Simple diagnostic tool predicts individual risk of Alzheimer’s

Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have developed an algorithm that combines data from a simple blood test and brief memory tests, to predict with great accuracy who will develop Alzheimer’s disease in the future. The findings are published in Nature Medicine. Approximately 20-30% of patients with Alzheimer’s disease are wrongly diagnosed within specialist healthcare,…

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Sterilizing skeeters

Mosquitoes are one of humanity’s greatest nemeses, estimated to spread infections to nearly 700 million people per year and cause more than one million deaths. UC Santa Barbara Distinguished Professor Craig Montell has made a breakthrough in one technique for controlling populations of Aedes aegypti, a mosquito that transmits dengue, yellow fever, Zika and other…

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The Joy of Eurovision Fashion

It is an uncomfortable reality of the modern communal spectacle that more often than not, when it comes to a major award show or performance extravaganza or even sporting event, marketing has overwhelmed personal expression — at least when it comes to the clothes. Red carpets are a big business for public personalities, and fear…

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A Curated Ear or Two

Maria Tash doesn’t consider piercings anything new. A designer of fine jewelry, Ms. Tash has been creating earrings for pierced ears since 1993, when she opened a studio in the East Village in New York. And in recent years, as she has added shops worldwide, she has devised adornments for lots of other pierced body…

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New research suggests that night shift work is linked to menstrual irregularity and increased of developing endometriosis

Press release – Abstract 1394: Alterations in clock genes expression in Eutopic and Ectopic Endometrial Tissue New research suggests that night shift work is linked to menstrual irregularity and increased chance of developing endometriosis According to a study being presented at the 23rd European Congress of Endocrinology (e-ECE 2021), on Sunday 23 May at 19:00…

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Pinwheel Activity

You don’t need to be an expert with a pastry bag to decorate a cake. Make these simple paper pinwheels using the newspaper you’re holding, and poke them into the top of your cake or cupcakes. Newsprint is the perfect lightweight paper to catch a breeze at your outdoor celebration and create some whirly magic.…

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