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Berkeley Lab Tackles Global Vaccine Delivery Problem with Portable Solar-Powered Fridge

KQED Science | October 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

Berkeley Lab Tackles Global Vaccine Delivery Problem with Portable Solar-Powered Fridge

Scientists at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have developed a portable vaccine solar-power fridge designed to run without power for five days, so vaccines are still viable when they are delivered in remote countries.

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MRI Research at UCSF Could Help Diagnose Dyslexia Even Earlier in Children

KQED Science | September 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

MRI Research at UCSF Could Help Diagnose Dyslexia Even Earlier in Children

UCSF researchers aim to predict whether children will develop dyslexia before they show signs of reading and speech problems, using a variety of methods including MRI brain scans.

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New UC Berkeley Study Shows Oxytocin May Help Rejuvenate Aging Muscles

KQED Science | July 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

New UC Berkeley Study Shows Oxytocin May Help Rejuvenate Aging Muscles

UC Berkeley researchers have discovered that administering oxytocin may help maintain healthy muscles during aging.

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Two Common Pathogens Can Survive for Days on Surfaces in Airplanes

KQED Science | June 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

Two Common Pathogens Can Survive for Days on Surfaces in Airplanes

Disease-causing pathogens, like MRSA and E. coli bacteria, can linger for days on surfaces in airplane cabins, according to new research results from Auburn University.

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How Damaged is Your DNA? A New Startup Wants to Know

KQED Science | March 17, 2014 | 3 Comments

How Damaged is Your DNA? A New Startup Wants to Know

If your annual checkup included a simple blood test to determine how much DNA damage you have in your body, you may be able to optimize your long-term health by taking action to minimize DNA damage due to your diet, exercise and environment. A startup company called Exogen Biotechnology wants to provide the public with a way to monitor their DNA health.

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New Research Shows Diet Drinks May Backfire for Weight Loss

KQED Science | February 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

New Research Shows Diet Drinks May Backfire for Weight Loss

Many overweight people switch to diet drinks to reduce their calorie intake. Unfortunately, they make up the calories by eating significantly more food during meals and snacks.

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New Imaging Method May Help Detect Heart Attack Risk in the Future

KQED Science | January 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

New Imaging Method May Help Detect Heart Attack Risk in the Future

A non-invasive imaging method could help identify and localize artery-clogging plaques that are likely to cause a heart attack. If future studies confirm the initial results, this technique has the potential to fundamentally alter the way we treat heart disease.

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Garcinia Cambogia: The Fastest Fat-Buster or Another Fad Diet?

KQED Science | December 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

Garcinia Cambogia: The Fastest Fat-Buster or Another Fad Diet?

Garcinia cambogia has been called the ”newest, fastest fat-buster” and a “magic ingredient that lets you lose weight without diet or exercise,” but scientific research questions its effectiveness.

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Great American Smokeout: Time to Quit

KQED Science | November 18, 2013 | 3 Comments

Great American Smokeout: Time to Quit

There are many good reasons to quit smoking, including better health and saving money. There is also a good time to quit: this Thursday during the Great American Smokeout.

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