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An Alzheimer’s study used electrostimulation to evoke vivid memories – here’s what it could mean

An Alzheimer’s study used electrostimulation to evoke vivid memories – here’s what it could mean

Scientists continue their fight against Alzheimer's Disease. One of the latest tools in this fight against this horrible disease can be found in the form of deep brain stimulation. Wissam Deeb from the University of Florida explains:

New research explains why people gain weight as they age

New research explains why people gain weight as they age

Most people experience a struggle with weight gain as they advance in age. Up until this point, it has been unclear why exactly we have trouble to keep our weight down.

Deadly infections are on the rise worldwide; new antibiotics are needed urgently!

Deadly infections are on the rise worldwide; new antibiotics are needed urgently!

A growing number of people worldwide are dying of infections because more and more bacteria are becoming resistant to antibiotics. New species are urgently needed. A promising resistance inhibitor is now in development by the research group of Nathaniel Martin, professor of Biological chemistry.

Scientists take important steps towards treating MS and Alzheimer's

Scientists take important steps towards treating MS and Alzheimer's

Scientists from the Dutch Maastricht University and the Belgian Hasselt University succeeded for the first time in restoring the production of the substance myelin.

Research shows that teenagers that don't date, on average, have greater social skills and show less signs of depression

Research shows that teenagers that don't date, on average, have greater social skills and show less signs of depression

It is generally considered that dating is essential for teens to develop social skills and build their identity. However, a recent study from the University of Georgia has shown that not dating can, be equally good and in some aspects, even be better for their development.

Being left-handed doesn’t mean you are right-brained — so what does it mean?

Being left-handed doesn’t mean you are right-brained — so what does it mean?

There have been plenty of claims about what being left-handed means, and whether it changes the type of person someone is – but the truth is something of an enigma. Myths about handedness appear year after year, but researchers have yet to uncover all of what it means to be left-handed.

Higher vitamin A intake linked to lower skin cancer risk

Higher vitamin A intake linked to lower skin cancer risk

Researchers found that people who ate high levels of vitamin A were 17 percent less likely to get the second-most-common type of skin cancer years later.

Can plants think? They could one day force us to change our definition of intelligence

Can plants think? They could one day force us to change our definition of intelligence

Some might balk at the idea that plants made of roots, stems and leaves could have intelligence or consciousness. But scientists have actually been hotly debating this idea for decades.

Do electronic devices like smartphones make it harder for us to grasp science?

Do electronic devices like smartphones make it harder for us to grasp science?

Overindulgent interaction with electronic devices like smartphones and tablets may be related to weaker activity in areas of the brain that are key to understanding scientific texts, say researchers.