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Age Reversal Protein Brings Young Hearts to Old Mice

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June 3, 2013
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Researchers at the Harvard Stem Cell Institute have identified a blood protein they say can reverse the aging process in mouse hearts. After introducing the protein into the hearts of old mice, the scientists say they saw the organs 'grow younger' before their eyes, results that could eventually help in the treatment of human heart disease.


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Buzz60 (Aug. 2, 2013) — Farm 432 is an appliance that is meant to allow humans to get more protein from bugs; flies to be specific. The device by industrial design student, Katharina Unger, collects fly larva to be used as protein, which Unger hopes will increase the world's overall food supply. Patrick Jones (@Patrick_E_Jones) has the rest.
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Mealworms to Become Protein of the Future

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Buzz60 (Dec. 20, 2012) — Mealworms could replace chicken, beef and pork as the protein of the future, according to researchers in the Netherlands. They say the beetle larvae are much more sustainable than traditional animal protein, creating less greenhouse gas and requiring half the amount of energy.
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From Zoo to Little Mice on the Prairie

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AP (July 31, 2013) — Many people think of mice as pests. Not scientists at the Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago. They're raising meadow jumping mice and other species and releasing them into the wild -- all part of a plan to help restore dwindling Midwestern prairies.
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