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Hand Bacteria

You may have heard a study about a study saying girls’ hands have more bacteria than guys. But, as you’ll see in this ScienCentral News video, that study shows other fascinating things, like the bacteria on your right hand is different from your left and, while hand-washing is effective in combating bacteria, bacteria levels come back quickly.

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Inherited Obesity is Amplified Across Generations

If having children is on your agenda and you want to help them avoid being overweight, lose your own fat before you get pregnant. That’s the message from researchers who have found obesity during pregnancy can cause lifelong obesity in the next generations.

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Highlighting Cancer

Cancer surgery is tricky because you don’t want to miss any cancer, but you also don’t want to cut healthy tissue. Now doctors are testing a new technique that uses a safe chemical highlighter, allowing surgeons to cut by color.

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Weight Loss Surgery Cuts Cancer

It’s already known that weight-loss surgery for morbid obesity can reduce the risk of diabetes and heart problems. Now, new research shows that it may also cut a person’s risk of cancer by 80-percent.

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Proposed Laws Could Aid Stillbirth Research and Prevention

October is National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month, in recognition of families who lost babies to miscarriage or stillbirth. But this year the somber nationwide gatherings marking the occasion are also filled with hope– for new legislation that could go a long way toward preventing these tragedies. This ScienCentral News video explains.

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Baby Talk & Brain Waves

Researchers studying the brains of toddlers say the strength of their brain waves can indicate language ability. The research might lead to early identification of language impairment.


Baby Talk & Brain Waves

Researchers studying the brains of toddlers say the strength of their brain waves can indicate language ability. The research might lead to early identification of language impairment. [If you cannot see the flash video below, you can click here for a high quality mp4 video.] Interviewees: April Benasich, Center for Neurosciences at Rutgers& Gary Marcus, […]


Faster Fatteners

When it comes to making fat, not all sugars are created equal. Researchers have shown that fructose creates fat in your body more rapidly than other sugars.

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Organ Age Reversal

For the first time, researchers have prevented the typical age-related decline in a whole organ, allowing old mice to have livers that function as if they were young.


HIV-immune Cells

Doctors are considering using a new technology to genetically modify AIDS patients’ own cells to be resistant to HIV.



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