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Summary: Researchers propose a new model for Alzheimer’s disease (AD2) that considers the neurodegenerative disease as an autoimmune disease that attacks the brain. Considering Alzheimer’s as an autoimmune disorder could spark a new line of therapies to treat the disease. ...

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Summary: Drinking at least two cups of coffee a day, even instant coffee was associated with increased longevity and a lower risk of cardiovascular disease. Source: European Society of Cardiology Drinking two to three cups of coffee a day is ...

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Intel announces 13th Gen Core Desktop CPU family The next-generation 125W SKUs are here.  Today Intel unveils 13th Gen Core series codenamed “Raptor Lake”. The new series feature three SKUs, each to be available in two variants (with and without ...

What if Some Stress Actually Protects Your Body?

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A New Behavioral Test to Detect Early Risk of Alzheimer’s

Summary: Researchers have developed a simple behavioral test to measure an individual’s risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease before symptoms appear. Source: CalTech Alzheimer’s disease is a neurodegenerative condition that damages a person’s ability to think, remember, and perform basic functions. ...

AMD Ryzen 7000 Zen4 “Raphael” desktop series are now available

AMD Ryzen 7000 CPUs, Zen4 for desktops Today, AMD launches its newest desktop platform.  A day after a flood of independent reviews, today is the day AMD officially releases its Ryzen 7000 CPU series to the market. A total of ...

Apple CEO Tim Cook visits London ahead of Battersea HQ launch

Apple CEO Tim Cook has visited the iPhone maker’s new London headquarters at Battersea Power Station and reiterated the company’s commitment to the UK capital. Cook, visiting the UK for the first time since the pandemic, said: “Apple has ...

Capital Pilot: Half of startups backed by Boost Fund 1 are female-founded

Capital Pilot’s Boost Fund 1, a venture fund that makes automated investments into startups with founders from diverse backgrounds, has reached its halfway point by investing £2.5m across 50 UK startups. Launched in June, Boost Fund 1 was set ...

Elon Musk is wrong about patents. Here’s why IP isn’t ‘for the weak’

“Patents are for the weak” retorted Elon Musk to veteran broadcaster Jay Leno while giving him a tour of SpaceX. Leno, during the latest episode of ‘Garage’, had asked Musk if he had patented his engines, which the world’s ...

Intel 13th Gen Core Raptor Lake CPU pricing leaked by Newegg, i9-13900K for $660, i7-13700K $450, i5-13600K at $330

Intel price hike for desktop CPUs confirmed by Newegg The cat (or should one say Raptor) is out of the bag. This is not official pricing for 13th Gen Core (yet), but there is a chance that this is very ...

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Summary: Women who experience anxiety while pregnant are more likely to give birth earlier than women who don’t. Source: APA Women who experience anxiety about their pregnancies give birth earlier on average than those who don’t, according to research published ...

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Summary: The formation of long-term memory relies on intrinsic neurological learning processes and the repetition of events. Source: NYU Long-term memories rely on both the repetition of events and an intricate neurological learning process in making these memories last, shows ...

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Summary: The experience of every odor derives from precise circuitry in the brain. Source: Columbia University Rendering the invisible visible is among scientists’ favorite challenges. The sea creature-like images accompanying this short feature are microscopic portraits of brain cells that ...

What’s So Super About Superfoods?

Summary: Researchers question if so-called “superfoods” are really as good for you as people claim and, if so, how should they be consumed as part of a balanced diet. Source: University of New South Wales Everyone has heard of the ...

Life’s Stresses Can Make People Focus More on Their Romantic Partner’s Negative Behavior

Summary: Stress can have a detrimental impact on relationships. When feeling stressed, a person is more likely to notice and reflect upon their partner’s negative behaviors rather than positive behavior. Source: Society for Personality and Social Psychology Stressful life circumstances can ...

Potential Therapeutic Targets to Prevent Hearing Loss Caused by Antibiotics

Summary: Researchers have identified an autophagy pathway in hair cells in the ear that’s linked to permanent hearing loss that occurs as a result of exposure to aminoglycosides antibiotics in some patients. Source: Indiana University Researchers at Indiana University School ...

PTSD and Comorbid Substance Abuse Are Associated With a Cellular Marker for Early Death

Summary: Trauma-exposed veterans with PTSD and comorbid externalizing psychiatric disorders, such as substance abuse or antisocial personality disorder are at greater risk for early death. Source: Boston University Psychiatric symptoms and diagnoses increase risk for premature morbidity and mortality. Now ...

New Therapeutic Target Could Check the Progress of Alzheimer’s Disease

Summary: Researchers have devised a new, non-invasive method for tracking the progression of Alzheimer’s disease. The study also proposes removing excess toxic Alzheimer’s proteins from the blood could improve clinical symptoms and pathologies of Alzheimer’s disease. Source: University of Malaga ...

Life Expectancy Tool May Improve Quality of Life for Patients With Dementia

Summary: A new mortality prediction model for older patients with Alzheimer’s disease can help medical professionals and families determine the best course of action for end-of-life care. Source: UCSF A mortality prediction model for older adults with dementia may help ...

AI Worse at Recognizing Images Than Humans

Summary: Most AI models are unable to represent features of human vision, making them worse at recognizing images. Source: HSE Researchers from HSE University and Moscow Polytechnic University have discovered that AI models are unable to represent features of human ...

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Gigabyte RTX 4090 GAMING OC on sale It appears that the sales embargo does not apply to street vendors in Hong Kong. Someone managed to buy Gigabyte’s RTX 4090 graphics card more than two weeks before official release. One usually ...

Wise temporarily stops GBP rate guarantee due to sterling’s volatility

British money transfer service Wise has temporarily stopped guaranteeing exchange rates for payments made in GBP due to the volatility of sterling, which hit an all-time low against the dollar on Monday. The sterling exchange rate plummeted following the ...

TikTok could face £27m fine over child data privacy ‘failures’

TikTok could be forced to pay a £27m fine after the UK’s data watchdog said the video-sharing platform may have failed to protect the privacy of children on its platform. An investigation by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) found ...

Young Kids Avoid One Learning Trap That Often Snares Adults

Summary: Children avoid the “learning trap” adults sometimes fall into by being unable to focus attention. Source: Ohio State University Children have a secret power that helps them avoid a “learning trap” that adults may sometimes fall into: Kids just ...

Tech Nation faces £6m funding gap after losing grant to Barclays

Tech Nation faces a £6.2m annual funding shortfall after the startup growth network reportedly lost its government contract to banking giant Barclays. According to the Sunday Times, Barclays has secured the £12m government grant, which will be spread across ...

Health insurtech startup Peachy raises £1.5m

Insurtech startup Peachy has raised £1.5m in a funding round in support of its app-based platform that provides quick access to private health services. Founded in 2021, Peachy’s all-in-one platform lets customers access private health coverage, find local specialists, ...

Credit agencies can’t handle BNPL data, says Zilch boss

The reporting of buy now pay later (BNPL) purchases to credit agencies, a suggested regulatory policy for the industry, may be a flawed concept according to the CEO of Zilch. In an interview with UKTN, Zilch CEO Philip Belamant ...

Leaked Intel Core i9-13900K teaser video confirms max 5.8 GHz frequency

Intel Core i9-13900K teased in official video with 5.8 GHz clock Polish retailer ‘x-kom’ published a video teaser for upcoming Intel Raptor Lake CPUs.  It’s a short 30-second teaser for the flagship i9-13900K SKU (which is even shown in the ...

Intel 13th Gen Core “Raptor Lake” CPUs show up on Amazon UK, Core i9-13900KF for 750 GBP

Possible Intel 13th Gen Core pricing in UK Intel next-gen Intel desktop CPUs are to be unveiled next week, but apparently is not stopping large retailers from listing the series sooner. Over at Amazon UK, it was possible to find ...

Why Do We Laugh? New Study Considers Possible Evolutionary Reasons Behind This Very Human Behaviour

Summary: Researchers say laughter may have been preserved by natural selection to assist with human survival. Source: The Conversation A woman in labor is having a terrible time and suddenly shouts out: “Shouldn’t! Wouldn’t! Couldn’t! Didn’t! Can’t!” “Don’t worry,” says ...

Mapping the Human Brain Over a Lifetime

Summary: Researchers aim to map and track cellular changes in the human brain over a lifetime. Source: UCSD With a five-year, $126 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), a multi-institution team of researchers at University of California ...

Exploring the Mechanisms Underlying Disorders of Consciousness

Summary: Study reveals altered brain dynamics in those with unresponsive arousal syndrome, previously known as “vegetative state”, and in those with minimally conscious state. Source: University of Liege A study by the Human Brain Project (HBP), led by scientists from ...

War-Zone Related Stress May Lead to Changes in the Microstructure of the Brain

Summary: War zone-related stress was associated with alterations in limbic gray matter microstructure, independent of a mental health or tbi diagnosis. In turn, these alterations were associated with cognitive function, including impaired response inhibition. Source: Brigham and Women’s Hospital Military ...

Could Monoclonal Antibodies Replace Opioids for Chronic Pain?

Summary: Researchers are developing a monthly monoclonal antibody therapy for the treatment and management of chronic pain. The hope is this new therapy can replace opioids for pain management. Source: UC Davis During the pandemic, physicians used infusions of monoclonal antibodies — antibodies made ...

AMD Ryzen 7950X/7900X/7700X/7600X stock Cinebench scores leaked

AMD Ryzen 7000 tested in Cinebench Just a day before official review coverage, we were given final scores for Cinebench benchmarks (and much more). This post is a little teaser of what will be shared tomorrow by reviewers from around ...

COVID-19 Associated With Increase in New Diagnoses of Type 1 Diabetes in Youth, by as Much as 72%

Summary: Children who contracted COVID-19 are at increased risk of being diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. Researchers found a 72% increase in new Type 1 diabetes cases in those under 18 who contracted COVID-19. Source: Case Western Reserve Children who ...

Watching TV With Your Child Can Help Their Cognitive Development

Summary: Family TV time can have a beneficial effect on a child’s cognitive development, a new study reports. Source: University of Portsmouth Over the past 30 years, the number of television programs targeting infants has been increasing. Between 1997 and ...

Researchers Create Tool to Measure the Emotion in Emojis

Summary: A newly developed multidimensional lexicon of emojis helps crack the coded language and emotional value of emoji use, a popular form of communication by young texters, beyond simple negativity or positivity. Source: University of British Columbia How much is ...

Reusable Contact Lenses More Than Triple Risk of Rare Preventable Eye Infection

Summary: People who use reusable contact lenses rather than disposable daily lenses are four times more likely to develop Acanthamoeba keratitis, a corneal infection that can cause sight loss. Source: UCL People who wear reusable contact lenses are nearly four ...

Monkeypox Linked to Neurological Complications in Some Patients

Summary: 2-3% of patients with Monkeypox experience seizures and encephalitis, a new study reports. Researchers say almost half of people with Monkeypox infection also report mental health problems, including depression and anxiety, and other neurological symptoms like headaches as a ...

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