Researchers study wind farms and sleep disruption

As wind power generation becomes more important, experts in Australia are examining whether wind farm turbine background noise in the environmental can affect sleep and wellbeing of nearby residents.

Medical research

Mitochondrial mutations and disease

Mitochondria are cellular organelles with their own DNA. Their role in power generation makes them susceptible to oxidative damage, including the formation of DNA-damaging chemical complexes called adducts.


Study pinpoints key pathway in inflammation and aging

In patients with colitis, a serious condition affecting the gut, the immune system turns against the body's own microbes, causing inflammation. To combat this inflammation, scientists have focused in on a chemical signal ...

Parkinson's & Movement disorders

Getting closer to treatment for Parkinson's

More than 10 million people worldwide have Parkinson's disease. The cause of Parkinson's disease is unknown and thus no effective treatments exist. A study from the University of Bergen (UiB) suggests that the secret of the ...

Autism spectrum disorders

Transforming behavioral therapy with technology

From iPods to cell phone networks, power generation to GPS systems, electrical and computer engineers are producing the technologies we depend on every day. But one electrical engineer, a second-year doctoral student at the ...

Parkinson's & Movement disorders

Study identifies promising drugs for treating Parkinson's

New drugs which may have the potential to stop faulty brain cells dying and slow down the progression of Parkinson's, have been identified by scientists in a pioneering study which is the first of its kind.

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