A Protein That Could Help with Heart Vitality

Levels of a protein called vinculin increase with age to change the performance of heart muscle cells, helping to maintain heart vitality over decades, according to researchers.

The investigation was conducted in fruit flies, rats and monkeys by scientists at Johns Hopkins, UC San Diego, and other institutions.

Positive Memories May Cure Stress-Induced Depression

Artificial reactivation of positive memories can suppress the effects of depression induced by stress, according to scientists at the RIKEN-MIT Center for Neural Circuit Genetics, a joint collaboration of RIKEN Brain Science Institute in Japan and MIT.

The research, published in the journal Nature, shows how positive and negative memories interact in mood disorders, and provides a specific brain circuit for future clinical interventions.

Food Safety for Hikers and Campers

Getting out into nature to hike or camp is one of summer’s great pleasures. You’ll get the most out of your expeditions, though, if you know how to prepare and cook your food correctly. Here, the experts from, a division of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, show you the best ways to avoid the unwelcome souvenir of foodborne illness.

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Why Family Feuds Erupt After the Will Is Read

The recently deceased don’t always ingratiate themselves with their survivors when it comes time to read the will.

“People want to control things from the grave, not just throw a bunch of money in a beneficiary’s lap,” says family wealth guru John Pankauski, author of the new book, “Pankauski's Trustee's Guide: 10 Steps to Family Trustee Excellence.”

It’s their money so that’s their right.

Dietary Trans Fat Linked to Worse Memory

As we reported here on on June 23rd 2015 in an article entitled “Why the FDA Is Banning Trans Fats”, trans fat intake has been linked to an increased risk of coronary heart disease by contributing to the buildup of plaque inside the arteries that may cause a heart attack.


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