The analysis of two small studies by the Neuromodulation Research Facility suggests that habitual caffeine consumption may impede the brain’s ability to undergo plasticity, challenging assumptions about caffeine’s role in promoting neural adaptability. The research, involving 20 participants, indicates that individuals who abstain from caffeine exhibit stronger long-term potentiation effects, crucial for information assimilation and neural adaptation. However, caution is warranted due to the study’s limited sample size and self-reported caffeine dosages. Further, well-controlled studies are needed to elucidate the precise impact of caffeine on plasticity.
India’s Chandrayaan-3 mission, a cost-effective lunar endeavor, may face an early end as its Pragyan rover enters sleep mode due to the lunar night’s extreme cold. Unlike NASA’s Mars rovers with long-lasting power plants, Pragyan relies on solar energy. While it successfully met engineering goals by landing safely and showcasing lunar driving capabilities, its scientific […]
In the current global warming and climate change scenario, clean energy is a hopeful solution. Currently, existing technologies are non-viable due to their inconsistent availability or limited sourcing. In this regard, flow batteries have emerged to be a smaller and cheaper alternative. Researchers at the School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (ChBE), Georgia Institute of […]
Over 100 medical journals worldwide have issued a joint call for urgent action to eliminate nuclear weapons, warning of the “great and growing” threat of nuclear catastrophe. The call comes amid Russia’s veiled threats of nuclear weapon use in Ukraine and North Korea’s missile tests. The editorial urged health professionals to raise awareness about the […]