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Self-Healing Engineered Muscle Grown in Lab
Posted on April 01, 2014 at 09:44:09 am
Biomedical engineers have grown living skeletal muscle that looks a lot like the real thing. It contracts powerfully and rapidly, integrates into mice quickly, and for the first time, demonstrates the ability to heal itself

Computer Maps 21 Distinct Emotional Expressions
Posted on April 01, 2014 at 09:51:11 am
Researchers at The Ohio State University have found a way for computers to recognize 21 distinct facial expressions -- even expressions for complex or seemingly contradictory emotions such as "happily disgusted" or "sadly angry."

Fruits, Veggies: 7 a Day Keeps Reaper at Bay
Posted on April 01, 2014 at 10:03:45 am
Eating seven or more portions of fruit and vegetables a day reduces your risk of death at any point in time by 42% compared to eating less than one portion, reports a new UCL study

Gene-Editing Method Cures Mice of a Disease
Posted on April 03, 2014 at 07:08:24 am
Using a new gene-editing system based on bacterial proteins, MIT researchers have cured mice of a rare liver disorder caused by a single genetic mutation

Chocolate to Help Prevent Obesity, Diabetes?
Posted on April 03, 2014 at 07:18:04 am
Improved thinking. Decreased appetite. Lowered blood pressure. The potential health benefits of dark chocolate keep piling up, and scientists are now homing in on what ingredients in chocolate might help prevent obesity, as well as type-2 diabetes

Hummingbirds: Millions of Years of Change
Posted on April 04, 2014 at 02:10:04 am
The first comprehensive map of hummingbirds' 22-million-year-old family tree -- reconstructed based on careful analysis of 284 of the world's 338 known species -- tells a story of rapid and ongoing diversification

Stick-On Patches for Health Monitoring
Posted on April 04, 2014 at 01:49:57 pm
Wearing a fitness tracker on your wrist or clipped to your belt is so 2013

Bronze Age Chronology: Oldest Weather Report
Posted on April 07, 2014 at 08:24:15 am
An inscription on a 3,500-year-old stone block from Egypt may be one of the world's oldest weather reports -- and could provide new evidence about the chronology of events in the ancient Middle East

Green Tea Extract Boosts Your Brain Power
Posted on April 08, 2014 at 07:27:10 am
Researchers at the University of Basel are reporting first evidence that green tea extract enhances the cognitive functions, in particular the working memory

Scientists Reconstruct Ancient Impact That Dwarfs Dinosaur-Extinction Blast
Posted on April 11, 2014 at 10:39:25 am
Picture this: A massive asteroid almost as wide as Rhode Island and about three to five times larger than the rock thought to have wiped out the dinosaurs slams into Earth


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