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Earphones potentially as dangerous as noise from jet engines, researchers find

Earphones potentially as dangerous as noise from jet engines, researchers find

ScienceDaily (Aug. 29, 2012) — Turning the volume up too high on your headphones can damage the coating of nerve cells, leading to temporary deafness, scientists from the University of Leicester have shown for the first time Continue reading

Earphones potentially as dangerous as noise from jet engines, researchers find

Earphones potentially as dangerous as noise from jet engines, researchers find

ScienceDaily (Aug. 29, 2012) — Turning the volume up too high on your headphones can damage the coating of nerve cells, leading to temporary deafness, scientists from the University of Leicester have shown for the first time Continue reading

Metabolism in the brain fluctuates with circadian rhythm

Metabolism in the brain fluctuates with circadian rhythm

ScienceDaily (Aug. 28, 2012) — The rhythm of life is driven by the cycles of day and night, and most organisms carry in their cells a common, (roughly) 24-hour beat. In animals, this rhythm emerges from a tiny brain structure called the suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN) in the hypothalamus Continue reading

Genetic material in blood cells may affect malaria parasites

Genetic material in blood cells may affect malaria parasites

ScienceDaily (Aug. 15, 2012) — Researchers at Duke University Medical Center may finally have discovered why people with sickle cell disease get milder cases of malaria than individuals who have normal red blood cells. In a finding that has eluded scientists for years, Duke researchers discovered that genetic material in red blood cells may help alter parasite activity via a novel mechanism that alters parasite gene regulation. Continue reading

Protein that boosts longevity may protect against diabetes: Sirtuins help fight off disorders linked to obesity

Protein that boosts longevity may protect against diabetes: Sirtuins help fight off disorders linked to obesity

ScienceDaily (Aug. Continue reading

UK medical school teaching on physical activity virtually ‘non-existent’

UK medical school teaching on physical activity virtually ‘non-existent’

ScienceDaily (July 27, 2012) — UK medical school teaching on physical activity is “sparse or non-existent,” finds research published online in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. Continue reading

UK medical school teaching on physical activity virtually ‘non-existent’

UK medical school teaching on physical activity virtually ‘non-existent’

ScienceDaily (July 27, 2012) — UK medical school teaching on physical activity is “sparse or non-existent,” finds research published online in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. Continue reading

Fluoxetine (a.k.a. Prozac) is effective as an anti-viral, study suggests

Fluoxetine (a.k.a. Prozac) is effective as an anti-viral, study suggests

ScienceDaily (July 27, 2012) — UCLA researchers have come across an unexpected potential use for fluoxetine — commonly known as Prozac — which shows promise as an antiviral agent. The discovery could provide another tool in treating human enteroviruses that sicken and kill people in the U.S. and around the world. Continue reading