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Evidence Builds That Meditation Strengthens the Brain

Posted in Medicine on 29th Apr, 2012 06:02 PM
by AlexMuller
Earlier evidence out of UCLA suggested that meditating for years thickens the brain (in a good way) and strengthens the connections between brain cells.
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Heart shrinking trial to combat heart failure to begin

Posted in Medicine on 29th Apr, 2012 12:00 AM
by AlexMuller
A trial using electricity to shrink the hearts of patients with heart failure is about to start in Liverpool.
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Messing With Memory

Posted in Medicine on 28th Apr, 2012 11:57 PM
by AlexMuller
New research finds that its alarmingly easy to create false memories for people, even when they know an event didnt happen.
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The top 10 toxic chemicals suspected to cause autism and learning disabilities

Posted in Medicine on 27th Apr, 2012 07:21 PM
by AlexMuller
the top ten target chemicals in consumer products likely to contribute to these conditions
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Action Videogames Change Brains

Posted in Medicine on 26th Apr, 2012 11:48 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists reveal that playing an action videogame, even for a relatively short time, causes differences in brain activity and improvements in visual attention.
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Bakewells and dogs vs dementia

Posted in Medicine on 26th Apr, 2012 10:58 PM
by AlexMuller
The drifting smells of a Bakewell tart, guide dogs for the mind and hi tech wristbands could all have a future in helping people with dementia.
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Mobile phones: Still no evidence of harm to health

Posted in Medicine on 26th Apr, 2012 10:44 PM
by AlexMuller
There is still no evidence mobile phones harm human health, says a major safety review for the UKs Health Protection Agency (HPA).
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Cocaine Use Dramatically Speeds Up Brain Aging

Posted in Medicine on 24th Apr, 2012 09:34 PM
by AlexMuller
A new study by scientists at the University of Cambridge has confirmed that brains of chronic cocaine users age dramatically faster than their non-drug-using peers
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Confirmed: He Who Sits the Most Dies the Soonest

Posted in Medicine on 23rd Apr, 2012 01:41 AM
by AlexMuller
Another study shows that sitting is really, really, really bad for your health. Please, just get a standup desk!
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Window of Opportunity to Prevent Cerebral Palsy Discovered

Posted in Medicine on 23rd Apr, 2012 12:59 AM
by AlexMuller
A nanotechnology based drug treatment in newborn rabbits with cerebral palsy enabled dramatic improvement of movement disorders
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Aspirin fat burning mechanism found

Posted in Medicine on 22nd Apr, 2012 01:08 AM
by AlexMuller
It may be great for curing a splitting headache, but scientists have now discovered that aspirin also activates an enzyme that burns fat
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Ageing genes discovered

Posted in Medicine on 21st Apr, 2012 11:50 PM
by AlexMuller
Kings College London Researchers identify key genes that switch off with ageing, highlighting them as potential targets for anti ageing therapies
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Scientists Identify 10 Breast Cancer Subtypes with DNA analysis

Posted in Medicine on 21st Apr, 2012 11:45 PM
by AlexMuller
Classifying cancers should help doctors better understand a patient's response to therapies and prioritize drug design.
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Regenerative medicine repairs mice from top to toe

Posted in Medicine on 20th Apr, 2012 02:07 AM
by AlexMuller
Three studies published this week show that introducing new cells into mice can replace diseased cells, whether hair, eye or heart, and help to restore the normal function of those cells.
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Repeated Oral doses of C60 fullerene increased the lifespan of rats by 60 to 73% in a small study

Posted in Medicine on 19th Apr, 2012 04:06 AM
by AlexMuller
Biomaterials journal - The prolongation of the lifespan of rats by repeated oral administration of [60] fullerene (11 pages)
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Scientists create nanoparticles that image brain tumors, increasing accuracy of surgical removal

Posted in Medicine on 19th Apr, 2012 03:44 AM
by AlexMuller
Nanotech has enabled scientists to remove brain tumors from mice with unprecedented accuracy.
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