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Summary: The experience of every odor derives from precise circuitry in the brain. Source: Columbia University Rendering the invisible visible is among scientists’ favorite challenges. The sea creature-like images accompanying this short feature are microscopic portraits of brain cells that ...

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Summary: Researchers question if so-called “superfoods” are really as good for you as people claim and, if so, how should they be consumed as part of a balanced diet. Source: University of New South Wales Everyone has heard of the ...

Life’s Stresses Can Make People Focus More on Their Romantic Partner’s Negative Behavior

Summary: Stress can have a detrimental impact on relationships. When feeling stressed, a person is more likely to notice and reflect upon their partner’s negative behaviors rather than positive behavior. Source: Society for Personality and Social Psychology Stressful life circumstances can ...

Potential Therapeutic Targets to Prevent Hearing Loss Caused by Antibiotics

Summary: Researchers have identified an autophagy pathway in hair cells in the ear that’s linked to permanent hearing loss that occurs as a result of exposure to aminoglycosides antibiotics in some patients. Source: Indiana University Researchers at Indiana University School ...

PTSD and Comorbid Substance Abuse Are Associated With a Cellular Marker for Early Death

Summary: Trauma-exposed veterans with PTSD and comorbid externalizing psychiatric disorders, such as substance abuse or antisocial personality disorder are at greater risk for early death. Source: Boston University Psychiatric symptoms and diagnoses increase risk for premature morbidity and mortality. Now ...

New Therapeutic Target Could Check the Progress of Alzheimer’s Disease

Summary: Researchers have devised a new, non-invasive method for tracking the progression of Alzheimer’s disease. The study also proposes removing excess toxic Alzheimer’s proteins from the blood could improve clinical symptoms and pathologies of Alzheimer’s disease. Source: University of Malaga ...

Life Expectancy Tool May Improve Quality of Life for Patients With Dementia

Summary: A new mortality prediction model for older patients with Alzheimer’s disease can help medical professionals and families determine the best course of action for end-of-life care. Source: UCSF A mortality prediction model for older adults with dementia may help ...

AI Worse at Recognizing Images Than Humans

Summary: Most AI models are unable to represent features of human vision, making them worse at recognizing images. Source: HSE Researchers from HSE University and Moscow Polytechnic University have discovered that AI models are unable to represent features of human ...

Gigabyte RTX 4090 already on sale in Hong Kong, two weeks before launch

Gigabyte RTX 4090 GAMING OC on sale It appears that the sales embargo does not apply to street vendors in Hong Kong. Someone managed to buy Gigabyte’s RTX 4090 graphics card more than two weeks before official release. One usually ...

TikTok could face £27m fine over child data privacy ‘failures’

TikTok could be forced to pay a £27m fine after the UK’s data watchdog said the video-sharing platform may have failed to protect the privacy of children on its platform. An investigation by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) found ...

Young Kids Avoid One Learning Trap That Often Snares Adults

Summary: Children avoid the “learning trap” adults sometimes fall into by being unable to focus attention. Source: Ohio State University Children have a secret power that helps them avoid a “learning trap” that adults may sometimes fall into: Kids just ...

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Tech Nation faces a £6.2m annual funding shortfall after the startup growth network reportedly lost its government contract to banking giant Barclays. According to the Sunday Times, Barclays has secured the £12m government grant, which will be spread across ...

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Insurtech startup Peachy has raised £1.5m in a funding round in support of its app-based platform that provides quick access to private health services. Founded in 2021, Peachy’s all-in-one platform lets customers access private health coverage, find local specialists, ...

Credit agencies can’t handle BNPL data, says Zilch boss

The reporting of buy now pay later (BNPL) purchases to credit agencies, a suggested regulatory policy for the industry, may be a flawed concept according to the CEO of Zilch. In an interview with UKTN, Zilch CEO Philip Belamant ...

Leaked Intel Core i9-13900K teaser video confirms max 5.8 GHz frequency

Intel Core i9-13900K teased in official video with 5.8 GHz clock Polish retailer ‘x-kom’ published a video teaser for upcoming Intel Raptor Lake CPUs.  It’s a short 30-second teaser for the flagship i9-13900K SKU (which is even shown in the ...

Intel 13th Gen Core “Raptor Lake” CPUs show up on Amazon UK, Core i9-13900KF for 750 GBP

Possible Intel 13th Gen Core pricing in UK Intel next-gen Intel desktop CPUs are to be unveiled next week, but apparently is not stopping large retailers from listing the series sooner. Over at Amazon UK, it was possible to find ...

Why Do We Laugh? New Study Considers Possible Evolutionary Reasons Behind This Very Human Behaviour

Summary: Researchers say laughter may have been preserved by natural selection to assist with human survival. Source: The Conversation A woman in labor is having a terrible time and suddenly shouts out: “Shouldn’t! Wouldn’t! Couldn’t! Didn’t! Can’t!” “Don’t worry,” says ...

Mapping the Human Brain Over a Lifetime

Summary: Researchers aim to map and track cellular changes in the human brain over a lifetime. Source: UCSD With a five-year, $126 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), a multi-institution team of researchers at University of California ...

Exploring the Mechanisms Underlying Disorders of Consciousness

Summary: Study reveals altered brain dynamics in those with unresponsive arousal syndrome, previously known as “vegetative state”, and in those with minimally conscious state. Source: University of Liege A study by the Human Brain Project (HBP), led by scientists from ...

War-Zone Related Stress May Lead to Changes in the Microstructure of the Brain

Summary: War zone-related stress was associated with alterations in limbic gray matter microstructure, independent of a mental health or tbi diagnosis. In turn, these alterations were associated with cognitive function, including impaired response inhibition. Source: Brigham and Women’s Hospital Military ...

Could Monoclonal Antibodies Replace Opioids for Chronic Pain?

Summary: Researchers are developing a monthly monoclonal antibody therapy for the treatment and management of chronic pain. The hope is this new therapy can replace opioids for pain management. Source: UC Davis During the pandemic, physicians used infusions of monoclonal antibodies — antibodies made ...

AMD Ryzen 7950X/7900X/7700X/7600X stock Cinebench scores leaked

AMD Ryzen 7000 tested in Cinebench Just a day before official review coverage, we were given final scores for Cinebench benchmarks (and much more). This post is a little teaser of what will be shared tomorrow by reviewers from around ...

COVID-19 Associated With Increase in New Diagnoses of Type 1 Diabetes in Youth, by as Much as 72%

Summary: Children who contracted COVID-19 are at increased risk of being diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. Researchers found a 72% increase in new Type 1 diabetes cases in those under 18 who contracted COVID-19. Source: Case Western Reserve Children who ...

Watching TV With Your Child Can Help Their Cognitive Development

Summary: Family TV time can have a beneficial effect on a child’s cognitive development, a new study reports. Source: University of Portsmouth Over the past 30 years, the number of television programs targeting infants has been increasing. Between 1997 and ...

Researchers Create Tool to Measure the Emotion in Emojis

Summary: A newly developed multidimensional lexicon of emojis helps crack the coded language and emotional value of emoji use, a popular form of communication by young texters, beyond simple negativity or positivity. Source: University of British Columbia How much is ...

Reusable Contact Lenses More Than Triple Risk of Rare Preventable Eye Infection

Summary: People who use reusable contact lenses rather than disposable daily lenses are four times more likely to develop Acanthamoeba keratitis, a corneal infection that can cause sight loss. Source: UCL People who wear reusable contact lenses are nearly four ...

A Potential New Treatment for Brain Tumors

Summary: Researchers study the effect of letrozole , a drug designed for the treatment of breast cancer in postmenopausal women, on glioblastoma brain cancer. Source: University of Cincinnati A research question posed in Pankaj Desai’s lab has led to a ...

Why Our Brain Wiring’s Insulation Matters

Summary: Myelin is more complex and dynamic than previously believed. Source: University of Oxford Alberto Lazari of the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences explains the importance of insulation in our brains’ wiring. Our brains contain a striking amount of ‘brain wires’, which allow ...

New Research Throws Doubt on Old Ideas of How Hearing Works

Summary: A new study casts old theories about hearing into doubt. Researchers found many cells in the inner ear react simultaneously to low-frequency sounds. This makes it easier for us to hear low-frequency sounds as the brain is able to ...

Landmark Study of Biomarker Data May Enable Better Treatment for Early Onset Dementia

Summary: Using neuroimaging and fluid biomarkers from those with the familial form of frontotemporal dementia (FTD), researchers developed models of clinical and biomarker dynamics to determine the temporal sequences of biomarkers and clinical changes in f-FTD before disease progression begins. ...

AMD Radeon 7000 desktop RDNA3 graphics card featured in beautiful fan-made renders

This is how AMD Radeon RX 7900XT could look like AMD might not be ready to showcase the full design of the Radeon RX 7000 desktop series, but a 3D artist Technetium definitely is. Technetium posted new renders of the ...

Intel fails to launch Arc Limited Edition desktop GPUs on time

Intel Arc A7 desktop GPUs are nowhere to be found The company has set a goal to launch Limited Edition GPUs this summer, but summer is over and there are no graphics cards. A very long Arc marketing campaign with ...

ASUS, MSI and ASRock Intel Z790 motherboards for 13th Gen Core “Raptor Lake” CPUs have been leaked

Multiple Z790 motherboards leak ahead of launch We have been provided photos of the upcoming Z790 motherboard series from ASUS, MSI and ASRock. The boards pictured below obviously do not represent the full lineup. We are missing many high-end series ...

Meet Orbit, the Interactive Robot That Looks to Help Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders Develop Social Skills

Summary: Orbit, an interactive robot, helps teach children on the autism spectrum to develop social appropriateness and emotion via storytelling, physical interaction, and visual communication. Source: Loughborough University “Hey there. Allow me to introduce you to your new companion, Orbit, ...

How an Addicted Brain Works

Summary: Addiction occurs as a result of the reward system becoming overwhelmed in a way that leads to chronic and permanent alterations in the brain. Source: Yale Addiction is now understood to be a brain disease. Whether it’s alcohol, prescription ...

Friend or Foe? How Mice Decide to Make Love or War

Summary: The neural circuitry that connects olfactory information about another mouse’s sex to decision-making in the brain determines the behavioral outcome as to whether aggression or affection is expressed. Source: CalTech Dog owners whose pets meet during a walk are ...

An Association Between Exposure to Air Pollution in the First 5 Years of Life and Alterations in Brain Structure

Summary: Assessing a child’s exposure to air pollution on a monthly basis from conception to the age of 8.5, researchers found the greater the exposure to air pollution before the age of 5, the greater the alteration in brain structure ...

Uncovering the Key Process That Contributes to Vision Loss and Blindness in People With Diabetes

Summary: The loss of blood flow autoregulation caused by diabetes is the result of the disruption of the TRPV2 protein. Even in the absence of diabetes, disrupted blood flow autoregulation causes damage closely resembling that seen in diabetic retinopathy. Source: ...

Strong Link Between Gut Bacteria and Metabolites

Summary: Study reveals a strong connection between certain bacteria residing in the gut and metabolites, small molecules found in the blood. Source: Uppsala University There are strong links between bacteria living in the gut and the levels of small molecules ...

The Relationship Between Particular Brain Circuits and Different Aspects of Mental Well-Being

Summary: Understanding how changes in the brain relate to changes in well-being is key to developing new targets for the treatment of mental health disorders. Source: University of Oxford Associate Professor Miriam Klein-Flügge and colleagues looked at brain connectivity and ...

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