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Traffic officer protein governs speed of sugar/fat conversion pathway

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Traffic officer protein governs speed of sugar/fat conversion pathway Traffic officer protein governs speed of sugar/fat conversion pathway Credit: CC0 Public Domain Scientists in Texas and Pennsylvania have identified a protein sensor that restricts how much sugar and fat our cells convert into energy during periods of starvation. It is …

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    Traffic noise might increase diabetes, blood pressure risks

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    Alan Schein Photography/Corbis, Getty Images Navigating through congested road traffic is enough to make even the most laid-back people lose their cool. As it turns out, just the sound of road noise may increase the risk of developing high blood pressure and diabetes. That was the finding of researchers who …

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      Engineered capillaries model traffic in tiny blood vessels

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      Capillaries engineered at the UW Medicine Institute for Stem Cell and Regenarative Medicine to study red blood cell flow in microvessels and blockage from malaria. Credit: Caitlin Howard/University of Washington Bioengineering Engineered human capillaries are providing an astounding view of how red blood cells transit ultra-small blood vessels. This new …

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        Health risks for urban kids exposed to traffic pollution, experts warn

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        Researchers are calling for Victorian policy makers to emulate California, where efforts to reduce children’s exposure to pollution has been linked to measurable health improvements. Credit: Pixabay Urban childcare centres should be built away from busy urban roads to minimise kids’ exposure to traffic pollution, experts warn. In a commentary …

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