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DNA-testing kit company to launch huge weight-loss study focused on diet, exercise and genes

Is fitting into your jeans a matter of your genes? One Bay Area company aims to provide answers. Mountain View's 23andMe, which sells personal DNA-testing kits, has announced a large-scale study intended to uncover the genetic...

Wrist Worn Gadget Allows Researchers to Capture Real Life Sleep

A simple actimeter device is helping researchers better understand sleep duration and quality in humans. To measure a person’s sleep, researchers have always relied on costly and time-consuming approaches that could only be used in...

Novel Complementary Effects of Estrogen Treatment in Multiple Sclerosis

UCLA researchers reveal the mechanism behind how estrogen can protect central nervous system damage in people with MS. The researchers report estrogen treatments have positive effects on immune cells in the brain and oligodendrocytes A...

Selenium Protects a Specific Type of Interneuron in the Brain

Exactly 200 years ago, the Swedish scientist Jöns Jacob Berzelius discovered the trace element selenium, which he named after the goddess of the moon, Selene. Besides its industrial applications (chemical industry, production of semiconductors...

Cancer Overrides the Circadian Clock to Survive

Tumor cells use the unfolded protein response to alter circadian rhythm, which contributes to more tumor growth, Hollings Cancer Center researchers at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) find. A key part of...

Try exercise to improve memory and thinking, new guideline urges

For patients with mild cognitive impairment, don't be surprised if your health care provider prescribes exercise rather than medication. A new guideline for medical practitioners says they should recommend twice-weekly exercise to people with mild...

Can e-cigarettes help smokers quit?

Pilot study finds smokers who are willing to use e-cigarettes tend to smoke less and have increased quit attempts, according to new research. As e-cigarettes become more popular, fewer people are taking up smoking traditional...

New patch aims to turn energy-storing fats into energy-burning fats

A new approach to reducing bulging tummy fats has shown promise in laboratory trials. It combines a new way to deliver drugs, via a micro-needle patch, with drugs that are known to turn energy-storing white...

Genes in Space-3 successfully identifies unknown microbes in space

Being able to identify microbes in real time aboard the International Space Station, without having to send them back to Earth for identification first, would be revolutionary for the world of microbiology and space...

Chrome Extension with 105,000 installs is a Cryptocurrency Miner

“Archive Poster” extension for Chrome browser is being currently used by 105,000 users. The primary function of this extension is to allow users to “quickly reblog, queue, draft, and like posts right from another blog’s archive” but now,...