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A single brain scan can diagnose Alzheimer’s disease quickly and accurately

A new machine learning algorithm can diagnose Alzheimer’s disease with a single MRI brain scan, using a standard MRI machine available in most hospitals. New research breakthrough uses machine learning technology to look at structural features in the brain, including in regions not previously associated with Alzheimer Alzheimer’s disease is a disease that affects the …

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We know that blue light messes with our internal clocks, but what can it do to our skin?

Stroll down the skin care aisle of a health and beauty supply store and you will come across a bewildering array of creams and sprays that promise to protect you from various threats to your skin. You may have noticed that skin care companies claim that their products can protect you from the effects of …

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Pediatric hepatitis outbreak cases do not exceed pre-COVID-19 pandemic levels: CDC

NEW ONESYou can now listen to Fox News articles! In response to the current pediatric hepatitis outbreak may be linked to adenovirusthe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that current data does not indicate an increase in pediatric hepatitis cases or adenovirus types 40/41 from when the outbreak began compared to pre-COVID-19 pandemic …

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Using a supercomputer to understand synaptic transmission

Overview: Researchers present an all-atom molecular dynamic simulation of synaptic vesicle fusion. Source: Texas Advanced Computing Center Let’s think for a moment about thinking, especially about the physics of neurons in the brain. This topic has been the lifelong interest of Jose Rizo-Rey, professor of biophysics at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. Our …

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Balancing on one leg could be a useful health test later in life, study suggests | Health

If you’re having trouble standing on one leg, it could be a sign of something more serious than overdoing it at the summer office drink. Middle-aged and elderly people who can’t balance on one leg for 10 seconds are nearly twice as likely to die within 10 years than those who can, research suggests. How …

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Why the monkeypox outbreak mainly affects men who have sex with men | Science

Since monkeypox began sickening thousands of people worldwide this spring, two big questions have arisen: Why does a virus that has never spread beyond Africa beyond a few cases suddenly causes such a major global outbreak? And why are the vast majority of affected men having sex with men (MSM)? A long history of work …

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Blood vessel breakthrough Major step towards Alzheimer’s treatment

Overview: A smaller version of the amyloid beta protein, AB 1-40, builds up on the walls of small arteries and reduces blood flow to the brain, a new study reports. Source: University of Manchester A breakthrough in our understanding of Alzheimer’s disease has revealed changes in blood vessels in the brain, potentially providing a path …

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Hunger can alter aesthetic preferences for human bodies and other objects, study finds

We’ve all been told “don’t go grocery shopping hungry” – but should hunger keep us from dating apps? A study published in BMC Psychology suggests that being hungry can cause people to change the body type they are attracted to. Hunger is a very important and strong motivating factor as food is a basic need …

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Watching pop concerts on a virtual reality headset during surgery instead of anesthesia

A child loves to ride a roller coaster in a theme park. A retiree watches the rock band Queen play Bohemian Rhapsody right before his eyes. But all the time, they’re actually on a surgeon’s table. They wear virtual reality headsets that effectively distract them from surgery – using a technology that could soon mean …

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