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Decoding Memory: AI’s Potential in Early Alzheimer’s Detection

Decoding Memory: AI’s Potential in Early Alzheimer’s Detection

Alzheimer’s disease affects around 5.5 million people in the U.S. and an estimated 55 million worldwide. What if we had the technology to stop it before it steals precious memories? Alzheimer’s is a progressive type of dementia that destroys memories and thinking skills. While incurable, early detection is crucial for managing symptoms like forgetfulness, confusion, difficulty with planning and problem-solving, and personality changes.  According to the Alzheimer Society, AD messes with the brain by making two protein substances called amyloid…

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From FOMO to Focus: Why College Students’ Need a Screen Timeout

From FOMO to Focus: Why College Students’ Need a Screen Timeout

Traditionally, the college experience conjures images of late-night study sessions fueled by caffeinated bonding. Yet, a troubling trend has surfaced: students increasingly rely on their screens, resulting in negative impacts. A study by Frontiers in Psychology shows a concerning reality: 61.6% of young adults, a number climbing to 68.7%, struggle with smartphone addiction and report poor sleep quality. This problem is greater than just restlessness, with the study demonstrating a direct relationship between excessive screen exposure and decreased concentration, heightened…

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