Neuroscientist Barbara Bendlin studies the brain as Alzheimer’s disease develops. When she goes home, she tries to leave her work in the lab. But one recent research project has crossed into her personal life: She now takes sleep much more seriously.Bendlin works at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, home to the Wisconsin Registry for Alzheimer’s Prevention, a study of more than 1,500 people who were ages 40 to 65 when they signed up. Members of the registry did not have symptoms of dementia when they volunteered, but more than 70 percent had a family history of Alzheimer’s disease.Since 2001, participants have been tested regularly for memory loss and other signs of the disease, such as the presence of amyloid-beta, a protein fragment that can clump into sticky plaques in the brain. Those plaques are a hallmark of Alzheimer’s, the most common form of dementia.Each person also fills out lengthy questionnaires about their lives in the hopes that one day … [Read more...] about The brain may clean out Alzheimer’s plaques during sleep
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Let’s get “Back to the Future” of Phandroid. It’s been 3 strange months since I announced Phandroid was for sale and many of you asked for updates as the situation developed. Before I spill the beans on where the site is going, I want to shed some light on how we got here. Keeping up with Blogdashians Android was announced in 2007 to very little fanfare and few people thought Google would be successful with the platform. In that first year (leading up to the T-Mobile G1) there were zero devices; speculation, rumors, and developers drove the interest. Android coverage was few and far between but I tried to share every little morsel I could find with our steadily growing readership. There was a tectonic shift in momentum when Verizon launched the Motorola Droid. Phandroid quickly went from one guy digging through the depths of the internet hoping to find nuggets of info, to a team of bloggers trying desperately to keep up with a torrential downpour of daily … [Read more...] about The Future of Phandroid
Ever since the global economic crisis of 2008, the financial services industry has become entangled in an ever-increasing web of regulation. Few would argue that increased control is unnecessary, following a crash that cost the global economy somewhere between $60trn and $200trn. But the drain on businesses is immense.The number of rule changes that global financial institutions must track on a daily basis has trebled since 2011, to an average of almost 200 per day*. Meanwhile, banks like HSBC have quadrupled their compliance head count to around 7,000 people in less than 10 years, at a cost of around $1bn globally. You get the feeling that there has to be a better way.No surprise then that the software industry has stepped in, seeing the smorgasbord of regulation as an opportunity to carve out a whole new category of technology solution: RegTech. According to the FCA, RegTech applies to “new technologies developed to help overcome regulatory challenges in financial … [Read more...] about RegTech: the saviour of financial services?
posted on 02 Mar 2016, 05:35 17 1. dil2abu (Posts: 315; Member since: 09 Nov 2011) Nice title by iPA even though the poll results NO.. posted on 02 Mar 2016, 11:46 0 41. Jimrod (Posts: 1575; Member since: 22 Sep 2014) The title doesn't say the 4" iPhone "won" though does it? It isn't a black or white result - According to the poll 783 people on this site WOULD be interested in a new 4" iPhone, which is "quite a few" as the title says, just because others might not it doesn't make those opinions invalid. posted on 02 Mar 2016, 12:55 1 42. Acdc1a (Posts: 386; Member since: 21 Jan 2016) Yeah, 60% say Nope...maybe that would be a better headline. posted on 02 Mar 2016, 13:20 3 43. Kratos7 (Posts: 62; Member since: 15 May 2015) 40.9% is in fact "quite a few"... posted on 02 Mar 2016, 13:41 2 44. MrHate (Posts: 296; Member since: 09 Feb 2015) If 40% say yes I would say that's pretty high especially here on s**toniPhoneArena. But of course you can't … [Read more...] about Comments for : Quite a few of our readers are excited about the 4-inch iPhone SE (poll results)
Refinements that make for a fantastic upgrade By Chris Welch on October 13, 2016 11:00 am @chriswelch 37 Fujifilm’s X-T2 is the perfect mirrorless camera for photo geeks. It seems like that’s true of every camera that Fujifilm releases, but the X-T2 is a refined sequel to the X-T1 that improves on its predecessor in the ways that matter most: resolution, autofocus, and ease of use. It’s still got all the manual control dials and stunning electronic viewfinder that lured photographers to the X-T1. At $1,599 (or $1,899 with a bundled 18-55mm lens), it’s actually more expensive than the X-T1’s original starting price. But as soon as it’s actually in stock somewhere again, I’ll be getting one. After weeks of trying out the X-T2, I’ve come to trust it like few cameras I’ve used previously — even counting full-frame DSLRs. There are still scenarios where $3,000 Canon and Nikon cameras can handily best Fujifilm, but the … [Read more...] about Fujifilm X-T2 review: for the love of photography