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The pros and cons of going gluten-free

The number of Americans adopting gluten-free diets has grown dramatically over the past several years. Some avoid eating wheat, barley, and rye because they have an autoimmune disorder called celiac disease, ...

Jul 16, 2014
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Finding genetic links to personal health and fitness

With obesity now a national epidemic, doctors, nutritionists, and exercise professionals are doing everything they can to encourage people to lead healthier lives, and that includes participating in regular, ...

Apr 03, 2014
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A new tool for visualizing DNA, protein sequences

(Medical Xpress)—A group of researchers and students from UConn and Harvard Medical School have developed a new Web program that will help scientists visually analyze DNA and protein sequence patterns faster ...

Oct 10, 2013
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Dopamine not about pleasure (anymore)

(Medical Xpress)—To John Salamone, professor of psychology and longtime researcher of the brain chemical dopamine, scientific research can be very slow-moving.

Dec 03, 2012
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How do we learn to speak and read?

Do you remember how you learned to speak? Most people do not recall learning how to talk, or know how it is that they can understand others. The process involves a complex coordination of moving air from our ...

Dec 02, 2011
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A vaccine for nicotine?

(Medical Xpress) -- When Peter Burkhard first heard the idea of a nicotine vaccine eight years ago, he thought it was funny – how could a vaccine affect something that’s not technically a disease?

Oct 04, 2011
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Sniffing out Parkinson's

A team of neuroscientists in UConn's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences has mapped the brain’s nerve connections that help control the sense of smell, which could add another brain region to the list ...

Sep 23, 2011
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