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YouTube is source of misinformation on plastic surgery

In the first study to evaluate YouTube videos on facial plastic surgery procedures, Rutgers University researchers found that most are misleading marketing campaigns posted by non-qualified medical professionals. The millions of people who turn to YouTube as a source for education on facial plastic surgery receive a false understanding that ... Read More »

Obesity, infertility and oxidative stress in mouse egg cells

Excessive body fat is associated with negative effects on female fertility and pregnancy. In mice, maternal obesity impairs proper development of egg precursor cells called oocytes. In a recent paper published in Molecular & Cellular Proteomics, Qiang Wang and colleagues at the State Key Laboratory of Reproductive Medicine in China ... Read More »

More protein after weight loss may reduce fatty liver disease

Increasing the amount of protein in the diet may reduce the liver’s fat content and lower the risk of diabetes in people with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). The study is published ahead of print in the American Journal of Physiology — Endocrinology and Metabolism. NAFLD — sometimes referred to ... Read More »

Astronomers observe cosmic steam jets and molecules galore

The ALMA telescope in Chile has transformed how we see the universe, showing us otherwise invisible parts of the cosmos. This array of incredibly precise antennas studies a comparatively high-frequency sliver of radio light: waves that range from a few tenths of a millimeter to several millimeters in length. Recently, ... Read More »

Ants, acorns and climate change

The relatively swift adaptability of tiny, acorn-dwelling ants to warmer environments could help scientists predict how other species might evolve in the crucible of global climate change. That’s a big-picture conclusion from research into the some of the world’s smallest creatures, according to evolutionary biologists at Case Western Reserve University. ... Read More »

India bids tearful adieu to Bharat Ratna Atal Bihari Vajpayee

Last rites of Bharat Ratna and former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee performed with full state honours at Smriti Sthal in the National Capital on Friday; Foreign dignitaries from Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and many other countries attended the last rites. Its an end of an era, former Prime Minister ... Read More »

What causes rosy cheeks?

Many people associate rosy cheeks with good health, and cosmetic and fashion trends often encourage the use of makeup and other techniques to achieve this appearance. However, rosy cheeks are not necessarily a sign of health or vitality. Rosy cheeks occur as a result of blood vessels widening near the ... Read More »

Microfossils, possibly world’s oldest, had biological characteristics

Scientists have confirmed that the 3.4-billion-year-old Strelley Pool microfossils had chemical characteristics similar to modern bacteria. This all but confirms their biological origin and ranks them amongst the world’s oldest microfossils. The work is presented at the Goldschmidt geochemistry conference in Boston, with simultaneous publication in the peer-reviewed journal Geochemical ... Read More »