Low Fat Or Low Carb Diet Which Works Best?
You need to lose some weight, so you go on a diet. With so many approaches to slimming down, which direction should you take? One friend says you need to cut down carbohydrates, while another says no, the number of fats you eat each day should be reduced. So what approach will take off the […]
Study: Lakes On Ancient Mars; Scientists Say They Know Why Elephants Rarely Get Cancer
New Caltech Study Finds That Mars Once Had Lakes A couple of weeks ago the science world was all a twitter after NASA announced that its scientists had found evidence of flowing water on Mars. The excitement raised expectations that life may exist on the Red Planet since, as some say, where there’s water, there’s life. […]
Study Links Obesity to How Well We Digest Carbs
Obesity may be genetically linked to how our bodies digest carbohydrates, according to a new study from Imperial College London. The body uses carbohydrates from the food we eat to produce glucose, which is used to fuel bodily functions. The human body can either use this glucose right away or store it in the liver […]
New Body Clock Info Could Help Treat Diabetes, Obesity
California researchers have gained fresh new insight into the factors that influence our internal clocks and say their findings could lead to new treatments for metabolic disorders such as obesity and diabetes. “Our group has been fascinated with circadian rhythms for over 10 years now, as they represent a marvelous example of robust control at the […]
Gene Enhancers Give Human Face Its Final Look
When you look at yourself in the mirror, do you ever wonder why you look the way you do? Do you also wonder what biological processes were at work when it came time to shape and sculpt your face, which is as individual and unique as a fingerprint? The answer is in a little snippet […]
Study: A Person’s DNA Isn’t Always Identical
Prevailing wisdom holds that every cell in the body contains identical DNA. But Yale researchers say they examined skin stem cells and found a number of genetic variations in a variety of skin tissue. The study, published in Nature, could have profound implications for genetic screening. “We found that humans are made up of a […]
Can We All Get Along?
An important part of life is being able to get along with each other. But conflicts and misunderstandings, unfortunately, do happen. While resolving disagreement and discord can be difficult for even those of us who share a common nation, language or culture, doing so between people who don’t share such commonalities can be even harder. […]
Science Scanner: NASA Readies for Human Deep Space Exploration
NASA Spacecraft to Take Humans into Deep Space NASA has revealed the new US spacecraft which will take humans into deep space. The vehicle will carry four astronauts for 21-day missions and be able to land in the Pacific Ocean off the California coast. It is designed to be 10 times safer during ascent and […]