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Researchers quantify Cas9-caused off-target mutagenesis in mice

Scientists are finding new ways to improve the use of the CRISPR enzyme Cas9 and reduce the chances of off-target mutations in laboratory mice, according…

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Limiting mealtimes may increase your motivation for exercise

Limiting access to food in mice increases levels of the hormone, ghrelin, which may also increase motivation to exercise, according to a study published in…

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SNAP provides a model for ensuring a right to food

Alleviating food insecurity is often seen as one of the fundamental roles a country should fulfill. In some cases, this is encapsulated into a constitutionally…

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A new discovery: How our memories stabilize while we sleep

Scientists at the Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Biology (CNRS/Collège de France/INSERM) have shown that delta waves emitted while we sleep are not generalized periods…

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Potato as effective as carbohydrate gels for boosting athletic performance, study finds

Consuming potato puree during prolonged exercise works just as well as a commercial carbohydrate gel in sustaining blood glucose levels and boosting performance in trained…

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Candidate Ebola vaccine still effective when highly diluted, macaque study finds

A single dose of a highly diluted VSV-Ebola virus (EBOV) vaccine — approximately one-millionth of what is in the vaccine being used to help control…

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New clinical research offers possibility of future rehabilitation for patients in minimally conscious or vegetative state

Non-invasive brain stimulation is to be trialled for the first time alongside advanced brain imaging techniques in patients who are minimally conscious or in a…

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Region, age, and sex decide who gets arthritis-linked ‘fabella’ knee bone

The once-rare ‘fabella’ bone has made a dramatic resurgence in human knees, but who’s likely to have a fabella or two — and why? Led…

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