Category: Daily Mail

Is red wine GOOD for diabetics? Study claims the tipple’s main antioxidant can help reduce artery stiffness for type 2 sufferers

Daily Mail Naomi Hamburg, School of Medicine “Many people count a glass of red wine as one of their guilty pleasures…” Expert quote: “This adds to emerging evidence that there may be interventions that may reverse the blood vessel abnormalities that occur with aging and are more pronounced in people with type 2 diabetes and […]

Just why is football ignoring all the evidence linking head injuries with CTE and dementia?

Daily Mail Ann McKee, School of Medicine Two years ago, FA chairman Greg Dyke apologised to Jeff Astle’s family after The Mail on Sunday exposed the football authorities’ failure to deliver life-saving research into a possible link between head injuries and dementia… Expert quote: “‘There is an obfuscation of the facts,’ said Boston University Professor […]

Mysterious ‘alien’ radar signals received on Earth at dawn every day could be echoes caused by the SUN

Daily Mail Meers Oppenheim, College of Arts & Sciences For more than 50 years, scientists have remained perplexed by a strange phenomenon known as the ‘150-kilometer echoes.’… Expert quote: “It’s fun that this popped out (of the simulation). When you actually figure out something that nobody’s ever figured out before, that’s when it’s really worthwhile.” View […]

Killjoy new rules about how much booze is safe used ‘twisted’ stats to support health crackdown: Researchers say guidelines ignore the benefits of alcohol

Daily Mail R. Curtis Ellison, School of Medicine Top researchers have written to Jeremy Hunt to protest about misleading new killjoy rules on booze consumption announced by Britain’s top doctor… Expert quote: “I’m very surprised and rather shocked by the new UK guidelines. Statements suggesting abstinence is better than light drinking in terms of health and […]

Our working memory can only deal with FOUR things at a time: Study reveals how we borrow brain power when needed

Daily Mail David Somers, College of Arts & Sciences Humans may have achieved a great deal as a species, but there’s a part of our brain that can only track four items at one time… Expert quote: “Would you buy a computer with a RAM capacity of 4? Not 4 MB or GB or 4K – just […]

Take a journey inside the brain: Stunning 3D map reveals tiny connections between cells in unprecedented detail

Daily Mail Narayanan “Bobby” Kasthuri, School of Medicine Scientists have created a stunning 3D map of the brain, showing individual nerve cells in unprecedented detail. Expert quote: ‘The complexity of the brain is much more than what we had ever imagined. We had this clean idea of how there’s a really nice order to how neurons […]

Living near busy roads ‘can raise dementia risk’: Exposure to sooty particles alters structure of the brain

Daily Mail Sudha Seshadri, School of Medicine Living near congested roads with high levels of air pollution can cause ‘silent strokes’ which increase the risk of dementia, scientists have warned… Expert quote: “This is concerning, since we know that silent strokes increase the risk of overt strokes and of developing dementia, walking problems and depression.We […]