Amazing connection between gut bacteria and cognitive functioning

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Oregon State University researchers have discovered a new link between cognitive functioning and gut bacteria.  In recent years the science involving bacteria in the gut and its link to health and cognitive functioning has boomed.  Parkinson’s disease has even been linked to changes in gut bacteria.  Published in the journal Neuroscience, a new study shows that diets high in fat and sugar are probably impacting cognitive functioning, because of their impact on the type of bacteria that thrive on high-fat and high-sugar diets.   Continue reading… “Amazing connection between gut bacteria and cognitive functioning”

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Hacking our nervous system

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Former gymnast Maria Vrind from Volendam in the Netherlands, had to accept that things had reached a crisis point, when she found that the only way she could put her socks on in the morning was to lie on her back with her feet in the air.  “I had become so stiff I couldn’t stand up,” she says. “It was a great shock because I’m such an active person.”   Continue reading… “Hacking our nervous system”

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Tiny milimeter-size ‘millirobots’ could replace invasive surgery

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Researchers from the University of Houston have developed a concept for MRI-powered millimeter-size “millirobots” that could one day perform unprecedented minimally invasive medical treatments.   Continue reading… “Tiny milimeter-size ‘millirobots’ could replace invasive surgery”

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New crazy device that promises perfect vision for the rest of your life

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Having invented a device that lets you see “three times better than 20/20 vision” without wearing any contacts or glasses at all — for an entire lifetime, an optometrist from British Columbia believes he’s created the holy grail of corrective lenses.   Continue reading… “New crazy device that promises perfect vision for the rest of your life”

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