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How Obesity May Impair Memory
Cognition

How Obesity May Impair Memory

Researchers uncover a molecular link between obesity and memory deficits in mice—as well as a potential treatment

1 hour ago — Jordana Cepelewicz

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The Surge of Zika Virus

The Surge of Zika Virus
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The mosquito-borne disease is spreading across the globe and has been linked to alarming birth defects and an autoimmune disease that can cause paralysis. Scientific American has been tracking the dengue-like illness since fall 2015

January 26, 2016

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The Evolution of Oral Anticoagulants
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The Evolution of Oral Anticoagulants

This animation explores progress in the development of oral anticoagulants that target components of the blood coagulation cascade to inhibit blood clotting in high-risk patients. This article was reproduced with permission and was first published on January 28, 2016. It is produced by Nature Video with Nature Reviews Cardiology and Nature Reviews Drug Discovery.

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Podcasts

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The Big Gath Dig: Goliath's Hometown

Science Talk - 17 hours ago - By Kevin Begos and Steve Mirsky29:47

Lizard Picks Best Color--to Stand against

60-Second Science - 22 hours ago - By Jason G. Goldman02:03

Giant Bird Driven Extinct by Egg-Eating Humans

60-Second Science - February 9, 2016 - By Karen Hopkin01:49

Climate Change Most Affects Nations That Didn't Produce It

60-Second Science - February 8, 2016 - By Steve Mirsky01:44

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