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Link Between Local Temperature Increases and More Antibiotic Resistance Found

A significant note with the threat of climate change looming.

Seeking to better understand the distribution of antibiotic resistance across the U.S., a multidisciplinary team of epidemiologists from Boston Children’s Hospital and the University of Toronto have found that higher local temperatures and population densities correlate with a higher degree of antibiotic resistance in common bacterial strains. 523 more words

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Decision-making is shaped by individual differences in the functional brain connectome

Each day brings with it a host of decisions to be made, and each person approaches those decisions differently. A new study by University of Illinois researchers found that these individual differences are associated with variation in specific brain networks — particularly those related to executive, social and perceptual processes. 695 more words


On the hunt for big bees!

Ever seen a massive bee buzzing around your garden in early spring?

It is quite likely to be a buff-tailed bumblebee (scientific name Bombus terrestris). This species of bumblebee is one of the most common in the UK. 353 more words


Cannabidiol an Effective Treatment for Seizures in Patients With a Severe Type of Epilepsy

Seizures represent dysfunctional brain activity, and the mental process compromised by them is obviously negative. This research is also probably something of a milestone in treatment of seizures — many of today’s medications aren’t that effective and/or come with gruesome side effects. 441 more words

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Worldwide study triples number of known genetic risk factors for stroke

A landmark international study of DNA samples from 520,000 individuals worldwide — including 67,000 affected individuals — identified 22 new genetic risk factors for stroke. Sudha Seshadri, M.D., of UT Health San Antonio, is senior co-author of this largest genetic study of stroke to date. 329 more words


Study sheds light on how 'dopamine neurons' contribute to memory formation in humans

Research from Cedars-Sinai sheds light on how the human brain rapidly forms new memories, providing insights into potential new treatments for memory disorders. 616 more words


Memory Transferred Through Snails Using RNA Injection

Memory is one of the most important aspects of creatures with higher intelligence, and it was recently found that animals can mentally replay past events. Altering the processes that control memory could be enormously useful — as in restoring positive memories — or enormously harmful — as in deleting memories of events that were vital to learning. 506 more words

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