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Ralph Turchiano

I have a strong affinity for the sciences which led me to create my sites. My compulsion for the past decade has been reviewing literally every peer-reviewed research article. Which can easily be validated by following my posts. To me, science is where the real news is, as it will mold our destiny beyond that of politics or economics. ;-)

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Mouthwash use could inhibit benefits of exercise

Mouthwash use could inhibit benefits of exercise These results show that the blood pressure-lowering effect of exercise was diminished by more than 60% over the first hour of recovery, and totally abolished two hours after exercise when participants were given the antibacterial mouthwash. C. Cutler, M. Kiernan, J.R. […]

The future of mind control

Harvard scientists are blurring the distinction between brain and machine, designing nanoelectronics that look, move, and feel like real neurons. Camouflaged in the brain, this technology could offer a better way to treat Alzheimer’s disease or post-traumatic stress disorder, control prosthetics, or even enhance cognitive abilities. Source: The […]

Zinc greatly protects against bacterial pneumonia

Zinc greatly protects against bacterial pneumonia Zinc greatly protects against bacterial pneumonia They found that mice with lower zinc intake succumbed to infection up to three times faster because their immune systems had insufficient zinc to aid in killing the bacteria. Bart A. Eijkelkamp, Jacqueline R. Morey, Stephanie […]

Total heart disease deaths on the rise

Total deaths from heart disease, stroke, diabetes and hypertension — known collectively as cardiometabolic disease — have been increasing since 2011, a new Northwestern Medicine study shows. Cardiometabolic disease is the leading cause of preventable death worldwide. While the overall rate of heart disease deaths decreased over time, […]

Resveratrol helps preserve muscle in space

Resveratrol helps preserve muscle in space Resveratrol helps preserve muscle in space “Resveratrol treatment promotes muscle growth in diabetic or unloaded animals, by increasing insulin sensitivity and glucose uptake in the muscle fibers. This is relevant for astronauts, who are known to develop reduced insulin sensitivity during spaceflight.” […]

Flavonoid Intake for Maximum Longevity

Flavonoid Intake for Maximum Longevity Flavonoid Intake for Maximum Longevity Participants consuming about 500mg of total flavonoids each day had the lowest risk of a cancer or heart disease-related death. ‘Flavonoid intake is associated with lower mortality in the Danish Diet Cancer and Health Cohort,’ Nature Communications (2019). […]

A licence to parent?

It’s a comment we often hear in response to stories of child neglect: that parenting should require a licence. Researcher Dr Frank Ainsworth from James Cook University in Australia says that while the suggestion is based on concern for children, it is fraught with problems. Source: A licence […]

Baby spiders really are watching you

Baby jumping spiders can hunt prey just like their parents do because they have vision nearly as good. A study published in the journal Vision Research helps explain how animals the size of a bread crumb fit all the complex architecture of adult eyes into a much tinier […]