Today in Research: Bad News for Wine Drinkers; a Malaria Vaccine

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Discovered: A biological explanation for label-snobs, bad news for wine drinkers, Twitter did influence the Arab Spring, car battery's super powers, and a malaria vaccine.

  • Wine update: Drinking vino will not make you live longer. There's a lot of research pushing for red wine's health benefits. But today, science has some bad news for wine enthusiasts: Other factors largely determine better health outcomes for wine drinkers. People who drink red wine tend to make better lifestyle choices. Makes sense, as it's a libation even parents can get behind. The study isn't all downer news, however: Wine drinkers do have lower mortality. Might be a good idea to throw a glass of red wine in your booze rotation, for good measure. [Eureka]
  • A possible malaria vaccine. Researchers are ready to human-test a promising experimental vaccine for the disease. As of now, dealing with malaria involves remembering to buy and take anti-malaria pills and then getting the right medication immediately. A vaccine would eliminate all these steps, making life easier for anyone living in or traveling to places currently affected.

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