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All the books Bill Gates has recommended over the last eight years

Bill Gates has become a powerful influence on publishing. An endorsement from the philanthropist and Microsoft cofounder can cause tangible sales spikes, reminiscent of the golden ticket that once came with being picked for Oprah’s book club.<p>So just what does Gates read? Quartz manually compiled …

Books

New Device Worn on the Wrist May Help People with Hand Tremors

Researchers say the watch-like device stimulates certain nerves and is designed to interrupt a person’s tremors. More research is needed, though.<p>Help …

This chart shows what $63 trillion of world debt looks like

If you add up all the money that national governments have borrowed, it tallies to a hefty $63 trillion.<p>In an ideal situation, governments are just …

Test your music system with these great rock tracks

This supplement may promote healthy arterial aging

A small pilot study of older people suggests that taking a daily supplement of a nutrient that is present naturally in foods may improve artery …

5 Ways Nitric Oxide Supplements Boost Your Health and Performance

Nitric oxide is produced by nearly every type of cell in the human body and one of the most important molecules for blood vessel health.<p>It’s a …

The Best Songs For People Who Love Face-Melting Guitar Solos

Guitar solos can really go either way. If placed or executed poorly, they can kill the emotion and momentum of a song. This is especially true of long, boring solos, devoid of any kind of intention, forethought or passion. On the other hand, a well-done guitar solo can make for the perfect …

Could an existing drug halt Parkinson's disease?

Researchers have discovered a mechanism through which toxic protein clusters develop in the brain in Parkinson's disease. It may be treatable with …

Dementia

The Dangers of Taking PPIs for Acid Reflux

There might be serious consequences to taking these drugs long-term.<p>You've probably felt it at some point—that sharp, burning sensation that starts in your gut and climbs up the back of your throat, possibly after your second cup of coffee, or that extra helping of fries.<p>We tend to call it …

Anti-aging proteins may treat diabetes, obesity, and cancer

A family of longevity proteins has been examined in detail for the first time. The new insight may help create innovative treatments for a range of …

Parkinson's: How a 'bad' enzyme might protect the brain

A recent study could change our understanding of the ways in which mitochondria, or the powerhouses of the cells, influence Parkinson's disease. The …

Medical Research

The top 10 comedy shows of 2017

<b>10. Natalie Palamides (</b>Pleasance, Edinburgh)<p>Oddball of the year prize goes to this US import from a disciple of the cult clown Dr Brown, who directed Laid, Palamides’ ritualistic comic-theatre nugget about a woman’s neurotic relationship with her eggs. Dotty bordering on psychotic and wickedly …

Comedy

Parkinson's disease progression can be slowed with vigorous exercise, study shows

His friends noticed the tremor before he did. It started in his left hand, Geoffrey Rogers said, but before long the trembling affected his right too.<p>The cause, doctors found, was Parkinson’s disease.<p>At Rush University Medical Center, where Rogers, then 64, received a second opinion, the father of …

Dementia

Nanowired Drugs Could Treat Alzheimer's and Parkinson's Patients

<i>Summary: Using titanate nanowires treated with cerebrolysin, researchers have been able to target delivery to the brain and through the central</i> …

Replacing cells in the human brain could bring an end to Parkinson's Disease

<i>The following was written with Prof. Gerold Riempp, a professor of information systems who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease 16 years ago at age</i> …

Funny people are more intelligent than their po-faced peers

LANCASHIRE, England: Albert Einstein attributed his brilliant mind to having a child-like sense of humour. Indeed, a number of studies have found an …

New compound kills cancer without harming healthy cells

Scientists have developed a small molecule that directly triggers suicide in cancer cells without harming healthy cells.<p>In the journal <i>Cancer Cell</i>, …

Researchers Reversed Multiple Sclerosis In Animal Models, High Success Rate Of Complete Remission

The mouse version of multiple sclerosis can be sent into complete remission and prevented with a new gene therapy technique that stops the disease’s …

Antidepressants could delay Parkinson's progression

A 50-year-old antidepressant could stop the buildup of a brain protein involved in Parkinson's disease, marking a discovery that could bring us …

Medical Research

'Adrenaline' of Immune System Discovered

<i>Summary: Researchers have identified neurons in the mucosal tissue that detect infection and hasten the response of immune cells.</i><p><i>Source: Champalimaud</i> …

An asthma medication seems to lower Parkinson’s disease risks

Drug ID'ed in a screen based on what biologists have learned about Parkinson's.<p>Evolution may have been our planet's first recycler. When organisms …

Diabetes Drug May Be Used as a Treatment for Parkinson’s Disease

Image source: Sean Dreilinger / durak.org/sean<p>In medicine, researchers often find that a drug intended for one use is also effective in different, …

A key to restoring youthful brain plasticity could be in a single gene

As we age, our brains slowly lose the ability to learn, remember, adapt and heal from injury. This flexibility is known as brain plasticity, and it …

Life-extending protein could treat Alzheimer's and Parkinson's

New research has shown that a naturally occurring protein can improve cognition in mice with Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease-like …

Medicine

How to REALLY do a Kettlebell Swing

A Step-by-Step Guide to KB Swing Mastery<p>The kettlebell swing is a hip hinge movement. The problem is, when strength coaches and fitness buffs talk …

Kitchen Flooring Ideas That Are Unforgettable

The floor may not be the first thing you think of when planning your new kitchen — but that doesn't mean a floor can't make or break a kitchen. Here …

Immune system may turn on the brain in Parkinson's disease

For decades, scientists have suspected that the immune system is involved in Parkinson's disease but didn't know how because the body's defenses …

How Probiotics May Help Depression

It’s common for people who suffer from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) to also struggle with depression. Now, a small study published in the journal</i> …

SOtM tx-USBultra USB Signal Regenerator

<b>Device Type:</b> USB Isolator / Power / Reclocker <b><br>Input:</b> USB B <b><br>Output:</b> 2x USB A <b><br>Power Requirement:</b> 6.5V ~ 9Vdc (Optional 12Vdc) <b><br>External Power Supply:</b> …

This Is How To Make Life Magical – Scientifically: 5 Secrets Backed By Research

I was hesitant to write this. I’m the guy who talks about using evidence-backed stuff — scientific research — to get real results. But now I’m going …

Psychology