Links for 2010-03-08

March 8th, 2010 | brainjuice

  • Vitamin D crucial to activating immune defenses
    Scientists at the University of Copenhagen have discovered that Vitamin D is crucial to activating our immune defenses and that without sufficient intake of the vitamin, the killer cells of the immune system – T cells – will not be able to react to and fight off serious infections in the body.
    (tags:med )
  • Ritalin boosts learning by increasing brain plasticity
    Doctors treat millions of children with Ritalin every year to improve their ability to focus on tasks, but scientists now report that Ritalin also directly enhances the speed of learning.
    (tags:med neuro )
  • MIT researchers discover new way of producing electricity
    (PhysOrg.com) — A team of scientists at MIT have discovered a previously unknown phenomenon that can cause powerful waves of energy to shoot through minuscule wires known as carbon nanotubes. The discovery could lead to a new way of producing electricity, the researchers say.
    (tags:sci )

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