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Explains the role of Neuroplasticians who typically combine insights from neuroscience with coaching or educational approaches to support personal development and cognitive enhancement. A neuroplastician employs various tools and techniques to facilitate positive changes in an individual's brain. These methods are designed to harness the brain's plasticity and direct it towards specific goals Neuroplasticity manifests in various scenarios, from acquiring a new language or honing musical skills to memorizing urban navigation routes. Moreover, the brain's adaptive capacity is evident when compensating for sensory loss, such as impaired hearing or vision.

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Lisa Genova's novel 'Left Neglected' is reviewed by Tsara Shelton. The book does a lovely (though not exactly subtle) job of reminding readers that many of us are voluntarily neglecting entire aspects of our own lives, for a variety of reasons in a variety of ways. It is a nice reminder that we can be proud of who we were even when we choose to be someone new, evolving and progressing does not have to include disliking or disapproving of the past.

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Explore the pros and cons of selling to Amazon as a small seller. Learn when this strategy can boost profits and when it might be better to avoid. Is it better for the seller to retain control over the price of their product, but share a fraction of revenue with Amazon? Or should they sell to Amazon and let it resell their products to consumers? The agency channel makes more sense when a product's market is smaller, and shoppers have fewer options to find it. With less competition, the seller can set higher prices and reap higher profits. A reseller relationship can be attractive when competition and substitutability are high. If shoppers can buy the same product from several sources, Amazon is more likely to offer a good deal.

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Propofol, a widely used anesthetic, disrupts the brain's balance between stability and excitability. Propofol is a drug that binds to GABA receptors in the brain, inhibiting neurons that have those receptors. Other anesthesia drugs act on different types of receptors, and the mechanism for how all of these drugs produce unconsciousness is not fully understood. In this study, the researchers analyzed electrical recordings made in the brains of animals that received propofol over an hour-long period, during which they gradually lost consciousness. The recordings were made in four areas of the brain that are involved in vision, sound processing, spatial awareness, and executive function.

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The HarvestHub app aims to optimize food distribution and significantly reduce food insecurity by efficiently connecting farmers with food banks. HarvestHub, a mobile application developed by a team at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications within the Center for Digital Agriculture, will heal COVID-damaged supply chains, help farmers increase production and get food to families in need. In collaboration with Google and MarketMaker, NCSA helped develop HarvestHub to make it easier for farmers to donate or sell surplus products to local food assistance programs. The app will serve as a tool to support a Farm Bureau-led "Farm to Food Bank" pilot in Illinois and ultimately for all MarketMaker affiliated partners.

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Mounting evidence suggests the peer reviewed process is far from infallible and may even be detrimental to scientific progress in some cases. Studies have shown that reviewers often disagree on the merits of the same paper, with their assessments aligning only slightly more than would be expected by chance. While peer review remains a cornerstone of scientific publishing, its flaws and limitations cannot be ignored. The process is inconsistent, subjective, and often fails to detect significant errors. It can stifle innovation, perpetuate biases, and slow down the dissemination of knowledge. Moreover, there is a lack of robust evidence supporting its effectiveness in improving scientific quality.

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The nature of the Last Universal Common Ancestor (LUCA) and its impact on the early Earth system. LUCA is the hypothesized common ancestor from which all modern cellular life, from single celled organisms like bacteria to the gigantic redwood trees (as well as us humans) descend. The study showed that LUCA was a complex organism, not too different from modern prokaryotes, but what is really interesting is that it's clear it possessed an early immune system, showing that even by 4.2 billion years ago, our ancestor was engaging in an arms race with viruses.

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While U.S. firearm laws such as requiring safe storage are associated with lower suicide rates, they do not appear to reduce homicide rates. Firearm legislation in the United States that mandates safe storage practices has been linked to decreased suicide rates, but research suggests these laws have not demonstrated a significant impact on reducing homicide rates. This nuanced relationship between gun control measures and different types of gun-related deaths highlights the complex nature of firearm policy effectiveness in addressing various forms of gun violence.

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The share of working people with disabilities in the United States is less than the share of working people without disabilities. Despite enormous efforts, disabled people in the United States are very poorly represented in the labor market. The world standard is that more than half of disabled people are employed. Switzerland and Canada lead in this indicator. 54% and 58% of disabled people, respectively, are employed there. This is more than 2 times more than in the USA.

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The NOVA Food Classification System is a framework that categorizes foods into four groups based on the extent and purpose of industrial processing they undergo. Developed by researchers at the University of São Paulo, Brazil, in 2009, this system aims to provide a clearer understanding of the health implications associated with different types of food processing. The NOVA Food Classification System has garnered mixed reactions from experts in the fields of nutrition, food science, and public health.

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The film challenges societal norms, exploring the profound themes of ableism, racism, intersectionality, and distinction between Disability Rights and Disability Justice. The director and editor of the film, BA Short, LCAT, ATR-BC, is an adjunct instructor at Lewis & Clark College. Cinematographer, Robert Lafady, was born and raised in Portland, Oregon. Each of them experiences disability.

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Agroecology, a science, practice, and movement aimed at achieving social, political, economic, and environmental sustainability in the global food system, is gaining traction in the U.S. Supporters of agroecology say the U.S. food system is dominated by industrial agriculture, which is characterized by monoculture production, reliance on agrochemicals like pesticides and fertilizers, and advanced technology and machinery that depend heavily on fossil fuels. For decades, many in the U.S. and beyond have called for transforming the industrial food system. The United Nations has promoted agroecology as the mechanism to achieve that transformation. Despite its growing international reputation, agroecology was slow to gain recognition beyond academic circles in the U.S.

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Degree-level students can take a minor in disability studies at Conestogato College Ontario with topics related to disabilities through four courses. The learning kicks off with the introductory course titled Why Normal Sucks, which looks at historical approaches to people with disabilities and the concepts of normal/abnormal that have emerged. The School of Interdisciplinary Studies touches every area of study and work with liberal studies and language and communication courses and programs that are important in today's global economy.

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A groundbreaking code of practice has been introduced for the use of stem cell-based embryo models in research. Embryo model work is expected to lead to new interventions for a range of conditions, including revolutionizing treatments for recurrent miscarriage, understanding developmental disorders and improving the success rate of IVF. The previous lack of a regulatory framework for the use of SCBEMs in research has left scientists and research organizations uncertain about the acceptable boundaries of their work, both legally and ethically, and unsupported in their decision-making.

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The presence of toxic metals like lead, arsenic, and cadmium in tampons could pose several potential health risks for women. Researchers evaluated levels of 16 metals (arsenic, barium, calcium, cadmium, cobalt, chromium, copper, iron, manganese, mercury, nickel, lead, selenium, strontium, vanadium, and zinc) in 30 tampons from 14 different brands. Metals have been found to increase the risk of dementia, infertility, diabetes, and cancer. They can damage the liver, kidneys, and brain, as well as the cardiovascular, nervous, and endocrine systems. In addition, metals can harm maternal health and fetal development.

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