Liquid of Life: Olive Oil Could Help Reverse Heart Failure Immediately

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Author: The Independent

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Olive oil could help reverse a patient’s heart failure "immediately", scientists have claimed. Oleate - the fat found in the golden liquid - could help a diseased heart pump blood more effectively and use body fat as fuel, researchers at the University of Illinois have found. The most common reason...

Turmeric Helps Your Brain Heal Itself

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Author: Stephanie Castillo

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Turmeric is the spice commonly found in curry — and, according to new research published in Stem Cell Research and Therapy, it may boost your brain proliferation or its power to repair itself. Aromatic-turmerone is a compound found within turmeric, and it’s this compound researchers from the Institute of Neuroscience...

A New Kind of GMO

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Author: Josie Garthwaite

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Thousands of researchers will descend on Boston this fall for an event billed as the world’s largest gathering of synthetic biologists. The field is evolving so rapidly that even scientists working in it don't agree on a definition, but at its core synthetic biology involves bringing engineering principles to biotechnology....

Artificial Sweeteners: Root of Diabetes and Obesity Epidemics

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Author: Gabe Mirkin

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Artificial sweeteners change the huge colony of bacteria in your intestines to favor the harmful bacteria that increase risk for diabetes. This ground-breaking study suggests that artificial sweeteners may be a major cause of our epidemic of obesity and diabetes in North America. Experiments on Mice Scientists fed 10-week-old mice...