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Vitamin D protects against severe asthma attacks

Taking oral vitamin D supplements in addition to standard asthma medication could halve the risk of asthma attacks requiring hospital

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Study reveals that “Eating nuts can reduce weight gain”

A study recently published in the online version of the European Journal of Nutrition has found that people who include

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Why take too much sugar? Even ‘Healthy People’ are at risk of developing Heart Disease

There are newfound cardiovascular risks associated with a high sugar diet, even in otherwise healthy people. Healthy people who consume

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To breed or not to breed? Migratory female butterflies face a monsoonal dilemma

What do CPUs, stockbrokers, and butterflies have in common? They are good at investing their resources in the right place

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Massive projected increase in use of antimicrobials in animals by 2030

The amount of antimicrobials given to animals destined for human consumption is expected to rise by a staggering 52% and

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Compound from oilseeds may be high-value product

Researchers at South Dakota State University are looking at the nonfood oilseed, carinata, as a potential biofuel feedstock. The oil

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Tree-dwelling, coconut-cracking giant rat discovered in Solomon Islands

Remember the movie The Princess Bride, when the characters debate the existence of R.O.U.S.es (Rodents of Unusual Size), only to

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How plants measure temperature

How plants use a light receptor as a thermosensor. The level of active phytochrome B is regulated by light and

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Sheep gene insights could help farmers breed healthier animals

Fresh insights into the genetic code of sheep could aid breeding programmes to improve their health and productivity. Scientists at

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Ants acting as ‘bodyguards’ for plants

Scientists show molecular basis for ants acting as ‘bodyguards’ for plants. Scientists at University of Toronto fed an enzyme activator

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Key genes for increasing oil content in plant leaves identified

Increasing oil accumulation in leaves: Overexpressing the gene for PDAT, an enzyme involved in oil production, caused plant leaves to

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Do you know that with Extra sugar, leaves get fat too? Find out how

Scientists tip balance of plant metabolism to increase oil content in leaves with aim of making biofuels and related useful

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Marine reserves a solution to bycatch problem in Oceans

Commercial fishermen may be able to catch more of the profitable fish they want with marine reserves than without them,

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Sea urchins: From pest to plate

The genital gland of sea urchins, the so-called gonad, is found inside the urchin. This organ stores nutrients, and contains

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How Marine noise pollution stresses and confuses fish

Researchers at Newcastle University (UK) found that European sea bass experienced higher stress levels when exposed to the types of

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San Salvador pupfish acquired genetic variation from island fish to eat new foods

Study finds that ecological and genetic factors both contributed to rise of new pupfish species The most common topology estimated

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Study Reveals “How Goldfish make Alcohol to survive without Oxygen”

Scientists at the Universities of Oslo and Liverpool have uncovered the secret behind a goldfish’s remarkable ability to produce alcohol

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