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Importance of Menopause based on animal studies: Menopausal killer whales lead their families

Menopause is the strangest thing seen only in three species, humans, killer whales and pilot whales throughout the animal kingdom. Killer whales live up to 90 years and females start breeding from 12 to 40 years of age. 505 more words


Coffee lovers – good news for you

Hey coffee lovers, an interesting piece on coffee by Ramya Devi Sundaram and Madhu Vaidyanathan, based on latest research.

Coffee has been blamed for a long time as a reason for many health problems; some say this is a myth. 383 more words


Cook rice in a different way to cut down more than half of its calories

Did you know that just one cup of rice has 200 calories? Just add little fat while it cooks and leave it in the fridge for a few hours to drastically reduce 60% of its calories. 347 more words


Discussing the HEFCE and RCUK Open Access policies

Both HEFCE and RCUK representatives were presenting at the “OA Advocacy Workshop: Joining the Dots” event in London on Friday so it was a good chance to hear discussion and debate about their respective open access policies (up on the… 435 more words

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Skin tests for brain disorders?

Detecting Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease at early stages is crucial and is the need of the hour. Imagine if this could be done easily through a skin biopsy. 238 more words


An ‘alarming’ outcome of false alarms in cancer diagnosis

The adage “prevention is better than cure” modified to “prevention is the cure” in the context of cancer diagnosis might have to be rephrased again to accommodate the new research findings. 350 more words