Dr. Marco Cardinale

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The Impact of Diet and Lifestyle on Gut Microbiota and Human Health

1. Backhed F., Ley R.E., Sonnenburg J.L., Peterson D.A., Gordon J.I. Host-bacterial mutualism in the human intestine. Science. 2005;307:1915–1920. …

Why It Might Be a Good Idea to Zap Your Brain With Electricity | Inc.com

These days you can use tech to hack your work routine, your education, even your fridge. So why not use tech to hack the most important driver of the human experience of all, your brain?<p>It still might sound a little sci-fi, but scientists and entrepreneurs are already experimenting with wearable …

The Brain

Music helps develop baby brains

Study finds babies who play with music have boosted speech and music response.<p>Some might consider it cruel subjecting to you beautiful young baby to …

Neuroscientists create ‘atlas’ showing how words are organised in the brain

Scientists have created an “atlas of the brain” that reveals how the meanings of words are arranged across different regions of the organ.<p>Like a colourful quilt laid over the cortex, the atlas displays in rainbow hues how individual words and the concepts they convey can be grouped together in …

The Brain

Alphabet Launches Life Sciences Company To Make Smart Contact Lenses And More

First company to be announced by the former Google<p>Since Google’s announcement to restructure into Alphabet by the end of the year, we haven't heard a lot from the inside. Presumably, there were a lot of moving pieces to be sorted internally, and press weren’t invited to those conversations.<p>But …

Sergey Brin

What predicts NBA success?

<i>"To an outsider watching Pop Herring's basketball tryout in November 1978, it would not have been obvious that the gym at Laney High in Wilmington,</i> …

Ten years on - where's coaching at? » Newsletters » Sport New Zealand

Athlete- or participant-centred coaching is the heart of the New Zealand Coaching Strategy. One of the long-time advocates for this approach is …

Science Is Beautiful: The Human Body Under The Microscope

A new book showcases the magnificent micro-world<p><i>Science Is Beautiful</i>, a new book by Colin Salter, is a compilation of images that show what the human body looks like under a microscope. With an artistic eye, the book showcases cells, microbes, and more. Here are some of our favorite images from</i> …

E.coli

BBC Two - Horizon, 2014-2015, Should I Eat Meat? - The Big Health Dilemma

Dr Michael Mosley seeks to establish the truth about meat. Are those barbecue favourites like burgers and sausages really that bad? Should we all go vegetarian instead?<p>Michael uncovers the latest science and puts it to the test on a high-meat diet. Will eating beef and bacon every day be bad for …

Nutrition

Sony tries to stay relevant in the wearables game with its new watch and fitness band

At today's conference in Berlin, Sony quickly announced two smart devices that happen to fit on your wrist. Both wearables are follow-ups to previous versions: The 229-euro SmartWatch 3, which is a plainly named Android Wear sequel, and the 159-euro SmartBand Talk, which takes last year's fitness …

Intel introduces a snakeskin smart cuff for fancy humans

We understand: you want to get into the whole wearable tech thing, but what's holding you back is how fugly most current offerings are. That shouldn't deter you for long, as Intel has made good on its promise to make a smart-bracelet that doesn't look like an overgrown phone strapped to your wrist. …

New Study Destroys Malcolm Gladwell's Famous '10,000 Hour Rule'

The 10,000 Hour Rule — closely associated with pop psych writer Malcolm Gladwell — may not be much of a rule at all.<p>The principle holds that 10,000 …

Research

A Google Glass App That Detects People's Emotions

Human is happy<p>Sometimes people are hard to read. Why not leave all that work to a computer? Perhaps you could use this experimental app that works in Google Glass. Aim Glass's camera at a person's face and the app reads the human's facial expression and tells you to what extent the person is …

Google Glass

Hands-on with the Gear S, Samsung's 3G smartwatch

Gallery: Hands-on with the Gear S, Samsung's 3G smartwatch<p>Gallery: Hands-on with the Gear S, Samsung's 3G smartwatch<p>+ 3<p>+ 2<p>+ 1<p>Samsung unveiled the …

Sony SmartBand Talk and SmartWatch 3 hands-on

Gallery: Sony SmartBand Talk and SmartWatch 3 hands-on<p>Gallery: Sony SmartBand Talk and SmartWatch 3 hands-on<p>+ 12<p>+ 11<p>+ 10<p>The SmartBand Talk is one of …

Magnetic brain stimulation treatment shown to boost memory

Non-invasive transcranial technique leads to 24-hour-long improvement in memory function and could lead to new treatments for Alzheimer's and other conditions<p>Memory can be boosted by using a magnetic field to stimulate part of the brain, a study has shown. The effect lasts at least 24 hours after …

Breeding for talent can only breed trouble

The question “what is wrong with positive eugenics?” (Nobody is better at being human, Professor Dawkins, least of all you, 30 August) has a simple answer. The only good reason for having sexual intercourse at all is that you love your partner. Doing it to produce a (scientifically expectable) …

TomTom Squeezes a Heart Rate Monitor Into Its GPS Watches

When we reviewed the TomTom Runner GPS watch last year, we pointed out that if you wanted to monitor your heart rate, you'd need to buy an extra …

A Day at Muscle Beach with the World's Strongest Man

The tires weigh 330 pounds, but they lift as easily as hula hoops in the hands of this Nordic god. In a puff of chalk, he hugs the rubber rings and …

World's first computational psychiatry centre opens in London

Centre will use latest technology to gain insights into human cognition and learn how it becomes disrupted in disorders<p>The worlds' first computational psychiatry centre has opened in London with a mission to shine a new light on human cognition and understand how it becomes disrupted in disorders …

Analysis of Tweets Can Track Obesity Trends

Twitter data sheds light on the health of whole counties.<p>By analyzing what people write on Twitter, researchers can help predict rates of obesity, diabetes, teen births, health insurance coverage, and access to healthy foods in counties throughout the United States. Usually demographic …

San Diego

Self-Healing Muscles Grown In Lab, Implanted In Mice

The muscles also fluoresce when they contract.<p>No this isn't a joke, etc.: Scientists have grown working muscle fibers in the lab that they were then able to successfully implant into mice. Even better, the muscles can repair themselves, which is a significant step in tissue engineering.<p>"It's the …

Muscle

Samsung Has Two New Smart Watches Launching In April — Here's Everything They Can Do

Both watches are essentially the same device, but the Neo doesn't have a built-in camera for snapping photos from your wrist. They are each successors to the original Galaxy Gear, which launched just a few months ago to overwhelmingly negative reviews.<p>Samsung hasn't formally announced how many …

Smartwatches

Samsung Gear Fit: A Fitness Wristband With a Curved Screen

BARCELONA, Spain — Samsung threw a curveball at the Mobile World Congress here: In addition to the Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo, it launched a third …

Probiotics treat autism-like symptoms in mice - Futurity

A new study with mice offers the first evidence that changes in gut bacteria can influence autism-like behaviors.

Gender Differences Found In Brain Wiring: Insight Or Neurosexism?

A new study claims to have found the neural differences between men and women. But the story's not that simple.<p>The latest neuroscience study of sex differences to hit the popular press has inspired some familiar headlines. The Independent, for example, proclaims that:<p>The hardwired difference …

The Brain

Electric brain stimulation induces feeling of determination – video

During a procedure to locate the part of a patient's brain where epileptic seizures were originating, the man started to describe a sensation of 'push harder, push harder, push harder to try and get through this'. 'Sham stimulation' with the electric current switched off didn't induce the same …

Probing the neuroscience of a rebellious streak

Easily influenced by your peers, or rebel without a care? There may be a way to identify your true rebellious streak by peering at brain activity.<p>Do you conform to those around you, or rebel against the crowd? By peering at the brain’s activity, it may be possible to test whether an individual will …

Neuroscience