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September 28th, 2015 at 12:25 pm

MoveMor Lower Body Trainer is the first-ever multi-directional resistance system


MoveMor™ Lower Body Trainer is the first-ever multi-directional resistance system that provides gentle strengthening of hips, knees, ankles and feet for better physical function and falls reduction.

MoveMor™ Lower Body Trainer is one of the featured exhibitors at the DaVinci Inventor Showcase. The Inventor Showcase will take place October 10-11, 2015 at the NoCo Maker Faire. You will have a chance to take a look at the MoveMor™ and many other amazing inventions.

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September 25th, 2015 at 2:55 pm

Making connections at work matters in the ‘age of loneliness’


We all would like to avoid that feeling of loneliness. Research shows it’s terrible for our health; it diminishes cognitive performance and the immune system, increases the risk of heart disease and dementia and hastens early death. And the psychological effects are just as bad; studies show that people need strong social connections to feel happy and find meaning in their lives, and that many of us would actually rather receive mild electroshocks than be alone.

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September 23rd, 2015 at 6:28 pm

IBM’s Watson is finally getting closer to becoming your doctor


IBM’s Watson can beat Ken Jennings at Jeopardy, tell you about your city, and dream up recipes for delectable delicacies. Watson is now doing something even more important than all previous capabilities combined — it’s finally getting closer to becoming your doctor.

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August 14th, 2015 at 7:18 pm

New discovery of vessels linking the brain to the immune system


New research has found that the brain is directly connected to the immune system by vessels previously thought not to exist. The finding means the textbooks will have to be rewritten.


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August 12th, 2015 at 6:46 pm

Trees improve your health, and researchers develop tool to show exactly where cities should plant them


Pollution levels decrease and the health of people improves when cities plant trees. Studies show that America’s trees save thousands of lives a year, mainly by preventing breathing-related problems (they also make you feel like you have more money, if you’re into that sort of thing).

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August 12th, 2015 at 6:38 pm

Leading scientists reveal secrets for reaching the age 100

Leukocyte (white blood cell) telomere length in study participants up to 115 years of age. Statistical regression lines belonging to these groups are indicated by the same color as the data. (credit: Yasumichi Arai et al./EBioMedicine)

According scientists at Newcastle University’s Institute for Ageing in the U.K. and Keio University School of Medicine, they say they have cracked the secret of why some people live a healthy and physically independent life over the age of 100: keeping inflammation down and telomeres long.


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August 7th, 2015 at 8:02 pm

Can old age be reversed by infusing blood from the young?


August 2008, Tony Wyss-Coray waited for his lab’s weekly meeting to begin at the Veterans Affairs hospital in Palo Alto, California. Wyss-Coray, a professor of neurology at Stanford University, was leading a young group of researchers who studied ageing and neurodegeneration. As a rule, the gatherings were forgettable affairs – the incremental nature of scientific progress does not lend itself to big surprises. But a lab member scheduled to speak that day had taken on a radical project, and he had new results to share.

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July 23rd, 2015 at 5:37 pm

How your smartphone may be able to detect if you are depressed


A small new study finds that depression can be predicted just from smartphone data.   Continue Reading »

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July 23rd, 2015 at 5:19 pm

Feeling 7 years younger and $10,000 richer by living near a lot of trees?


A new study suggests that you should probably count the number of trees on the block, the next time you are hunting for a house or apartment.   Continue Reading »

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July 14th, 2015 at 5:00 pm

Are fish oil pills a $1.2 billion industry built on empty promises?


The Web site of the National Institutes of Health has some advice for anyone wondering about whether to take a fish oil pill to improve your health.  Yes. And no.   Continue Reading »

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