Scientists find first evidence for necessary role of the human hippocampus in planning

A team of scientists reports finding the first evidence that the human hippocampus is necessary for future planning. Its findings, published in the journal Neuron, link its long-established role in memory with our ability to use our knowledge to map out the future effects of our actions. The results have implications for the way we think about afflictions that affect […]

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Scientists generate high-quality human vascular cells through genome editing technology

Scientists from the Institute of Biophysics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Peking University and the Institute of Zoology of CAS have generated the world’s first genetically enhanced human vascular cells by targeting a single longevity gene, FOXO3. The study was recently published in Cell Stem Cell. This six-year joint research effort represents the first time human vascular cell […]

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Computer hardware originally designed for 3-D games could hold the key to replicating the human brain

Researchers at the University of Sussex have created the fastest and most energy efficient simulation of part of a rat brain using off-the-shelf computer hardware. Dr. James Knight and Prof Thomas Nowotny from the University of Sussex’s School of Engineering and Informatics have beaten a top 50 supercomputer by running brain simulations using their own GeNN software and graphics processing […]

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Scientists have learned, what sports prolong life

Any aerobic activities have a better effect on health than all other types of exercises. To such conclusion scientists, who published an article in the European Heart journal. In recent years, scientists have been actively interested in how different kinds of exercise not only affect muscle condition and metabolism, but also on life expectancy and its quality in old age. […]

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7 things that will happen if you abandon gluten

The rejection gluten is one of today’s most popular methods of weight reduction. Many experts argue that such experiments are extremely useful for the body. But is it really? Let’s analyze in detail the pros and cons. You will not lose weightA gluten-free diet is not synonymous with low calorie. In order to preserve the texture and taste, many products […]

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