A nutty solution for improving brain health

Long-term, high nut consumption could be the key to better cognitive health in older people according to new research from the University of South Australia. In a study of 4822 Chinese adults aged 55+ years, researchers found that eating more than 10 grams of nuts a day was positively associated with better mental functioning, including…

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New material will allow abandoning bone marrow transplantation

Scientists from the National University of Science and Technology «MISIS» developed nanomaterial, which will be able to rstore the internal structure of bones damaged due to osteoporosis and osteomyelitis. A special bioactive coating of the material helped to increase the rate of division of bone cells by 3 times. In the future, it can allow…

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Restoring hearing loss

IMAGE: University of Utah electrical and computer engineering professor Florian Solzbacher holds a version of the Utah Electrode Array, a small implantable brain-computer interface that will be used in a new… view more  A team of worldwide researchers including engineers from the University of Utah have received a $9.7-million grant to design and develop a new…

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GARDP and Evotec announce new partnership to discover novel antibiotics

Collaboration explores opportunities to set up antibiotic discovery and development platform and establish a joint pipeline of novel antibiotic assets. Discovery efforts will focus on World Health Organization’s (WHO) priority pathogens. The Global Antibiotic Research and Development Partnership (GARDP) and Evotec AG (Frankfurt Stock Exchange: EVT, MDAX/TecDAX, ISIN: DE0005664809) are today announcing the formation of…

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Measuring differences in brain chemicals in people with mild memory problems

Using strong and targeted but noninvasive magnets at specific sites in the brains of people with and without mild learning and memory problems, Johns Hopkins researchers report they were able to detect differences in the concentrations of brain chemicals that transmit messages between neurons. The strength of these magnetic fields allows the researchers to measure…

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What causes upper stomach pain in the third trimester?

Many people experience pain in the upper part of their stomach or abdomen during pregnancy. This is usually nothing to worry about, but sometimes it might be necessary to see a doctor. The third trimester is notoriously difficult. From breathing through Braxton–Hicks contractions and wondering whether they are the real thing to stretching skin and…

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How Ultima Thule Is Like a Sticky, Pull-Apart Pastry

HOUSTON — To Kirby Runyon, a planetary scientist at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory, the small distant object that NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft flew past on the first day of this year reminds him of monkey bread. For people not familiar with this sweet pastry, monkey bread consists of balls of dough that are…

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Unvaccinated Student in Kentucky Sues After Being Barred From Playing Basketball

A student at a Catholic school in Kentucky has sued the Northern Kentucky Health Department, claiming it violated his First Amendment rights by barring him from playing basketball because he refused to be vaccinated against chickenpox. The lawsuit, filed last week in Boone County Circuit Court on behalf of the student, Jerome Kunkel, an 18-year-old…

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Front Burner: Savory, Sweet and Everything In-Between

An amusing, yet serious alphabetical rundown of Jewish foods — with explanations written by food personalities and writers like Ruth Reichl, Jill Kargman and Tom Colicchio — covers the expected (bagels, chopped liver) and less so (Chinese food). Most entries come with recipes, and some with dissenting opinions. There’s Eric Ripert on gefilte fish, Gail…

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