Life Style

Climate Changes

As per the latest research by University of Guelph’s researchers, warm climate is having an adverse impact on food webs present in Ontario lakes. Researchers have identified that warmer average climate changes in the last ten years have forced fish to rummage in deeper water. They pursue various prey species, which in turn leads to environment-induced rewiring of food webs, changing the energy flow & nutrients present in the waterbody.

Forgetting

With the help of neuroimaging, researchers at University of Texas at Austin conclude that forgetting about something uses more brain power than trying to remember it. The discovery was released in the Journal of Neuroscience. It explains that to forget about an unpleasant/unwanted experience, more attention should be given to it. The finding goes beyond before research on intentional forgetting that concentrated on decreasing focus to the non-essential information with

Afternoon Napping

Researcher Manolis Kallistratos & colleagues discovered that individuals who took afternoon napping have more chances to experience a decrease in blood pressure as compared to individuals who didn’t take an afternoon siesta. Afternoon napping was found to decrease blood pressure to a similar extent as consuming a pill for high blood pressure. The results will be presented at the forthcoming American College of Cardiology’s Annual Scientific Session in March in

Heart Failure

Massachusetts General Hospital’s researchers’ team has discovered that activity of an essential signaling pathway grows with aging & heart failure. The report was released in Science Translational Medicine. In which they explained proof from animal & humans models that boosted activin type II receptor activity corresponds with increased heart failure. It states that restraining ActRII may help to enhance cardiac function in mouse models. Jason Roh’s Explanation on Role of

Sleep

A new research released recently in the journal Nature Communications show a new & unexpected role of sleep. Bar-llan University’s researchers have explained the way sleep & sleep disruptions impact performance of brain, aging & several brain disorders. With the help of three-dimensional time-lapse imaging methods in live zebrafish, researchers could define sleep in a single chromosome resolution & show. For the first time ever, it was shown that single

Genetics

Researchers claim that besides eyes & nose, kids also inherit their parents’ moral characteristics. They have discovered that although parents shape their kids to become responsible & kind adults, there exist a hidden genetics factor which affects these characteristics. Penn State’s Training Interdisciplinary Educational Scientists Fellow, Amanda Ramos has faith that the research will help to initiate discussion about why & how these traits called as virtuous character grows. Amanda

Blood Pressure

A latest study released in the journal Hypertension states that going for a half-an-hour walk in the morning may turn out to be effective as medication to decrease blood pressure. University of Western Australia’s researchers discovered that walking on a treadmill for half an hour in the morning improved the individuals’ blood pressure readings for the entire day. They claim that for some people, morning walk can be a substitute

High-fat Diet

Recently, doctors have observed a scary anomaly, deaths due to colorectal cancer in individuals who are less than 55 years of age seem to be increasing. Estimates by American Cancer Society states that deaths in younger group rose by one percent from 2007 to 2016. Recent research directed by scientists at Salk Institute state that high-fat diet give boost to colorectal growth by disturbing equation of bile acids in intestine

Alcoholism

In Portland, Oregon a research was administered at OSHU that recognized a gene which could offer a novel target in order to generate medicines to hinder & cure alcoholism. Oregon National Primate Research Center’s scientists at OSHU found a gene which had minimum expression in nonhuman primates’ brains that drank large amount of liquor in comparison to someone who consumed less. Further in the research, the team also figured out

Drinking

Binge drinking during teenage life has been shown to lasting impact on the brain wirings and is linked to higher risk of alcohol use disorder and psychological problems later in life. In a recent study, a team of researchers at the Center for Alcohol Research in Epigenetics (CARE) at the University of Illinois, Chicago has demonstrated that these lasting effects are due to epigenetic changes that alter the expression of