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Reliance on smartphones linked to lazy thinking

Our smartphones help us find a phone number quickly, provide us with instant directions and recommend restaurants, but new research indicates that this convenience at our fingertips is making it […]

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Relief for diabetics with painful condition

Walking barefoot on sand “felt like walking on glass” for Keith Wenckowski, who has lived with type-one diabetes for more than two decades. One of the participants in a new […]


Antiseptic prevents deaths in newborns

A low-cost antiseptic used to cleanse the cord after birth could help reduce infant death rates in developing countries by 12%, a systematic review published in The Cochrane Library suggests. Authors […]


Study of cannabidiol oil for severe seizures

The University of Alabama at Birmingham has launched two studies of cannabidiol oil, or CBD oil, as a treatment for severe, intractable seizures. The two studies, an adult study at […]

Obesity is associated with brain's neurotransmitters

Obesity associated with brain’s neurotransmitters

Researchers at Aalto University and University of Turku have revealed how obesity is associated with altered opioid neurotransmission in the brain. New research reveals how obesity is associated with altered […]

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We are all degenerates- and it is good

Every single human has a degree of degeneration. The more we have, the better. Degeneracy is an unfortunate term, but one of the most important in systems biology. It specifically […]

Scientists question rush to build Nicaragua canal

Scientists question rush to build Nicaragua canal

A consortium of environmental scientists has expressed strong concern about the impact of a controversial Central American canal across Nicaragua. The path of the Nicaragua Interoceanic Grand Canal to connect […]