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Drying clothes in the apartment is bad

Medical experts have stated that drying clothes in the apartment is bad for health. Drying linen in the dwelling has a negative impact on the condition of people who are prone to asthma, seasonal allergies and other diseases, said experts. “The linen humidity, lack of ventilation, poor air quality indoors – this poses a serious […]

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Tiny pacemakers aim to make infant heart surgeries less invasive, while cutting operating costs and time

At 2:15 p.m. C.T. on Sunday, Nov. 11, Rohan Kumthekar, M.D., a cardiology fellow working in Dr. Charles Berul’s bioengineering lab at the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation, part of Children’s National Health System, presents a prototype for a miniature pacemaker at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2018. The prototype, approximately 1 […]

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Neurons that fire together, don’t always wire together: Neuroscientists uncover a new rule of connectivity of neurons in the neocortex

As the adage goes “neurons that fire together, wire together,” but a new paper published today in Neuron demonstrates that, in addition to response similarity, projection target also constrains local connectivity. Researchers from the Sainsbury Wellcome Centre have been looking to elucidate the rules of connectivity of neurons in the neocortex with the long term […]

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Matter of Moments: Recognizing AFib-Stroke Risk

AFib Fast Facts: Atrial fibrillation, or AFib, is a common type of an irregular heartbeat.2 During AFib, the upper chambers of the heart quiver (fibrillate) and do not pump all of the blood to the lower chambers, causing some blood to pool, potentially causing clots to form.10 If the clot breaks loose it can travel […]