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Personalized Advice: How To Prevent and Treat High Blood Pressure With Exercise

The first personalized advice on the most effective exercise to lower blood pressure was published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). The ESC consensus document recommends specific activities according to an individual’s current blood pressure level. One in four heart attacks are caused by high blood […]

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Top 11 Reasons for COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy – First: Mistrust of Government

People’s trust in the government’s approval of a safe and effective vaccine against COVID-19 is the biggest driver of vaccine uptake, an Australian study has found. Second on the list of motivations identified in the study is the perceived effectiveness of the vaccine to protect others in the community. The next two most common drivers of vaccine […]

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Layered Graphene with a Twist Displays Unique Quantum Confinement Effects in 2-D

Scientists studying two different configurations of bilayer graphene—the two-dimensional (2-D), atom-thin form of carbon—have detected electronic and optical interlayer resonances. In these resonant states, electrons bounce back and forth between the two atomic planes in the 2-D interface at the same frequency. By characterizing these states, they found that twisting one of the graphene layers by 30 […]

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More Than 1 in 10 COVID-19 Patients Were Infected After Hospital Admission in First Pandemic Wave

More than one in ten COVID-19 patients in 314 UK hospitals caught the infection in a hospital during the first pandemic wave say researchers conducting the world’s largest study of severe COVID-19. The research into hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) was led by Dr. Jonathan Read from Lancaster University with colleagues from other UK universities including the Universities of […]

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The Human Cell Atlas: AI Helps To Spot Single Diseased Cells

The Human Cell Atlas is the world’s largest, growing single-cell reference atlas. It contains references of millions of cells across tissues, organs and developmental stages. These references help physicians to understand the influences of aging, environment and disease on a cell – and ultimately diagnose and treat patients better. Yet, reference atlases do not come […]

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Spice (Synthetic Marijuana) Withdrawal Symptoms More Severe Than Cannabis

New research from the Addiction and Mental Health Group at the University of Bath highlights challenges for people trying to give up the drug ‘Spice.’ Research published on September 17, 2021, by psychologists at the University of Bath suggests that ‘Spice’ – which contains synthetic drugs originally designed to mimic the effects of cannabis – […]

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Quasi-Equilibrium Phase Coexistence Observed in Supercritical Fluids

A long-lasting non-equilibrium phase coexistence in supercritical fluids has been observed by a Korean research team. A team of researchers led by Professor Gunsu S. Yun from POSTECH’s Department of Physics and the Division of Advanced Nuclear Engineering and Professor Dong Eon Kim of the Department of Physics and Max Planck POSTECH/Korea Research Initiative (MPK) […]

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Early Warning: DNA Researchers Develop Critical Shortcut To Detect Known and Emerging Pathogens

Researchers at McMaster University have developed a sophisticated new tool that could help provide early warning of rare and unknown viruses in the environment and identify potentially deadly bacterial pathogens which cause sepsis, among other uses. The new algorithm is an advanced tool that can help develop probes to capture trace quantities of pathogens, both […]

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To Cheat or Not To Cheat? Cognitive Control Can Drive Cheaters To Be Honest and Honest People To Cheat

The ability of cognitive control allows humans to override the brain’s impulses, like focusing on one person in the crowd and ignoring distractions. It also plays a role in making moral decisions. But does cognitive control override a moral impulse to be honest, or to be dishonest? It depends on a person’s moral default, according to new […]