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Eating Increases with Video Game Playing in Teens- A Cause for Teen Obesity?

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A new study shows that playing video game increases food intake in teens and suggests that this could be one reason for increasing obesity incidence seen in the teens.

Music, Age and Hearing-Music training reduce impact of age-related hearing loss

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A number of studies suggest that musical training gives students learning advantages in the classroom. A recent study by a group of researchers at the Northwestern University finds that musical training can reduce the impact of age-related hearing loss in the older people.

The Diabetes Paradox: The Disease Of Civilization, The Misfortune Due To Comfort

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One hundred years of research and the ultimate synthesis of recombinant insulin have not done any good to the incidence of diabetes. Paradoxically, the occurrence of diabetes in different parts of the world is growing with ferocity.

US$800 Billion in Economic Benefits from Human Genome Project Questioned

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According to an article in Nature the high-profile claim that the Human Genome Project and associated research generated almost US$800 billion in economic benefits has been questioned by economists.

Pep Rally for Young Scientists? Intel ISEF International Science Fair Begins

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We don’t conduct pep rallies for students going to science or math team competitions.  May be it is time to consider one!  1500 cream of the crop of high school students from around the world will compete at the Intel ISEF international science fair this week in Los Angeles California.

Why Bats Do Not Like To Fly In Rain? An Energy Conundrum

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A new study finds answer to the question, why bats do not like to fly in rain?  The study published in Biology letters and featured in Science magazine found that wet bats need twice as much energy to fly as compared to bats that are dry.

Diet soda and risk of stroke- new study results

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According to a new study, those who drank diet solda every day had a 61% risk of stroke over those who drank other types of soda.

Mitoscriptome In Biomedicine- Mitochondrial Genomics In Health and Disease

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Mitochondria are the fuel power plants of animal cells.  The number of mitochondria in a cell varies from tissue to tissue. Some cells have only few mitochondria while the cells that need lots of energy to function may have thousands of mitochondria.