Medical Search

Medical News from Scientific American: Mind and Brain

Mice That Eat Yogurt Have Larger Testicles

May 4, 2012, 9:00 am by Scientific American: Mind and Brain

Last sum­mer a team of researchers from the Massa­chusetts Institute of Technology set out to better understand the effects of yogurt on obesity. They were following up on the results of a long-term study from the Harvard School of Public Health that had suggested yogurt, more than any other food, helped to prevent age-related weight gain. The M.I.T. team, led by cancer biologist Susan Erdman and evolutionary geneticist Eric Alm, wanted to replicate the work in mice. The researchers took a group of 40 males and 40 females and either fed the animals a high-fat, low-fiber, low-nutrient diet meant to mimic junk food or fed them standard mouse meals. They then supple­mented half of each diet group with vanilla-flavored yogurt. [More]


Featured Medical Stories

Fitbit Blaze

Have you seen the latest Fitbit?

Fitbit has come a long way and continues to be the top fitness tracker. And now, it is seen as an eye catching fashion accessory and a fitness bling statement. Fitbit's new Blaze is a tracking device and a fashion statement. It has beautiful design and is packed full of features. Check out this wrist candy and all the cool features it has to offer here >> See the HOTTEST new Fitbit!

See the HOT Fitbit Blaze Now Compare All Fitbit Products Google Fitbit
Matcha Green Tea Super Food Antioxidants

Matcha Green Tea King of Superfoods

Matcha Green Tea is the latest superfood that celebs and regular folk are finding give them supercharged antioxidant purification with a non-jittery sense of focus. Most matcha available to buy is in very small sizes and is not high enough quality. It is important that you buy high quality matcha. We've found bulk high quality 100% natural matcha green tea imported from Japan. Learn more here: Japanese Matcha Green Tea in bulk here on Amazon

High Quality Matcha Find Matcha on Amazon Google Matcha Green Tea

More medical news from Scientific American: Mind and Brain

Blind Kids Gain Vision Late in Childhood While Giving a Lesson in Brain Science (preview)
Scientific American: Mind and Brain : June 27, 2013, 8:30 am
My mother used to keep a small blue glass bowl of change near the door of our house in New Delhi. When she went out, she would take a few coins as alms for the poor that one inevitably sees on the city's streets. Given how quickly you can become desensitized to the abundance of human misery in India, I was always impressed by her unwavering adherence to this ritual. [More]

Hunting for the Brain's Hidden Treasures
Scientific American: Mind and Brain : June 27, 2013, 8:15 am
[More]

Robotic Companion Animal Comforts Dementia Sufferers
Scientific American: Mind and Brain : June 27, 2013, 8:00 am
In the 2012 movie Robot & Frank , an elderly man suffering from dementia is given an artificially intelligent robot to help him survive on his own as his condition worsens. [Movie audio: "My program's goal is to improve your health."] [More]

DOMA s Demise and Sexual Deviants: What s at the Bottom of the Slippery Slope ?
Scientific American: Mind and Brain : June 27, 2013, 7:30 am
[More] -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Addicts as Parents, Part V: Painkillers Bring You Back
Scientific American: Mind and Brain : June 27, 2013, 4:18 am
This post is part of a collaborative narrative series composed of my writing and Chris Arnade's photos exploring issues of addiction, poverty, prostitution and urban anthropology in Hunts Point, Bronx. For more on the series, look here . ------------------------- [More]