Day: May 2, 2016

Genetics Determine if Exercise Can Alleviate Depression Symptoms

Patients suffering from depression might benefit from exercise, but only if their genes allow it, says a new study conducted by researchers from the University of Florida, and published in The Journal of Frailty & Aging. Depression is a condition that affects more people than one would think. It is to be taken into serious

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Huge Lake Under Antarctic Ice Discovered

The Antarctic ice holds innumerable secrets in its midst. This idea has been proven yet again by a new research. The findings have been presented at the annual meeting of the European Geophysical Union (EGU) in Vienna earlier this month. A lake has recently been discovered underneath the ice, reports New Scientist. This is nothing

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Sperm Made From Skin Cells: Hope For Couples Dealing With Infertility

Scientists have created sperm cells from skin cells – an endeavour that is expected to help couples afflicted with infertility. The paper is published online in Scientific Reports. 15% of the world population of couples are unable to have children because they do not have the gametes. They, thus, often have to make use of donated

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Rosemary Aroma Boosts Memory & Lavender Fragrance Increases Calmness

The aroma given off by rosemary essential oil might boost the memory of the elderly, and help them carry out tasks in the future, while lavender fragrance can enhance the mood, says a new study presented at the British Psychological Society’s Annual Conference in Nottingham yesterday, April 27. The focus of the study is on prospective memory

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A Form of Vitamin B3 Protects Cells From Ageing

A type of vitamin B3 can protect cells from ageing by boosting the regeneration process. The paper documenting the findings is published in the journal Science. Nicotinamide riboside (NR), a form of vitamin B3, has a positive effect on the functioning of stem cells. The beneficial effects of NR were discovered when the team of researchers

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Large Groups of Friends Are Better Than Morphine

Having many friends and socialising with them generates pain-killing effects to a greater extent than morphine, according to a study published in Scientific Reports. We often hear the “quality over quantity” argument, but guess what, a new study published in shows that quantity might actually have its perks. Researchers from Oxford University concluded from a recent

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