Could Diet Sodas Be Making Us Fatter?

The artificial sweeteners in "diet" beverages, thought to help people trim their waistlines, may be having the opposite effect. A new study reveals that three of the leading artificial sweeteners ...

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Strategy, not habitat loss, leads chimps to kill rivals

Human impacts on chimpanzees have not increased their violence.

Wed 17 Sep 14 from ScienceNews

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Obama takes aim at antibiotic resistance

The White House offers an incentive for better diagnostics and calls for new meds and more stewardship programs against antibiotic resistance.

4 hours ago from ScienceNews

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Sticky Nanobeads Can Strip Bacteria, Viruses From Blood

A new device uses magnetism to rid the bloodstream of pathogens that are the source of deadly infections. Bioengineers at Harvard's Wyss Institute have developed a blood filter that quickly ...

Tue 16 Sep 14 from Discover Magazine

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Spontaneous mutations in key brain gene are a cause of autism

Spontaneous mutations in the brain gene TBR1 disrupt the function of the encoded protein in children with severe autism. In addition, there is a direct link between TBR1 and FOXP2, a well-known ...

13 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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Many throat cancer patients can skip neck surgery

A new study shows that patients with human papillomavirus (HPV) – the same virus associated with both cervical and head and neck cancer – positive oropharyngeal cancer see significantly higher ...

Wed 17 Sep 14 from Medical Xpress

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Modern forests hold signs of prehistoric apocalypse

Meteorite that wiped out dinos took a heavy toll on flowering evergreens as well

Tue 16 Sep 14 from Science Now

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Flu vaccine for expectant moms a top priority

Only about half of all pregnant women in the U.S. get a flu shot each season, leaving thousands of moms-to-be and their babies at increased risk of serious illness.

7 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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First UK volunteer gets experimental Ebola vaccine

British scientists say a former nurse has become the first person in the country to receive an experimental Ebola vaccine in an early trial to test its safety.

Wed 17 Sep 14 from Medical Xpress

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Neuroscientists decode conscious experiences with Hitchcock film

(Medical Xpress)—Western researchers have extended their game-changing brain scanning techniques by showing that a short Alfred Hitchcock movie can be used to detect consciousness in vegetative ...

Tue 16 Sep 14 from Medical Xpress

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