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The Future of FOOD How to feed our growing planet

The Future of FOOD How to feed our growing planet | Epigenome | Scoop.it
“The National Geographic Food Hub”
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How do you measure up? New health gadgets can tell you

How do you measure up? New health gadgets can tell you | Epigenome | Scoop.it
One of the fastest-growing areas for new products: digital health and fitness devices, geared toward helping people tackle those New Year's resolutions head-on. ... So how helpful are the latest batch of self-regulating devices? Very, if you want to beat depression, lose weight, reduce stress or improve your fitness level. The one thing you still can't get from technology however: motivation. These apps only work if you actually get yourself to use them. Among products making their debuts at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas:
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Understanding the aging gut: Microbiome modifications may be linked to health and lifespan

Understanding the aging gut: Microbiome modifications may be linked to health and lifespan | Epigenome | Scoop.it
“ Modifications to the microbiota could lead to changes in health and lifespan that are associated with aging, according to new research in fruit flies.”
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Lamarck revisited: epigenetic inheritance of ancestral odor fear conditioning

Lamarck revisited: epigenetic inheritance of ancestral odor fear conditioning | Epigenome | Scoop.it
A study shows that when mice are taught to fear an odor, both their offspring and the next generation are born fearing it. The gene for an olfactory receptor activated by the odor is specifically demethylated in the germ line and the olfactory circuits for detecting the odor are enhanced.
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Muscle pain not well defined in most statin studies

Studies evaluating cholesterol-lowering drugs might find more muscle problems if they did a better job of defining and asking about muscle pain, suggests a new review.Researchers say 10 to 25 percent of real-world patients on statins report having muscle problems, but clinical trials consider these side effects to be rare.
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Statins promote nitric oxide (NO) production. NO production requires amino acids as supplier of nitrogen. Primary amino acid reservoir in the body is in the musculature. Ergo, muscle loss due to statin use.
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Brain training helped older adults stay sharp for years: study

Brain training helped older adults stay sharp for years: study | Epigenome | Scoop.it
A brief course of brain exercises helped older adults hold on to improvements in reasoning skills and processing speed for 10 years after the course ended, according to results from the largest study ever done on cognitive training. ... The federally sponsored trial of almost 3,000 older adults, called the Advanced Cognitive Training for Independent and Vital Elderly study, or ACTIVE, looked at how three brain training programs...
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Epigenetics enigma resolved | Machines Like Us

Epigenetics enigma resolved | Machines Like Us | Epigenome | Scoop.it
Scientists have obtained the first detailed molecular structure of a member of the Tet family of enzymes.
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Spices of life

Spices of life | Epigenome | Scoop.it
“ Spices such as cinnamon, turmeric and cumin can be healthful as well as flavorful. Here’s a guide.” Cardamom Cardamom is used in alternative medicine to remove toxins. It has also been linked to anti-tumor activity. Learn more about cardamom, cayenne, cinnamon, tumeric, black pepper, cumin, ginger.
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