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How our memories become permanent

Scientists have for the first time identified a mechanism that regulates rhythmic brain waves that play a key role in making our memories permanent. Memories undergo a consolidation process which stabilises and makes them become stronger — a process where brain waves play an important role, the study said. The study revealed that one of the brain waves — sharp wave ripples (SWRs) — needed for consolidating memories is dominated by synaptic inhibition. It helps the brain set what an individual has learned or experienced as a quick instant replay….

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2,000 Medicines to Become Cheaper: Nadda

Union Health Minister J.P. Nadda has said nearly 2,000 medicines will be made available at rates up to 90 per cent less than the maximum retail price (MRP) under the Amrut Scheme. “Two thousand medicines will be made available at 60 to 90 percent less rates than the MRP,” said the Minister on Saturday while addressing the foundation stone laying ceremony here of the proposed Super Specialty Block of Jabalpur Medical College. He said such retail stores would also be opened in Madhya Pradesh. Nadda said the central government would…

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Embrace the Hygge lifestyle, become fitter and happier

They say it’s the little things in life that bring us the most joy. The Danish have incorporated this very message in their daily routine; no wonder they are ranked as amongst the happiest people in the world! In fact, they even have a term to describe this mood or philosophy. Called Hygge, this Nordic art of living is all about finding a deeper meaning and establishing a mindful connection with the world. You don’t need to live luxuriously or look for grand gestures; you just have to enjoy the…

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Facebook CEO Says Group Will Not Become a Media Company

Facebook will not become a media company, its founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg said on Monday, telling students the firm would remain a technology platform. An increasing number of users are turning to social media networks, such as Facebook and Twitter, to find their news, but Zuckerberg said his firm had no ambitions to become a content provider. “No, we are a tech company, not a media company,” said Zuckerberg, after a young Italian asked him whether Facebook intended to become a news editor. While acknowledging the role Facebook has…

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Cheat on your veggie diet to become a ‘flexitarian’

If you’re a non-vegetarian, start by incorporating two meatless days per week (Thinkstock) The new wave of vegetarianism may compel you to give up meat, but if you’re finding it too tough to commit, try becoming a ‘flexible vegetarian’ Many health-conscious millennials are opting for vegetarian or vegan meals in a bid to follow a simple lifestyle, with a reduced risk of serious diseases. But if the temptation of passing off a juicy chicken burger or melt-in-the-mouth kebabs is too much, you can still reap the health benefits of a…

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