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Video of the Week #47 June 13th, 2012: The Fabulab’s Flame Challenge from The Fabulab on Vimeo. From: Flame Challenge Fails to Challenge Negative Stereotypes of Scientists by Marc Kuchner at Guest Blog ...

June 13, 2012 — Bora Zivkovic

Saturated Fats Change Gut Bacteria-and May Raise Risk for Inflammatory Bowel Disease

The relationship between food and a gastro-intestinal disease might sound simple. But new research is revealing that what we put into our bodies can cause a cascade of complex interactions among various systems—from metabolism to the immune system—that keep us well or make us sick.And it appears that a popular component of the classic Western diet—saturated fats—has likely contributed to the increase in colitis cases.Colitis, swelling of the large intestine that can cause pain and diarrhea, seems to run in families, but not everyone with the genetic risk gets it...

June 13, 2012 — Katherine Harmon

#SciAmBlogs Tuesday - anthrax, bizzare medical cases, honey, PeerJ, crocodiles, cannabinoids, decompression sickness and more.

Another Fast Chat tomorrow - tune in at 12 noon EDT for a discussion of "bath salts" with Cassie Rodenberg.- Judy Stone - Clinical Trials for Beginners: Ethics – Pediatric Anthrax Vaccine Case Study - Ilana Yurkiewicz - Three bizarre tales of medical survivors, and what they can (and cannot) teach us about medicine - Eric Michael Johnson - The Failed Synthesis: Eduard Kolchinsky on the Dangers of Mixing Science and Politics - Darren Naish - Earth: Crocodile Empire homeworld (crocodiles part I) - Christie Wilcox - Using cannabinoids to overcome fear in the brain - Jason G...

STAFFJune 13, 2012 — Bora Zivkovic

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