Posts Tagged Research

Interesting facts #41…

Osteoporosis is a common disease that makes bones weak, thin, brittle and more likely to break… Read here to learn all about osteoporosis, it’s risks, symptoms, and treatment: https://www.livescience.com/65900-osteoporosis.html Advertisements

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A short bout of exercise enhances brain function…

Summary: Neuroscientists, working with mice, have discovered that a short burst of exercise directly boosts the function of a gene that increases connections between neurons in the hippocampus, the region of the brain associated with learning and memory… Read the full article here at Science Daily: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/07/190702184555.htm

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Coffee not as bad for heart and circulatory system as previously thought…

Drinking coffee might keep us up at night, but new research has given us a reason to sleep easy knowing that the popular drink isn’t as bad for our arteries as some previous studies would suggest… Read the article here: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/06/190603084144.htm

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A Massive Freshwater Sea Is Buried Beneath the Atlantic Ocean…

Yet another awesome 21st century discovery, read all about it here from Live Science: https://www.livescience.com/65779-giant-freshwater-aquifer-east-coast.html

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Climate Change Could Affect Symbiotic Relationships Between Microorganisms and Trees…

(From article at enn.com) …microorganisms help trees access water and nutrients from the atmosphere or soil, sequester carbon, and withstand the effects of climate change. In exchange, they receive carbohydrates, which are essential to their development and are produced by the trees during photosynthesis… Read more on this article here: https://www.enn.com/articles/58476-climate-change-could-affect-symbiotic-relationships-between-microorganisms-and-trees

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Two hours a week is key dose of nature for health and wellbeing…

Summary: .Spending at least two hours a week in nature may be a crucial threshold for promoting health and wellbeing, according to a new large-scale study… Read all about this here at Science Daily: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/06/190613095227.htm

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Solved: How Tides Can Trigger Earthquakes…

The tides are turning in a quest to solve an earthquake mystery… Read the article at enn.com: https://www.enn.com/articles/58343-solved-how-tides-can-trigger-earthquakes

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How an Illicit Chemical Is Jeopardizing Recovery of the Ozone Layer…

An international treaty signed in 1987 officially halted production and use of chemicals that deplete the atmosphere’s critical ozone layer. But new research finds a troubling rise in emissions of a banned chemical that is being routinely used in factories in northeast China… Read this article here, at Yale Environment 360: https://e360.yale.edu/features/how-an-illicit-chemical-is-jeopardizing-recovery-of-the-ozone-layer-china

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‘FMD’ Digest, Issue #20…

Welcome to another edition of ‘FMD’ digest… In this issue we highlight some of the best posts for the last three months, and look at some interesting local and international news…

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A comprehensive map of how Alzheimer’s affects the brain…

Summary: Researchers performed the first comprehensive analysis of the genes altered in individual brain cells of patients with Alzheimer’s disease, allowing them to identify the distinctive cellular pathways affected in neurons and other types of brain cells… Read the full report on this research at Science Daily: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/05/190501131400.htm

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Rapid melting of the world’s largest ice shelf linked to solar heat in the ocean…

Summary: An international team of scientists has found part of the world’s largest ice shelf is melting 10 times faster than the overall ice shelf average, due to solar heating of the surrounding ocean surface… Read this article here at Science Daily: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/04/190429111835.htm

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What Earth’s gravity reveals about climate change…

Summary: On March 17, 2002, the satellite duo GRACE was launched to map the Earth’s gravity field more precisely than ever before. The measurements make it possible to monitor the terrestrial water cycle, the mass balance of ice sheets and glaciers or changes in sea levels. This helps to better understand important trends in the […]

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Not Losing Weight? New Study Says This Could Be Why…

(from mind body green) Hormones have a lot of control over our day-to-day functioning. They determine how we feel, how we think, and even to some extent how we look. So when it comes to losing or gaining weight, it’s not surprising to hear that hormones could have something to do with it. If you’re […]

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Melting glaciers causing sea levels to rise at ever greater rates…

Summary: Melting ice sheets in Greenland and the Antarctic as well as ice melt from glaciers all over the world are causing sea levels to rise. Glaciers alone lost more than 9,000 billion tons of ice since 1961, raising water levels by 27 millimeters, an international research team has now found… Read about it here […]

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How Does the Body Know When to Stop Drinking Water?…

That first drop of ice-cold water after a run in the scalding sun can be deliciously inviting. A glass of water after downing four others, however, probably isn’t… Read all about this here at Live Science: https://www.livescience.com/65086-how-brain-knows-stop-drinking-water.html

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New light on origins of modern humans…

Summary: The work confirms a dispersal of Homo sapiens from southern to eastern Africa immediately preceded the out-of-Africa migration… Read all about this research here at Science Daily: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/03/190320101957.htm

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The most interesting science news articles of the week…

Read the past week’s most interesting science news here: https://www.livescience.com/50718-weekend-reading.html

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As High-Tide Flooding Worsens, More Pollution Is Washing to the Sea…

As sea levels rise, high-tide flooding is becoming a growing problem in many parts of the globe, including cities on the U.S. East Coast. Now, new research shows that as these waters recede, they carry toxic pollutants and excess nutrients into rivers, bays, and oceans… Read this article at Yale Environment 360: https://e360.yale.edu/features/as-high-tide-flooding-worsens-more-pollution-is-washing-to-the-sea

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