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Possible Sleep Gene Identified

In a recent study done by the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, researchers used fruit flies to identify a gene that controls sleep.

Fat Around the Heart May Increase Heart Attack Risk

Researchers say that having fat around the heart may even be worse than having a high body mass index.

A DIY Lab On A Chip: But When?

Soon, they say, a "Lab On A Chip In A Kit" will be available for home use so that we can test ourselves for certain illnesses. Also, we'd be able to check a chicken breast for salmonella and test the air for toxins. It's doable, but will it be available to help the boomer generation?

Index Chopping Boards: Brilliance, Practicality and Simplicity

More often than not, brilliant ideas are very simple. These innovative Index Chopping Boards designed by Damian Evans of Element Design fill the bill exactly. Read on for more germ-free details.

Doctors Warn That Texting May Kill You

Earlier this week, ER doctors issued AWTTW, which is text lingo for “a word to the wise” about the dangers of texting while doing your daily routines.

Innovative Bike Has Parents Riding High

Active parents love convenient outdoor gadgets, and thanks to Zigo, you can stay fit while hanging out with your little ones at the same time.

Bone Density May Help Determine Risk of Breast Cancer

A woman’s bone mineral density may be helpful in determining the risk of breast cancer, a new study finds.

Soy Foods and Lower Sperm Concentration: Is There a Link?

Is there a connection between a high intake of soy foods and fertility? A recent study claims there very well may be. Read on for the details.

Wearable Kidney Could Help Millions of People

Two researchers at UCLA have designed a peritoneal, wearable kidney that could replace the failing organs of a patient.

Low-Calorie Wheat to Tackle Obesity

In an effort to help people maintain healthy weights and still enjoy good food, scientists have created a genetically modified form of wheat that has fewer calories compared with other varieties.