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Scientific Yogi Fridays - 26th of October 2018

 

Scientists merge the ancient art of Origami with 3D printing to create complex lightweight structures which could be used in biomedical devices and space exploration.

- Georgia Institute of Technology

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New hope for people with triple negative-breast cancer! New research shows the body’s own immune system can be tuned to attack-negative breast cancer by using a combination of immunotherapy and chemotherapy.

– Queen Mary University of London

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New research reveals black and yellow Labradors live 10% longer than chocolate Labradors.

– University of Sydney

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Poor Oral health is linked to higher blood pressure according to new research

– The American Heart Association

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Researchers prove for the first time human activity and rising temperatures are increasing flash floods and storms – which cost $30billion in losses every year

– Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science

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Biofeedback therapy used at home is 70% effective for tough-to-treat constipation

– Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University

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New Study finds father’s health and lifestyle choices prior to conception may have a major impact on lifelong health of children. “men who want to have children in the near future should consider hitting the gym”

– Ohio State University Wexner Medical Centre

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Researchers develop a topical gel to protect farmers from lethal effects of pesticides. In the last year, pesticides have caused over 40 deaths, 25 cases of lost vision and over 1000 hospitalisations in the Vidarbha region of Gujarat, India.

– National Centre for Biological Sciences

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Why do people stay in unsatisfying romantic relationships? Research suggests it’s not just the investment of time, resources and emotion, but because they view leaving as bad for their partner.

– University of Utah

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Don’t Offer co-workers help unless asked! New research found when it comes to offering your expertise, it’s better to keep yourself or wait until you’re asked. “What we found was that on the helper side, when people engage in proactive help, they often don't have a clear understanding of recipients' problems and issues, thus they receive less gratitude for it.”

- Professor Russell Johnson - Michigan State University.

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Asian Elephants could be the math kings of the Jungle! – A new study shows elephants possess numerical skills similar to those in humans

– Naoko Irie - SOKENDAI, Graduate University for Advanced Studies

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Scientists find the concentration of isoprene in cinema air correlates with the cinema industry’s voluntary classification of films. The more nervous people get; the more isoprene they emit. This discovery can be used to deduce how “stressful” a film might be

– Max Planck Institute for Chemistry

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New study evaluates how male and female journalists cope with reporting traumatic events. "Men tend to end contact with those they depict once the story is published while women reported continuing the relationship independent of the work. Men were more pragmatic and noted the limited resources they had in terms of time and emotional energy, whereas women reported feeling obligated to maintain connections.”

– Dr Thomson, Queensland University of Technology

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Researchers find breathing through the nose rather than through the mouth after trying to learn a set of smells helps remembering them.

– Karolinska Institutet in Sweden

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When Alcohol enters the brain, it causes neurones in a region known as “the pleasure centre” to release dopamine and tells the brain that whatever is being experienced is worth getting more of

– University of Illinois Chicago.

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Children as young as 7 suffer the impacts of discrimination. A strong sense of ethnic-racial identity is a significant buffer against such negative effects.

– University of California, Riverside.

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Outbursts on social media can come back to haunt you. Cognitive scientist finds negative talk has a much longer tail and stronger snowball effect than positive talk.

– University of California, Davies.

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Under the right circumstances, water on Mars could hold more oxygen than previously thought, supposedly enough to support aerobic respiration, new study suggests.

– California Institute of Technology.

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Male humpback whales stop singing when human noise is present. A new study which monitored whale singing when cargo ships passed by, found most whales within 1200m would stop singing, and would not resume their songs until at least 30 minutes after the ship passed by.

– Ogasawara Whale Watching Association

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According to a new study, stress may be causing impaired memory and brain shrinkage in middle-age adults according to a new study.

– University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

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New research shows strong relationships between teachers, parents and students at schools has 3-5 times the impact on improving student learning than does financial support

– Ohio State University

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People who trust others live longer, new research on data from the United States suggests.

– Lund University and Stockholm University.