Friday July 20 2018

Ouabain: From Poison To Contraceptive

Despite the myriad of contraceptive methods designed for women, the options for men have generally relied on vasectomy or use of condoms.1 Recently, however, researchers from the American Chemical Society have investigated the potential of introducing a third option based on analogues of ouabain, a plant-derived cardiovascular toxin traditionally used...

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An evaluation of low-carb diets: Fad or fact?

The Atkins diet has emerged in recent years as a serious contender among diets. Rising above many other fad diets by allowing its adherents to eat the fat-heavy foods that most other diets forbid, low-carb diets have reached a serious level of popularity. Although its advocates swear by it, diets...

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