Megan Mason

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Period pain: Scientists finally work out why menstruation hurts so much

Scientists have finally discovered why periods hurt so much, following a ground breaking study into menstrual pain.<p>Research has suggested PMS is …

Watch What Happens When a Coke Can Meets Liquid Nitrogen

Kapow!<p>Periodic Videos films some of the coolest mad scientist chemistry experiments we've seen. Now, the people behind the YouTube channel have answered a question we didn't even know we had: What happens when you put a Coke can in liquid nitrogen?<p>The answer: It explodes spectacularly, creating a …

Alcohol

How Exercise May Help the Brain Grow Stronger

Physical activity is good for our brains. A wealth of science supports that idea. But precisely how exercise alters and improves the brain remains somewhat mysterious.<p>A new study with mice fills in one piece of that puzzle. It shows that, in rodents at least, strenuous exercise seems to …

A new experiment reversed the effects of Alzheimer’s in mice in a single week

Researchers have discovered that an injection of a protein called IL-33 can reverse Alzheimer's-like symptoms and cognitive decline in mice, …

Dementia

German scientists create a DNA editing enzyme that can eradicate HIV/AIDS

According to ZME Science, s group of scientists in Germany have managed to eradicate HIV in mice and in some human patients using a gene splicing …

The left half - right half divide in human brains is a myth, scientist says

Whilst few people would claim to be well versed in the nuances of neuroscience, one idea about the human brain seems to have captured the public …

15 Ways to Boost Your Confidence Before a Big Presentation | Inc.com

You have to give a big, important presentation in just 15 minutes. Your heart is racing, your palms are damp--you're starting to panic.<p>It's completely normal. In fact, most speakers, beginners and veterans alike, readily admit to feeling nervous in the moments leading up to a big speech or …

Public Speaking

Homeopathy is a therapeutic dead end: Alternative medicine ineffective at treating anything

A leading scientist has described homeopathy as a "therapeutic dead end", in an article published in the British Medical Journal's (BMJ) blog.<p>Paul …

Mini-brains allow scientists to study brain disorders

This is your bedbug-size brain on drugs. Researchers at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore are growing "mini-brains" — smaller than the period at the end of this sentence — that may contain enough human brain cells to be useful in studying drug addiction and other neurological diseases.<p>The …

New Alzheimer’s Treatment Fully Restores Memory Function

Of the mice that received the treatment, 75 percent got their memory function back.<p>Australian researchers have come up with a non-invasive ultrasound …

Dementia