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Month: September 2017

Man Wakes Up from Coma After 15 Years Thanks To Nerve Stimulation

S u m m a r y : Through vagus nerve stimulation, a man who has been in a vegetative state for 15 years, has woken up. The findings are published in the journal Current Biology. A Miracle After 15 Years of Sleep A 35-year-old man from France was locked in a vegetative state in

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Increase Workout If You’re Over 40 Years Old!

S u m m a r y : If you’ve nearing middle age—say, if you’re over 35 years old—you might want to increase your physical activity, says a new study published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. More Years, More Kilos Age comes with a number of unwanted ramifications, and extra

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Take 3D Selfies Online By Uploading 2D Images!

S u m m a r y : You can now have 3D selfies, thanks to a new technology developed by researchers from the University of Nottingham and Kingston University. The findings will be presented at the International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV) 2017 in Venice in October. Selfies: From 2D To 3D The world

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How C-Section, Bottle-Feeding, and Antibiotics Affect Infant’s Gut Bacteria

S u m m a r y : A new study looks into how infants’ gut bacteria are affected by C-section, formula feeding, and antibiotics. The findings are published in the journal Frontiers in Pediatrics. Babies & Bacteria Living intimately with microscopic organisms comes with ginormous implications. Our gut microbiome—the bacteria living in our alimentary

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Breathing Polluted Air Harms Kidneys

S u m m a r y : Air pollution might be causing kidney disease, says a new study published in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. Bad Air Quality is Bad For Your Kidneys When air quality is compromised, your kidneys feel it! Air pollution comes hand in hand with a range

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Binge Drinking Decreases Your Chance of Getting A Job

S u m m a r y : Binge drinking in college affects your future careers: it decreases your change of getting a job, says new study published in the Journal of Applied Psychology. Binge Drinking & Job Hunting If you want a job after college, you better watch your drinking behaviours, suggests new research

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Sleep Deprivation Alleviates Depression

S u m m a r y : Sleep deprivation, when clinically ‘administered’, reduces the symptoms of depressions, says a new study published in the journal The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry. Less Sleep, Greater Results We, humans, need sleep. But, even though it is beneficial to us, too much of it is also harmful. But,

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Humans & Jellyfish Are The Same: They Both Need Sleep

S u m m a r y : Humans and jellyfish are fundamentally different, but they are both susceptible to sleep, says a new study published in the journal Current Biology. This finding might help scientists understand the origin of sleep. Sleeping Beauties You could think of a million differences between humans and primitive jellyfish

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What Keeps You Young Also Makes You Age, Says Science

S u m m a r y : Genes promoting health and survival in the young do the opposite for the old: they drive ageing in later years, says a new study published in the journal Genes & Development. Killer Genes What causes ageing? From where does it start? The new research, conducted by a

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Praising Kids For Being Smart Makes Them More Likely to Cheat!

S u m m a r y : Kids who are praised for being smart are more likely to cheat or to give up in the face of challenges, says a new study published in the journal Psychological Science. Words of Praise or Words of Doom? “You are so smart; you did so well.” These

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Scratch Yourself to Avoid Fights, Says Science!

S u m m a r y : How to avoid aggression? Scratch yourself in stress, suggests a new study published in the journal Scientific Reports. Fight, Flight, or Scratching? When you’re stressed that a fight might erupt between people, your stress can actually help you. No, not in the usual fight-or-flight, adrenaline-fuelled way. But,

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Vampires Are People With Rare Blood Disorder, Says Science

S u m m a r y : Vampires might have actually existed. Okay, not your regular Dracula/Salvatore-Brothers/Twilight kind of vampires! But, in the form of people with rare blood disorders known as porphyria, suggests a new study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Real Vampire Stories? What if vampires

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