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Scientists have some great news for those who love coffee, tea and wine: Drinking any of these beverages is associated with a healthier and more diverse community of microbes living in the gut.
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Drug treatment providers have relied for decades on abstinence and therapy to treat addicts. In recent years, they’ve turned to medication.
Since their inception, video games have been dismissed as a lesser form of entertainment compared to film and television. But the video game industry has grown rapidly, and the 2015 Global Games Market report estimated the industry to be worth $91.5 billion. As a result, video game development has become a popular and profitable occupation.
The death toll from suspected overdoses of a powerful painkiller on the streets of the Sacramento, Calif., region rose to nine Friday as officials raced to find the source of illicit drugs.
Chipping away at the genome of a tiny parasitic bacteria, genetic-sequencing trailblazer J. Craig Venter and colleagues say they’ve synthesized the shortest-known genome known to support life. This man-made set of genetic instructions contains only 473 genes, breaking the record held by the bacteria Mycoplasma genitalium, which with 525 genes contains the shortest-known genome found in nature.