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Top Tips For Learning To Play Guitar

It can be great to learn guitar. Your motor skills are enhanced, and your creativity is unleashed. Not to mention how much stress you can let go while you are playing a tune. Read on to learn how to play the guitar or to improve your skills. Don’t think you have to figure out all […]

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Outfit color clashes affect performance in football matches

The response times of footballers is slowed down when part of the kit worn by both teams is of the same color, a new study shows. The research from the University of York revealed that when players have any kit color clash—either shirt or shorts—it takes them twice as long to find a fellow player […]

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Using AI to track cognitive deviation in aging brains

Researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI)-based brain age prediction model to quantify deviations from a healthy brain-aging trajectory in patients with mild cognitive impairment, according to a study published in Radiology: Artificial Intelligence. The model has the potential to aid in early detection of cognitive impairment at an individual level. Amnestic mild cognitive impairment […]

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Pleistocene sediment DNA from Denisova Cave

Max Planck researchers have analyzed DNA from 728 sediment samples from Denisova Cave. Their study provides unprecedented detail about the occupation of the site by both archaic and modern humans over 300,000 years. The researchers detected the DNA of Neandertals and Denisovans, the two forms of archaic hominins who inhabited the cave, and—for the first […]

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Scientists uncover new mechanism that enables development of cancer

Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center have uncovered a new mechanism that activates specific genes, leading to the development of cancers. They showed that a mutation that fuses two unrelated genes can promote a process similar to that observed when oil and water are […]

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Antibody therapy rescues mice from lethal nerve-muscle disease

Researchers rescued mice from early death caused by a muscle-weakening disease, not by correcting the flawed gene that causes it, but instead by targeting another protein in the same signaling pathway. Led by NYU Grossman School of Medicine researchers, a new study found that an antibody treatment not only rescued young mice from a form […]

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FDA OKs first oral blood thinning medication for children

The first oral blood thinning medication for children was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the agency announced Monday. Pradaxa (dabigatran etexilate) oral pellets were approved to treat children ages 3 months to 12 years with venous thromboembolism (VTE) directly after treatment with an injectable blood thinner for at least five days. The […]

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Toxic workplaces increase risk of depression by 300%

A year-long Australian population study has found that full time workers employed by organizations that fail to prioritize their employees’ mental health have a threefold increased risk of being diagnosed with depression. And while working long hours is a risk factor for dying from cardiovascular disease or having a stroke, poor management practices pose a […]