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New Antioxidant Makes Old Blood Vessels Look Young

S u m m a r y : A new antioxidant makes blood vessels in older adults look 15 to 20 years younger, says a new study published in the journal Hypertension. New Chemically Modified Antioxidant A new, mitochondria-specific antioxidant (named MitoQ) ‘reverses’ ageing in the blood vessels of old people who consume it. The

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Food Packaging Prevents You From Absorbing Nutrients

S u m m a r y : Food packaging might be interfering with the functioning of intestines, preventing the adequate absorption of nutrients in humans, suggests a new study published in the journal Food and Function. The Culprit: Zinc Oxide Nanoparticles Canned food packaging sometimes comes with linings made of nanoparticles of zinc oxide;

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Obesity Kills the Tongue’s Taste Buds

S u m m a r y : Obesity reduces the number of taste buds in the tongue, thereby weakening the sense of taste, says a new study published in PLOS Biology. Obesity reduces the sense of taste through the loss of the tongue’s taste buds, says a recent paper authored by a team of

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My Stress Changes Your Brain

S u m m a r y : Stress is not only contagious but it also changes the brain of the other person, says a new study published in the journal Nature Neuroscience. My Stress, Your Brain Stress is contagious. You would think this was bad enough, but no, there’s more bad news. Not only

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Unknown Supercolony of Adélie Penguins in Antarctica

S u m m a r y : An unknown supercolony of over a million of Adélie penguins has been discovered in the Danger Islands, Antarctica. The findings are published in the journal Scientific Reports. Above Picture: Adélie Penguins in Antarctica. Credit: Rachael Herman, Louisiana State University, © Stony Brook University. A Supercolony Waiting to

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New Self-Healing Electronic Skin (e-Skin)

S u m m a r y : A new self-healing, malleable, and recyclable electronic skin has been engineered in a recent study published in the journal Science Advances. New E-Skin With Great Potential We can add a new type of ‘prosthetic’ in the list: a self-healing, malleable, and 100% recyclable electronic skin (e-skin) that

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Nanorobots Kill Cancer in A New DNA Origami Study

S u m m a r y : Nanorobots designed to identfy and kill cancer cells have successfully shrunk tumours. The findings are published in the journal Nature Biotechnology. Nanorobots Seek & Destroy Seek and destroy: such was the task of nanorobots designed to get rid of tumours. The brains behind the nanomedicine feat, scientists

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Asparagus Influences Breast Cancer Spread

S u m m a r y : A single piece of proteins, amino acid asparagine found in a number of food sources such as asparagus, might be holding the solution for the prevention of breast cancer, suggests a new study published in the journal Nature. Protein Building Blocks in Asparagus Amino acids are the

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Computer Reads Minds to Identify Songs People Listen To

S u m m a r y : A computer reading brain activity can find out about the particular song to which a person is listening. The new mind-reading study has been published in the journal Scientific Reports. A Computer Capable of Telepathy A telepathic computer sounds like something from your usual sci-fi stories, but

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Turmeric’s Curcumin Boosts Memory & Mood!

S u m m a r y : Daily consumption of curcumin, a substance found in common Indian spices such as turmeric, can boost memory and raise the spirits, says a new study published in The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. Curcumin For Old People With Memory Problems Curcumin is the molecule behind the bright

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Dietary Fibre Prevents Obesity & Metabolic Syndrome

S u m m a r y : The consumption of dietary fibre can prevent obesity as well as a number of other conditions, suggests a new study published in the journal Cell Host & Microbe. A Solution for Obesity Dietary fibre might be the key to curbing the growing epidemic that obesity has become.

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Your Eyes Move Your Ears!

S u m m a r y : When you move your eyes, your eardrums are moved too! A new study describes how both senses work together to process the sights and sounds in one’s environment. The findings are published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The Senses Awaken Your eyes and

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