Smartphone app offers counselling by text

It’s good to talk. Most young people these days find communicating using smartphones or social media isn’t a problem, yet talking about personal issues can still be a difficult and taboo subject. Gavin Dhesi, a former University of Nottingham student, realised there was an obvious gap in mental health support today. He developed a new smartphone app called Spill, which […]

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New study finds toddler ‘talk time’ is a case of follow the leader

Dr Laura Conway, from the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI), is studying how children aged four years and under learn language, with a focus on the one in five children who are slow to talk. “There is evidence that language develops through a mixture of nature and nurture. Children’s early brain development and genetic makeup play a part, and how […]

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Researchers discover insights into amyloids associated with Alzheimer’s and type 2 diabetes

A Virginia Tech research team has discovered insights into the stabilizing forces of amyloid fibrils that are associated with Alzheimer’s disease and type 2 diabetes. These findings were recently published in the Journal of Molecular Biology. Amyloids are aggregates of proteins that form a shape that allows many copies of that protein to stick together to form fibrils. The accumulation […]

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