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Posts by Alex Reshanov

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Blogs | Mar 13, 2014

Do microbes spoil food to avoid sharing?

Don’t enjoy your fruit with a coating of slime and fur? Fine then, that just leaves more for the microbes.

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Blogs | Jan 20, 2014

Still no evidence for blood-type diet

The latest research shows no evidence that tailoring diet to blood type benefits health.

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Blogs | Jan 07, 2014

Four easy New Year’s resolutions, thanks to science

Skip the diet and exercise. There are faster routes to self improvement.

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Blogs | Dec 24, 2013

Mistletoe’s parasitic kiss

Mistletoe makes merry at its host’s expense.

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Blogs | Dec 06, 2013

Humans aren’t top predators, says new report

Despite a global increase in meat consumption, humans are far from the top of the food chain.

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Blogs | Nov 11, 2013

Babies’ weak immune systems may benefit them

Newborns’ immune systems may be deliberately suppressed to help them make friends with microbes.

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Blogs | Oct 07, 2013

U.S. doctors still prescribing way too many antibiotics

Only 10 percent of adult sore throat cases are caused by bacteria, but 60 percent of these patients are given antibiotics.

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Blogs | Sep 12, 2013

Will e-cigarettes help people quit smoking or start smoking?

Two new studies showcase the pros and cons of electronic cigarettes.

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Blogs | Aug 27, 2013

Big horns aren’t always best

It takes more than big horns to be the fittest sheep in the herd.

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Blogs | Aug 19, 2013

Bland, mushy apples, brought to you by climate change

A 40-year study finds tart, crisp apples are losing their zing, and that rising temperatures may be the cause.