Health & Medicine

  1. Health & Medicine

    Speedy Gene Gives Runners a Boost

    A gene known as ACTN3 may influence whether athletes are better suited to sprinting or to endurance running.

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  2. Animals

    Navigating by the light of the moon

    A dung beetle is the first animal found to navigate by detecting a property of moonlight.

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  3. Health & Medicine

    Opening a Channel for Tasting Salt

    Scientists may be a step closer to explaining people's fondness for salty snacks.

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  4. Tech

    Cell phones and possible health hazards

    Radiation from some cell phones appears to kill brain cells in rats.

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  5. Animals

    Booby brothers and bullies

    Baby brown boobies can be pretty rough and tough in the nest.

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  6. Health & Medicine

    Sleeping Soundly for a Longer Life

    People who have trouble falling or staying asleep may be more likely to die sooner from natural causes compared to those who sleep well.

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  7. Health & Medicine

    Tapeworms and drug delivery

    Scientists are learning from tapeworms how to develop more effective medicines.

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  8. Health & Medicine

    A framework for growing bone

    A promising new material could help encourage damaged or broken bones to grow back.

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  9. Health & Medicine

    Remembering Facts and Feelings

    An inner-brain region called the hippocampus may be the root of memory of both experiences and fact.

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  10. Health & Medicine

    Sea Kids See Clearly Underwater

    Sea-gypsy children spend so much time swimming that their eyes have adapted to improve vision underwater.

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  11. Health & Medicine

    Gut germs to the rescue

    Many of the bacteria that live in our intestines may help keep us healthy.

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