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Previous studies have indicated that weight gain can reduce one's sensitivity to the taste of food. Now a new study shows that inflammation, driven by obesity, actually reduces the number of taste buds on the tongues of mice. […]
Improving fabrication process of nano-structures...
on March, 2018 at 8:37 pm
Researchers have found a more efficient fabricating process to produce semiconductors used in today's electronic devices. They also confirmed that materials other than silicon can be used successfully in the development process that could increase performance of electronic devices. […]
Molecular doorstop could be key to new...
on March, 2018 at 4:05 pm
In discovering how an antibiotic kills the bacteria that cause tuberculosis, scientists open the door to new treatments for the disease -- and possibly others, as well. […]
Medicine that slows balding may turn stiff...
on March, 2018 at 8:37 pm
A medicine that slows balding and stimulates hair growth also may make stiff vessels more stretchy and improve blood flow to vital organs like the brain, according to an experimental model study. […]