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New Study Sheds Light On Early Human Hair Revolution

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The FINANCIAL– Among primates, including humans, hair is an important feature of diversity and evolution, serving functions tied to thermoregulation, protection, camouflage and signaling. However, the evolution of wild primate hair has remained relatively understudied until recently.…

Expert Comment: Ukraine has earned a future in the European Union

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The FINANCIAL — In this moment of crisis, opening the door to Ukraine is one thing the EU can do writes Timothy Garton Ash, Isaiah Berlin Professorial Fellow Professor of European Studies at the University of Oxford. For 77 years since 1945, people have compared this or that European figure to Adolf Hitler. For 77 years,…

Autism

Study reveals high rate of possible undiagnosed autism in people who died by suicide

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The FINANCIAL — A significant number of people who died by suicide were likely autistic, but undiagnosed, according to new research that highlights the urgent need for earlier diagnosis and tailored support for suicide prevention.…

5 ways to learn new things in the new year

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Expert suggests adults start with what they know. The start of the new year can feel like the perfect opportunity to follow through with that resolution to learn a new skill or finally tackle a challenge. But sometimes it feels like the older you are, the harder it can be to change habits, add a new…

Inhibitory brain stimulation allows better memorization by reducing the power of beta-waves in the brain

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The FINANCIAL — Memories of past events and experiences are what define us as who we are, and yet the ability to form these episodic memories declines with age, certain dementias, and brain injury, University of Glasgow notes.…

The Risk of Scottish Veterans Developing Heart Disease is Improving

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The FINANCIAL — The study  led by the University of Glasgow, in partnership with the Forces in Mind Trust and published in BMJ Open – compared veterans with people who had never served and found that the increased risk of cardiovascular (heart and blood vessel) disease had reduced compared with a similar study five years…

Accenture and Tokyo Women’s Medical University to conduct joint research

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The FINANCIAL — Accenture (NYSE:ACN) and Tokyo Women’s Medical University (TWMU) have agreed to conduct joint research using artificial intelligence (AI) to verify and analyze kidney transplant test results, recognize early-stage kidney transplant rejection tendencies and to foresee side effects in efforts to identify more effective post-operation treatments for patients. Dr. Kazunari Tanabe, Director and Professor…

New study says that neighborhood conditions are associated with children’s cognitive function

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The FINANCIAL — A study published in JAMA Network Open shows that children from poorer neighborhoods perform less well on a range of cognitive functions, such as verbal ability, reading skills, memory, and attention, and have smaller brain volumes in key cognitive regions compared to those from wealthier neighborhoods. While multiple studies have shown that household socioeconomic…

New U.S. government study says that onboard air is safer than air in homes

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The FINANCIAL — Air on commercial airplanes is safer than the air circulating in homes or hospital operating rooms, according to a recent study conducted for the U.S. Department of Defense.   The study attributed high air exchange rates, HEPA-filters and downward ventilation systems with a 99.7% reduction in the risk of coronavirus transmission through air onboard after testing two aircraft fleet types used for commercial flights, even when all seats…

British council declares new UK-Russia university alliance programme to fortify university connections

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The FINANCIAL — The British Council is pleased to announce a new programme of research collaboration between universities in the UK and Russia which aims to connect the next generation of science leaders by creating partnership and professional development opportunities. Ten UK university departments have confirmed joint research projects with Russian counterparts, and a further…

Abbott releases interim clinical study results on COVID-19 PCR tests

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The FINANCIAL — In a continuing effort to provide the facts about ID NOW to support public health interests, Abbott (NYSE: ABT) is sharing new interim clinical data results on its ID NOW COVID-19 rapid test. The results confirm the data submitted to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in March for Emergency Use Authorization…

Study finds that vitamin D could lower coronavirus risk

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The FINANCIAL — A retrospective study published in JAMA Network Open finds that people with untreated vitamin D deficiency, measured as less than 20 nanograms per milliliter, may be almost twice as likely to contract coronavirus compared to people who get sufficient doses of the sunshine vitamin. The study, out of UChicago Medicine, looked at 489…

Bad marketing encourages consumers to opt for lower quality products, study

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The FINANCIAL -- A new framework to enable retailers to better position their products to consumers has been devised by Tamer Boyaci and Frank Huettner at ESMT Berlin together with Yalcin Akcay from Melbourne Business School. According to the researchers, consumers often lack the full information when making purchasing decisions on variety of products, from…

Countries with the largest increases in card usage experienced the biggest contributions in growth.

Migration to Electronic Payments Added Nearly $300B to GDP Across 70 Countries, Study

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The FINANCIAL -- The Visa-commissioned study found that increased use of electronic payment products, including credit, debit and prepaid cards, added US$296B to GDP, while raising household consumption of goods and services by an average of 0.18 percent per year. In addition, Moody’s economists estimate that the equivalent to 2.6 million new jobs were created on…