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  • Sleep may strengthen long-term memories in the immune system

    More than a century ago, scientists demonstrated that sleep supports the retention of memories of facts and events. Later studies have shown that slow-wave sleep, often referred to as deep sleep, is important for transforming fragile, recently formed m...
  • Researchers find potential source of insulin-producing cells in adult human pancreas

    The USF-led study may lead to drug therapies to replenish cells destroyed or damaged by diabetes
  • S.T.E.M Fields Make Them Possible

    Do you have them all figured out? None of these would have been possible without S.T.E.M fields.
  • I felt pretty down that no one would know about this.” Ahmed Mohamed

    Be inspired by story like this to pursue STEM. STEM fields are in fact the pillars of great innovations. It is very cool to be a STEMer.
  • Staying Active

    By Milton Bertrand
    Maintaining a healthy life by staying active
  • Connection found between fitness level, brain activity, and executive function

    Brain function associated with higher cardiorespiratory fitness plays a role in increased cognitive performance in older adults, according to a new study. Specifically, the scientists found that dual-task processing in a core executive function brain regi...  more
  • Slower melting ice cream in pipeline, thanks to new ingredient

    Sticky hands from melting ice cream cones could soon become obsolete; scientists have discovered a naturally occurring protein that can be used to create ice cream that is more resistant to melting than conventional products.
  • Staying safe in sandy beaches

    Beach sand contains all kinds of microorganisms, including those that can harm human health. Yet current guidelines are focused exclusively on monitoring the levels of microbes in the water. Now, an international panel of scientists is recommending monito...  more
  • High iron intake may increase appetite, disease risk

    Here’s one more reason to cut down on the amount of red meat you eat. Using an animal model, researchers have found that dietary iron intake, equivalent to heavy red meat consumption, suppresses leptin, a hormone that regulates appetite.
  • Why we're smarter than chickens

    A single molecular event in our cells could hold the key to how we evolved to become the smartest animal on the planet, scientists report. They have uncovered how a small change in a protein called PTBP1 can spur the creation of neurons -- cells that make...  more