Catherine Wynne

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How certain sports may nurture the aging brain | Toronto Star

Science may be able to explain what’s going on in Michael’s aging brain when he’s on the fencing strip. A small but growing body of research suggests …

The Neuroscience Behind Stress and Learning

The Proven Effects of Positive Motivation<p>Thankfully, this information has led to the development of brain-compatible strategies to help students …

Pedagogy

Mechanism Underlying Attentiveness and Alertness Identified

<b>Researchers at MIT’s Picower Institute for Learning and Memory have shown for the first time that a common neurotransmitter acts via a single type of</b> …

Air pollution makes your brain age faster, destroying white matter like a neurotoxin

It's already quite clear that air pollution is very bad for us: It's bad for our hearts, for our lungs, it causes cancer, triggers asthma, etc. It's …

Pollution

The Buddhist and the Neuroscientist

What compassion does to the brain<p>In 1992, the neuroscientist Richard Davidson got a challenge from the Dalai Lama. By that point, he’d spent his career asking why people respond to, in his words, “life’s slings and arrows” in different ways. Why are some people more resilient than others in the …

The Scary Way Diabetes Affects Thinking Skills And Brain Function

A growing body of research is finding that diabetes can take as devastating a toll on the brain as it takes on the body.<p>A new study published this week in the journal Neurology shows that people with Type 2 diabetes demonstrate a decline in cognitive skills and ability to perform daily activities …

This 12 Year Old Boy Is Basically The Real Life Equivalent Of Matilda

Something tells us Ms Trunchbull wouldn’t be a fan of this. She wouldn’t be a fan of this at all.<p>As a heads up, you might want to sit down before …

Large waves and strong gusts to batter Devon and Cornwall coast

Flood alerts have been issued amid fears the waves could breach defences in popular seaside holiday destinations<p>Huge waves are expected to batter western coastlines over the next 24 hours, prompting urgent warnings for beach walkers.<p>Holiday makers in Devon and Cornwall were warned that the …

Weather

The moral argument for using science to design healthier, longer-lived children

When it comes to technological advances that could reduce human suffering, improve health, and reduce disease, we are generally all in favor. But recent advances in procedures that tinker with reproductive cells are often seen as an exception. They attract fierce opposition from people who believe …

Molecular Biology

Death row prisoner: 'I have been told I am going to be executed seven times'

<b>Update (CNN) —</b> After numerous postponements, Shafqat Hussain was hanged in a Karachi prison in the early hours of Tuesday morning, according to campaign group Reprieve.<p>Imprisoned at the age of 14, he was 24 at the time of execution.<p>His crime? He was found guilty of kidnapping and killing a child …

Pakistan

New NHS death guidelines 'worse than Liverpool Care Pathway'

One of the first medics to raise concerns about the now discredited Liverpool Care Pathway says new protocols to replace it are more dangerous, and could hasten patients' deaths<p>New NHS guidelines on “end of life” care are worse than the Liverpool Care Pathway and could push more patients to an …

Report: US-led strikes in Iraq, Syria killed 459 civilians

BAGHDAD (AP) — U.S.-led airstrikes targeting the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria have likely killed at least 459 civilians over the past year, …

Middle East

This cancer drug may be our best hope yet for eliminating HIV once and for all

Your body is a reservoir for bacteria and viruses as much as it is a bag of your own cells. Some of these are disease-causing agents, lurking in waiting for an opportunity to attack. This is a huge problem for those with HIV, the virus that eventually leads to AIDS. Take the case of the Mississippi …

Public Health

A cry from the heart in Yemen: 'We are a nation of bereaved'

In the last four months of devastating war in my country, and in my years as a journalist before this conflict began, I have seen and written about many terrible things. But nothing prepared me for this.<p>On July 24, my uncle, my aunt and their five children – the oldest of them 16 and the youngest 5 …

Middle East