Harnessing reliability for neuroscience research

The neuroimaging community has made significant strides towards collecting large-scale neuroimaging datasets, which—until the past decade—had seemed out of reach. Between initiatives focused on the aggregation and open sharing of previously collected datasets and de novo data generation initiatives tasked with the creation of community resources, tens of thousands of datasets are now available online.…

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Sense of smell, pollution and neurological disease connection explored

IMAGE: Schematic of the mid-sagittal plane of the mouse skul and brain. The pathway of cerebrospinal fuid flow is shown by blue arrows, flowing around the brain and spinal cord…. view more  A consensus is building that air pollution can cause neurological diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease, but how fine, sooty particles cause…

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CCNY experts in lateralization of speech publish discovery

City College of New York-led researchers have published a breakthrough in understanding previously unknown inner workings related to the lateralization of speech processing in the brain. Their study, headed by biologist Hysell V. Oviedo of CCNY’s Division of Science and published in the journal «Nature Communications,» could shine a light on miswiring of brain circuits…

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‘Pear-Shaped’ May Be Healthier Than ‘Apple-Shaped’

For postmenopausal women, being “pear-shaped” may be healthier than being “apple-shaped.” Even in women with normal body mass index, the location of fat varies. Apple-shaped women have more fat around the waist, pear-shaped more around the hips and legs. Writing in the European Heart Journal, researchers studied 2,683 postmenopausal women with normal B.M.I.s, following them…

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He Lost His Name. He Lost His Brand. But He Is No Fashion Victim.

Image The designer Ralph Rucci, left, and his team working in the studio of his pattern maker, Nicolas Caito, in New York.CreditJackie Molloy for The New York Times In 2014 Ralph Rucci — the first American to show on the Paris couture schedule under his own name since Mainbocher in the 1930s, recipient of a…

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Medical News Today: Too much iron may cause skin infections

One global study that investigated the role of iron in a variety of health conditions has found that excess iron may lead to a higher risk of bacterial skin infections. Excessive iron levels may be linked to skin infections such as abscesses. Iron is an essential mineral. All human cells contain some iron, but around…

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Medical News Today: Cognitive decline: A personalized approach could be key

Researchers have designed a brain aging model to investigate the factors that contribute to cognitive decline, borrowing principles from precision medicine. How can we tackle cognitive decline? Cognitive decline affects a person’s ability to focus, remember, and make decisions. Its severity can range from mild to severe, and it may lead to dementia, in the…

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A Monster to History, Stalin Is a Tourist Magnet in His Hometown

GORI, Georgia — Here are just a few of the fun facts that visitors learn during a guided tour of the Stalin Museum in Gori, the small Georgian town where the former Soviet leader was born. Joseph Stalin was a good singer. He wrote poems. During his reign, 9,000 state enterprises were started. One of…

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