Friday, October 17, 2014

Science of the Week--10/17/14

Here are some of the most interesting science news articles I read this week:

Gut microbe to blame in anorexia, bulimia?

Mechanism that repairs brain after stroke discovered

Scientists discover a "good" fat that fights diabetes

Decreased ability to identify odors can predict death

Elephant "radar" can detect rain 150 miles away

Bittersweet news for dieters: grapefruit really helps
(I loved that they included a reference to Weird Al's "Grapefruit Diet" in the article)

Hunger Games: How the brain "browns" fat to aid weight loss

Heroes don't deliberate before they act
(since it's always good to learn more about heroes)

Astronomers spot faraway Uranus-like planet

Antioxidant found in grapes uncorks new targets for acne treatment
(What's especially interesting to me is that combining the antioxidant with an oxidant is more powerful than either treatment separately)

That's it for now. Have a great weekend, and see you on Monday!

1 comment:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Weird Al is just cool.
I know someone who will be happy to hear about the second item.

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