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Obstructive sleep apnea intensifies heart problem

Obstructive sleep apnea, a severe sleep disorder, occurs when an upper airway obstruction causes repeated episodes of disrupted breathing during sleep. It causes breathing to stop and start during sleep repeatedly. 40% to 80% of people with cardiovascular disease suffer from OSA. Still, it is under-recognized and undertreated. According to a new study, sleep apnea…

A huge arc of galaxies found 9.2 billion light-years away

Ph.D. student Alexia Lopez and adviser Roger Clowes, from the Jeremiah Horrocks Institute at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), together with collaborator Gerard Williger from the University of Louisville, USA, have discovered a giant, almost symmetrical arc of galaxies in distant space. Known as the Giant Arc, spanning 3.3 billion light-years is located more…

Researchers recognized a brain system that we utilize to prepare a prompt action

The brain is the CPU of our body. Despite being the world’s most complex computer, the brain is the basis of the enormous amount of behavioral research. Recently, neuroscientists at EPFL explored the mechanism behind ‘delayed motor response.’ Delayed-response paradigms are often used to study the neuronal circuits of sensorimotor transformation because they temporarily isolate…

How butterflies establish transparent wings?

The transparent structures in animals are well known. Usually, such structures can be seen in aquatic organisms. To protect themselves from predators, some butterflies and moths also developed transparent wings. Because of their transparent wings, they are almost invisible to predators. What is the actual developmental basis of how they create their transparent wings? A…

Why the NCAA Must Be Terrified of Supreme Court Justice Kavanaugh’s Concurrence

For years, critics of the college sports business model—which tends to enrich schools and administrators, but not the actual players—have relished the potential of this day: a Supreme Court ruling against the NCAA. But while today’s unanimous Court opinion on behalf of college athletes in NCAA v Alston is historic for momentum towards real real…

‘Not Equitable and Unfair.’ How the WHO Strategies to Resolve Africa’s Desperate Scarcity of COVID-19 Vaccines

(JOHANNESBURG) — The World Health Organization is in talks to create the first-ever technology transfer hub for coronavirus vaccines in South Africa, a move to boost supply to the continent that’s desperately in need of COVID-19 shots, the head of the U.N. agency announced. The new consortium will include drug makers Biovac and Afrigen Biologics…

Bennifer 2.0 Got You Craving Your Ex? Therapists State Forget It

The one that got away. The long lost soulmate. The what-could-have-been. The unlikely romantic rapprochement between Ben Affleck, 48, and Jennifer Lopez, 51, has captured the public interest with an intensity that feels like a throwback to a time before reality TV when there was a limit to how many famous people we were allowed…

The Untold Story of a Secret System of Brave Jewish Task Forces in The Second World War

As we approach the 80th anniversary of America’s entry into World War II, it can sometimes seem as if we know all the stories that there are to know about the conflict. But this assumption underestimates the scope and complexity of one of the most destructive episodes in human history. New details are emerging all…

Sweden Sinks Into Political Turmoil as Prime Minister Ousted in Secret Vote

Sweden’s Prime Minister Stefan Lofven lost a confidence vote in parliament, toppling his minority coalition and plunging the largest Nordic economy into political chaos. Lofven says he’ll now talk to his allies in parliament to figure out whether he can still patch together a viable coalition. Failing that, he may call a snap election, he…

1 Eliminated and 5 Injured in Shooting Near Lake Merritt in Oakland

OAKLAND, Calif. — A 22-year-old man was killed and five others were wounded in a shooting in Oakland near the city’s Juneteenth celebration, though it wasn’t known whether the violence was connected with the event, police said. The unidentified man was pronounced dead at a hospital after gunfire erupted Saturday evening near Lake Merritt, said…

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