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Circadian rhythms help guide waste from brain

New research details how the complex set of molecular and fluid dynamics that comprise the glymphatic system—the brain’s unique process of waste removal—are synchronized with the master internal clock that regulates the sleep-wake cycle. These findings suggest that people who rely on sleeping during daytime hours are at greater risk for developing neurological disorders. “These […]

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Study sheds light on brain mechanism activated by uncertainty

Tel Aviv University researchers examined the brain’s reactions in conditions of uncertainty and stressful conflict in an environment of risks and opportunities. The researchers identified the areas of the brain responsible for the delicate balance between desiring gain and avoiding loss along the way. The study was led by TAU researchers Prof. Talma Hendler, Prof. […]

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Clinical validation of inertial sensing-based wearable device for tremor and Bradykinesia quantification

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is characterized by motor symptoms such as tremor, rigidity, bradykinesia, and problems with gait. However, neurologists judge the severity of Parkinsonian motor symptoms according to clinical scales, and their judgments are inconsistent because of differences in clinical experiences. Nowadays, with the rapid development of micro-electromechanical systems sensor technology and population aging around […]

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How To Improve Your Public Speaking skills

The ability to communicate a message, sell an idea, or paint a vision is a critical skill for anyone who wants to have an impact on the world. And even in the age of emojis, animated GIFs, and Snapchat filters, public speaking is still the most effective way to move, persuade, and inspire. It’s why people pay […]

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Dementia researchers call for urgent action to prevent setbacks in treatment search

Nearly 300 researchers have called for urgent government action to prevent a major setback to the search for new dementia treatments as a result of COVID-19. In an open letter to Science Minister Amanda Solloway, the researchers warn that lost funding opportunities brought on by the pandemic could lead to a lost generation of researchers, […]

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Study leads to better understanding of blood pressure regulation, atherosclerosis

A new University of Kentucky College of Medicine study provides insight into how a protein called angiotensinogen (AGT) contributes to blood pressure regulation and atherosclerosis. AGT is a member of the renin-angiotensin system, a hormone system in the human body that regulates blood pressure and fluid balance. AGT produces angiotensin II, which regulates blood pressure […]

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Occupational physical activity is an important factor in body composition, flexibility, and aerobic capacity

Being physically active is important for overall health and fitness. Now, researchers in India have demonstrated that occupational physical activity is an important factor in body composition, flexibility, and aerobic capacity. They investigated fitness and physical parameters, such as percentage body fat, body mass index, aerobic capacity, weight, strength, and flexibility in a group of […]

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Q&A: Common pathogens facilitate HIV persistence

Antiretroviral therapy (ART) may well have revolutionized our ability to control HIV, but it’s not necessarily a panacea. During the course of ART, HIV hides out silently in reservoirs located deep inside CD4+ T cells, white blood cells that are involved in activating the immune system to fight infection and pathogens. The existence of these […]