The season of giving is often also the season of over-indulging at the dinner table. As Thanksgiving approaches, Reactions takes a look down at our stomachs to find out what happens when you overeat. Put on your ‘eating pants’ and enjoy the video here:http://youtu.be/7VJ4cRWCpDw. —> Read More Here
People who see their group as more homogenous — for instance, the more one thinks Americans are similar to each other — are less likely to be influenced by external terrorist threat alerts, according to research from NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. —> Read More Here
How does glass transition from a liquid to its familiar solid state? How does this common material transport heat and sound? And what microscopic changes occur when a glass gains rigidity as it cools? A team of researchers at NYU’s Center for Soft Matter Research offers a theoretical explanation for these processes. —> Read More Here
A protein that stimulates the brain to awaken from sleep may be a target for preventing Alzheimer’s disease, a study by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis suggests. —> Read More Here
A team of scientists from Arizona State University’s Biodesign Institute and IBM’s T.J. Watson Research Center have developed a prototype DNA reader that could make whole genome profiling an everyday practice in medicine. “Our goal is to put cheap, simple and powerful DNA and protein diagnostic devices into every single doctor’s office,” said Stuart Lindsay, an ASU physics professor and director of Biodesign’s Center for Single Molecule Biophysics. Such technology could help usher in the age of personalized medicine. —> Read More Here
Eddie Redmayne, playing a young Stephen Hawking, tries to explain to his Cambridge classmate that he’s just been diagnosed with ALS. “I have motor neurone disease,” Hawking tells his friend, using its British name. The other young man’s face doesn’t change. Hawking might as well have the stomach flu. “You know, the American baseball player, Lou Gehrig?” Hawking asks, grasping at straws.
Redmayne’s performance in “The Theory of Everything,” the new film about the famed theoretical physicist, cosmologist and author, just might win him an Oscar. In large part, his acting is remarkable for its realistic portrayal of ALS, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a terminal disease that causes a person’s muscles to atrophy. The disease has no cure, and its causes aren’t understood.
The illness came into the spotlight recently, when the sensational Ice Bucket Challenge led to a surge of more than $100 million in donations to the ALS Association. (Redmayne took the challenge in August with pal Jamie Dornan.) As a result, more people now recognize the illness than ever before, but that doesn’t mean they know what it looks like. Redmayne’s portrayal can be stingingly painful to watch for —> Read More Here
By: Bahar Gholipour
Published: 11/22/2014 01:16 PM EST on LiveScience
CHICAGO — It might be difficult to carefully avoid all of the tasty foods that contain harmful trans fats, but now there’s one more reason to try: A new study shows that this type of fat may damage memory in young people.
The findings suggest that memory problems belong on the list of the health problems trans fats are suggested to cause in people, the researchers said.
“While trans fats increase the shelf life of foods, they reduce the shelf life of people,” said study researcher Dr. Beatrice Golomb, a professor of medicine at the University of California, San Diego. “From a health standpoint, trans fat consumption has been linked to higher body weight, more aggression and heart disease.” [5 Foods that Could Change Under a Trans Fat Ban]
In the new study, the researchers looked at about 1,000 healthy men and found that those who consumed the most trans fats showed worse performance on a word memory test compared with those who consumed the least trans fats.
Moreover, the researchers found the effect was notable in men under age 45.
“Trans fats —> Read More Here
Cameras recovered from the launch pad in Virginia have shed new light the Antares rocket the failed and exploded seconds after launching from Wallops Flight Facility on 28 October (still shown). —> Read More Here
The superlatives fly when it comes to the Three Gorges, but is it delivering the promised benefits? New Scientist travelled down the Yangtze to find out (full text available to subscribers)
And now we have six people in space again — including the first-ever Italian woman to reach orbit. Samantha Cristoforetti has been delighting people worldwide with her behind-the-scenes training posts as she prepares for her “Futura” mission, which will see her spend 5.5 months on the International Space Station with her crewmates. We have the NASA video from the big day above, and some photos from the launch below.
Read the rest of Watch Three Humans Take A Flawless Ride To Space Yesterday (323 words)
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