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Olympic rowers show that intense training without sufficient recovery can diminish bone health

Olympic rowers show that intense training without sufficient recovery can diminish bone health






Olympic rowers show that intense training without sufficient recovery can diminish bone health By Zachary Panton ’19     For decades, scientists have clearly established that regular exercise has major benefits for overall health, including not only heart health, but also bone health. Regular exercise increases the concentration of minerals […]

 
 

Naked mole-rats ‘turn into plants’ when deprived of oxygen

Naked mole-rats ‘turn into plants’ when deprived of oxygen






Naked mole-rats ‘turn into plants’ when deprived of oxygen   By: John Beute ‘20, 4/23/17                       Naked mole-rats huddling together underground (Source: Wikimedia Commons) It is generally known that naked mole-rats have faces that only other naked mole-rats can love. […]

 
 

Humans’ Endogenous Retroviruses Influence Our Brain Development

Humans’ Endogenous Retroviruses Influence Our Brain Development






A recent article in ScienceDaily based on a publication in the journal Cell Reports describes a hot topic in neurobiology: the contribution of endogenous retroviruses (ERVs) towards human brain development (1,2). Perhaps the most famous retrovirus is HIV, the Human Immunodeficiency Virus, shown in Figure 1. Unlike HIV, however, ERVs are […]

 
 

When stress becomes deadly

Stress has long been associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease. New research suggests that a potential explanation for this correlation is due to increased activity of the amygdala, which may upregulate bone marrow activity and arterial inflammation. (Photo Credits: Flickr Creative Commons, bottled_void)






Whether it’s from upcoming exams, unpaid bills, or simply a long day at work, stress is an inevitable part of life. However, poor stress management can lead to severe health impairments, with several studies showing that chronic stress is particularly correlated with higher risk of heart disease, although scientists have […]

 
 

Physicists Cool Microscopic Drum to Near Absolute Zero

Physicists Cool Microscopic Drum to Near Absolute Zero






According to a paper recently published in Nature, researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have cooled a vibrating drum to an unprecedented one-fifth of a quantum of energy, approaching the previously perceived limit of absolute zero (1). Scientists use temperature to measure the thermal motion of […]

 
 
 
 
 

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