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.
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.
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).
Neiman Marcus was in the news a few years ago over a customer payment card breach. They’re back again with another breach. Neiman’s says this is not related and, this time, customer account data was accessed through compromised online account passwords.
Let's say you are an older senior citizen who can no longer take care of yourself. But the government says there is no Nursing Home care available for you. So, what do you do? You should opt for “Medicare Plan G”.
UK farming business futures look uncertain warns a new report on the agricultural implications of leaving the EU. Written by University of Warwick academic, Professor Wyn Grant with a working party set up by the Farmer-Scientist Network, the report covers topics as diverse as impact on single farm payment, regulation, plant protection, world trade, animal health, welfare and migrant labour.
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.
Cyber security dominate headlines across the globe; its spotlight prominence ensured by a continual stream of high profile attacks. 2015 saw TalkTalk, Ashley Madison and MoonPig dragged under media scrutiny by substantial data breaches. Beyond headlines however, is a real concern the problem is both wider and more complex, and many businesses still fail to take necessary action to combat threats.
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.
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.
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 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.
Mainstream Renewable Power is in exclusive discussions with a consortium led by InterGen to take its 450MW Neart na Gaoithe offshore wind farm off Scotland to financial close and into construction. The consortium includes Siemens Project Ventures, The Marguerite Fund and Infrared Capital, and was announced at Scottish Renewables offshore wind conference in Glasgow
Logistics company, DHL, highlights the untapped power of data-driven insight for supply chains in its latest white paper. This reveals most companies sitting on a goldmine of untapped supply chain data with the ability to give organisations a competitive edge. This supply chain data wealth already runs the day-to-day flow of goods worldwide, but the white paper reveals only a small group of trailblazing companies use the data as a predictive tool for accurate forecasting. Others like DHL are collecting new users by offering a link to free research while collecting up names and address data.
Deputy First Minister John Swinney has hailed news that productivity in Scotland outperformed the UK in 2014 and across the period of recession and recovery. Official statistics last week show output per hour worked in Scotland - a measure of how much output the economy produces in each working hour - has grown 4.4 per cent since 2007. That compares to UK growth of 0.2 per cent on its 2007 level.
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