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Saturday, 28 November 2020

Have you been experiencing cold feet? The lesser-known warning sign of high cholesterol

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. Cholesterol is a fatty substance that builds up in your bloodstream. High cholesterol can harm your arteries. That raises your risk for peripheral arterial disease (PAD). This disease affects arteries in…

How to sleep: Signs of bruxism and what you can do about it

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. Has your bed partner (if you have one) grumbled over your teeth grinding at night? Bruxism is associated with a sleep disorder too, but which one? And…

Girl with cancer goes to school from her hospital bed using a robot

A robot is helping a seven-year-old girl with cancer continue to attend school from her hospital bed. Seren Mawson has spent months in hospital receiving chemotherapy and other treatment after being diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia. She has been desperate to return to school and see her friends, but her…

More education may not protect against dementia

The state of knowledge seemed clear: school education protects against dementia. Every school year is supposed to reduce the risk of developing dementia in later life by up to seven percent. Researchers at the University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE) have shown quite some perseverance and have now refuted this causal connection….

Protein regulating inflammation in atherosclerosis identified

The protein CARD8 regulates several inflammatory proteins in people with atherosclerosis. This is shown in a new study by Örebro researchers published in the scientific journal Scientific Reports. “We have shown entirely new functions associated with CARD8. These may be important in the future treatment of atherosclerosis and other inflammatory…

US colleges mull new virus protocols for students’ return

St. Michael’s College managed to keep coronavirus cases at bay for almost two months this fall with students tested upon arrival and once every three weeks. But in mid-October, cases at the small Vermont school started to climb. The outbreak was linked to an ice rink more than 40 miles…

Keep cool: Germany preps vaccine drive as COVID cases hit 1M

Hulking gray boxes are rolling off the production line at a factory in the southern town of Tuttlingen, ready to be shipped to the front in the next phase of Germany’s battle against the coronavirus as it became the latest country to hit the milestone of 1 million confirmed cases…

UK Government give £20M funding boost to AI research

Today the UK government has announced the awardees of the Turing AI Acceleration Fellowships. The 15 Fellows, whose projects encompass a spectrum of AI innovations across science and engineering, will benefit from £20 million of government funding in a bid to “equip the next generation of Alan Turings with the…