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Boosting armor for nuclear-waste eating microbes

Posted by External 4 hours ago General — A microbe developed to clean up nuclear waste has just been improved. In earlier research, Gemma Reguera, a microbiologist identified that Geobacter bacteria's tiny conductive hair-like appendages, or pili, did the yeoman's share of remediation. By increasing the strength of the pili nanowires, she improved their ability to clean up uranium and other toxic wastes. Read More
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Americans Are Eating Healthier, Study Finds

Posted by External 14 days ago General — People in the U.S. are eating healthier now than a decade ago, a new study finds. Read More
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New FCRN report - Changing what we eat: A call for research and action on widespread adoption of sustainable healthy eating

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Why Eating Fruits and Veggies Won't Make You Thin

Posted by External 80 days ago General — People who start eating more fruits and vegetables won't necessarily lose weight, a new study finds. Read More
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Man's Hormonal Condition Was 'Eating' His Finger Bones

Posted by External 117 days ago General — A man whose finger bones looked mysteriously "eaten away" on an X-ray was actually a textbook case for doctors who have seen what high levels of a hormone called parathyroid hormone can do to the body. Read More
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Eating endangered species in China could yield jail time

Posted by External 138 days ago General — It's well known that much of the world's massive illegal wildlife trade ends up in China, including poached tigers, pangolins, and bears. But now those who order pangolin fetuses, tiger blood, or bear bile at a restaurant or market may see significant jail time. According to a reinterpretation of Chinese law by the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC), consumers of some 420 Read More
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Pregnant Women - Eating For Two Is Unhealthy, Doctors Say | Video

Posted by External 139 days ago General — Researchers at Pennsylvania State University discovered that 'eating for two' during pregnancy could be harmful to women's health. Doctors recommend a modest staged approach of slight caloric intake per trimester. Read More
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Eating Fiber May Help Prolong Life After Heart Attack

Posted by External 139 days ago General — Consuming more fiber may help heart-attack survivors live longer, new research suggests. Read More
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