Category: Press Release

Some people resist brain degeneration

Some people resist brain degeneration

A new study has found that some people’s brains are able to compensate for a number of degenerative brain disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease. Study unveils that the brain’s response to some disorders is not the same in all people, according to the report published in the journal Nature Neuroscience. Researchers from the University of California [&hellip

Brain ‘still active during sleep’

Brain ‘still active during sleep’

The brain is still active while we are asleep, say scientists, who found people were able to classify words during their slumber. Researchers from Cambridge and Paris introduced participants to a word test while awake and found they continued to respond correctly while asleep. The sleeping brain can perform complex tasks, particularly if the task [&hellip

Sibling bullying ups depression risk’

Sibling bullying ups depression risk’

A collaborative study has shown that experiencing regular bullying by a sibling as a child almost doubles the risk of depression when one is older. The research, which was carried out by Oxford, Bristol, and Warwick universities, asked around 7,000 children aged 12 if they had experienced a sibling saying hurtful things, hitting, ignoring them [&hellip

‘Extreme’ solar storm heading for Earth

‘Extreme’ solar storm heading for Earth

A solar storm, which registers “extreme” on forecasters’ scale, is barreling towards the Earth. It is yet to be known when the highly-charged ejecta from a solar eruption, which took place on Wednesday, will strike the Earth. Tom Berger, director of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)’s Space Weather Prediction Center in Boulder, Colorado, [&hellip

Prediabetes may raise cancer risk

Prediabetes may raise cancer risk

Large study has revealed that Prediabetes could increase the risk of several types of cancer by 15 percent. A meta-analysis comprising 16 studies and almost 900,000 participants from different regions of the world also indicates that the risk measure depends on the type of cancer. The results were consistent across cancer endpoint, age, duration of [&hellip

‘Violence against children staggering’

‘Violence against children staggering’

A new study by the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) has revealed that children around the world are undergoing a “staggering” extent of physical, sexual and emotional abuse. In its largest-ever report released on Thursday, the UN body documented endemic violence against children within their communities, schools and homes rather than on the streets or [&hellip

Sleep deprivation may affect brain size

Sleep deprivation may affect brain size

European researchers have identified an association between poor sleep patterns like insomnia and the size of brain. Researchers examined some 147 adults between the ages of 20 and 84 via two series of MRI scans. The first scan was taken before patients completed a questionnaire pertaining to their sleep habits, while the second scan was [&hellip

LG to sell ‘the first 4K OLED’ TV

LG to sell ‘the first 4K OLED’ TV

LG has announced plans to sell televisions that incorporate both 4K ultra-high definition resolutions and OLED panels. The firm said a curved 65in (165cm) set would go on sale in Europe, South Korea and North America in September. It calls the move a ‘first’ since other firms sell models that offer either one or the other [&hellip

Experts to review stroke clot-buster

Experts to review stroke clot-buster

The UK medicines watchdog is to review the safety of a clot-busting drug often used to treat strokes. The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency believes the benefits of alteplase outweigh the risks. But it is revisiting the evidence. Some experts say previous assessments may have been flawed. The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges welcomed [&hellip

Global warming ‘slowdown’ probed

Global warming ‘slowdown’ probed

Experts say heat entrapment in deep ocean could be the reason global warming has hit a hiatus for the past 15 years. It could be another 25 to 35 years before the heat stored in the recesses of Atlantic and Southern Ocean surfaces and contributes to global warming’s renewed rise, showed the findings published in [&hellip