Playing the piano boosts brain processing power and helps lift the blues — ScienceDaily

A new study published by researchers at the University of Bath demonstrates the positive impact learning to play a musical instrument has on the brain’s ability to process sights and…

New research helps explain the progression of Alzheimer’s disease and predicts its severity — ScienceDaily

Alzheimer’s disease has always had its puzzles and contradictions. For Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) researcher Vladislav Petyuk, whose research on the progressive, age-related disease spans over a decade, some…

Research helps seniors make informed decisions about risks, benefits of major surgery

Nearly 1 in 7 older adults die within a year of undergoing major surgery, according to an important new study that sheds much-needed light on the risks seniors face when…

New research helps to resolve evolutionary origins of the ‘platypus of fungi’ — ScienceDaily

About 600 seemingly disparate fungi that never quite found a fit along the fungal family tree have been shown to have a common ancestor, according to a University of Alberta-led…

Desert dust collected from glacier ice helps document climate change — ScienceDaily

Researchers from The Ohio State University are using dust trapped in glacier ice in Tibet to document past changes in Earth’s intricate climate system — and maybe one day help…

Ranch helps small farmers to grow national head

The Herald Bulawayo Bureau SHANGANI Holistic Ranch has partnered Government to boost the country’s national beef herd in line with the Livestock Growth Plan. Then ranch has provided six Nguni…

Second-year medical student helps epilepsy patients in Bolivia via the Global Health Pathway program

Megan Lo is a second-year student in the T.H. Chan School of Medicine at UMass Chan Medical School with an appetite for adventure, whether she’s snowboarding in Massachusetts or tracking…

How mind blanking helps us understand ongoing thinking — ScienceDaily

Researchers from the GIGA CRC In vivo Imaging at the University of Liège (Belgium), the EPF Lausanne and the University of Geneva publish a study that shows that the phenomenology…

Pandemic helps bring new awareness to mental health

The COVID-19 pandemic took a big toll on many peoples’ mental health. However, some also became more resilient. Cleveland Clinic Psychologist Dr. Susan Albers says it’s one of many positive…

Plasma-produced gas helps protect plants from pathogens — ScienceDaily

The flash of lightning and the dance of auroras contain a fourth state of matter known as plasma, which researchers have harnessed to produce a gas that may activate plant…