It may be possible to increase the neuron reserve of the hippocampus – and improve preconditions for learning – by promoting neurogenesis via sustained aerobic exercise, such as running.Such aerobic exercise has positive effects on brain structure and function, for example the generation of neurons (neurogenesis) in the hippocampus, a brain structure important in learning.
Liz Smith (below left) MSP for Mid Scotland & Fife and the Scottish Conservative spokesperson on young people’s issues, wrote a Parliamentary question lodged on 5th February. It drew an eye opening answer from (right) the Education Secretary, Angela Constance.
Announcing the launch of Data Talent Scotland, The Data Lab’s CEO Gillian Docherty, says that thanks to a unique ecosystem, Scotland has genuine potential to become a global centre for all things data. However, industry and academia must work together to ensure that a shortage of skills does not stifle growth.
SMG (Scottish Moorland Group) has denounced a report by a raptor study group that claims sporting estates virtually exterminated hen harriers in the North-East of Scotland. Tthe data is “deeply flawed and showing lamentable lack of evidence. The report published claims to use data from Aberdeenshire and Moray.
Researchers discover evidence of at least 100 — possibly as many as 200 — lions living in a remote region of north-west Ethiopia. The newly spotted population appears to be stable, a happy day for conservationists who have the rare chance to expand, rather than shrink, the dwindling species range for once.
They don't hang around that Houston PR crowd. With a one day turnaround, they disclose what's safer for your press release success as their research lists Reach Out as top of the ten most annoying pieces of jargon in order of irritation (from the most irritating to the slightly less so).
Damien Anderson, a computer science researcher at the University of Strathclyde, has won the prestigious Scotland-wide award the Robertson Medal, from the Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland, presented annually by the Trust to the most outstanding student on its PhD scholarship programme.
Researchers at Context Information Security succeeded in hacking a Motorola Focus 73 outdoor security camera, gaining access to the home network’s Wi-Fi password, obtaining full control of the pan-tilt-zoom controls, redirecting the video feed and movement alerts to watch the watchers.
First round of winners in the Government’s October financed UK Games Fund are announced by Ed Vaizey, Minister for Culture and the Digital Economy. Home to acclaimed games such as Batman, Arkham Knight and Monument Valley, the UK's video games sector plays a vital role in the country’s thriving creative industries he says.
Hot on the heels of Lancaster University’s health hub and isolab, comes news from St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto and Ryerson University that it has entered into a 20-year partnership to research and develop innovative health-care solutions, with one more option namely to support start-up biomedical companies seeking to improve patient care.
Gaberlunzie was ruminating on the fact that while women may lag in IT they are holding their own as makars and poets. The nack might be to claim code can produce beautiful poems to lure the girls into joining the men's code games
As Gertrude hammers through Scotland, an innovative planar photonic crystal chip, fabricated at the University of St. Andrews has been tested at the FOM institute AMOLF in the Amsterdam Science Park, and used to generate ultrafast (163fs long) and subwavelength (203nm wide) nanoscale rogue waves.
Humans have a remarkable ability to integrate information from multiple memories and infer indirect relationships. In Europe neuroscientists from Donders Institute, Radboud University show that rhythmic brain waves or theta oscillations, engage and synchronise brain regions that support the integration of memories. In the USA researchers at Harvard John A Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences show that what ultimately causes the brain to fold, is a simple mechanical instability, associated with buckling.
The UK Border Agency has stopped processing applications for Tier 1 (Post Study Work) visas. Those on Tier 4 student visas wishing to remain in the UK after graduation now need to qualify for a Tier 2 visa. In many cases only graduates who have an offer of a skilled job from a sponsoring employer under Tier 2 of the points-based system will be able to stay and work in the UK. What says the Scottish CDO?
A new study from Sweden’s Karolinska Institutet shows that the ‘grammar’ of the human genetic code is more complex than that of even the most intricately constructed spoken languages in the world, while in New York University's Department of Biology a team of scientists disclose greater intricacy in protein signalling than was previously understood, sheding new light on the nature of genetic production
A University of Leicester study is to address gender inequality in UK-based game design higher education programmes and the marginalised status of women in the video game industry will be challenged by a new international research project.
A fledgling Dundee-based games company launch its first game this week as it goes live on the Apple App store in 12 different languages. BAUM is reportedly a highly-addictive 2D platform game of great charm and the first release for the Dundee independent games studio, A Fox Wot I Drew
After competitive tenders and pitches, auditors and advisor Scott Moncrieff has been appointed to three top Scottish based technology companies, namely CodeClan, Pegasus Solutions Ltd, and Future Technology Devices International.
The Independent Advisor on Poverty and Inequality, Naomi Eisenstadt, has reported back after spending the last six months seeking views from stakeholders across Scotland, including people with experience of living on a low income. In her ‘Shifting the Curve’ report, she makes 15 recommendations to further tackle poverty around three main areas – in-work poverty, housing affordability and young people’s life chances.
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