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Humans’ Built-in GPS is our 3-D Sense of Smell

Humans’ Built-in GPS is our 3-D Sense of Smell

Like homing pigeons, humans have a nose for navigation because our brains are wired to convert smells into spatial information, new research from the University of California, Berkeley, shows. While humans may lack the scent-tracking sophistication of, say, a search-and-rescue dog, we can sniff our way, blindfolded, toward a location whose scent we’ve smelled only once before, according to the UC Berkeley study published today (June 17) in the journal PLOS ONE.

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Can This DNA Hack Help You Stay Young Forever?

Posted by on May 5, 2015 in Medical Advances, Sci-Tech, Science with 0 Comments
Can This DNA Hack Help You Stay Young Forever?

A study tying the aging process to the deterioration of tightly packaged bundles of cellular DNA could lead to methods of preventing and treating age-related diseases such as cancer, diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease. The discovery, made possible through a combination of cutting-edge stem cell and gene-editing technologies, could lead to ways of countering age-related physiological declines by preventing or reversing damage to heterochromatin.

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Scientists Are Able to Eliminate Alzheimer’s Brain Plaque With Ultrasound Waves

Posted by on April 3, 2015 in Medical Advances, Sci-Tech, Technology with 0 Comments
Scientists Are Able to Eliminate Alzheimer’s Brain Plaque With Ultrasound Waves

This could mean good things for people with Alzheimer’s disease.

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How Biochemistry Collides with the Pharmaceutical-Medical Paradigm

Posted by on February 25, 2015 in Medical Advances, Sci-Tech, Science with 0 Comments
How Biochemistry Collides with the Pharmaceutical-Medical Paradigm

The virtual debate between Dr. Haley and Dr. Offit contains information that anyone concerned about the facts surrounding vaccine safety probably will want to own or have access to.

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Study Shows that Artemesinin with Iron Can Cure Breast Cancer in 16 Hours

Posted by on February 18, 2015 in Medical Advances, Nature, Sci-Tech, Science with 0 Comments
Study Shows that Artemesinin with Iron Can Cure Breast Cancer in 16 Hours

A new study suggests that artemesinin, a derivate of the sweet wormwood plant, in combination with Iron, can Kill 98 percent of Cancer Cells within 16 Hours.

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More Bad News for Smokers: Smoking Thins a Vital Part of the Brain

Posted by on February 16, 2015 in Medical Advances, Sci-Tech, Science with 0 Comments
More Bad News for Smokers: Smoking Thins a Vital Part of the Brain

A major study shows new evidence that long-term smoking could cause thinning of the brain’s cortex. The cortex is the outer layer of the brain in which critical cognitive functions such as memory, language and perception take place. Interestingly, the findings also suggest that stopping smoking helps to restore at least part of the cortex’s thickness.

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Despite Negativity in Our Media, Scientists Say There is Universal Human Bias for Positive Words

Despite Negativity in Our Media, Scientists Say There is Universal Human Bias for Positive Words

Arabic movie subtitles, Korean tweets, Russian novels, Chinese websites, English lyrics, and even the war-torn pages of the New York Times — research examining billions of words, shows that these sources — and all human language — skews toward the use of happy words. This Big Data study confirms the 1969 Pollyanna Hypothesis that there is a universal human tendency to “look on and talk about the bright side of life.

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Reinventing the Wheel, Just So the Greedy Can Patent & Profit from it: Focus on Alzheimer’s

Written by on February 2, 2015 in Medical Advances, Nature, Sci-Tech, Science with 2 Comments
Reinventing the Wheel, Just So the Greedy Can Patent & Profit from it: Focus on Alzheimer’s

I have recently read 2 articles, and received a plea for pledges, regarding Alzheimers. So, I began to reflect upon how, and question why, in the quest to blaze new trails on which to diagnose or fight a disease, our scientific and research programs often do not look at the tools around them and fashion those tools to do the job just as well.

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Cancer Develops from Fungal Infections, like Candida

Posted by on January 28, 2015 in Medical Advances, Nature, Sci-Tech, Science with 0 Comments
Cancer Develops from Fungal Infections, like Candida

There are very few common threads among experts on what causes cancer, aside from obvious lifestyle choices like smoking and alcohol. However, to think cancer is largely caused by one thing is a bit too simplistic…or is it? Turns out, it may not be that complicated. A simple fungal infection can cause cancer…Candida.

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Harvard Study Links Autism To Pre-Natal Exposure To Air Pollution

Posted by on December 19, 2014 in Medical Advances, Sci-Tech with 0 Comments
Harvard Study Links Autism To Pre-Natal Exposure To Air Pollution

A new study has strengthened the link between exposure to fine particulate matter in the air during pregnancy and the risk of a child developing autism. The link was particularly strong when the exposure occurred during the third trimester, and the risk increased when the amount of particulate matter increased. Raanan Raz of Harvard University is lead author on the paper, which was published in Environmental Health Perspectives.

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The Rosetta Stone of Body Language

Written by on December 17, 2014 in Medical Advances, Nature, Sci-Tech, Science with 2 Comments
The Rosetta Stone of Body Language

The Rosetta Stone of the Body Studies are popping up all over – showing that the language of the body is sound. Invisible sound waves are the body’s secret communication system! Understanding the “Rosetta Stone of body language” will unlock untold breakthrough for health.

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Everything You Are Is About Frequency… and Your DNA Is the Ultimate Antenna

Posted by on November 29, 2014 in Medical Advances, Nature, Sci-Tech, Science with 1 Comment
Everything You Are Is About Frequency… and Your DNA Is the Ultimate Antenna

From seashells to the human body, from the cosmos to the atom, all forms are permeated with the shapes found in sacred geometry. While sacred geometry theories can be verified mathematically, it is also a field which holds much interest to many different religious communities who can find that it holds deep spiritual meaning for them.

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Scientists Discover Virus That “Makes People Stupid”

Posted by on November 12, 2014 in Medical Advances, Sci-Tech, Science, Technology with 3 Comments
Scientists Discover Virus That “Makes People Stupid”

How would you feel if I told you that a virus could be responsible for depleting human intelligence? According to scientists at Johns Hopkins Medical School and the University of Nebraska, a virus that infects human brains could be making much of the population ‘stupid’.

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Being Shown Pictures of Being Loved May Reduce Brain’s Response to Threat

Posted by on November 10, 2014 in Medical Advances, Sci-Tech, Science, Technology with 0 Comments
Being Shown Pictures of Being Loved May Reduce Brain’s Response to Threat

Researchers from the University of Exeter found that when individuals are briefly presented pictures of others receiving emotional support and affection, the brain’s threat monitor, the amygdala, subsequently does not respond to images showing threatening facial expressions or words. This occurred even if the person was not paying attention to the content of the first pictures.

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Direct Brain Interface Between Humans

Direct Brain Interface Between Humans

Researchers have successfully replicated a direct brain-to-brain connection between pairs of people as part of a scientific study following the team’s initial demonstration a year ago. In the newly published study, which involved six people, researchers were able to transmit the signals from one person’s brain over the Internet and use these signals to control the hand motions of another person within a split second of sending that signal.

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