Author: Sasha Hart

How blind people’s brains rewire to enhance other senses

New research shed light on how blind kids’ brains rewire to enhance other senses. Scientists monitored the phenomenon to better understand the dynamics and have observed unexpectedly huge potential of adaptation of the brain.     A new study has focused on the different dynamics that the brain enters when a person loses his or her sight. “Our results demonstrate that the structural and functional neuroplastic brain changes occurring as a result of early ocular blindness may be more widespread than initially thought”, says lead author of the study, Corinna M. Bauer, from Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts....

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Things you should know if you take paracetamol

Since its release on the market, paracetamol, also known as acetaminophen, has been the subject of numerous studies, to improve its efficacy, prevent or minimize its side effects and discover new benefits for it. Here is a brief recap of research results that tell you some things you should know if you take paracetamol.     It does not ease low-back pain – paracetamol taken to ease low back pain is no better than a placebo. A study conducted by the University of Sydney, Australia, showed that 17 days of 4 grams of paracetamol per day has the exact...

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Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom, taking a break

Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom are taking break from their relationship, People reports. The two have officially confirmed it, to prevent rumors. The best way to prevent rumors is to serve the truth as soon as possible. It is what pop diva Katy Perry and her beau of thirteen months, actor Orlando Bloom did, when they decided they needed some time apart. Not that the nature of their professions didn’t help. Him, a Hollywood star, her, a music star – there’s a lot of travelling, long-distance romancing and intriguing other interests in between.     Perry and Bloom have...

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Schizophrenia, caused by impaired brain development in womb

A scientific breakthrough in the study of schizophrenia shows that the disease is likely caused by impaired brain development in womb. The problem is triggered by an abnormal gene pathway.     A research team at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo in New York has identified a connection between schizophrenia and an abnormal genetic process that involves a gene pathway, called nuclear FGFR1. Lead author Michal K. Stachowiak, Ph.D and his colleagues aimed to uncover what genomic processes happen in the womb that might influence the onset of schizophrenia. Previous studies...

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Life expectancy to exceed 90 years for women in this country!

British scientists believe that life expectancy in a certain country will exceed 90 years by 2030. And no, that country is not the U.K. According to a study led by World Health Organization (WHO) and British scientists at Imperial College London, life expectancy for those who will be born in 2030 will exceed 90 years in one particular country, while in a few others, it will come very close to the same number. Here is the top countries with highest longevity: South Korea, where life expectancy for babies born in 2030 will be 90.8 for women and 84.1 for...

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