Medical research

How internal clocks control fat metabolism

In the fruit fly Drosophila, circadian clocks also control fat metabolism. This is shown in a new study by a research team at the University of Würzburg. The findings could also be relevant for humans.

Health

Nigerian snacks may be delicious, but are they safe?

Food safety is a concern for Nigerians after increasing reports of food-borne illnesses in recent years. According to the Consumer Advocacy for Food Safety and Nutrition Initiative (CAFSANI), consumption of unsafe food in ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Why people struggle to believe that animals are capable of feelings

Scientific advances are forever revealing signs of sophisticated mental capacities in animals that were once thought to be uniquely human—in particular that animals are "sentient," capable of feeling emotions, and experiencing ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

How concerned should we be about bird flu?

Now two years in, the global avian flu outbreak has devastated wild and domestic bird populations, leapt into various species of mammals, and cost governments and farmers billions as consumers feel the pain in their grocery ...

Neuroscience

Can diet combined with drugs reduce seizures?

Following a modified Atkins diet high in fat and low in carbohydrates plus taking medication may reduce seizures in people with tough-to-treat epilepsy, according to a study published in the January 4, 2023, online issue ...

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