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Scientists have used a protein to cause tomatoes to grow large amounts of the nutrients resveratrol and genistein. The technique could be scaled up for industrial production.
A new study calls for people who experience frequent blackouts or near-drowning events to visit their doctor; they may be at increased risk of a serious heart disorder called LQTS.
Research shows that the chance of working after a cancer diagnosis is 10% lower than before, and that family income drops by 20%, causing economic hardship.
A study comparing risk-taking attitudes of children and teens in Puerto Rico and the Bronx shows that teens in the US are more likely to take risks.
Wealthy people in the Middle Ages who had access to expensive pottery and treatments for leprosy and syphilis risked being poisoned with lead and mercury.
Researchers in Germany who surveyed 20,000 people have concluded that birth order makes no difference to personality, and minimal difference to intelligence.
Researchers find that one gene plays a key role in why resistance exercise leads to increased muscle bulk while endurance exercise does not.
Researchers have found that two drugs already approved by the FDA for other conditions can help strengthen hair growth, offering hope for people with baldness and alopecia.
By sniffing worn t-shirts, a 65-year-old British woman was able to detect which people had Parkinson's disease with 100% accuracy, inspiring further investigation.
For newborns, skin-to-skin contact after birth stabilizes breathing and heart rate, among other benefits. But now, new research shows it also reduces stress levels for mothers.