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chili peppers

Capsaicin, the active ingredient in chili peppers, may be associated with longevity, a new study finds.

astrocytes

HELPING HAND  Nearby astrocytes help move electrical signals along nerve cells, a new study reveals. 

Dust!

PLUMP PARTICLES   Fats lurking in house dust can activate a protein in human cells that researchers think plays a key role in obesity.

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