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22nd August, 2015
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This Week's Top Health And Longevity News 
Nature Communications - Video 1 - Keller et al.
An Entire Nervous System Captured On Film: An entire central nervous system has now been recorded for the first time in the fruit fly, drosophila melanogaster. The video shows neural activity (yellow/red) throughout the entire central nervous system (grey) of a Drosophila larva. Source

10 Enduring Health Myths, Debunked By Science: Everything makes you fat! Gluten-free food is the key to eternal youth! You’ll find tons of equally ridiculous health claims around the internet, and some of them are widely believed. Today we’re taking a look at 10 common myths and uncovering the truth. Source



Peto's Paradox: Why Don't Larger Animals Get Cancer More Often?: If cancer is predominantly a random process, then why don't organisms with thousands of times more cells suffer more from cancer? Source
Antioxidants: Separating Myth From Reality: The evidence for antioxidant supplementation and the free radical theory is a mixed bag. Source 
What Is Synthetic Biology?: Synthetic biology is radical and has huge potential to revolutionize multiple industries. Using billions of years of evolution makes logical sense, and that's what synthetic biology builds on. Source
Killing Cancer Through Overstimulation: Cancer requires extensive and fast division in order to become a serious threat, but this feature also renders it vulnerable, allowing certain growth pathways to be targeted. Source
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