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20 High-Protein Smoothies That Actually Keep You Full

Smoothies are a great way to get a nutrient-packed meal or snack, stat. They provide everything you need — protein, healthy fats, vegetables, and fruits — all in one convenient package. “Smoothies make for a convenient, portable, and easy meal (or snack) with no cooking skills required,” says sports dietitian Marni Sumbal, MS, CSSD and

Hearing through your fingers: Device that converts speech

A novel study published in Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience provides the first evidence that a simple and inexpensive non-invasive speech-to-touch sensory substitution device has the potential to improve hearing in hearing-impaired cochlear implant patients, as well as individuals with normal hearing, to better discern speech in various situations like learning a second language or trying

You Can Buy a Lamp That Looks Exactly Like Boba Tea for $12

I am here to finally answer the age-old question, “What do you get the person who has everything?” It’s a toughie, but here’s the solution: Buy them a Boba Tea Lamp. YEP! Online retailer Smoko—aka a “gift, tech, wellness, and accessories brand”—is selling a truly adorable ambient light inspired by the milk-tea drink. The lamp

Neurons that encode sweetness identified in mice

Researchers from the National Institute for Physiological Sciences in Japan have identified the neurons responsible for relaying sweet taste signals to the gustatory thalamus and cortex in mice. While the peripheral taste system has been extensively investigated, relatively little is known about the contribution of CNS gustatory neurons in the sensation of taste. In this

Discovery of a host mRNA that inhibits immune functions of antiviral protein RIG-I

Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is a hepatotropic virus, with about 80 million chronic infections confirmed worldwide. HCV infection leads to the development of chronic hepatitis, cirrhosis, and in some instances, hepatocellular carcinoma. The recent development of highly potent direct-acting antiviral drugs (DAAs), targeting viral proteins, facilitates virus elimination in >90 percent of treated individuals. However,

How the brain fights off fears that return to haunt us

Neuroscientists at The University of Texas at Austin have discovered a group of cells in the brain that are responsible when a frightening memory re-emerges unexpectedly, like Michael Myers in every “Halloween” movie. The finding could lead to new recommendations about when and how often certain therapies are deployed for the treatment of anxiety, phobias

Drinking water? There’s an app for that

The human body is well equipped to maintain an adequate level of hydration through the various biological feedback control mechanisms of homeostasis. However, this regulation relies on an adequate supply of water. While there is much mythology surrounding how many glasses of water we each must drink daily to stay healthy. Many people sip at

Enzyme that breaks down amino acids may promote aging

Permanently arrested cell growth is known as “cellular senescence”, and the accumulation of senescent cells may be one cause of aging in our bodies. Japanese researchers have discovered that a certain enzyme in our bodies promotes cellular senescence by producing reactive oxygen species. Drugs that target this enzyme could potentially suppress this process, and inhibit

13 Healthy Baked Potatoes That Go Beyond Cheese & Bacon

Loaded baked potatoes are one of those rare dinners that are just as exciting as an adult as they were when you were a kid. There’s something about the DIY aspect of loading a freshly baked potato with whatever toppings you like in exactly the amount you want. Plus, they’re inexpensive and pretty easy —

What celebrity trainers do differently (that you can do, too)

Before personal trainer Luke Zocchi got his hands on Chris Hemsworth, the actor was “skinny-fat”. “He had a bit of puppy fat still – he wasn’t completely amazing,” Zocchi, an amateur boxer-turned-trainer, says about his client and lifelong friend. “He looked a bit 'skinny-fat'. I took him from skinny and fat to … shredded.” Luke Zocchi