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Short burst of exercise improve brain function

We have known for a long time that sustained physical exercise, performed at moderate intensity, has a positive impact on the brain. Beyond brain health, exercise also improves cognitive abilities - people who exercise regularly have better memory, attention, or even intelligence, on average. A trend... global.click_to_read

  • David Moreau | Research Associate at School of Psychology, Centre for Brain Research, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zeland
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Reading time 3 min
published on Jan 18, 2018
Invisible allies for healthy juvenile growth

Maybe you remember it from your childhood. There was a doorframe in your parents' house, marked by a ladder of small horizontal lines, with dates and your name written next to each line: the more recent the date, the higher the position of the line.... global.click_to_read

  • Martin Schwarzer | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Institut de génomique fonctionnelle de Lyon, Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon, CNRS and Université Claude Bernard Lyon, Lyon
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Reading time 4 min
published on Oct 12, 2016
Collateral damage: antibiotics disrupt the balance in the gut

Bacteria are present everywhere, also on our body surfaces. The intestine provides optimal living conditions to a diverse microbial ecosystem, termed the gut microbiota. In the intestine, the microbes live in very close connection and constant interaction with the host, us. The connection between bacteria... global.click_to_read

  • Katri Korpela | PhD student at Department of Bacteriology and Immunology, Immunobiology Research Program, University of Helsinki, Finland
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Reading time 3.5 min
published on Jun 2, 2016