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  • To Stretch or Not to Stretch? Some of the Latest Scientific Evidence

    To Stretch or Not to Stretch? Some of the Latest Scientific Evidence

    23 July, 2021

    The benefits of stretching before exercising have been hotly debated for some time. Evidence is at best contradictory, and no one really knew, based on scientific evidence whether it was beneficial or harmful, despite being widespread practice and perceived wisdom

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  • Synovial Joints are Essential for Human Movement. How do they Work? New Research also demonstrates how Insects Lubricate their Joints!

    Synovial Joints are Essential for Human Movement. How do they Work? New Research also demonstrates how Insects Lubricate their Joints!

    18 July, 2021

    Like all mammals humans have internal joints. This arrangement  allows the joints to be within joint capsules which are then bathed in synovial fluid (which is our lubricant). An adult human has 206 bones and 300 joints; most joints are synovial joints, such as our knees and knuckles.

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  • New Research Demonstrates that Cardiovascular Health Increases the Brains’ Resilience to Ageing & Atrophy

    New Research Demonstrates that Cardiovascular Health Increases the Brains’ Resilience to Ageing & Atrophy

    13 July, 2021

    In the scientific community the Tsimane (a small population from Bolivia) have status because they have the healthiest cardiovascular systems of any recorded population, which in turn increases their brains’ resilience to ageing and atrophy. This is according to remarkable results just published

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  • Research Demonstrates that Coffee reduces the Risk of Liver Disease

    Research Demonstrates that Coffee reduces the Risk of Liver Disease

    6 July, 2021

    A study from the University of Southampton suggests that drinking coffee offers protection against liver cancer and chronic liver disease. Since the 1970’s deaths due to liver disease have increased by 400%.

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  • A Natural Solution to Combat Mosquito Borne Diseases offers Huge Potential

    A Natural Solution to Combat Mosquito Borne Diseases offers Huge Potential

    3 July, 2021

    Researchers from the World Mosquito Program (WMP) have reported dramatic reductions in rates of dengue infection using a bacteria that naturally inhabits many insects called Wolbachia pipientis

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  • How Exercise can Influence our Thought Processes and Stimulate Brain Growth

    How Exercise can Influence our Thought Processes and Stimulate Brain Growth

    20 June, 2021

    Human society has evolved at such an incredible rate that we have become almost completely released from having to do any physical activity at all. Latest research is now beginning to unravel much more about the influence of exercise and how it determines our physiology and even our mood and thought processes.

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  • Restoring Human Eyesight using Genes from Algae. Also the Alarming increase in Mucormycosis (or ‘Black Fungus’) in India

    Restoring Human Eyesight using Genes from Algae. Also the Alarming increase in Mucormycosis (or ‘Black Fungus’) in India

    4 June, 2021

    A remarkable new piece of research was published in  ‘Nature’ on May 24th, 2021. This research used optogenetics to control light sensitive neurons in the human eye by adding a gene for a light-sensitive protein called an opsin from algae.  Also this week I have briefly covered the alarming rise in ‘black fungus’ or mucormycosis infections in India in connection with COVID-19.

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  • Diabetes. The Work of Helen Murray-Free and New Research Initiatives

    Diabetes. The Work of Helen Murray-Free and New Research Initiatives

    1 June, 2021

    As a specific condition diabetes generates medical costs that are two to five times more than those of a person without diabetes. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) the number of people with diabetes rose from 108 million in 1980 to 422 million in 2014.

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