Thursday 17 April, 2014

Scientists prevent heart failure in mice

The hearts of the mice that possess more of the microRNAs 212 and 132 (on the right) are distinctly larger than the hearts of the normal mice (on the left). (Image: Kamal Chowdhury / Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry)

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Milk compound keeps you slim despite lazy lifestyle

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Scientists unravel how nose differentiates smell

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