Virtual treasure hunt shows brain maps time sequence of memories

People have little difficulty remembering the chronology of events, determining how much time passed between two events, and which one occurred first. Apparently, memories of events in the brain are linked when they occur closely together. Using an experiment that combines virtual reality and brain scan technology, Jacob Bellmund and Christian Doeller from the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive […]

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Why Eva Longoria Is Glad She Became A Mom For The First Time at 43

Having children later in life often opens up moms to lots of criticism, especially it involves a woman getting pregnant anywhere around the big 4-0. So it is refreshing to hear one high-profile older mom talk about becoming a parent in her 40s as the blessing it can be. Parents Latina‘s latest cover star, Eva Longoria, has no regrets about […]

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First time human-on-a-chip predicts in vivo results based on in vitro model

Hesperos Inc., pioneers of the “human-on-a-chip” in vitro system has announced the use of its innovative multi-organ model to successfully measure the concentration and metabolism of two known cardiotoxic small molecules over time, to accurately describe the drug behavior and toxic effects in vivo. The findings further support the potential of body-on-a-chip systems to transform the drug discovery process. In […]

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Miranda Lambert Speaks About Husband Brendan’s Son for the First Time

The next chapter! Miranda Lambert became a stepmother when she secretly married Brendan McLoughlin in January, and she is already loving her new role. “My stepson is amazing,” the country singer, 35, told Extra while attending her annual Mutt March in Nashville with the New York City Police Department officer, 27, on Thursday, June 6. “I’m loving that whole phase, […]

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Some women with psychotic disorders are more vulnerable around the time of menstruation

Mothers on the Edge, a recent documentary by Louis Theroux, told the stories of four new mothers admitted to specialist mental health units for a range of serious conditions including anxiety, depression and psychosis—triggered by recent motherhood. Hormonal changes that happen with childbirth, menopause and menstruation may trigger or exacerbate symptoms of psychosis. Levels of ovarian hormones in the blood […]

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Babies and toddlers should spend NO time looking at screens

Babies and toddlers should spend NO time looking at screens and under-fives be limited to one hour a day, World Health Organization tells parents Global health chiefs said too much screen time could lead to obese children The recommendations suggest doing puzzles, colouring or singing instead Past research showed more than half of UK children use the internet every week […]

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Spending too much time sitting down linked to around 50,000 deaths per year in the UK

Spending large amounts of time sitting or lounging around during the day is linked to around 50,000 deaths per year in the UK and the NHS spends in excess of £0.7bn per year treating the health consequences, suggests research from Queen’s University Belfast and Ulster University published online in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health. A large proportion of […]

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Open-source software tracks neural activity in real time

Tracking the firings of individual neurons is like trying to discern who is saying what in a football stadium full of screaming fans. Until recently, neuroscientists have had to tediously track each neuron by hand. “People spent more time analyzing their data to extract activity traces than actually collecting it,” says Dmitri Chklovskii, who leads the neuroscience group at the […]

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