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Diet soda and risk of stroke- new study results

in medicine, biology

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

in medicine, biology, omics

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. 

Americans Weighing Higher And Higher-Obesity, The Menace

in environment, medicine, education

Over the past several decades, the adult population in the United States has undergone a dramatic shift toward heavier body weight, says one of the congressional budget office (CBO) reports.

Siblings play key role in child development-University of Queensland

in medicine, biology, education

Children with autism have difficulties in social interaction. The good news is that siblings may be able to help autistic children. University of Queensland  researchers are exploring the influence siblings may have on the social behaviour of autistic children. 

Drug-Resistant Bacteria In Meat And Poultry From Grocery Stores in US- TGen Study

in medicine, biology, omics

It is scary to find drug-resistant bacteria in the grocery store meat.  But, that is exactly what was found in a recent study drug-resitant bacteria in meat and poultry. 

Are Creative People Eccentric? Not All Eccentric Must Be Creative, Or Atleast Don't Act Eccentric To Look Creative!- Reddit Hot

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According to a new article in Scientific American, highly creative people often seem weirder than the rest of us. The article was titled "The Unleashed Mind: Why Creative People Are Eccentric." The article got posted on reddit and attracted over  comments in 10 hours.

Bringing Light to Born Blind-Project Prakash Answers William Molyneux Question

in medicine, biology, education

If a person born blind gets his eyesight restored in the adulthood will he be able to immediately visually distinguish between objects that he could previously identify by touch?  The studies of Dr Pawan Sinha at MIT, who leads the Project Prakash, does not have an affirmative answer. 

Stem cells make 'retina in a dish'- Retina made from mouse cells in Japan

in medicine, biology

A complex biological tissue, retina, was created in a laboratory dish by scientists in Japan.  This may be the first step towards treatments for human eye diseases, including some forms of blindness.