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Your Menses Don’t Affect Your Brain!

S u m m a r y : Ladies, your menses don’t change the way your brain works! Or so says a new study published in the journal Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience. Breaking a Long-Held Belief Menstruation does not affect cognition. The new findings, thus, come as a challenge to the long-held belief that hormonal

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Living Organism Archaea Crawling on Your Skin

S u m m a r y : Microorganism archaea are present on your skin, and you don’t even know it! Bacteria Are Not the Only Ones We all know that bacteria are all over our skin, and deep inside of us. We are not alone—other organisms live intimately with(in) us. Guess what now, bacteria

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No Limit to Ageing, Says Science!

S u m m a r y : Humans have no maximum lifespan, suggests a new study published in Nature. No Age Limit! So, apparently, humans can live till however long they can live—there is no age limit to their lifespan. While we all have an ‘expiry date’, the human race itself does not have

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Lover’s Touch Synchronises Heartbeat Rate & Eases Pain

S u m m a r y : With a lover’s magical touch, pain subsides as the hearts and breathing of both partners synchronise, shows a new study published in the journal Scientific Reports. Analgesic Touch Researchers from Colorado University have discovered a new way to ease one’s pain—an empathetic lover’s touch. It works through

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Preference to Certain Diets Changes DNA

Summary: Shifts in diets 10,000 years ago led to genetic adaptations that coded for a preference for dietary trends of that time, suggests a new study published in the journal Nature Ecology & Evolution. The findings might help researchers to build custom-made diets based on a person’s genome to boost health, and protect from disease,

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Tobacco Smoking Causes DNA Damage

Summary: The DNA damage done by tobacco smoking has been shown at high resolution throughout the genome in a new study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Cigarette smoking is extremely harmful down to the DNA—a fact that scientists have known for years now. However, for the first time, a

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Type I Diabetes Cured With BCG Vaccine

Type I diabetes might be reversed with the BCG vaccine, suggests new findings presented at the 75th Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association. The vaccine known as bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) has been tested on type I diabetes in an FDA-approved clinical trial. Diabetes type I, unlike diabetes type II, is an autoimmune disease whereby

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Mind-Reading Genes Exist, Says Science!

Genes affect the ability to read a person’s mind from their eyes, suggests a new study published in the journal Molecular Psychiatry. The eyes are the door to the mind, and reading a person’s thoughts and emotions through them is influenced by DNA. Sci-fi much?! Actually, University of Cambridge researchers had developed a ‘Reading the

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Cancer Cells Plot Together To Resist Chemotherapy

Cancer cells will plot together to resist chemotherapy, and to survive, suggests new research. The findings are published in the journal Science Signaling. Cancer cells are loyal to each other: they will send signals to others of their kind to protect their ‘life’, says the new study conducted by a team of researchers from University

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The Nose Remembers: Nasal Memory for Flus

Immune cells in the nose remember past viruses, and attack them accordingly, shows a new study published in Science Immunology. The nose of mice remembers: specific immune cells in their nasal tissues were found with the ability to remember, and thus swiftly attack, influenza viruses that had previously infected them. The immune system has a

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Your Brain Detects Disease In Others Even Before They Become Sick!

The human brain can detect diseases in other people even before they manifest—individuals can, thus, better avoid infection, suggests a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Humans are endowed with a brain that comes with great faculties. The organ now appears to be even better at detecting and avoiding

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Sherpas: Superhuman Mountain Climbers of Himalaya

Sherpa people, an ethnic group of Nepalese Himalayas, demonstrate the ability of living at altitudes so high that normal humans would not be able to bear. How do they do this? New findings, published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, unveil the mystery. Sherpas are ‘superhuman’ mountain climbers who can live at extremely

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