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The Sense of Feeling Restored

The Sense of Feeling Restored

The Sense of Feeling Restored   Sam Neff ’21 / Biological Sciences, News, Winter 2018 / January 21, 2018 A recent bout of stem cell research has yielded a significant achievement: the generation of certain interneurons, ones that are involved in producing the sense of touch, from human embryonic stem […]

 
 

A High-Salt Diet Causes Dementia in Mice

Figure 1: Mice on high-salt diets developed dementia and reduced blood flow to the brain. (Image Source: Wikimedia Commons)

A High-Salt Diet Causes Dementia in Mice   Sanjena Venkatesh ‘21 A new study from the Cornell Weill Medical School has found a striking correlation between high-salt diets and dementia in mice. For years, scientists have investigated various potential causes of dementia, such as high-salt diets. In humans, though, the […]

 
 

Nerve Stimulation Restores Consciousness in Previously Vegetative Individual

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Caption: New research shows that Vagus Nerve Stimulation- a treatment already used for epilepsy and depression- can increase consciousness in patients who had previously been in a vegetative state.

  Nerve Stimulation Restores Consciousness in Previously Vegetative Individual By Bradley Fox, ‘21   More than 15 years ago, a 35-year-old man was involved in a near-fatal car accident that left him in a vegetative state. Since then, the man has been without improvement, persistently bound in a crippling state […]

 
 

Exercise and Learning are Key to Longer Lifespan

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Caption: Genetic research at the University of Edinburgh has linked specific lifestyle habits such as constant exercise and learning to longer lifespans.

Exercise and Learning are Key to Longer Lifespan By Bradley Fox, ‘21                             New research published by the University of Edinburgh suggests that simple, daily lifestyle choices can add years onto the average human’s lifespan (1). In […]

 
 

Potential for Evaporation Energy to Become Main U.S. Power Source

Caption: Natural evaporation of Russian river (Source: Flickr)

Potential for Evaporation Energy to Become Main U.S. Power Source Ryan Kilgallon ’21   According to research conducted at Columbia University, renewable evaporation energy has the potential to create 325 gigawatts of power, nearly 70 percent of the country’s current power production, using lakes and reservoirs throughout the United States. […]

 
 
 
 

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