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Feb 20, 2024

Food for thought: obesity may affect the brain too

Esther Aarts has a warning for fast-food lovers around the world: such diets not only expand waistlines but also cause brain inflammation. A professor of nutritional neuroscience at Radboud University in the Netherlands, Aarts calls the double whammy an ‘obesity spiral’ that traps people in unhealthy eating habits. Trouble a head She leads

Jan 31, 2024

Neuroplasticità: sbloccare il potenziale umano con la NeuroComunicAzione per il successo organizzativo

In questo articolo, esploreremo il concetto di “NeuroComunicAzione,” un approccio innovativo che sfrutta la neuroplasticità per migliorare le competenze di comunicazione e le dinamiche organizzative. Mentre la comunicazione efficace è un pilastro fondamentale per il successo in qualsiasi contesto, l’uso intelligente della neuroplasticità può portare la comunicazione a un livello superiore. . Read

Jan 30, 2024

Clues to autism’s causes may lie in the gut

Professor Alessio Fasano is keenly aware of the challenges faced by families that have children with autism. Fasano, a gastroenterologist at Massachusetts General Hospital in the US, has several relatives and friends raising children with autism – a neurological disorder characterised by impaired social behaviour.  Parallel worlds Autism symptoms usually emerge during the

Jan 25, 2024

Digital replicas of patients can help them get healthy

In a laboratory in the Italian capital Rome, Marco Evangelos Biancolini and his team are poking patients to gauge the effectiveness of different surgical procedures. But it’s not actual people under a scalpel – it’s their digital double projected on a computer screen, each reflecting the person’s individual biochemical makeup. And it could open

Jan 24, 2024

Climate change risks triggering a spike in infectious disease outbreaks: three reasons why

Wolfgang Preiser, Stellenbosch University; Cheryl Baxter, Stellenbosch University; Houriiyah Tegally, Stellenbosch University; Monika Moir, Stellenbosch University, and Tulio de Oliveira, University of KwaZulu-Natal Climate change is our planet’s most immediate existential threat, and will likely only worsen for the foreseeable future. Among its numerous adverse effects on human health, there is strong evidence

Jan 23, 2024

What is frostbite, what are the signs and how should we treat it?

Identifying the early symptoms of cold injury could help to prevent frostbite. Victoria Jones/PA Images via Getty Images Adam Taylor, Lancaster University As countries in the northern hemisphere face a bitterly cold snap, there is serious risk of injury – and even death – from freezing weather. Thankfully, with the right preventative and

Jan 15, 2024

Fighting superbugs with tiny machines

Dr Ana Santos becomes emotional when describing what happened several years ago: her grandfather and an uncle died of a urinary tract infection and a good friend succumbed after an accidental cut got infected.  She was shocked. In an age of antibiotics, such misfortunes weren’t supposed to happen. Rise and fall of antiobiotics