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Dec 19, 2019

726 Teen Brains Show Alcohol Had One Surprising, Long-Term Effect

Posted by in category: neuroscience

Drinking alcohol during adolescence was related to accelerated declines in gray matter in the brain, according to brain scans taken from over 726 teenagers. These results published in JAMA Psychiatry suggest that as gray matter declines due to drinking, teens might actually start drinking more.

Dec 19, 2019

The Scale of the Universe

Posted by in category: space

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Dec 19, 2019

This Is Why We Will Never Know Everything About Our Universe

Posted by in category: futurism

Even the best science imaginable has its limits.

Dec 19, 2019

Stunning Success! Vitamin C Saves People Dying of Sepsis

Posted by in category: life extension

Dec 18, 2019

The science news events that shaped 2019

Posted by in categories: bioengineering, biotech/medical, computing, ethics, quantum physics, science, space

A year marked by climate protests, political uncertainty and debate over the ethics of gene editing in human embryos proved challenging for science. But researchers also celebrated some exciting firsts — a quantum computer that can outperform its classical counterparts, a photo of a black hole and samples gathered from an asteroid.

Climate strikes, marsquakes and gaming AIs are among the year’s top stories.

Dec 18, 2019

Longevity vs Durability: Can You Have Both?

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, life extension

Article courtesy of Dr. Nicholas DiNubile, Vice President of the A4M, an orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine, best selling author, keynote speaker, and one of our medical editors who is dedicated to keeping you healthy in body, mind and spirit.

We’ve extended the warranty on the human heart, and people are living longer. We’ve improved care for skin, and people look better. But it’s your frame that gets you where you need to go whenever you need to get there. Without the proper care, your bones and joints can all too easily become the limiting factor in your enjoyment of life. Have you outlived the warranty on your frame? Would you like an extended warranty?

I have come to believe that the achievement of longevity will bring the challenge of durability to the forefront of modern healthcare.

Dec 18, 2019

Brush Those Teeth To Help Protect The Heart

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, health

According to a study published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology brushing your teeth frequently is linked to a lower risk of atrial fibrillation and heart failure.

Poor oral hygiene leads to bacteria in the blood which causes inflammation in the body based on previous research; inflammation increases the risk of atrial fibrillation and heart failure and this study examined the connection between oral hygiene and occurrence of these conditions.

161,286 participants between the ages of 40–79 with no history of heart failure or atrial fibrillation who were part of the Korean National Health Insurance System were enrolled in this study; participants had a routine medical exam between 2003–2004 and information on weight, height, lifestyle, illnesses, lab tests, oral health, and oral hygiene behaviors was collected.

Dec 18, 2019

Blueberries May Help To Reduce Risk Of Heart Disease

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, food

Blueberries are more than just delicious, these little functional foods have been subject to many studies, and now they have been found to have another beneficial ability attributed to their antioxidant rich portfolio, that is the ability to help reduce the risk of heart disease according to a study published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

This study found that daily consumption one one cup of blueberries over the course of six months resulted in improved arterial function and cholesterol levels in adults with metabolic syndrome. 138 overweight and obese adults aged 50+ with metabolic syndrome were involved in the double blinded and placebo controlled parallel study.

Metabolic syndrome is a term for a cluster of conditions that includes high blood sugar, high triglycerides, and high blood pressure as well as increasing the risk of developing heart disease and Type 2 diabetes.

Dec 18, 2019

Turning Back Time

Posted by in category: life extension

Wish you could still be YOU… only younger? Learn how science is turning back time

Part 3 of a series on the mission to defy aging

There it was…in large, bold letters… Turn Back Time.

Dec 18, 2019

Quantum Computing: The State of the Art, featuring whurley

Posted by in categories: computing, quantum physics

Full Zoom video of Seeking Delphi™ host Mark Sackler’s interview with Strangeworks CEO, whurley, on the current state of the art in quantum computing.