A former hedge fund manager-turned-philanthropist is donating millions of dollars to challenge the conventional wisdom about what makes us fat. The Nutrition Science Initiative says new research will make it possible to significantly lower obesity rates by 2020.
Between May 1 and the middle of September, around 275,000 Facebook users posted their donor status on the site. Now the social network has rolled out the feature in Canada and Mexico to spur donations.
Scientists question the methods and results of a new study showing harm to rats fed a diet of GMO corn and herbicide. But the debate is far from settled as interest groups call for a ban and governments ask for further studies.
The drug, called arbaclofen, made people with Fragile X syndrome less likely to avoid social interactions, according to a newly published study. Researchers suspect it might do the same for people with autism.
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