Diabetes Drug Linked To Alzheimer’s

Research published today is suggesting that a commonly prescribed drug to control blood sugar might increase the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. But, as this ScienCentral News video explains, it also suggests that using the drug in combination with insulin might reduce the risk.


Heart Attack Test

Researchers say they have a test that can tell if you’re having a heart attack in just minutes rather than the current test that takes hours. And as this ScienCentral News video explains, they discovered it by studying patients who need heart attacks.

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Red Sways Men

It may be that red is the color of Valentine’s Day because hearts are red. Or there may be more to it than that. Psychology researchers have found that the color red makes women more attractive to males.


Mars Rover Anniversary 2009

It’s the fifth anniversary of NASA’s rover mission to Mars, but “Spirit” and “Opportunity” were only supposed to last three months. As the twin rovers emerge intact from yet another Martian winter, lead scientist Steve Squyres reflects on the incredible milestone, and the future.


Red Wine & Aging Update

Researchers have a new understanding of why a compound in red wine appears to retard aging in the same way as a very low-calorie diet. An increase in the levels of genes called sirtuin genes protects against aging by similar mechanisms in both very simple organisms like yeast, and in mammals.

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Red Wine & Aging Update

Researchers have a new understanding of why a compound in red wine appears to retard aging in the same way as a very low-calorie diet. Writing in the journal, Cell, Harvard Medical School professor of pathology David Sinclair and colleagues reported that increasing the levels of genes called sirtuin genes protects against aging by similar […]

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Virtual Reality Helps War Heroes Recover From Burns

It’s pain you wouldn’t wish on your worst enemy, let alone our veterans. But now, a cool, high-tech virtual reality game gives soldiers an escape during excruciating wound treatment. This ScienCentral News video explains how this game can make the unbearable treatment fun.


Baby Scent and Dads

Even the toughest dads can get warm and fuzzy when it comes to their kids. Now researchers studying monkeys have found that’s not just an attitude, it’s a physical response to the mere scent of their infant. This ScienCentral News video explains.


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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