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Seeking Out A New Generation On Mission Discovery
2014-03-19 17:03:26

Mark Wolverton, NASA The January launch of the Orbital-1 resupply mission to the International Space Station featured a number of important milestones. Along with being the first successful mission to the station by Orbital Sciences Corporation as part of their Commercial Resupply Services contract, the mission also marked the inaugural spaceflight for a unique new educational endeavor geared toward international high school- and college-age students. Administered by the nonprofit...

Environment, Lifestyle Factors Determines Changes In Pain Sensitivity
2014-02-05 09:12:41

Ranjini Raghunath for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The way you react to pain keeps changing throughout your lifetime, influenced by lifestyle and environmental factors, a new study carried out by researchers at King’s College London suggests. The study identified genetic changes that determine how different people – even identical twins -- react to pain differently. The results from the study could help scientists understand how pain sensitivity differs in individuals, and...

2014-01-21 04:22:08

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- NeuroSigma, Inc. (NeuroSigma), a California-based life sciences company, today announced that two presentations were made last month at the annual American Epilepsy Society meeting held in Washington, DC, which reported positive results using external Trigeminal Nerve Stimulation (eTNS(TM)) for the adjunctive treatment of epilepsy. In the first presentation, Lina Nashef, M.D., Consultant Neurologist and Honorary Reader at King's College...

Ingredients Found In Tea, Berries And Chocolate Could Protect Against T2 Diabetes
2014-01-20 08:22:05

[ Watch the Video: What Should You Eat To Prevent Diabetes? ] University of East Anglia Eating high levels of flavonoids including anthocyanins and other compounds (found in berries, tea, and chocolate) could offer protection from type 2 diabetes - according to research from the University of East Anglia (UEA) and King's College London. Findings published today in the Journal of Nutrition reveal that high intakes of these dietary compounds are associated with lower insulin resistance...

2013-12-12 10:27:54

The degree to which students' exam scores differ owes more to their genes than to their teachers, schools or family environments, according to new research from King's College London published today in PLOS ONE. The study, which took place in the UK, looked at students' scores for their GCSE's (General Certificate of Secondary Education), a UK-wide examination at the end of compulsory education at 16 years old. The authors explain that the findings do not imply that educational...

2013-08-15 12:16:47

Researchers from King's College London and the University of Nottingham have identified neuroimaging markers in the brain which could help predict whether people with psychosis respond to antipsychotic medications or not. In approximately half of young people experiencing their first episode of a psychosis (FEP), the symptoms do not improve considerably with the initial medication prescribed, increasing the risk of subsequent episodes and worse outcome. Identifying individuals at greatest...

2013-07-29 10:53:57

Since the start of the recession, the rate of unemployment for people with mental health problems has risen more than twice as much than for people without mental health problems, according to new research from King's College London. The authors warn that, across Europe, people with mental health problems have been disproportionately affected by the economic crisis, further increasing social exclusion amongst this vulnerable group. Published in PLOS ONE, the study also found that this...


Word of the Day
reremouse
  • A bat.
The word 'reremouse' comes from Middle English reremous, from Old English hrēremūs, hrērmūs ("bat"), equivalent to rear (“to move, shake, stir”) +‎ mouse.
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