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Is That Apple Still Alive? Food Crops Respond To Sunlight, Retain Circadian Clocks Even After Being Harvested

Is That Apple Still Alive? Food Crops Respond To Sunlight, Retain Circadian Clocks Even After Being Harvested | Medical Science | Scoop.it
Harvested food crops retain their responses to daylight, or their circadian clocks, in order to produce natural defenses against insects as well as antioxidants that may protect against cancer.
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It's pretty creepy to think about your produce still being alive when you eat it - but that's what science says is going on.

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Drugged Pancakes Served By Ohio Day Care Worker Tammy Eppley Lead To Child Endangerment Charges

Drugged Pancakes Served By Ohio Day Care Worker Tammy Eppley Lead To Child Endangerment Charges | Medical Science | Scoop.it
A woman in Ohio is being accused of child endangerment after serving drugged pancakes.
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3-D Printing Saves Baby's Life [VIDEO]

3-D Printing Saves Baby's Life [VIDEO] | Medical Science | Scoop.it
3-D printers and quick thinking saved a 2-month-old baby from suffocating.
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Recent news has been all about the commercial use of 3D printing - from food to weaponry. But recently, doctors at the University of Michigan used quick thinking and 3D printing technology to save the life of a 2-month-old child with a rare disease.

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Plug Into 'The Matrix': Electrical Brain Stimulation Improves Math Skills

Plug Into 'The Matrix': Electrical Brain Stimulation Improves Math Skills | Medical Science | Scoop.it
Electrical stimulation of the brain provides long-term enhancements including increased learning rates in operations and number memory, according to a new study.
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Blind Man's Brain Still Responds To Eye Contact With Unhappy Faces And Averted Gazes [VIDEO]

Blind Man's Brain Still Responds To Eye Contact With Unhappy Faces And Averted Gazes [VIDEO] | Medical Science | Scoop.it
Brain scans reveal a blind man reacts to averted eyes and emotional faces, even though he has no recollection of seeing them.
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"Patient TN" lost his sight when he suffered two strokes back in 2003 — his primary visual cortex was almost completely destroyed. But he's not blind in the normal way. Think of it like this: his eyes are still transmitting visual information to his brain, but "nobody is home" to collect the message.

What's the point? Even though he can't see, Patient TN could accurately distinguish between happy and angry faces 60 percent of the time --a success rate that could not be attributed to mere chance.

In other words, your mind likely "sees" more than just what comes through your eyes, according to the scientists who worked with patient TN.

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13 Companies Drop Facebook Advertising Over Domestic Violence Content

13 Companies Drop Facebook Advertising Over Domestic Violence Content | Medical Science | Scoop.it
Last week, activists launched a campaign that urged companies to boycott Facebook advertising because the social media network allows users to post images of domestic violence against women, while banning advertisements about women’s health.
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Antidepressant Lexapro Improves Heart Health

Antidepressant Lexapro Improves Heart Health | Medical Science | Scoop.it
Treatment with the SSRI antidepressant results in a lower rate of mental stress-induced cardiac injury.
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