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  • Tim Peake joins Scouts Association to launch a new science badge for scouts.
    Tim Peake says the new science badge for scouts will help highlight different career opportunities for the youth. ... read more
    Source: BBC News – Science and EnvironmentPublished on 2019-03-25
  • Genetic risk scores on their own aren’t that good at predicting health
    A new way of measuring your genetic risk for health conditions could help identify high-risk people. But it isn’t clear how medically useful these tests are yet ... read more
    Source: New ScientistPublished on 2019-03-25
  • Dissecting the functional role of microRNA 21 in osteosarcoma
    Dissecting the functional role of microRNA 21 in osteosarcomaDissecting the functional role of microRNA 21 in osteosarcoma, Published online: 25 March 2019; doi:10.1038/s41417-019-0092-zDissecting the functional role of microRNA 21 in osteosarcoma ... read more
    Source: Cancer Gene TherapyPublished on 2019-03-25
  • Clinical significance of the internal carotid artery angle in ischemic stroke
    Clinical significance of the internal carotid artery angle in ischemic strokeClinical significance of the internal carotid artery angle in ischemic stroke, Published online: 25 March 2019; doi:10.1038/s41598-018-37783-1Clinical significance of the internal carotid artery angle in ischemic stroke ... read more
    Source: Scientific ReportsPublished on 2019-03-25
  • IJMS, Vol. 20, Pages 1482: Glutamatergic Signaling Along The Microbiota-Gut-Brain Axis
    IJMS, Vol. 20, Pages 1482: Glutamatergic Signaling Along The Microbiota-Gut-Brain Axis International Journal of Molecular Sciences doi: 10.3390/ijms20061482 Authors: Andreina Baj Elisabetta Moro Michela Bistoletti Viviana Orlandi Francesca Crema Cristina Giaroni A complex bidirectional communication system exists between the gastrointestinal tract and the brain. Initially termed the “gut-brain axis” it is now renamed the “microbiota-gut-brain axis” considering the pivotal role of gut microbiota in maintaining local and systemic homeostasis. Different cellular and molecular pathways act along this axis and strong attention is paid to neuroactive molecules (neurotransmitters, i.e., noradrenaline, dopamine, serotonin, gamma aminobutyric acid and glutamate and metabolites, i.e., ... read more
    Source: International Journal of Molecular SciencesPublished on 2019-03-25
  • Need A Can’t-Miss Wheel Of Cheese? Try Playing It Some Hip-Hop
    Researchers exposed cheese to different genres of music for 24 hours a day over six months to find out that hip-hop might create the tastiest cheese. (Image credit: FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images) ... read more
    Source: Science: NPRPublished on 2019-03-24
  • Avocados recalled in 6 states over listeria concerns
    California-grown avocados sold in bulk to retail stores in six states by the Henry Avocado Corporation are being recalled due to potential contamination with the bacterium listeria monocytogenes, the company announced on Saturday. ... read more
    Source: CNN HealthPublished on 2019-03-24
  • FDA takes up decades-long debate over breast implant safety
    U.S. health officials are taking another look at the safety of breast implants, the latest review in a decades-long debate. ... read more
    Source: Medical XpressPublished on 2019-03-24
  • California grower recalls avocados over possible listeria
    A Southern California company is voluntarily recalling whole avocados over possible listeria contamination. ... read more
    Source: Medical XpressPublished on 2019-03-24
  • Conserving These Endangered Prawns Is A Tasty Way To Protect People’s Health
    Restocking rivers in tropical and subtropical Africa with a large endangered prawn not only provides locals with protein-rich food, but it also breaks the deadly cycle of schistosomiasis ... read more
    Source: Forbes | SciencePublished on 2019-03-24
  • The Light Triad vs. Dark Triad of Personality
    New research contrasts two very different profiles of human nature. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com ... read more
    Source: Scientific AmericanPublished on 2019-03-24
  • Exposure to dirty city air reduces sperm quality and quantity in mice
    Dirty city air may be reducing sperm quality. Mice exposed to tiny pollution particles produce less sperm of a lower quality than those that aren't ... read more
    Source: New ScientistPublished on 2019-03-24
  • E6PR Eco Six Pack Rings Are Being Adopted By Craft Breweries
    The next time you grab a six pack of beer, see how those cans are held together. Plastic rings are being replaced with biodegradeable Eco Six Pack Rings by some craft brewers. ... read more
    Source: Forbes | SciencePublished on 2019-03-24
  • Italy home circumcision kills child
    The five-month-old boy was airlifted to hospital but died after the intervention by his parents. ... read more
    Source: BBC News – HealthPublished on 2019-03-24
  • The Underappreciated Threat of Volcanic Tsunamis
    Tsunamis caused by volcanoes are responsible for nearly a quarter of all deaths caused by eruptions, yet we have only now started to understand them. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com ... read more
    Source: Scientific AmericanPublished on 2019-03-24
  • How to cut and look after your nails correctly
    Keep them short, don’t be afraid to file – and remember to moisturiseNails should be kept fairly short. The longer they are, the more easily they are damaged – especially your fingernails, if you work with your hands. If they are fine, you can use a normal clipper; for anything thicker – usually toenails, but sometimes fingernails – you will need a heavy-duty version. Use a nail file for shaping, or if it hurts when you clip your nails. You don’t need to use it in just one direction, but do file gently to avoid damage.Fingernails should be given a ... read more
    Source: The Guardian – Health and WellbeingPublished on 2019-03-24
  • The Dodow: the latest sleep aid looks like a wheel of brie – I wake up starving
    This unpronounceable LED device claims to help those with insomnia – I give it a whack and prepare to bust some ZZZsThis week we turn our attention to a light metronome, called Dodow, that claims to be able to train your brain to fall asleep. This sounds similar to the fantastical pseudo-science that promised us x-ray specs 30 years ago, but stick with it. The LED device projects a ring of blue light on to the ceiling that shrinks and expands. Synchronising your breathing with it stimulates the baroreflex, a physiological mechanism that slows the metabolism and the secretion of ... read more
    Source: The Guardian – Health and WellbeingPublished on 2019-03-24
  • Genetic Research Has a Big Bias Problem, And We Can’t Keep Ignoring It
    This needs to change. ... read more
    Source: ScienceAlertPublished on 2019-03-24
  • Do You Still Need to Get Vaccinated if There’s Herd Immunity? An Expert Explains
    Okay, listen up. ... read more
    Source: ScienceAlertPublished on 2019-03-24
  • Scientists Identify The Location of ‘Taste’ in Your Head, And It’s Not The Tongue
    Taste is more complicated than we thought. ... read more
    Source: ScienceAlertPublished on 2019-03-24
  • Astronomers Have Detected a Star Careening Through The Milky Way at 2.5 Million Mph
    It could go from Earth to the Moon in 6 minutes. ... read more
    Source: ScienceAlertPublished on 2019-03-24
  • Man Shocked to Discover a Mouse Kept Cleaning His Shed at Night. This Is Why
    We're not the only species that cleans. ... read more
    Source: ScienceAlertPublished on 2019-03-24
  • A Cruise Ship, Bullied Meteorologists, And Overpasses – The Curious Connection
    Three weather head-scratchers: A stranded cruise ship, bullying of female meteorologists, and weather sheltering under overpasses. ... read more
    Source: Forbes | SciencePublished on 2019-03-24
  • Ebola outbreak in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo tops 1,000 cases
    As of March 2019, public health officials have documented that the Ebola outbreak in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has surpassed 1,000 cases; ... read more
    Source: CDC Online NewsroomPublished on 2019-03-24
  • Asteroid Spit Up
    The near-Earth asteroid Bennu seems to be ejecting unexpected particles -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com ... read more
    Source: Scientific AmericanPublished on 2019-03-24
  • Why Historians Are Like Tax Collectors
    The 'point' of history, the role of the historian, has always been a bit uncertain. They're often characterized as just cataloguers of facts but how scholars are now engaging with the public reveals that they serve a much larger role - as 'remembrancers.' ... read more
    Source: Forbes | SciencePublished on 2019-03-24
  • A Very Important Study On Cheese And Hip-Hop
    Researchers wanted to know if playing music to cheese could affect the taste. Dr. Beat Wampfler talked about the answer. ... read more
    Source: Science: NPRPublished on 2019-03-24
  • Nappuccinos To More Weekend Z’s: Strategize To Catch Up On Lost Sleep
    Sleeping in on the weekend or taking a brief nap can help you recover from a single bad night. But just five consecutive nights of too little sleep can lead to weight gain and elevated blood sugar.(Image credit: Klaus Vedfelt/Getty Images) ... read more
    Source: Health: NPRPublished on 2019-03-24
  • A Painless Microneedle Patch For Diagnosing Tuberculosis
    We won't be able to effectively combat tuberculosis, which kills at least 1.3 million people a year, without improving diagnosis. One promising diagnostic tool is a painless microneedle patch being developed by Thai researchers. ... read more
    Source: Forbes | SciencePublished on 2019-03-24
  • NASA’s InSight lander is using magnetism to search for water on Mars
    Measuring magnetic fields on Mars could help us figure out how much water it has, and NASA’s InSight lander has taken the first ever measurements from the surface ... read more
    Source: New ScientistPublished on 2019-03-24

 

 

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