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New treatment for Tinnitus
There is good news for those who suffering from Tinnitus, a condition that causes ringing in the ears. A new approach has been developed that uses psychological training and audio therapy in small groups to reduce distress and refocus the mind so that it does not dwell on the sound.
It was tested by Dutch researchers on 245 adults with tinnitus while 247 others were given "usual care," meaning t...
Nanotechnology for early disease detection
Scientists have developed a new method to detect with exactness a single chemical at intensely low concentrations and high contamination.
A recent research made by University of Kentucky researchers showed that the phi29 DNA packaging nanomotor connector could be used to sense chemicals with reactive thioesters or maleimide using single channel conduction assays based on three observable fingerp...
What are the dirtiest places in the office?
According to a new research, the dirtiest places in the office are in break rooms and kitchens, with sink and microwave.
Microbiologist Dr Charles Gerba, a professor of soil, water and environmental science at the University of Arizona said: ‘People are aware of the risk of germs in the restroom, but areas like break rooms have not received the same degree of attention.’
A non-hormonal male contraceptive may be developed
Researchers in the UK have found a gene that plays a main role in sperm development. This gene named Katnal1 allows sperm to mature in the testes.
Nowadays, male contraceptives disrupt the production of hormones, such as testosterone and can cause side effects including acne, irritability and mood swings.
It is possible to prevent sperm from maturing in the testes due to regulatio...
Olive oil is beneficial for protecting the heart
Spanish researchers have discovered that supplementation of olive oil is effective for reducing the risk of developing heart attacks. The phenolic compounds that present in olive oil are found to have antioxidant and anticlot factors.
The effect of olive oil on cardiovascular risk patients showed that the phenolic compounds present in olive oil dilated the blood vessels and also increased the Ni...