Journal Nature

Chorus & Singing Lessons

Singing Makes You Smarter

Learning to sing promotes structural changes in the brain that help you learn.


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Time To Think

Are you one of those people who looks at a list of emails you have not responded to and feels overwhelmed? Maybe you just need time to think.


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A Hint To How We Process ‘Taste’

Did you ever wonder why certain things taste different?


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Some Fat May Be Healthy

Fat around the thighs and buttocks is considered unsightly by some but published studies have found that fat in this area can reduce the harmful effects of inflammation in the body leading to protection against disease.


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Neural Interface Systems

Put in simplest terms, neural interface systems take messages from the brain – in people who have been paralyzed – and actually can lead to movement in robotic arms.



A Pathway To Cancer Research

Scientists are getting closer to figuring out pathways that help cancer cells grow and divide. It is called the LKB1-AMPK pathway, and it leads to prolonged tumour cell survival.


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Researchers Question The Origin Of Allergies

An article in the journal Nature on the origin of allergic responses challenges conventional views that allergy is due to our immune response going out of control.


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Specialized Pro-Resolving Mediators

So called specialized pro-resolving mediators or spms are directly involved in helping fight infections in mice, especially when used in combination with antibiotics.


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Advances In Cystic Fibrosis Research

Researchers say they have found two genes that are associated with a severe form of cystic fibrosis.



The Link Between Obesity And Diabetes

Some very technical news from the Harvard School of Public Health that might give us a new window into understanding why people who are overweight are more likely to have problems with diabetes.


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Seeing May Not Be Believing

According to a report in the journal Nature, people who are born blind and have learned to detect things by touch become quite confused if they have their site restored.