Archive | January 2017

Games, Crafts Protect Aging Brain

Even in your 70s and beyond, simple activities including web-surfing, playing bridge and socializing can stave off mental decline, new research says.
Benefits were greatest in computer users and in those without a gene variation linked with Alzheimer’s disease. But even among…
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Popping a balloon is louder than a SHOTGUN

Researchers discovered that popping balloons can be as loud as 168 decibelsWhile firing a bullet from a 12-gauge shotgun is known to be slightly quieter Even bursting balloons with a pin was louder than recommended safety levelsAnd exceeding the 140 decibel mark just …
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Laurel & Hardy’s antics caused 88 serious eye injuries

An ophthalmologist from Amsterdam studied the comedy duo’s back catalogueHe analysed every optical trauma from comedy duo’s 92 films for his research The pair potentially incurred 88 serious injuries for the sake of their art, he saysHardy was the primary victim and …
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Scientists move step closer to developing major new drug in fight against antimicrobial resistance

Scientists have for the first time determined the molecular structure of a new antibiotic which could hold the key to tackling drug resistant bacteria.

The team at the University…
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Engineered intrinsically disordered proteins provide biomedical insights

Credit: University of New Mexico
Biomedical researchers have engineered the first examples of biomimetic structures composed from a mysterious class of proteins that lack any sort of…
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Fewer grains and more fruits and vegetables may keep your bones strong

Stroll through your local grocery store, and you’ll immediately notice America’s love affair with grain. Entire aisles are devoted to breakfast cereals, bread, rolls, crackers and cookies. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the amount of grain…
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Mom’s weight gain likely caused by parental lifestyle, age—not pregnancy

Pregnancy has long been blamed for causing permanent weight gain and obesity in childbearing women, but the real culprit seems to be lifestyle and age.


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