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Nanoparticles in food can alter the behavior of gut bacteria

New research on nanoparticles in food has yielded fresh insights about their impact on gut bacteria. Nanoparticles may influence gut bacteria (which are shown here under the electron microscope). Researchers from the University Medical Center of Mainz in Germany and colleagues from other centers in Germany, Austria, and the United States have discovered that the… Read More »

Big drinkers can alter DNA, fuel addiction

Heavy drinking can alter DNA in ways that increase the desire for alcohol, new research suggests. The findings may help explain why alcohol addiction is so powerful and hard to resist, say scientists. The US team looked at two genes that play a role in the control of drinking behaviour. One is PER2, which influences… Read More »