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High-protein diets may harm your kidneys

High protein intake is believed to be healthy, but it may pave the way to irreversible kidney failure. The risk of the kidneys being harmed by a diet rich in proteins is especially high in people with a pre-existing low-grade chronic kidney disease, of which most of the affected people are unaware. “It is essential that people know there is another side to high-protein diets.”

Loro Parque’s Max Planck Institute for Ornithology proves that there is no jealousy of food in parrots

Scientists from the Max-Planck-Institute for Ornithology, based at the Max-Planck Comparative Cognition Research station in the Loro Parque, Tenerife, found that four species of parrots did not show any negative reaction to their partner receiving a better pay-off than themselves from a human experimenter in exchange for tokens. Unlike most tested primate species so far, who so to speak “freak out” if their partner gets a better reward, the parrots reacted neither to their partner receiving something better for the same effort (i.e. to an unequal food distribution), nor to having to work harder for the same reward (thus to unequal effort).

World Diabetes Day: Chronic Kidney Disease due to diabetes is a serious public health threat!

Diabetes is one of the key drivers of chronic kidney disease and the most frequent reason why patients are in need of renal replacement therapy. Conversely, outcomes for dialysis patients with diabetes are rather poor. For these reasons, the ERA-EDTA aims to raise awareness of the threat of kidney disease on World Diabetes Day on November 14. It is important to prevent diabetes wherever possible and if not, to take great care to ensure that kidney health is protected in diabetic patients. SGLT2 inhibitors have the potential to treat CKD in patients with diabetes.

Simulation-based method to target Epilepsy goes into clinical trial

In what represents a major milestone on the path to clinical application, a novel method to improve outcomes of Epilepsy surgery has now received approval for clinical testing in 13 French hospitals. The approach could provide a better therapeutic perspective against the drug-resistant form of the disease, which constitutes one third of all cases, and is a development by Human Brain Project scientist Viktor Jirsa and an interdisciplinary team of collaborators. To help clinicians plan surgery strategies, the scientists create personalized brain models of patients and simulate the spread of abnormal activity during epileptic seizures. The method represents the first example of a personalized brain modeling approach entering the clinic and will now be assessed over four years in a cohort of 356 patients under strict requirements.

VIDEO GAME INDUSTRY ESTABLISHES UNIVERSAL ESPORTS PRINCIPLES FOR FUN & FAIR PLAY

Today, the video game industry, including representatives from across Europe, the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, released a unifying set of principles for esports engagement. These core principles were developed in a collaborative effort and form a set of values applicable in all aspects of the global esports environments: safety and well-being, integrity and fair play, respect and diversity, and positive and enriching game play.

Ekistics Acquires Its First Asset in Denmark for DKK 450.0m

Funds advised by Ekistics Property Advisors LLP (“Ekistics”), a real estate private equity advisor which acquires and manages direct equity investments in Western Europe is pleased to announce Ekistics’ first investment in Denmark: the successful DKK 450.0 million acquisition of a multi-let office and data centre located in Lautrupparken, Ballerup, an established office submarket 15km from Copenhagen, Denmark.

Shay Zakhaim, Group CEO of USG talks regulation, building trust and their partnership with Sheffield United

USG is a multi-award winning, multi-asset global FX and CFD broker, enabling clients worldwide to trade currency pairs, indices, private equities and commodities in premium trading conditions.

PRESENTATION OF OBTAINED ELEMENT WORKING ON STEM CELLS MULTIPLICATION BY SYNTHESTECH

The Synthestech Company, has the pleasure to invite the international press and its members to a press conference entitled: A big step in the fight against aging.

Cyber security and encryption expert Securosys integrates with R3’s Corda Enterprise

Technology company, Securosys SA, has partnered with enterprise blockchain software firm, R3, to provide signing key security for customers.

SparkUs is the digital coaching platform of choice of Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE)

UNLEASH World -  SparkUs, the creators behind the SparkUs Digital Coaching Platform today announced that Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), a multinational enterprise information technology company has deployed the SparkUs Digital Coaching Platform to provide company-wide coaching to its technical employees worldwide.

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