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metabolism

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Trying to lose weight? Breathe into this gadget

Breezing on Indiegogo is a portable metabolism tracker that guides you toward your weight loss goal by telling you how many calories you need.

By Feb. 4, 2013

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Recon 2: The Google map of the human body

An international group of researchers hopes their map of the human metabolism will allow them to peer into the human body as if in "street view."

By Mar. 7, 2013

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Guess the crazy price of Captain America's shield

With "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" hitting theaters soon, it's time to look at the real-life price tag for turning Steve Rogers into a superhero.

By Mar. 27, 2014

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Fresh Jawbone apps tackle the science of sounder sleep

New Up Coffee and Up 3.1 activity tracking apps from Jawbone are designed to make restful sleep a priority.

By Mar. 6, 2014

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Self-heal like Wolverine? Gene discovery might hold clues

In a discovery by a Harvard researcher, a reactivated gene found in embryos helps mice regrow clipped parts of their ears and toes. Could the "fountain of youth" gene hold promise for humans too?

By Nov. 11, 2013

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New chip lets scientists listen in on bacteria

Researchers at Columbia University say their chip lets them electrochemically image biofilms to "listen to the bacteria as they talk to each other."

By Feb. 10, 2014

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A breath test for... obesity?

A standard breath test that looks for bacterial growth in the gut could spot those with a greater risk of a certain type of obesity.

By Mar. 26, 2013

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Cell phone use excites brain, but is that harmful?

A new study shows that cell phone use in test subjects triggers more brain activity. But researchers could not determine whether such activity poses health risks.

By Feb. 23, 2011

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Exercise? Scratch that, watch a horror film

A new study by the University of Westminster has found that watching horror films is as effective as exercise for burning off the kilojoules.

By Oct. 30, 2012

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New breath analyzer knows if you're burning fat

Developed in Japan, the sensor detects acetone concentration levels and sends them to a smartphone within 10 seconds to alert the user whether fat is being burned.

By Jul. 25, 2013