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How to keep your brain healthy: The 7 things you should do every day

13 hours ago   |   New Scientist

Keeping your brain in good shape will not only stave off mental decline, but can also improve your relationships and boost your well-being - and it's never too late to make a...
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What is the risk of CVT following COVID-19, and how it compares to the risk with vaccines

15 hours ago   |   Science Media Centre   |   2 articles

We now know that Cerebral venous thrombosis has been reported to occur in about 5 in a million people after first dose of the AZ-Oxford COVID-19 vaccine. But a key question was...
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Neuralink's monkey can play Pong with its mind - what could a human do?

Neuralink's monkey can play Pong with its mind - what could a human do?

16 hours ago   |   Metro

Neuralink says it's brain implant allows a monkey to play Pong with its mind ■ David Tuffley, senior lecturer in applied ethics & cyber security, Griffith University Some...
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Do humans respond differently to screams of pleasure and pain? - podcast

20 hours ago   |   The Guardian

Why do we scream? Whilst past research has largely focused on using screams to signal danger and scare predators, humans scream in a much wider range of contexts - from crying...
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Phase 2 trial comparing psilocybin with escitalopram for depression

1 day ago   |   Science Media Centre   |   2 articles

This phase 2 trial is the first head to head comparison of psilocybin against a licenced antidepressant in patients with major depressive disorder. It compares psilocybin with...
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Wasps with no social life may find it harder to recognise others

1 day ago   |   New Scientist

A species of social wasp can recognise its peers by patterns on their faces, but wasps raised in isolation experience less growth of the brain regions thought to be involved in...
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Wasps with no social life find it harder to recognise others

2 days ago   |   New Scientist

A species of social wasp can recognise its peers by patterns on their faces, but wasps raised in isolation experience less growth of the brain regions thought to be involved in...
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Researchers search for answers in puzzle of rare blood clots and Covid vaccines - and see some clues

2 days ago   |   STAT

A week after receiving the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine, a 37-year-old woman in Norway went to the emergency department with fever and persistent headaches. A CAT scan of her...
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Elon Musk's Neuralink partner claims real-life ‘Jurassic Park' could be created

Elon Musk's Neuralink partner claims real-life ‘Jurassic Park' could be created

3 days ago   |   NME

The business partner of Elon Musk's brain-chip start-up has said a real-life Jurassic Park could be made by humans. Max Hodak, who co-founded Neuralink with Musk, tweeted last...
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The neurochemistry of Parkinson's disease: effect of L-dopa therapy

4 days ago   |   Harvard

KG Lloyd, L Davidson, and O Hornykiewicz. 1975. “ The neurochemistry of Parkinson's disease: effect of L-dopa therapy .” J Pharmacol Exp Ther, 195, 3, Pp. 453-64. Abstract...
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Blue Origin's latest launch brings it close to sending humans to space

The 14 April launch of Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket may have been the spacecraft's last test flight before it begins taking passengers to the edge of space Read more ...

Rising from the ashes, Alaska's forests come back stronger

Back in 2004, when wildfires in Alaska burned an area the size of Massachusetts , Michelle Mack wondered just how much carbon had permanently moved from the landscape into the... Read more ...

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Live coverage: Flight Readiness Review underway for next SpaceX crew launch

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STAT+: A drug maker sues a medical journal, its editor, and several authors...

In an unusual move, Pacira Biosciences has filed a libel lawsuit against a medical journal, its editors, and the authors of several recently published papers, arguing the... Read more ...

Whitest paint ever reflects 98 per cent of light and could cool homes

An ultra-reflective white paint absorbs so little sunlight that it becomes cooler than its surroundings, so it could replace energy-intensive air conditioners to cool buildings Read more ...

Heat overrides genes to make bearded dragon embryos change sex

Some Australian lizards that begin developing as males will hatch as females if the egg is particularly warm, because the heat triggers genes that override their sex chromosomes Read more ...

Alaskan forests may store more carbon after being burned by wildfire

Alaskan forests generally contain coniferous trees - but after wildfires sweep through, deciduous trees that store more carbon can become dominant Read more ...