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Two seemingly opposing forces in the brain actually cooperate to enhance memory formation

The brain allows organisms to learn and adapt to their surroundings. It does this by literally changing the connections, or synapses, between neurons, strengthening meaningful patterns of neural activity in order to store information. The existence of this process—brain plasticity—has been known for some time. But actually, there are two different types of brain plasticity

Limiting children’s recreational screen time to less than two hours a day linked to better cognition

Only one in 20 US children in the study met the full recommended guidelines on recreational screen time, physical activity and sleep. Limiting recreational screen time to less than two hours a day, and having sufficient sleep and physical activity is associated with improved cognition, compared with not meeting any recommendations, according to an observational

Two for the price of one

Mononuclear phagocytes can both promote and inhibit inflammation. An LMU team has now shown that individual phagocytes in the central nervous system can play both roles, sequentially adopting different phenotypes with distinct functions. Mononuclear phagocytes, which recognize, engulf and digest damaged and infected cells, form an important arm of the innate immune system. However, they

Breast milk no different to formula, say two thirds of Britons

Two-thirds of Britons wrongly believe breast milk is no different to formula products, despite experts insisting it can’t be replicated in labs The UK has one of the lowest breastfeeding rates in the world, says documentary Experts stress that many nutrients in breast milk cannot be replicated artificially Breast milk gives babies natural painkillers, aids

Two quality improvement programs lead to fewer postoperative complications

Two presurgery checklists from the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Strong for Surgery (S4S) program that incorporate best practices for engaging patients in preparing for their upcoming operations significantly improved lifestyle factors that pose an increased risk for postoperative complications or help support healing and postoperative recovery. At CHRISTUS St. Michael Health System, Texarkana, Tex.,

Zoe Foster Blake Has Given Birth To Baby Number Two

Congratulations are in order for the Foster-Blake family – Zoe has given birth to a healthy baby girl. She shared the news on Instagram, captioning the post: “Introducing Rudy Hazel Blake. Or, as she’s known in hip-hop circles, the Notorious RHB. Or, as she’s known to her brother, Blobby The Sister.” Introducing Rudy Hazel Blake. Or,