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A single sweaty workout may boost some people’s memory

 For some older people, the brain boosts from exercise can be almost immediate. Improvements in their thinking abilities after a single 20-minute bout of pedaling a stationary bike mirrored those produced by three months of regular exercise, according to a preliminary study presented March 24 at the annual meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society.  In…
Training A Computer To Read Mammograms As Well As A Doctor

Training A Computer To Read Mammograms As Well As A Doctor

Regina Barzilay teaches one of the most popular computer science classes at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. And in her research — at least until five years ago — she looked at how a computer could use machine learning to read and decipher obscure ancient texts. “This is clearly of no practical use,” she says…
Biotechnologist Preps for Grad School with Specializations on Coursera

Biotechnologist Preps for Grad School with Specializations on Coursera

Mrinal is a biotechnologist pursuing his Master of Science in Systems Biology and Bioinformatics in Saint Petersburg, Russia. If I could describe the Systems Biology and Biotechnology Specialization in one sentence, it would be: “This course changed my life.” What I Learned I took a lot of courses on Coursera over the years, but one…

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From Interior Designer to Registered Nurse

From Interior Designer to Registered Nurse

“You can make a fresh start whenever you want. Anytime you feel that you are heading for a wall or a dead-end, all you have to do is turn and start walking.” Ex-interior designer Dimitra turned over a new leaf after returning from maternity leave. She lives in Thessaloniki, Northern Greece with her seven-year-old son.…
This is Your Child’s Brain on Video Games

This is Your Child’s Brain on Video Games

he following is a behind-the-scenes glimpse of how gaming impacts a child’s nervous system.   Source: Romolo Tavani/Fotolia On the eve of his big sister Liz’s high school graduation, nine-year-old Aiden sits with his parents and relatives at a celebration dinner, bored by their “adult” conversation and irritated at all the attention showered upon Liz. He can’t wait to get…
How Emanuela is applying big data to clinical research

How Emanuela is applying big data to clinical research

Emanuela Manea is a General Pediatrician with 8 years of experience practicing medicine in the European Union. She recently completed a Fellowship in Inherited Metabolic Disorders in London, where she continues to work as Consultant in General Paediatrics.   Ever since medical school, I have been fascinated by cellular signalling and its pathology. This was…
Why I Decided To Start and Stick With Yoga

Why I Decided To Start and Stick With Yoga

Dec 9, 2018 By Omar B. There is something in my house I am scared of. It’s a totally normal item. It’s a game actually, my kids play it all the time. I used to play it, and I really liked it, especially because the kids found it so fun. But over the last few…

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