Studying for exams? Here’s how to make your memory work for you

Have you ever thought about how your brain works when you study? Knowing this may improve your ability to retain and recall information. There are three main memory structures: sensory, working and long-term memory. Using these tips, you can activate all three to enhance how you study. 1. Try to learn the same content in different ways Activating your sensory […]

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Paralysed man walks again with brain-controlled exoskeleton

A French man paralysed in a night club accident can walk again thanks to a brain-controlled exoskeleton in what scientists said Wednesday was a breakthrough providing hope to tetraplegics seeking to regain movement. The patient trained for months, harnessing his brain signals to control a computer-simulated avatar to perform basic movements before using the robot device to walk. Doctors who […]

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Smart insole can double as lifesaving technology for diabetic patients

Stevens Institute of Technology has signed an exclusive licensing agreement with Bonbouton, giving the cutting-edge health and technology company the right to use and further develop a graphene sensing system that detects early signs of foot ulcers before they form so people living with diabetes can access preventative healthcare and confidently manage their health. The smart insole, Bonbouton’s first product, […]

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Leg amputees feel and use nerve-stimulating leg prosthesis as a real limb

A European consortium led by ETH Zurich and SensArs Neuroprosthetics reports that tiny electrodes implanted in a patients’ thigh nerve allow them to feel natural sensations of touch and movement from a prosthesis. Amputees can then walk freely while thinking about activities other than controlling the device. The details of the work were published in Science Translational Medicine and represent […]

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Social media influencing young boys’ body attitudes

The endless endorsement of particular body images and physical attributes on social media is influencing how young boys view themselves in the modern age, according to a new book. Professor Murray Drummond, Director of the SHAPE Research Centre, interviewed 33 Australian boys over an eight-year period through significant development stages of early childhood, middle years and adolescence—encompassing reception until year […]

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DPP4 inhibitors do not up risk of inflammatory bowel disease

(HealthDay)—Short-term use of a dipeptidyl peptidase 4 inhibitor (DPP4i) for the treatment of diabetes does not increase the risk of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), according to a study published online Aug. 30 in Diabetes Care. Tiansheng Wang, Pharm.D., from the Gillings School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and colleagues used two U.S. […]

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Antibody’s hidden impact in combating malaria revealed

A major collaborative study led by Burnet Institute researchers has revealed a particular antibody to be far more influential in combating malaria than previously understood, with important implications for the development of an effective vaccine. Antibodies are proteins in the blood produced by the immune system to fight infection. The antibody type called IgM was widely thought to play only […]

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Incidence of Hodgkin lymphoma up in least deprived areas

Individuals living in the most affluent areas of the United Kingdom seem to have an increased incidence of Hodgkin lymphoma (HL), according to a study published in the August issue of BMJ Open. Meena Rafiq, M.B.Ch.B., from University College London, and colleagues analyzed data on 10 million individuals in the United Kingdom from 1992 to 2016 to identify trends and […]

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New fungus-derived antibiotic: Relief in sight for immunocompromised people

Immunodeficiency occurs when the capability of the immune system to fight against diseases has been compromised. Immunocompromised people have a higher chance of contracting diseases compared to people with healthy immune systems. Immunodeficiency usually occurs as a consequence of several factors, such as diseases like AIDS and diabetes, chemotherapy, and organ transplants. Recently, doctors have noted an increased trend in […]

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