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Link found between milk consumption and death: Study

November 18th, 2014 at 3:24 pm » Comments Off

The most likely culprit: lactose. The British Medical Journal published a large study that tracked the dietary habits of over 100,000 people in Sweden. The study followed the participants for 20 years taking into account differences in lifestyle and demographics. The researchers at Uppsala University found that women who drank three or more glasses of milk […]



A 2D material that generates electricity from movement could someday be woven into our clothes

October 29th, 2014 at 9:47 am » Comments Off

The 2D material is known as molybdenum disulfide (MoS2). A transparent, flexible material only as thick as an atom could one day power our electronics, according to a paper published to be published in Nature. And the best part is it could generate electricity from walking, running and other everyday motions.    



Scientists discover greater rates of mitochondrial mutations in children born to older mothers

October 25th, 2014 at 8:48 am » Comments Off

A  normal mitochondria (left) contain distinctive folds known as cristae, but these folds are lost in damaged or dysfunctional mitochondria (right). A team of Penn State scientists have discovered a “maternal age effect” that could be used to predict the accumulation of mitochondrial DNA mutations in maternal egg cells — and the transmission of these […]



Groundbreaking new battery charges to 70% in 2 minutes, and lasts 20 years

October 24th, 2014 at 10:07 am » Comments Off

The battery is expected to be on the market in 2 years. Are you tired of waiting an hour for your phone to charge before you leave the house? Researchers at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore have come up with the best solution yet – a lithium ion battery that charges to 70 percent in […]



Researchers create decoy protein that may stop cancer from spreading

October 24th, 2014 at 9:50 am » Comments Off

The decoy protein significantly slowed metastasis in the study. Often times, cancer begins in one part of the body and spreads elsewhere via the bloodstream or lymphatic system. This spreading, called metastasis, makes the disease deadly and difficult to halt—even using chemotherapy drugs with serious side effects.    



Neuroscientists discover on/off switch in the brain for deep sleep

October 20th, 2014 at 11:17 am » Comments Off

The parafacial zone (PZ) in the brain stem produces half of all the brain’s sleep-promoting activity. For the first time ever, neuroscientists have used an innovative new method to identify a circuit in the brain that promotes deep sleep, which reinvigorates the brain from its daily activities.    



Graphene supercapacitors could provide energy for flexible electronics

October 16th, 2014 at 9:58 am » Comments Off

A research team has created an energy storage device that is highly flexible and stretchy. How long would your battery last if your phone was always awake and processing data? Would the battery last three hours? One hour? The next generation of electronics will require that kind of always-on energy consumption, but our current batteries are […]



Memory loss from Alzheimer’s disease reversed with lifestyle changes

October 13th, 2014 at 1:15 pm » Comments Off

This is the first time researchers have been able to reverse the memory loss caused by the disease. The first time ever, huge lifestyle interventions seems to have reversed memory loss caused by Alzheimer’s disease in some patients.. The findings stemmed from the joint efforts of a team from UCLA’s Mary S. Easton Center for Alzheimer’s Disease […]



Novel treatment may reverse memory loss in Alzheimer’s patients

October 9th, 2014 at 2:59 pm » Comments Off

Nine out of ten patients with memory problems showed improvements with this novel multi-systems approach. A small exploratory study has found that memory loss in patients with Alzheimer’s disease may be reversed — and the improvement sustained — using a novel treatment approach.  



Researcher proves mathematically that black holes do not exist

October 3rd, 2014 at 11:31 am » Comments Off

Black holes have long been the subject of popular culture, from Star Trek to Hollywood. They are the ultimate unknown. They are the blackest and most dense objects in the universe that do not even let light escape. And as if they weren’t bizarre enough to begin with, now add this to the mix: they […]



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