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  • Scientists unlock secrets to boost metabolism

    Scientists unlock secrets to boost metabolism
    What's the best way to boost your metabolism and burn more fat? That's the holy grail for metabolic researchers and for many Americans. Orlando scientists are at the forefront of some of the most promising research in the field. A heart hormone, the...
  • Paul Patterson dies at 70; Caltech neuroscientist

    Paul Patterson dies at 70; Caltech neuroscientist
    For decades, epidemiologists have recognized that the highest rates of schizophrenia occur in children born in the winter and spring, about nine months after flu season. This pattern led researchers to examine the role that viral infections might play...
  • Report warns of diesel fumes' risks

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. Leticia DeCaigny straps a portable air-sampling device to the side of a neighbor's deck. For two days, the small gray box with what looks like a chimney on top will gather evidence of pollution from diesel engines. "It's like a human...
  • When food's the reward, obese women's judgment fails them

    When food's the reward, obese women's judgment fails them
    At the risk of inspiring offensive commentary from misogynists and fat haters, I bring you this intriguing finding about obese women from researchers at Yale University: Compared to their normal-weight peers, obese women -- but not men -- appear to have a...
  • 'I Origins' looks polished, but story is out of focus

    In Mike Cahill movies, bad things happen to good people, and other good people are guilt-ridden as a result. But the human connections and the spare sci-fi logic that characterized "Another Earth," Cahill's ethereal romantic dramatic debut, are muddied in...
  • For a 3-year-old boy, a risky operation may mean a chance to hear

    For a 3-year-old boy, a risky operation may mean a chance to hear
    Auguste is 3 years old, a charmer with big blue eyes, long lashes and a playful smile. He's wearing a T-shirt that says "Make some noise" and fiddling with his Etch A Sketch in a hospital exam room. But when a doctor reaches toward his temple, he...
  • Babies 'rehearse' their speech 'amazingly early' before saying first words

    Babies 'rehearse' their speech 'amazingly early' before saying first words
    Even when they are only 7 months old, babies are mentally working out the mechanics of how to form words with their mouths well before they're able to utter their first recognizable syllable. The latest discovery from the University of Washington's...
  • Making Health Care System More Efficient Subject Of Forum

    HARTFORD -- A forum on health care Monday had a "best of times, worst of times" feel. Some members of the panel convened by U.S. Rep. John Larson spoke of the tremendous explosion of knowledge and innovation that is dramatically remaking the health care...
  • Undersea mission in Florida Keys concludes with significant accomplishments

    MIAMI Outside the view port of the underwater habitat Aquarius, during the Fabien Cousteau-led Mission 31, a Goliath Grouper nicknamed Sylvia attacked a barracuda while a reef shark and aquanauts watched in delight. "Oh, did you see that?" one of the...
  • 'Masters of Sex' recap: Virginia's into research, Bill's into her

    'Masters of Sex' recap: Virginia's into research, Bill's into her
    While collaborating on landmark studies of human sexual response, Virginia Johnson (Lizzy Caplan) views her relationship with Dr. William Masters (Michael Sheen) as strictly professional. He sees the relationship far differently, however – and...
  • Fresh Pride closure leaves Southeast Community with little access to fresh food

    Fresh Pride closure leaves Southeast Community with little access to fresh food
    Residents of the Southeast Community in Newport News wonder when or if they'll get a new grocery store to replace the Fresh Pride that closed with little warning late last month. The store that now sits boarded up at 2309 Jefferson Ave. was the only...