Roxanne Khamsi

Roxanne Khamsi

I'm a science writer and editor.

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The New York Times

The Genetics of Pooched-Out Pooches - The New York Times

The Genetics of Pooched-Out Pooches - The New York ...

Wired

Blood in a Mosquito's Belly Could Reveal How Diseases Spread ...

Blood in a Mosquito's Belly Could Reveal How Diseas...

Scientific American

Metabolism in Mind: New Insights into the "Gut–Brain Axis" Spur ...

Metabolism in Mind: New Insights into the "Gut–Brai...

The New York Times

Newly Risen From Yeast: THC - The New York Times

Newly Risen From Yeast: THC - The New York Times

Slate

Folic acid supplements for pregnant women could have drawbacks at high doses.

Folic acid supplements for pregnant women could hav...

The New York Times

Is It Possible to Make a Less Allergenic Peanut? - The New York Times

Is It Possible to Make a Less Allergenic Peanut? - ...

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Nature

Rethinking the formula : Nature Medicine : Nature Publishing Group

May 7, 2013 ... Roxanne Khamsi reports on the battle for medical foods and how it could affect the treatment of diseases as diverse as osteoporosis and ......

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New Scientist

Ant's super-fast bite is a built-in 'ejector seat'

The blistering bite velocity of the trap-jaw ant is one of the fastest movements in the biological world, and is more than just a deadly weapon...

New Scientist

Impaired emotional processing affects moral judgements

Brain damage affecting the emotion centre of the brain skews moral choices towards the greater good, unfettered by concerns over individual harm...

New Scientist

Vibrating mice may hold obesity clue

Time on a vibrating platform may reduce the rate at which fat cells develop in mice, suggests research, but some are sceptical of the findings...

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Scientific American

Tread Lightly: Labels That Translate Calories into Walking Distance Could Induce People to Eat Less

Including the amount of physical activity needed to burn off the calories from a meal caused people to order on average 200 calories less in an online survey...

New Scientist

Low-salt diet prevents heart attacks and strokes

Reducing salt is known to lower blood pressure - but new research shows that cutting back also lowers the risk of heart disease and slashes the overall mortality rate by a fifth...

New Scientist

Why elephants avoid the high road

The big beasts turn their trunks up at steep slopes, satellite data show, even those paths brimming with tasty plants - their metabolism may be the reason why...

New Scientist

Hope for cannabis-based drug for Alzheimer's

Old rats with simulated Alzheimer's suffered less brain inflammation and did better on a spatial memory task - but a human version of the drug is far off...

New Scientist

Red wine compound boosts athletic endurance

High doses of a compound found in grape skins and red wine improves muscle endurance in mice - and it also keeps them slim...