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Make Your Interior Spaces Shine With These Quick Tips

Many people are unhappy with the appearance of their home interior, but do not think they can afford to change it. This is not always what happens because there are

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Study identifies key enzyme for development of autoimmune diseases

Scientists affiliated with the Center for Research on Inflammatory Diseases (CRID), hosted by the University of São Paulo (USP) in Brazil, have discovered that an enzyme involved in key metabolic

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Rethinking the link between cannabinoids and learning

Cannabinoids have a strong influence on how our brains work and how we behave. Many people are only aware of the recreational aspect of cannabinoids. But in fact these molecules

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Study of chess player performance over many years suggests brain peaks at age 35

A trio of researchers from Institut Polytechnique Paris, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitat München, and Erasmus University has found evidence suggesting that cognitive abilities in humans peak at age 35 and begin to decline

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New method allows more targeted measurement of thyroid hormone action in tissue

Patients with thyroid dysfunction are routinely treated with drugs to regulate the hormone imbalance. The effect of these drugs is clinically evaluated by means of blood tests. A team led

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Research project provides insight into golfer lockdown habits

A research project has provided a fascinating insight into how golfers continued to train during lockdown—practicing key skills such as chipping, putting and even full golf shots from the comfort

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Cutting cancer off at the head

Osaka City University detects cancer cells in 2ml blood samples and connects them back to their origin tumor—creating a new diagnostic tool that may aid in quicker and more accurate

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A fraction of a second is all you need to feel the music

The brain does not necessarily perceive the sounds in music simultaneously as they are being played. New research sheds light on musicians’ implicit knowledge of sound and timing. “It is

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