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A new theory for how memories are stored in the brain

Research from the University of Kent has led to the development of the MeshCODE theory, a revolutionary new theory for understanding brain and memory function. This discovery may be the beginning of a new understanding of brain function and in treating brain diseases such as Alzheimer’s. In a paper published by Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience,

These Are the 7 Most Delicious Kinds of Apples

Maybe this isn’t a surprise to you, but apples are one of the best fruits you can eat. They’re high in fiber, have about 100 calories per fruit, and are easy to eat on the go. Plus, they are super versatile, so you can eat them on their own, fresh or dried, or mixed with

Stressed out in lockdown, America’s young adults are overeating

(HealthDay)—When the coronavirus pandemic started, many people began baking banana bread and sourdough loaves at home. Stress eating is nothing new, and 2020 was a year filled with angst for a lot of people. But researchers at the University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, wondered, “Are college-aged people overeating, too?” According to their new

Carrots are healthy, but active enzyme unlocks full benefits

Carrots are a good source of beta-carotene, which is a precursor of vitamin A. But to get the full health benefits of this superfood, you need an active enzyme to produce this vitamin. Beta-carotene is the bioactive compound that gives carrots their orange color. Studies with humans and mice show the conversion of beta-carotene to

Are these 'healthy' soups as good as they sound?

Are these ‘healthy’ soups as good as they sound? From improving immunity to helping you sleep and easing IBS, our favourite winter warmer has had a makeover From a soup that promises to strengthen your immune system, to another that could help you to sleep better — can these new winter warmers be as healthy

Study suggests most humans are vulnerable to type 2 diabetes

Scientists have found that insulin has met an evolutionary cul-de-sac, limiting its ability to adapt to obesity and thereby rendering most people vulnerable to Type 2 diabetes. A recent study from scientists at Indiana University School of Medicine, the University of Michigan and Case Western Reserve University has determined that the sequence of insulin has

Are the side-effects of new cancer 'wonder drugs' worth the risk?

Are the potentially crippling side-effects of new cancer ‘wonder drugs’ worth the risk? Patients with otherwise untreatable tumours benefiting from immunotherapy  The treatment costs around £100,000 per patient per year, and has side-effects One in ten patients given immunotherapy for cancer suffer rheumatoid arthritis Surviving cancer against the odds can give patients a new lease