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Healthy Gut Microbiota Can Prevent Metabolic Syndrome, Researchers Say

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Promoting healthy gut microbiota, the bacteria that live in the intestine, can help treat or prevent metabolic syndrome, a combination of risk factors that increases a person’s risk for heart disease, diabetes and stroke, according to researchers at Georgia State University and Cornell University. Their findings are published in the journal Gastroenterology.

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Baylor Scott & White Health Celebrates American Diabetes Month® with First Long-Term Trial Comparing Type 2 Diabetes Treatments

Despite the availability of many medications, doctors have very little information about the best way to treat diabetes. However, a new study involving Baylor’s endocrinology team could give more insights and provide better options for diabetes management.

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Breakthrough Discovery by NUS Researchers Contributes Towards Future Treatment of Multiple Sclerosis and Autoimmune Inflammation

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A multi-disciplinary research team from the National University of Singapore (NUS) has made a breakthrough discovery of a new type of immune cells that may help in the development of a future treatment for multiple sclerosis (MS).

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Quitting Cigarettes Tougher for Heavy-Drinking Smokers, but Phone Counseling Can Help

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Smokers who drink heavily have a tougher time quitting cigarettes than smokers who drink moderately or not at all. However, a multi-center study led by researchers in Yale Cancer Center and Yale School of Medicine found that modifying tobacco-oriented telephone counseling to help hazardous drinkers can help them quit smoking.

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The Secret of Dragonflies' Flight

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Dragonflies can easily right themselves and maneuver tight turns while flying. Each of their four wings is controlled by separate muscles, giving them exquisite control over their flight. Researchers are investigating the physics behind this ability by recording high-speed video footage of dragonflies in flight and integrating the data into computer models, and they will present their findings at the 67th annual meeting of the American Physical Society (APS) Division of Fluid Dynamics.

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The Physics of Fizziness

If you’ve ever raised a glass of champagne in celebration, you may have noticed tiny bubbles bursting on its surface. But did you know this little event, which is commonly seen in much greater scale on the ocean’s surface, involves a fascinating facet of physics?

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Tropical Inspiration for an Icy Problem

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Ice poses major impediments to winter travel, accumulating on car windshields and airplane wings and causing countless unsuspecting pedestrians to dramatically lose their balance. A team of researchers from Arizona State University (ASU) has developed a new way to prevent ice buildup on surfaces like airplane wings, finding inspiration in an unusual source: the poison dart frog.

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Suicide Risk Falls Substantially After Talk Therapy

Repeat suicide attempts and deaths by suicide were roughly 25 percent lower among a group of Danish people who underwent voluntary short-term psychosocial counseling after a suicide attempt, new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health-led research suggests.

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