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The new science on how we burn calories.

“Last month, however, a paper published in Science by Pontzer and more than 80 co-authors revealed that much of what we thought we knew about metabolism was wrong. Using previously collected data from more than 6,400 subjects who ranged in […]

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Google’s DeepMind opens its protein database to science.

“The new data­base of rough­ly 350,000 pro­tein se­quences and struc­tures rep­re­sents a po­ten­tial­ly mon­u­men­tal achieve­ment for the life sci­ences, one that could has­ten new bi­o­log­i­cal in­sights and the de­vel­op­ment of new drugs. Deep­Mind said it will be free and ac­ces­si­ble […]

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The future is nano

“One emerging field that exemplifies this transformation of science is ‘protein nanotechnology’, where nanotechnologists use proteins to design and construct microstructures and nanostructures, thereby imitating life.” | learn more

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Beware mass-produced medical recommendations

A couple weeks ago I shared a recent study showing extreme benefits of vitamin D for Covid-19 patients (or maybe the extreme detriments of vitamin D deficiency). More on the curious case of vitamin D, and the murky world of understanding science. | learn […]