Could blue lights replace a daily cup of coffee? Scientists claim they could be more effective at keeping you alert than caffeine
Blue light is harmless to tissue but can trigger biological effects in the body In a study, people exposed to blue light performed better at distraction tests The same test, proved too much for caffeine users who performed poorly It builds on research that has found blue light can improve cognitive abilities
Blue light has been getting a bad reputation lately for its role in disrupting sleep.
Smartphones and other gadgets used before bed can cause restless nights because their light causes melatonin suppression – a chemical which controls the body clock.
But there are some positives, according to a recent study, that looks at how blue light can make the brain more alert if it is used at the right time.
Blue light may also help combat bad breath.
Just two minutes’ exposure to blue light from lamps used for tooth whitening was enough to kill bacteria in saliva associated with bad breath, according to one study.
Even blind people are able to get the cognitive benefits from blue light exposure, according to a recent research.
Research from the University of Montreal found that even when vision is impaired and objects can no longer be seen, changes in light still register in the brain and blind people can tell when a light is switched on or off.
The research could have far-reaching effects in the treatment of blind people, as well as in other cognitive disorders, because doctors can potentially use light to activate specific parts of the brain.
While the caffeine study used hour-long light exposure times to match the effects of caffeine, previous research has shown changes to brain function can occur with just 50 seconds of blue light exposure.
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« Reply #9519 on: Nov 24th, 2013, 12:08am »
Personally I think the Brits are trying to depopulate the world..first horsemeat..now this.. they have crossed the line.... http://www.naturalnews.com/043023_stinky_cheese_human_microbes_armpit_bacteria.htm (NaturalNews) In a bizarre new twist on the term "stinky cheese," a pair of scientists from the U.K. recently unveiled a line of cheese products made from bacteria that they gathered from some of the smelliest parts of the human body. The main subjects of an unusual art and science project dubbed "Selfmade," the cheeses reportedly contained cultured bacteria collected from people's feet, bellybuttons, tears and even armpits.
The idea came to scientist Christina Agapakis and her colleague Sissel Tolaas, a scent expert, after contemplating the nature of human beings and their individual scents. To capture and exhibit what they saw as a disparity between how people view the microbes normally used to make cheese and the microbes found naturally on the human body, the two decided to simply combine the two.
So they pulled out some sterile cotton swabs and began to collect samples from a variety of unique individuals, including artists, scientists, anthropologists and even cheese makers. They then took these samples and crafted an entire selection of smelly cheeses, which were recently features in their own exhibit at the Science Gallery in Dublin, Ireland.
"Like the human body, each cheese has a unique set of microbes that metabolically shape a unique odor," explained the artists about the methodology of their work. "Cheese odors were sampled and characterized using headspace gas chromatography-mass spectrometry analysis, a technique used to identify and/or quantify volatile organic compounds present in a sample."
Since cheeses tend to take on the unique odors of the microbes used to make them, Agapakis and Tolaas had hoped to essentially mimic this process using human microbes. And they were successful, having created an entire line of cheeses that now serve as literal manifestations of the humans from which they were derived.
"It's no surprise that sometimes cheese odors and body odors are similar," stated Agapakis to Dezeen maagzine. "But when we started working together, we were surprised by how not only do cheese and smelly body parts like feet share similar odor molecules but also have similar microbial populations."
Human cheese meant to illustrate unique relationship between our bodies and bacteria The two scientists reportedly held a wine and cheese pairing event not too long ago that featured the cheeses -- no, guests did not actually eat the human ones, but they were allowed to take a whiff. Some found the concept interesting, while others noted that the cheeses were nauseating and "gross." But Agapakis' goal was never to make the cheeses palatable, instead hoping to initiate a conversation about the relationship between our bodies and our bacteria.
"Despite [their] chemical and biological similarities, there are obviously very different cultural and emotional responses to stinky cheese and stinky feet," she added to Dezeen. "By making cheese directly from the microbes on the body, we want to highlight these bacterial connections as well as to question and potentially expand the role of both odors and microbes in our lives."
They then took these samples and crafted an entire selection of smelly cheeses, which were recently features in their own exhibit at the Science Gallery in Dublin, Ireland. ohh yeah..I bet they would love to see the irish eat that
Sissel Tolaas ...with a name like that..its not a stretch where else she is thinking of swabbing for a culture. In fact I think this whole thing is some sort of disclosure movement going on to prepare us for the eventual truth we have been consuming toe jam for centuries..
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« Reply #9520 on: Nov 24th, 2013, 01:09am »
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« Reply #9521 on: Nov 24th, 2013, 09:16am »
"Personally I think the Brits are trying to depopulate the world..first horsemeat..now this.. they have crossed the line.... http://www.naturalnews.com/043023_stinky_cheese_human_microbes_armpit_bacteria.htm (NaturalNews) In a bizarre new twist on the term "stinky cheese," a pair of scientists from the U.K. recently unveiled a line of cheese products made from bacteria that they gathered from some of the smelliest parts of the human body. The main subjects of an unusual art and science project dubbed "Selfmade," the cheeses reportedly contained cultured bacteria collected from people's feet, bellybuttons, tears and even armpits."