Lab Report: Health, Science and Medicine

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Researchers have decoded the genomes of two foods that make a delicious dessert combination: strawberries and chocolate. Knowing their genetic blueprints should make it possible for scientists to develop heartier and even tastier varieties of strawberries and high-quality cacao plants. Many current hybrids are bred to resist disease, at a cost to their natural flavor.


Depression is difficult enough to treat on its own, but it can be even more challenging when it occurs alongside other chronic illnesses. A new study found that a team-based approach involving a dedicated nurse to help patients manage their depression and coexisting conditions such as diabetes or heart disease led to improvement of all symptoms.

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