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  • technology-org
    20.09.2021 - 5 days ago

    Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy - Does it Really Slow Down Aging?

    Recently the Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is getting a lot of hype all around the world. It is not

    #anti-aging #hyperbaric oxygen therapy #Rejuvenation Therapies#Aging news#Authored post#Biotechnology news #Featured life sciences news #Genetic engineering news #Health & medicine news #Ideas #Image of the week #Neuroscience news#Spotlight news #Stem cells research
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    18.09.2021 - 1 week ago
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  • benjamintimm
    15.09.2021 - 1 week ago

    Stressing about things out of your control - unreasonable expectations from both externals and yourself

    Something highly relatable to quite a few of us. The idea that all expectations placed on you (from yourself or others) are reasonable, is a blatant fallacy. What do I mean by this? That’s a good question I ask, other me. I mean to say that it is often found that the thoughts and expectations of what you will be sometime in the distant future, are usually extreme variants of what you will actually become (broadly speaking). This is in mind of others expectations on you, but also, very much from your own mind (I say judging entirely off my own experience). An explanation for this would be that an angry or unruly kid is often but silently seen to amount to little or nothing, where on the flip side, bright children are often expected to have brilliant and equally bright futures. This is a common occurrence in the education systems I have been in all over the world that simply don’t reflect reality. It can also be mimicked as adults, though not as blatantly obvious. The only difference is that the adult is typically more consciously aware of this evaluation, whereas a child may subconsciously take it on and wear it as baggage further down the line. Neither of which are totally healthy mindsets and should be addressed appropriately to the situation they’re in. Now these expectations, typically made by yourself, can reflect quite often onto your regular tasks and current objectives. Which can then be unconsciously placed into your practice as a manager/supervisor of others. It is at this point, the cycle repeats onto the younger generation.

    Now as always, the subject can really rabbit hole here into several areas! So I’ll try not to but I find myself having to mention that these elements are usually stemmed from issues such as unconscious bias and pressures that you, the affected, will never realise (boss has trouble/company has its own problems/strangers are arses). They build up as what many of the free willed would call bad energy (I like the term “bad juju”), and then place that’s same energy upon you. It’s good to know that this is nearly never an intentional matter and that the key to overcome is to acknowledge it. Then to keep it in mind when reacting to the very same pressure being put upon you. But that doesn’t necessarily mean you can get rid of the bad juju. Many say talk to someone to throw it away and move on is an effective method, however, unless it’s a professional, the same pressure can be unconsciously placed upon the friend who is only trying to help. Again, an unintentional matter but sometimes a reality. Does that mean you shouldn’t rely on your friends to vent? Of course not! It’s just something to keep in mind when you are as they could be struggling with something as well.

    Working in a university seems to be generally relaxed in comparison to commercial or otherwise. Nonetheless, deadlines and other external stresses will still apply to everyone. A critical factor to remember as a supervisor, or anyone for that matter, is that stress affects everyone differently. A minor amount to you could be quite significant to another and at the same time, could have alternative effects from one person to the next. Being a successful supervisor often comes down to effectively navigating this issue without being overwhelming to your staff.

    As one of those staff, the struggle is usually on the receiving end of this problem. The typical solution of communicating to your manager is one that could cause more stress and actually, could end up with consequences if they are the unreasonable type. Though this isn’t always the case, the possibility in itself is a big enough deterrent for most that trying to fix it is just not worth it. A tried and effective way to overcome the unnecessary pressures from above is to simply not work 100%. It seems silly but giving it your all means you’re burnt out at the end whilst at the same time, the manager might just see you as an effective worker, resulting in a disposition to push you harder. Thus, starting a cycle of discomfort and eventual conflict. Obviously, there are exceptions to this with certain “crunch times” occurring or something of similar measure, but having an open mind and not forcing yourself to go on overdrive every time you work will solve much of your stress. A way to make this seem less obvious to colleagues or your manager yourself would just be to relax incrementally.

    Now there are a thousand arguments against this but when it really comes down to it, your health is more important than any single job. Having an outlook that prioritises this should at the very least slow down the grey hairs for now!

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  • technology-org
    15.09.2021 - 1 week ago

    Foot pressure sensors detect Parkinson's disease

    A team from National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University has developed a foot-pressure-sensing insole to detect Parkinson’s disease.

    #diagnostic sensors#gait#machine learning#Parkinson's disease#Raspberry Pi#wearable electronics #A.I. & Neural Networks news #Aging news#Developments #Featured information processing #Featured life sciences news #Featured technology news #Hardware & gadgets #Medical devices#Neuroscience news#Software news#Spotlight news#Video
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  • technology-org
    14.09.2021 - 1 week ago

    Researchers find evidence of possible link between herpes simplex and neurogenerative diseases

    A new study by researchers at University of Illinois Chicago suggests that when the protein optineurin, or OPTN,

    #Alzheimer's disease #amyotrophic lateral sclerosis #herpes virus#immunology#neurodegenerative diseases #paper (scientific article) #Aging news #Featured life sciences news #Neuroscience news#Spotlight news #Studies & experiments
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  • medxclusive
    10.09.2021 - 2 weeks ago

    Neurally controlled Prosthetic Ankle allows for Intuitive Balance Correction

    Case study demonstrates feasibility of device, uses wearer’s residual muscles for postural stability.

    Prosthetics can greatly improve an amputee's quality of life, yet current lower-limb devices can't provide continuous neural control of balance or posture, which can lead to a variety of consequences, such as difficulty walking on certain surfaces or an increased likelihood to fall. Now, NIH-funded researchers are working on an ankle prosthetic that relies on the user's residual muscles—and the electrical signals that they generate—to help amputees with their postural control.

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  • technology-org
    06.09.2021 - 2 weeks ago

    AI used to read, translate and interpret brain activity

    Human brain is such a complex structure that we still don’t fully understand it even after centuries of

    #artificial intelligence (AI) #brain #A.I. & Neural Networks news #Authored post#Neuroscience news#Spotlight news
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  • benjamintimm
    31.08.2021 - 3 weeks ago

    Starting a career in academia: Struggles, growth and small victories - Month 3&4.

    As the 5th month starts I reflect on the last couple of them. My limited experiences so far have highlighted factors of this role that whilst intricate in nature, are reassuring in the fact that time and experience can solve most problems.

    Over these months my role as middle management has largely been reactive and hugely directionless. This is due to the majority of staff being on holiday and the summer time promoting a more relaxed approach towards work, however, for an individual that strives for direction to then give it their all, it was kinda stressful! Regardless, throughout this period, each request that came through was dealt with quickly and in turn, leaving a sense of pride that I was able to be so on top of things. That was until I had a meeting with two important people in the department, who asked whether or not three of our major projects (that have not had any progress since I first started) had any updates on them. A sense of dread flooded over me as I am largely responsible for them, yet I knew nothing could have been done to them over the holiday period (a subject I would like to discuss in detail later). They were told about the situation and lack of progress and in turn, an event was planned.

    The event was in short, the other department managers coming together and getting their act together, as such, we all drafted out a plan of what we all want doing in our respective areas opening up to the much longed for idea of an objective to work on. A relieving thing to hear, to say the least. Even after a few weeks, I’ve been able to focus so much more as the objectives have provided a sense of clarity towards the role and the intricacies behind it.

    Now on the flip side, the concern of this situation is that my role is entirely restrained by the whims of the other managers, something I mentioned previously. It’s not that you cannot focus on other areas or your own growth, but when you are employed as a technician for a lab or the resident engineer, your purpose is to largely support, rarely spearhead, in turn, leaving you feeling a little lost when you’re done with a task. Funnily enough though, at the same time, everyone relies on you (almost a little too much). Unless you give your go ahead or confirm things are okay in certain projects, absolutely nothing happens in the respective project areas. I feel that this is one of the root causes as to why academia can be seen as so painfully slow in comparison to industry. A solution to this? God knows. It’s a little difficult considering everyone is at the pinnacle of their field, leaving any sort of cross over to be a bit of a joke in respect to each individual level of experience (with exceptions of course).

    Nonetheless, I digress. The conclusion to these thoughts and concerns is simply to allow time to continue and for experience to flow in. To focus on handling issues that you can deal with and when coming to a block, either due to a lack of experience or something being out of your knowledge base, you should prioritise the communication of this issue to the people you feel are relevant to the task. Most of the time it’s really out of your hands when you’ve passed it on but that does depend on your ability to hand over the relevant material to the relevant person. I do believe that communicating with your managers is a skill in itself, one that is made far more complex when the mentioned managers are specialists in an entirely different field.

    This blog seems to represent the increased chaos in the role as I too feel a little frazzled with all the things to do. It’s not necessarily a bad thing as long as I get the job done to a standard I deem acceptable (usually unrealistic I admit). Also, got a uni wide raise! Nothing much but it always helps!!

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  • technology-org
    29.08.2021 - 3 weeks ago

    Gene Transformer: Transformers for the Gene Expression-based Classification of Cancer Subtypes

    Deep learning methods help researchers to predict cancer subtypes or disease progression estimation. However, existing models process an

    #arXiv#bioinformatics#genomics#lung cancer#neural networks #A.I. & Neural Networks news #Aging news#Authored post#Biotechnology news #Featured information processing #Featured life sciences news #Genetic engineering news #Health & medicine news #Neuroscience news #Specialist level content #Stem cells research #Studies & experiments
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  • nullarysources
    25.08.2021 - 1 mont ago
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  • technology-org
    24.08.2021 - 1 mont ago

    Novel Alzheimer's Disease Amyloid Beta Polymorph Now Revealed!

    Sensitivity-enhanced solid-state NMR spectroscopy can be used in the structural characterization of amyloid β – the pathogenic protein

    #Alzheimer's disease#amyloid-beta#amyloid-beta peptide #paper (scientific article) #Aging news #Featured life sciences news #Ideas#Neuroscience news #Specialist level content #Spotlight news #Studies & experiments
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  • sevenstudy
    14.08.2021 - 1 mont ago

    a reintroduction ✿

    hello! i’m not new here at all (been around studyblr since 2017), but seeing as tumblr had beef with my old account and i had to move to this one, i figured i would take this chance to reintroduce myself :]. 

    about me! ⋆

    my name is connor! seven or luciel is alright too. i use he/him.

    i’m trans, gay, and mexican, all are very important to me.

    I’m 18, turning 19, and going into my second year in uni.

    my major is neuroscience, and i go to school in philly.

    I’m an intp, 6w5, and a virgo sun :]

    sometimes ill reblog fandom related posts! but more or less i just reblog whatever i like, haha.

    i track #sevenstudy!

    academics! ⋆

    the classes i’m taking this semester include: a gen ed english, ASL I, algebra, neuroanatomy, and a gen ed music course.

    i’m also trying to get better at spanish, so i am teaching myself.

    in general though i love learning about all kinds of science, different cultures, and history, so don’t be surprised if you see me talking about or studying something outside of my major/courses.

    goals! ⋆

    i want to start posting more original content and not focus on aesthetics as much as i did before in old, deleted posts.

    tldr; focusing less on how aesthetic it all looks.

    i do want to involve myself more in the community! i am a very very very shy person but i would like to make some mutuals or friends :)

    i want to do 100 days of productivity! even if i do just one small thing a day, i want to try to keep up with it.

    just keep up my gpa and keep up in my classes!

    extra! ⋆

    yes, my favorite number is seven, lol.

    my interests outside of academia are video games, anime, reading, listening to music, writing, and drawing.

    my fav book is red, white, and royal blue :]

    my favorite band is glass animals, and my all time favorite song is pork soda by them.

    i’m a mod over at studyblr solidarity! it is a little slow right now as it is summer, but i believe it will start to pick up soon! come join us, everyone is very kind :D

    feel free to message me anytime for anything!

    thanks for making it this far! please reblog if you can! i lost a lot of mutuals in the move :(. i would tag blogs that i really like but i don’t want to bother them, haha. have a nice day/night!

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  • technology-org
    13.08.2021 - 1 mont ago

    Researchers Develop Regenerative, Safe Therapeutic for Alzheimer's Disease

    Developed in the University of Arizona Health Sciences Center for Innovation in Brain Science, the therapy has been

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  • bestrongglobal
    11.08.2021 - 1 mont ago

    What Helpful Rats Can Teach Us About Humanity

    Rats prefer to help their own kind, and human brains may be wired the same way. BY YASMIN ANWAR A decade after scientists discovered that lab rats will rescue a fellow rat in distress, but not a rat they consider an outsider, new UC Berkeley research pinpoints the brain regions that drive rats to prioritize their nearest and dearest in times of crisis. It also suggests humans may share the same…

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  • melanie-studies13
    04.08.2021 - 1 mont ago

    August 4th, 2021

    It’s been a month since I’ve started my very first internship at the cognitive neuroscience department and so far I’m really enjoying it!

    I did have to give up my summer holidays for this project but so be it 🤷🏻‍♀️

    Hopefully I’ll be able to graduate early🙌🏻

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  • technology-org
    04.08.2021 - 1 mont ago

    Innovative Technology Measures Muscle Strength of Worms in Space to Prepare Astronauts for Future Missions

    Loss of muscle mass and strength in astronauts remains an issue for space exploration. Caenorhabditis elegans (C. elegans), a

    #aging #experiments in space #muscle loss#nematodes#Aging news#Biotechnology news #Featured life sciences news #Genetic engineering news #Health & medicine news #Ideas#Neuroscience news #Space exploration news #Spotlight news #Stem cells research #Studies & experiments
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  • technology-org
    03.08.2021 - 1 mont ago

    Why motivation is sometimes hard to find? Maybe you’re just fatigued

    Motivation is sometimes nowhere to be found. And yet on other occasions it comes as a wave. You

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