults, according to a new study
April 19th 2005

Researchers from The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Iowa studied 653 adults, ranging in age from 20 to 32. The subjects, all of whom were whi...More Details

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Signs of aging: Scientists evaluate genes associated with longevity
April 18th 2005

Monday, April 18, 2005 – Scientists at the BC Cancer Agency's Genome Sciences Centre in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, and at the University of Missouri-Columbia have collaborated on a detailed ...More Details

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The Biggest Family Tree Ever
April 18th 2005

Ever wondered where your family's ancestors roamed 60,000 years ago? Now you can find out by participating in the world's most ambitious project tracing the genetic and migratory history of the hu...More Details

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OBESITY AND INSOMNIA LINKED BY EXCITABILITY OF BRAINCELLS
April 13th 2005

A possible link between lack of sleep (insomnia) and obesity has been traced to hypocretin/orexin cells in the hypothalamus region of the brain that are easily excited and sensitive to stress, Yale Sc...More Details

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acupuncture found to lower elevations in blood pressure
March 28th 2005

Acupuncture treatments using low levels of electrical stimulation can lower elevations in blood pressure by as much as 50 percent, researchers at the Susan Samueli Center for Integrative Medicine at U...More Details

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PROTEIN THAT HELPS SKIN CANCER SPREAD IDENTIFIED BY STANFORD RESEARCHERS
March 21st 2005

STANFORD, Calif. – A protein that normally helps hold the skin intact is also needed by skin cancer cells as they spread to other regions of the body, researchers at the Stanford University School o...More Details

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SMOKING PROMPTS OTHER UNHEALTHY CHOICES
March 17th 2005

“Adolescents whose parents were heavy smokers consumed significantly less vegetables and fruits, significantly more meats and sweets, spent significantly more time watching television and were more li...More Details

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BRAIN REGION LEARNS TO ANTICIPATE RISK, PROVIDES EARLY WARNINGS, SUGGESTS NEW STUDY IN SCIENCE
February 28th 2005

Following the Asian tsunami, scientists struggled to explain reports that primitive aboriginal tribesmen had somehow sensed the impending danger in time to join wild animals in a life-saving flight to...More Details

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BRAIN ACTIVITY OF MEN AND WOMAN CAN DIFFER GREATLY DURING HOSTILE OR IMPULSIVE ACTS, BUT LESS SO ON NICOTINE
February 21st 2005

UC Irvine researchers have uncovered significant differences in the brain activity of men and women when engaged in a broad range of activities and behavior – differences that are even more acute duri...More Details

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U-M DESIGNER HATCHES EMERGENCY SHELTER
February 21st 2005

ANN ARBOR, Mich.—Whether by war or natural disaster, when thousands of refugees need reliable, cheap, portable shelter, a temporary emergency hut developed by a University of Michigan professor may ...More Details

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YOUNG BLOOD REVIVES AGING MUSCLES, STANFORD RESEARCHERS FIND
February 19th 2005

STANFORD - Any older person can attest that aging muscles don't heal like young ones. But it turns out that's not the muscle's fault. A study in the Feb. 17 issue of Nature shows that it's old blood t...More Details

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SANDIA RESEARCHERS DEVELOP PORTABLE DEVICE THAT CAN DETECT HEART AND GUM DISEASE INSTANTLY
February 15th 2005

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Someday in the not-too-distant future patients may visit a doctor’s office, provide a sample of saliva or blood, and know in minutes if they are prone to heart disease, gum disease...More Details

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RIGHT BEFORE YOUR EYES; VISUAL RECOGNITION WITH CATEGORIZATION
February 11th 2005

Take a moment and look at a picture near you. What did you see? How long did it take you to understand what was in the image, meaning how long did it take you to realize the green blob was a tree? Or ...More Details

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OH, YOU TEASE! STRENGTH-TRAIN YOUR BRAIN WITH GAMES
February 8th 2005

At the College of Education and Human Development's (CEHD) Alumni College this fall, Carla Tabourne conducted a session she named, "Strength-train your brain with games." Tabourne, an associate profes...More Details

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RESEARCHERS FIND WAY TO PRODUCE CHOLESTEROL-LOWERING SNACK CHIPS
February 8th 2005

Snackaholics rejoice! Brandeis University biology professor K.C. Hayes and Senior Research Associate Andy Pronczuk at the school's Foster Biomedical Research Laboratory, and Senior Scientist Daniel...More Details

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DNA MOLECULES USED TO ASSEMBLE NANOPARTICLES
February 6th 2005

ANN ARBOR, Mich.—University of Michigan researchers have developed a faster, more efficient way to produce a wide variety of nanoparticle drug delivery systems, using DNA molecules to bind the parti...More Details

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CHEMISTS CREATE 'SUPERBOWL' MOLECULE; MAY LEAD TO BETTER HEALTH
February 2nd 2005

In a development that could one day score a touchdown for better health, chemists in Australia have created a "superbowl" molecule that shows promise for precision drug delivery, according to a recent...More Details

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EMBRACE YOUR REGRETS AND MOVE FORWARD, PSYCHOLOGIST SAYS
February 1st 2005

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Have regrets? Don’t push them away. Harness them and move on as a smarter person, says Neal Roese, a professor of psychology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Roe...More Details

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NEW BREAST CANCER TEST COULD SAVE LIVES
February 1st 2005

A team o researchers a the University of Bristol is developing a revolutionary new test to detect breast cancer at an early stage.  If successful, this test will be effective for women of all ages; ...More Details

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WHY DO SOME PEOPLE GET BITTEN BY MOSQUITOES MORE THAN OTHERS?
January 27th 2005

Why is it that when you go on holiday some members of your family always seem to get bitten more than others? Researchers supported by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC...More Details

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THE GREAT STEM CELL DIVIDE
January 27th 2005

Stanford physician Michael Lyons, MD, is not a stem cell researcher. But when the Connecticut House Speaker recently called him to discuss her "cautious, maybe even negative, feelings" about a state b...More Details

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FIRST VIEW OF MANY NEURONS PROCESSING INFORMATION IN LIVING BRAIN
January 20th 2005

Boston--January 19, 2005--Harvard Medical School researchers have applied a new microscopy technique in a living animal brain that for the first time reveals highly sophisticated time-lapse images of ...More Details

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MOBILE PHONES AND HEALTH
January 17th 2005

The Board of NRPB has published a major document1 on mobile phones and health. The review updates an earlier report published in 2000 by the UK Independent Expert Group on Mobile Phones and Health ...More Details

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A SITE FOR SORE EYES: NEW TARGET FOR ALLERGIES FOUND UNDER THE EYELID
January 16th 2005

Scientists have found a protein in the eye which plays a critical role in how an allergic response develops over a 24-hour period. The University College London (UCL) team hope their discovery will pa...More Details

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CANCER STUDY FOCUSES ON TEACHERS
January 13th 2005

The National Cancer Institute has pledged $12.8 million to continue the California Teachers Study, an expansive examination of cancer among female schoolteachers that is led by USC/Norris Comprehensiv...More Details

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LOVERS NO GOOD AT SPOTTING CUPID'S ARROW IN OTHERS
January 11th 2005

CORVALLIS, Ore. - The next time you're at a party with the love of your life, don't spend a lot of time trying to identify other couples in love - chances are, you aren't very good at it. Golfers m...More Details

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A PORTABLE DETECTOR FOR HIV-AIDS, MEASLES AND OTHER INFECTIONS DISEASES
January 11th 2005

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A portable device similar to today’s home pregnancy tests that can quickly detect the presence of infectious diseases, including HIV-AIDS and measles as well as biological agents su...More Details

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NEW SYSTEM MAY HELP BABIES AVOID BRAIN DAMAGE
January 11th 2005

The same heightened electrical activity that indicates an adult taking a treadmill test isn’t getting enough oxygen to his heart is now being measured during labor to see if it can better identify bab...More Details

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ENDOSCOPIC SINUS SURGERY IS SAFE, EFFECTIVE IN OLDER PATIENTS
December 30th 2004

Minimally invasive surgery to alleviate the pain and pressure of sinusitis is a safe, effective therapy for geriatric patients who can’t be helped by medication alone, according to new research. ...More Details

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INVESTIGATING THE CELL'S GARBAGE DISPOSAL
December 29th 2004

A cell's ability to clean house may shed light on cancer, Alzheimer's disease--and rotten tomatoes Just as people clean up after dinner by running food scraps down the garbage disposal, cells get...More Details

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HOLIDAYS, BIRTHDAYS AND POSTPONEMENT OF CANCER DEATHS
December 25th 2004

OLUMBUS, Ohio – A careful analysis of the timing of over a million deaths reveals no evidence that cancer patients can intentionally postpone their demise in order to live long enough to reach an emot...More Details

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SCIENTISTS DISCOVER THE CELLULAR ROOTS OF GRAYING HAIR
December 25th 2004

Few things about growing older are as inevitable and obvious as “going gray,” yet scientists have been unable to explain the precise cause of this usually unwelcome transformation. In a report po...More Details

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HAIR LOSS IN WOMEN..Dermatologist Discusses How to Combat the Loss of Locks
December 23rd 2004

Each year, women spend countless hours and dollars on their hair.  It can play a major role in a woman’s self-confidence and self-esteem, making female pattern hair loss a potentially debilitating con...More Details

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TREATING VARICOSE VEINS WITH HEAT..
December 22nd 2004

Dec. 21, 2004 — Some 41 percent of American women may have varicose vein disease by the time they reach their 40s and 50s. Now Washington University in St. Louis dermatologic surgeons are among a gro...More Details

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BODY'S BIOLOGICAL CLOCK FOUND TO AFFECT CARDIAC RHYTHM PATTERNS IN HEALTHY ADULTS
December 21st 2004

(Boston) — In a newly reported, first-ever finding, physicists from Boston University and physiologists from Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) have found that the body’s biological clock aff...More Details

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WHY MEN ARE ATTRACTED TO SUBORDINATE WOMEN
December 21st 2004

ANN ARBOR, Mich.—Men are more likely to want to marry women who are their assistants at work rather than their colleagues or bosses, a University of Michigan study finds. The study, published i...More Details

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ROMAN FACE CREAM REPRODUCED
December 20th 2004

Cosmetic face cream used by fashionable Roman women has been analysed by scientists at Bristol University, and then reproduced. The results of this unique opportunity to analyse the ingredients of th...More Details

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SPORTS SCIENCE GATHERS MOMENTUM
December 20th 2004

Sport Science on the Albany campus moves into a new era with the arrival of new equipment and the addition of three staff from universities in Britain. The research treadmill pictured here is on...More Details

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2004’s Top 10 Hot Topics in Plastic Surgery
December 17th 2004

Arlington Heights, IL – Along with Brittany’s weddings, Julia’s babies and Martha’s new home in a federal penitentiary – one of the biggest stories of 2004 was plastic surgery. As the experts in the s...More Details

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Driving the design of sports equipment
December 17th 2004

A well-designed and comfortable backpack goes a long way to protect against unnecessary pain and injury, as does a soccer player’s shin guards and a jockey’s helmet. Unique to Australasia, a new...More Details

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STANFORD STUDY LINKS OBESITY TO HORMONAL CHANGES FROM LACK OF SLEEP
December 10th 2004

STANFORD, Calif. – The less you sleep, the more you may gain. So say Stanford University School of Medicine researchers, who found in a recent study that sleep loss leads to higher levels of a hormone...More Details

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Alcohol abuse a common contributor to problems
December 8th 2004

Substance abuse is a major mental-health issue that can disrupt the lives of college students. A complex set of factors can lead to or exacerbate abuse or addictions. While it isn't the case 100 per...More Details

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Cigarette Smoke A Culprit in Poor Healing and Increased Scarring
December 7th 2004

RIVERSIDE, Calif. – www.ucr.edu – Cigarette smoke, whether first- or second-hand, complicates the careful cellular choreography of wound healing, according to a paper by University of California, Rive...More Details

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New method measures emotional quality of daily experience
December 6th 2004

ANN ARBOR, Mich.—For Marcel Proust, the taste of a madeleine conjured remembrance of the distant past. In today's multi-tasking, hyper-speed world, it can be a trick to remember what we did yesterda...More Details

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BEFORE USING THAT SHAMPOO, READ THE LABEL
December 5th 2004

WASHINGTON, Dec. 5 – An antimicrobial agent found in many shampoos and hand lotions and widely used in industrial settings inhibits the development of particular neuron structures that are essential ...More Details

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First human trials of Chinese AIDS vaccine announced
November 30th 2004

[BEIJING] China's State Food and Drug Administration (SFDA) approved the country's first human trial of a potential HIV/AIDS vaccine yesterday (25 November). The phase I clinical trial will test the v...More Details

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psychological stress gets 'under the skin'
November 30th 2004

Increasing scientific evidence suggests that prolonged psychological stress takes its toll on the body, but the exact mechanisms by which stress influences disease processes have remained elusive. Now...More Details

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The Body’s Reaction to Stress May Indicate Risk for Substance Abuse
November 24th 2004

People who were unable to reduce their response to predictable loud noises were more likely to have problems with alcohol, cannabis, and illicit drugs. A study published in the recent issue of Ps...More Details

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Nation Wastes Nearly Half Its Food
November 22nd 2004

As they sit down to their Thanksgiving Day dinner next Thursday, many Americans will marvel at the cornucopia of food at their table. What many don't think about is how much food is wasted, not just o...More Details

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HOW RUNNING MADE US HUMAN Endurance Running Let Us Evolve to Look the Way We Do
November 19th 2004

Nov. 17, 2004 – Humans evolved from ape-like ancestors because they needed to run long distances – perhaps to hunt animals or scavenge carcasses on Africa’s vast savannah – and the ability to run shap...More Details

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Abundance of protein in infected swine may result in reduced muscle mass
November 17th 2004

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — A study looking at chronic infectious respiratory diseases that affect most swine during their critical growing stage has shed new light on the reasons for restricted weight gain and...More Details

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U-M researcher examines the cell's housekeeping habits
November 10th 2004

Autophagy, self-eating at the cellular level, is implicated in many aspects of human physiology and disease. [Image: Design by D.J. Klionsky and B.A. Rafferty, 3D Modeling and Rendering by B.A. Raf...More Details

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Fresh science points to pain relief
November 7th 2004

A University of Adelaide student has won a national award for his research, which could lead to a new era of pain control. Mark Hutchinson, who is studying for his PhD in the university’s Departmen...More Details

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Researchers: Religious faith shortens hospital stays, aids recovery
November 4th 2004

ANN ARBOR, MICH.—Religious faith and the power of prayer gives people a sense of confidence, hope, optimism and sense of control over ailments and other issues in life, according to a new University o...More Details

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Researchers Examine the Mind's Eye
November 1st 2004

The fastest computer can't do what the human visual system can – recognize and contextualize in an instant. USC scientists are studying this 'most elegant of structures' to learn more about the brai...More Details

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Bristol scientists find key to unlock body's own cancer defence
November 1st 2004

Scientists at Bristol University have found that a protein present in normal body tissues can prevent tumour growth.  A team led by Dr Dave Bates, British Heart Foundation Lecturer, and Dr Steve ...More Details

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Cellular Stress Appears to Link Obesity, Diabetes
October 30th 2004

The link between obesity and diabetes is so clear that a new word has been coined to describe it: diabesity. But researchers cannot say how, exactly, eating too many calories causes the insulin resist...More Details

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Immune system in a bottle could help prevent flu vaccine shortage
October 26th 2004

ANN ARBOR, Mich.—Picture a honeycomb and each compartment in the honeycomb is coated with living cells from a person’s mouth, skin or a piece of bone. University of Michigan associate professor N...More Details

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INTOXICATED HONEY BEES MAY CLUE SCIENTISTS INTO DRUNKEN HUMAN BEHAVIOR
October 25th 2004

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Inebriated bees could give researchers better insight into alcohol's effects on human behavior, a new study suggests. "Alcohol affects bees and humans in similar ways – it impair...More Details

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UN delays vote on cloning ban — again
October 25th 2004

UN member states are split over whether to allow cloning of human genetic material for medical research The member states of the United Nations have delayed for another year a vote on whether to dr...More Details

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Researcher Dispels Myth of Dioxins and Plastic Water Bottles
October 24th 2004

The Internet has been flooded with email warnings to avoid freezing water in plastic bottles so as not to get exposed to carcinogenic dioxins. Recently, one hoax email has been attributed to Johns Hop...More Details

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VCU SCIENTISTS TO PRESENT BREAKTHROUGH RESEARCH IN HOW BRAIN CELLS PREMATURELY AGE
October 21st 2004

RICHMOND, Va. (Oct. 20, 2004) – Brain cells become increasingly unable to regulate calcium loads as they age, becoming more vulnerable to injury and premature death, according to new findings that Vir...More Details

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MRI CAN MEASURE EARLY BENEFITS OF CHOLESTEROL-LOWERING DRUGS AND PLAQUE REDUCTION, NEW STUDY SHOWS
October 12th 2004

Cardiologist João Lima, M.D.(seated), shows senior cardiology fellow Amy Spooner, M.D., an MRI image of plaque reduction in artery after statin therapy. Using modified magnetic resonance imaging ...More Details

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A washing machine for blood
October 7th 2004

Blood poisoning is fatal in almost half of all cases. Patients could be helped by efficient blood cleansing. Scientists are working on a new technique that will quickly and effectively retrieve toxic ...More Details

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New Research Reveals Physiotherapy No Better Than Advice For Back Pain
October 6th 2004

Researchers from the University of Warwick have found that routine physiotherapy for mild to moderate low back pain is no more effective than a single advice session with a physiotherapist. UK NHS ...More Details

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Intelligent clothing inspired by pine cones
October 6th 2004

A new type of 'smart' clothing which adapts to changing temperatures to keep the wearer comfortable is being developed by two universities using nature as a guide. The clothing will use the lat...More Details

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Flu gene
October 6th 2004

GENE FROM 1918 VIRUS PROVES KEY TO VIRULENT INFLUENZA Photo by: courtesy Yoshihiro Kawaoka, University of Wisconsin-Madison MADISON - Using a gene resurrected from the virus that caused the 19...More Details

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EINSTEIN RESEARCHERS IDENTIFY MECHANISM IN BRAIN THAT  SHORT CIRCUITS THINKING PROCESS UNDER INFLUENCE OF MARIJUANA
October 6th 2004

Marijuana use has long been known to cause problems with learning and memory. Now, researchers at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have identified the mechanism by which ...More Details

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Good News: As You Age, Leg Blood Vessels Adapt So You Can Still Exercise Without Fainting
October 5th 2004

Austin, Texas (Oct. 6, 2004) – The “fight or flight” mechanism is one of the best-known physiological responses.  It increases our ability to respond to stressful situations. One way to look at exerci...More Details

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MU Researcher Finds Area of Brain Responsible for Binge Eating of Fat Findings May Provide Insight Into Why People Overeat
October 4th 2004

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Recent studies show that 65 percent of the U.S. population is either clinically obese or overweight. Over-consumption, or binge eating, of high amounts of fats, carbohydrates and sugar...More Details

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cottonseed drug boosts cancer treatment
October 2nd 2004

ANN ARBOR, MI - A drug refined from cottonseed oil and previously tried and abandoned as a male contraceptive could boost the effectiveness of treatment for prostate cancer and possibly other comm...More Details

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Punching the timeclock of life Is human longevity programmed? A USC molecular geneticist's findings may one day alter Darwin's ideas
September 27th 2004

Ten years ago, Valter Longo had an inkling of a theory of aging that is now challenging the dogma of one of science's heavyweights – Charles Darwin. From graduate school to a career as an assistant...More Details

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Androgen Loss May Lead to Alzheimer’s
September 22nd 2004

Like estrogen loss in older women, decreased levels of testosterone may put aging men at risk for Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new study by USC researchers. The team’s findings – appearing ...More Details

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Women Prefer to Think 'Thin'
September 20th 2004

Not every woman wants to be blonde, but given a choice, most would at least prefer to be thin. A new study by University of Arizona sociologists suggests that many women strive for a thin body typ...More Details

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Gene that fights off bacteria helps maintain normal eyesight, U-M Kellogg Eye Center study finds
September 19th 2004

ANN ARBOR, MI - Scientists have learned that a family of genes long known to be integral to the immune system also plays a role in vision, perhaps preventing certain blinding diseases. The gene, TL...More Details

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Fat Hormone Revives Reproductive Systems of Lean Women
September 19th 2004

The researchers had been monitoring the weekly ultrasound results of the eight women in the pilot study with anticipation. A study of amenorrheic women showed that leptin was necessary to reviv...More Details

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How Many Calories Do You Burn? Instruments Provide Faster Answers
September 16th 2004

Three new, high-tech devices should make it easier, faster and less expensive to determine how many calories your body burns. Scientists at the ARS Western Human Nutrition Research Center, Davis, Cali...More Details

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MARIJUANA-LIKE CHEMICALS IN THE BRAIN CALM NEURONS, SAY STANFORD RESEARCHERS
September 15th 2004

STANFORD, Calif. – From the munchies to the giggles to paranoia, smoking marijuana causes widespread changes in the brain. Now researchers at Stanford University School of Medicine are a step closer t...More Details

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Doctors writing new prescriptions -- For using the Internet
September 6th 2004

Having trouble finding quality health information on the Web? You might ask your doctor to write you an "information prescription." A University of Iowa study shows that the nearly no-cost, quick e...More Details

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What is West Nile Virus?
August 23rd 2004

What is West Nile Virus? First detected in the eastern United States in 1999, West Nile Virus is a human pathogen transmitted by mosquitoes and spread by migrating birds. In humans, disease is rare...More Details

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Last of known genes identified in complex obesity syndrome
August 15th 2004

By comparing three different species' genomes and adding some good old-fashioned genetic analysis, scientists have uncovered the identity of the last of eight genes known to contribute to Bardet-Biedl...More Details

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HFEA grants the first therapeutic cloning licence for research
August 11th 2004

The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority has granted the first licence to create human embryonic stem cells using cell nuclear transfer – a technique also known as therapeutic cloning. The lic...More Details

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Two enzymes key to calorie-burning, Brown research shows
August 3rd 2004

A Brown-led research team has discovered a pair of universal switches in the brain that tell the body to stop eating and start burning calories. Tripped by leptin, these essential enzymes activate oth...More Details

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Iron can have Negative Side Effects on People with Kidney Disease
July 30th 2004

More than 20 million Americans– one in nine adults– have chronic kidney disease, and most don’t even know it.[1] Physicians are constantly searching for the most effective therapies to help people wit...More Details

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Perfecting a Performance Through Science
July 26th 2004

Using state-of-the-art biomechanical techniques, USC scientists can help athletes striving to reach this summer’s Olympics. A small shift in movement can make all the difference. What makes Lenn...More Details

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Gene therapy reaches muscles throughout the body and reverses muscular dystrophy in animal model
July 24th 2004

The gene therapy was able to perform in all muscles in the mouse, and would not necessarily have to carry the dystrophy gene Researchers have found a delivery method for gene therapy that reaches all...More Details

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How wounds heal – Clues from flies
July 19th 2004

Anyone who's endured their share of childhood scrapes has probably heard some version of the motherly admonishment, "Don't pick that scab, you'll just make it worse!" It turns out, Mom was on to somet...More Details

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PRELIMINARY REPORT SUGGESTS THAT DRUG CAN INDUCE TANNING WHEN USED WITH SUNLIGHT OR SIMULATED UV-B LIGHT
July 18th 2004

CHICAGO—Melanotan-1, a synthetic agent similar to the body's hormone that regulates skin pigmentation, can be combined with UV-B light or sunlight, and appears to act synergistically in the tanning re...More Details

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OSU HELPS TO DEVELOP NEW PRODUCT: FRESH FRUIT WITH FIZZ
July 12th 2004

PORTLAND - Imagine biting into a juicy apple or pear and experiencing a zinging, fizzy sensation. "Fizzy Fruit," a carbonated fruit should be commercialized soon, thanks in part to work done by Orego...More Details

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Gene alteration points to longevity, thinness
June 29th 2004

Imagine that by altering the function of a single gene, you could live longer, be thinner and have lower cholesterol and fat levels in your blood. Medical College of Georgia researchers are using a...More Details

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'MAKING MUSCLES' ISN'T SHOWING OFF ON ELECTRICAL ENGINEER'S PART
June 20th 2004

Qiming Zhang isn’t a body builder, but he spends a lot of time making muscles. Zhang, professor of electrical engineering at Penn State, creates artificial muscles that look like thin sp...More Details

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'Imagination' helps older people remember to comply with medical advice
June 3rd 2004

A healthy dose of "imagination" helps older people remember to take medications and follow other medical advice, according to a new study supported by the National Institute on Aging (NIA), a part of ...More Details

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Small daily doses of flavonoid- rich chocolate improve blood vessel function, study suggests
May 31st 2004

UCSF scientists are publishing sweet results of a study examining chocolate's effects on blood vessel function in healthy people. The team reports that small daily doses of flavonoid-rich dark chocola...More Details

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STUDY SHOWS THAT GENES CAN PROTECT KIDS AGAINST POVERTY
May 24th 2004

MADISON - For children growing up poor, money isn't the only solution to overcoming the challenges of poverty. According to a new study, the genes and warm support received from parents also can b...More Details

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Born to Die Young? Study examines the risks of being male
May 24th 2004

NN ARBOR, Mich.—In the years at the dangerous border between adolescence and adulthood, about three men die for every woman, according to a new University of Michigan study of the ratio of male to fem...More Details

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U-M scientist finds link between human growth hormone and bone quality in mice
May 4th 2004

EDITORS: A black-and-white slide comparing magnified cross-sections of bone in experimental and control mice is available on request. Laboratory mice which have been genetically altered to produce ...More Details

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MALE HOT FLASHES ARE THE SUBJECT OF NEW STUDY
February 18th 2004

OHSU School of Medicine and OHSU Cancer Institute researchers start the first American clinical trial examining acupuncture to treat hot flashes experienced by prostate cancer patients PORTLAND, Or...More Details

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Experimental Drug Used to Treat Recurrent Ovarian Cancer Shows Promising Results
February 11th 2004

New Haven, Conn. -- Yale researchers have reported promising preliminary results of a Phase Ib/IIa study in women with recurrent ovarian cancer using phenoxodiol, an experimental anti-cancer drug that...More Details

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VIRTUAL REALITY HELPS BREAST CANCER PATIENTS COPE WITH CHEMOTHERAPY
January 28th 2004

DURHAM, N.C. -- Women with breast cancer have fewer adverse effects from chemotherapy and less fatigue when using virtual reality as a distraction intervention during treatments, according to a study ...More Details

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Evidence That Memories are Consolidated During Sleep
January 24th 2004

DURHAM, N.C., -- By exposing rats to novel objects and measuring their brain signals, Duke University researchers have detected telltale signal reverberations in wide areas of the brain during ...More Details

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Fat cells fight disease, Purdue University researchers find
January 19th 2004

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Fat cells, commonly blamed for a number of diseases, also may aid in the body's defense against illnesses such as diabetes and cancer, according to Purdue University researchers...More Details

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RUNNING A-FOWL: NU RESEARCHERS FIRST TO MEASURE ENERGY USED BY LEG MUSCLES
January 1st 2004

Findings show swinging the limbs is expensive; suggest "force hypothesis" needs modification 01-02-04) Researchers at Northeastern University today announced that they have demonstrated that,...More Details

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UT Southwestern researchers discover first effective treatment for exercise disorder
December 24th 2003

DALLAS – Dec. 25, 2003 – People with McArdle's disease – a condition marked by low tolerance for exercise and high risk of activity-related muscle injury – can dramatically improve their exercise tole...More Details

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Can The Mode Of Training Affect The Hormone Response To Different modes of exercise?
December 2nd 2003

First-of-its kind study concludes circulating endogenous hormone profile is more dependent on exercise mode or intensity than exercise volume as measured by caloric expenditure in men DECEMBER 3, ...More Details

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Silicon may have been the key to start of life on Earth
October 22nd 2003

A scientist at the University of Sheffield has discovered that silicon may have been key to the establishment of life on earth. Until now it has generally been thought that bacteria do not interact wi...More Details

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UI Researchers Discover New Cause Of Muscular Dystrophies
April 4th 2003

Kevin Campbell, Ph.D., the Roy J. Carver Chair of Physiology and Biophysics and interim head of the department, UI professor of neurology, and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Investigator. ...More Details

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Cross-Train Your Brain
April 30th 2002

editor's note : by Lawrence Katz, PhD, James B. Duke Professor of Neurobiology and Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Millions of people pursue exercise regimens to help the...More Details

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