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Bioengineering Better Photosynthesis Increases Yields in Soy Crops by 33%

Bioengineers have genetically altered soy plants to increase the efficiency of photosynthesis, resulting in greater production of beans without losing quality.

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Coffee, Tea Reduce Risk of Stroke, Dementia

Drinking coffee or tea may be associated with a lower risk of stroke and dementia, according to a study of healthy individuals published in PLOS Medicine.

Researchers Discover Why Cold Induces Tooth Pain and Hypersensitivity and How to Stop It

Researchers report in Science Advances that they have uncovered a new function for odontoblasts, the cells that form dentin, the shell beneath the tooth's enamel that encases the soft dental pulp containing nerves and blood vessels.

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Omega-3 Fatty Acids in Blood Predict Life Expectancy

Omega-3 is known for lower cardiovascular disease, cancer, and memory loss. Now scientists know blood level of omega-3 could be a good predictor of mortality.

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COVID-19 Vaccine Reluctance: In The United States and Beyond

Approximately one in three American are unlikely or hesitant to get COVID-19 vaccine. Acceptance rates are high among Chinese (90%) and low among Russian (55%). Other than the vaccine's safety and efficacy, trust in governments is strongly associated with vaccine acceptance.

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Illegal Gold Mining Turns Pristine Rainforests into Mercury Sinks

Illegal gold mining in Peruvian amazon turns pristine rainforests into heavily polluted mercury sinks--reports a new study.

New Flood Forecasting may Avoid Disaster in Japan

In Japan, a new flood forecasting system may provide early flood warnings, give people more time to prepare or evacuate, and potentially save lives.

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COVID-Stress May Be Hard to Beat Even with Exercise

Exercise has been shown to reduce anxiety and stress, but it may not be enough for the levels caused by COVID-19, find researchers Washington State University.

Want to Be Robust at 40-plus? Meeting Minimum Exercise Guidelines Won’t Cut It

For midlife cardiovascular protection, a minimum of two-and-a-half hours of moderate intensity exercise needs to be boosted up to five hours a week.

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For midlife cardiovascular protection, a minimum of two-and-a-half hours of moderate intensity exercise needs to be boosted up to five hours a week.

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Bioengineering Better Photosynthesis Increases Yields in Soy Crops by 33%

Bioengineers have genetically altered soy plants to increase the efficiency of photosynthesis, resulting in greater production of beans without losing quality.

Women Already Live Longer. They Can Live Better with an Improved Diet

Women though live longer than men but have higher rates of illness which can be improved by a better diet suggests new research.

Long Term High-Fat Diet Expands Waistline and Shrinks Brain

New research shows that high-fat diet may not only be adding to your waistline but also playing havoc with your brain.

Opioid Prescriptions Significantly Higher for Patients with Lifelong Disabilities, Study Finds

People with two pediatric-onset neurodevelopmental disorders are prescribed opioids at significantly higher rates than those without the conditions.

Molecule Boosts Fat Burning

A research team at the University of Bonn has identified a key molecule named inosine that is capable of burning fat.

Married People with Cancer Live Longer

Though cancer is evolved from gene mutations, convincing evidence supports the idea that married patients live longer because of the personal and emotional support of the marital union.

Emergency Care and Hospitalizations Higher Among Cannabis Users, Study Finds

Visits to the emergency department and hospitalizations are 22 per cent higher among cannabis users compared with those who do not, according to a new study.

Amazon Rainforest Is Losing Resilience: New Evidence from Satellite Data Analysis

More than three-quarters of the Amazon rainforest have been losing resilience since early 2000, and the rainforest now shows characteristic signs of approaching a tipping point.

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