Category Archives: Case Studies

5 healthy lifestyle habits | May increase life expectancy by decade or more

healthy lifestyle habits

Summary:Maintaining five healthy habits — eating a healthy diet, exercising regularly, keeping a healthy body weight, not drinking too much alcohol, and not smoking — during adulthood may add more than a decade to life expectancy, according to a new study.

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FDA-approved diabetes and obesity drugs- potential new weapon in addiction battle ?

A potential new weapon

Summary:Research reveals that FDA-approved drugs to treat diabetes and obesity may reduce cocaine relapse and help people who are addicted break the habit. Such medications work by targeting receptors for glucagon-like peptide 1, a hormone in the brain.

Cocaine and other drugs of abuse hijack the natural reward circuits in the brain. In part, that’s… Read More

Daily photography improves well being says study

Daily photography

Summary:Taking a photo each day and posting it online has complex benefits say researchers who say it supports improved wellbeing. A study recorded what photos people took, what text they added and how they interacted with others on the photo-a-day site for two months.

Taking a photo each day and posting it online has complex benefits say researchers who say… Read More

How to assess new solar technologies | A short study

solar

Summary:Researchers find that combining two types of solar cells into one, called tandem photovoltaic cells, can provide more efficient home solar installations.

Which is a better deal: an established, off-the-shelf type of solar panel or a cutting-edge type that delivers more power for a given area but costs more?

It turns out that’s far from a simple

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Mathematical modeling & Evolutionary principles | Very important in treatment decisions

Using mathematical

Summary:Researchers are using mathematical modeling based on evolutionary principals to show that adaptive drug treatments based on tumor responses to prior treatment are more effective than maximum-tolerated dose approaches for certain tumor situations.

Cancer patients are commonly treated with the maximum dose they are able to withstand that does… Read More

If pigs could fly | How can forests regenerate without birds ?

forests regenerate

Summary:Research on ungulates in the limestone forests of northern Guam has yielded surprising results.

Human activity continues to shape environmental systems around the world creating novel ecosystems that are increasingly prevalent in what some scientists call the Anthropocene (the age of humans). The island of Guam is well known as a textbook case… Read More

In the future, would there be a drier Amazon & wetter Indonesia

Scientists project

Summary:Climate models predict that an increase in greenhouse gases will dry out the Amazon rainforest in the future while causing wetter conditions in the woodlands of Africa and Indonesia. Researchers have identified an unexpected but major factor in this worldwide precipitation shift: the direct response of the forests themselves to higher levels … Read More

Why are cereal crops so drought-tolerant

Summary:Cereal is much more drought-tolerant than other plants. Researchers have now found out why that is so. Their insight could help breed crops that are more resistant to drought.

Whether barley, wheat, maize or rice: The grass family includes all the major cereals. They are vital for feeding the world’s population. Farmers produce 80 percent … Read More

Digital transformation of news media and the rise of online disinformation

digital transformation

Summary:A new report contains an overview of the relevant economic research literature on the digital transformation of news markets and related impact on the quality of news.

On 26 April 2018 the European Commission took steps to tackle the spread and impact of online disinformation in Europe and ensure the protection of European values and democracies.… Read More

AI helps soldiers learn many times faster in combat

sets up task force on artificial intelligence

Summary:New technology allows US soldiers to learn 13 times faster than conventional methods and researchers said this may help save lives.

New technology allows U.S. Soldiers to learn 13 times faster than conventional methods and Army researchers said this may help save lives. At the U.S. Army Research Laboratory, scientists are improving the rate of learning… Read More