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Dementia delayed by speaking a second language

Dementia delayed by speaking a second language | GCST-Science, Medicine & Pharmaceutical News | Scoop.it
People who are bilingual may have better-developed areas of the brain that deal with executive functions and attention tasks, potentially protecting them from dementia.
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Oreo cookies as addictive as cocaine - to lab rats

Study shows the link rats formed between the pleasurable effect of eating Oreos and a specific environment was as strong as for cocaine or morphine and a specific environment.
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Peanut butter helps diagnose Alzheimer\'s disease

Peanut butter helps diagnose Alzheimer\'s disease | GCST-Science, Medicine & Pharmaceutical News | Scoop.it
Crunchy or smooth, a spoonful of peanut butter is proving a useful tool in confirming a diagnosis of early stage Alzheimer\'s disease, researchers say.
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Mind-controlled robot moves closer to reality

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Thought-controlled robots are no longer the stuff of science fiction. A group of French experts has teamed up with a Japanese robotics institute to develop technology which enables a person to…
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Have a headache? You are not alone

Have a headache?  You are not alone | GCST-Science, Medicine & Pharmaceutical News | Scoop.it
Have a headache? You are not alone.


From VOA Learning English, this is Science in the News. I'm Steve Ember. Today Barbara Klein and I tell about headaches, the pain that strikes almos...
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Short Walks May Lower Risk Of Type 2 Diabetes In Older People

Short Walks May Lower Risk Of Type 2 Diabetes In Older People | GCST-Science, Medicine & Pharmaceutical News | Scoop.it
Short, intermittent bouts of walking after meals, especially in the evening, appear to be an effective way to control post-meal rises in blood sugar in older people.
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Breathing Easier: How to Control Asthma

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Breathing Easier: How to Control Asthma


This is Science in the News. I’m Shirley Griffith.

And I’m Bob Doughty. Spring has returned to the United States. The sky is blu...
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Type 1 Diabetes Vaccine In Twenty Years May Be Possible

Type 1 Diabetes Vaccine In Twenty Years May Be Possible | GCST-Science, Medicine & Pharmaceutical News | Scoop.it
Researchers at Diabetes UK are working on the biggest research program to try and develop a vaccine that will help treat Type 1 diabetes.
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Video Game Play Sharpens Elderly Minds: Scientific American Podcast

Playing video games apparently prevents dementia.

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One-way ticket to life on Mars

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Would you volunteer to go to Mars?

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Learning English - Words in the News - Obama's brain project

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Article about recent US government investment in neuroscience research.

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1-HH's comment, April 24, 2013 11:11 AM
I am really excited in this project whose purpose is to elucidate the function of the brain. Especially, I hope the project will promote studies to lead to the treatment of neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer's disease or Parkinson's disease. I think the key to success of this project is the appropriate distribution of the budget. The fundamental researches may advance if the budget is distributed to only universities or research organizations, but the clinical application may become the deferment. I think that to push forward a study effectively from the viewpoint of both basics and application, schemes such as distributing a budget into a researcher of the drug industry and the clinician are necessary.
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Aspirin Helps Many Medical Problems

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Aspirin is One of the Oldest Known Drugs


From VOA Learning English, this is Science in the News. I'm Mario Ritter.

And I'm Avi Arditti. Today, we tell the story o...
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Vaccinated Kids Show No Long-Term Ill Effects: Scientific American Podcast

Very short report about a recent study looking at the long-term health effects of vaccinations. 

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Scientists Build Tiny Human Brains in the Lab

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Learning English - Words in the News - Surgery app

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Apps can help us learn languages, manage our money and speak to our friends. Now, surgeons have developed an app to help them practise surgery. Video Words in the News: 12 June 2013
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NASA Scientists Still Dream of, and Plan for, Human Travel to Mars

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NASA Scientists Still Dream of, and Plan for, Human Travel to Mars


From VOA Learning English, this is As It Is.

Welcome back. I’m Caty Weaver.

On the show today, w...
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Gov't set to allow online sale of 99% of non-prescription drugs in Japan

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The government on June 2 made final adjustments to lift a ban on the online sale of most non-prescri...
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Alzheimer\'s Cause Found In Trigger Of Brain Protein Malfunction

Alzheimer\'s Cause Found In Trigger Of Brain Protein Malfunction | GCST-Science, Medicine & Pharmaceutical News | Scoop.it

New research on the cause of Alzheimer's disease

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Learning English - Words in the News - The secret to a longer life

Learning English - Words in the News - The secret to a longer life | GCST-Science, Medicine & Pharmaceutical News | Scoop.it

Mice hold the secret to a long life.

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Learning English - Words in the News - Lab-grown organ breakthrough

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Sugary drinks can raise diabetes risk by 22%

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Aichi tries to hang on to female doctors

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Report focusing on working conditions and work/life balance for women doctors in Japan.

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8-SY's comment, May 6, 2013 7:49 PM
I think, this program is very useful for the women's doctors. Because the field of docotor is still mail-dominated. Some of my friends who are women's doctors,they faced with a lot of difficulty to continue their work. there are not good life and work balance. So they gave up to have a children, and/or they divorced to contimue their work.
8-SY's comment, May 6, 2013 7:52 PM
I think if this program is going well. Not only help the current young female doctors, but also the number of girls who want to be a doctors.