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The advent of mass-produced trans fat helped make the doughnuts, cookies and crackers we love inexpensive and shelf-stable. But now companies have to get along without them, while we still want to have our cake and eat it, too. 

A LITTLE DROP WILL DO YOU  A little resveratrol may go a long way toward preventing colon cancer. Small doses of the chemical found in red wine and grapes may be better than big ones, researchers find. Researchers caution, however, against tippling: Alcohol in wine actually promotes colon cancer.

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LOCKED IN  Patients in the left two images are outwardly in a vegetative state. But the neural connections, measured by electrical activity, are much more active in the middle patient, whose brain network more closely resembles a healthy volunteer’s (right). All three were asked to imagine themselves playing tennis.

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