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What’s the point of curly parsley?

“Curly parsley is not seen as glamorous, like Italian or French flat-leaf parsley, but as the garnish of the 1960s,” says Jane Scotter, who runs the revered biodynamic farm Fern Verrow in Herefordshire. “It’s just gone out of fashion, but it is by far the better tasting of the two.” And she’s in good company, […]

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Deep learning for reticular opacity on chest radiographs with interstitial lung disease

“Use of the DLA improved reader performance and interobserver agreement,” wrote corresponding author Sang Min Lee from Korea’s Asan Medical Center in Seoul, noting that the “benefits were more notable in terms of sensitivity than specificity.” Lee and team’s retrospective study included 197 patients (130 men, 67 women; mean age, 62.6 years) with surgically proven […]

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Does a lifetime of vigorous exercise increase the risk of developing ALS?

There is debate over whether vigorous physical activity is a risk factor for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). A new study suggests it depends on whether that vigorous activity you get over your lifetime happens on the job or during leisure time. The research is published in the October 20, 2021, online issue of Neurology. ALS […]

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In new cognitive research, people’s eyes reveal that clichés are underrated

As busy people, we juggle many tasks, keep many balls in the air, and try to avoid letting anything drop. In class, instructors toss out ideas; sometimes they go over our heads, but other times we grasp them quickly. The sentences above contain familiar metaphors, sometimes called clichés: common words or phrases borrowed from physical […]

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Pilot study explores neural mechanisms of balance dysfunction after traumatic brain injury

Using neuroimaging techniques and electroencephalography (EEG), Kessler Foundation researchers compared the neural correlates of balance in individuals with traumatic brain injury and matched controls. This study is the first to report EEG-based functional connectivity measures during a balance perturbation task and show the association with white matter integrity in the brain. The article, “Graph-theoretical analysis […]

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Study finds red blood cells play significant role in immune system through discovery of DNA-binding capability

New research has revealed that red blood cells function as critical immune sensors by binding cell-free DNA, called nucleic acid, present in the body’s circulation during sepsis and COVID-19, and that this DNA-binding capability triggers their removal from circulation, driving inflammation and anemia during severe illness and playing a much larger role in the immune […]

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A breakdown in communication: Mitochondria of diabetic patients can’t keep time

Almost all cells regulate their biological processes over a 24-hour period, otherwise called a cell’s circadian rhythm. To do so, cells use a biological clock that cycles different genes on and off throughout the day and night. Scientists already know that our metabolic health can suffer when our biological clock breaks down, due to shift […]