A Never-Before-Seen Type of Signal Has Been Detected in The Human Brain

Scientists have discovered a unique form of cell messaging occurring in the human brain that’s not been seen before. Excitingly, the discovery hints that our brains might be even more powerful units of computation than we realized.


Early last year, researchers from institutes in Germany and Greece reported a mechanism in the brain’s outer cortical cells that produces a novel ‘graded’ signal all on its own, one that could provide individual neurons with another way to carry out their logical functions.

By measuring the electrical activity in sections of tissue removed during surgery on epileptic patients and analysing their structure using fluorescent microscopy, the neurologists found individual cells in the cortex used not just the usual sodium ions to ‘fire’, but calcium as well.

This combination of positively charged ions kicked off waves of voltage that had never been seen before, referred to as a calcium-mediated dendritic action potentials, or

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Many Japan schools opt not to take children to Olympic Games -media

The Olympic Rings monument is seen outside the Japan Olympic Committee (JOC) headquarters near the National Stadium, the main stadium for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games that have been postponed to 2021 due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in Tokyo, Japan June 23, 2021 on the day to mark one month until the opening of the Olympic Games. REUTERS/Issei Kato

TOKYO, June 27 (Reuters) – Many schools near Tokyo are shunning Olympic and Paralympic events, cancelling more than half the 280,000 tickets reserved for them amid worries that the Games could further spread COVID-19, a Japanese daily said on Sunday.

About 60{13aab5633489a05526ae1065595c074aeca3e93df6390063fabaebff206207ec} of the discount tickets intended for municipalities to purchase for their school children have been cancelled in the neighbouring prefectures of Chiba, Saitama and Kanagawa, the Mainichi Shimbun said.

The Tokyo metropolitan board of education plans to ask each municipality within the capital if it still intends

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Lagos should embrace pioneer education management system, LASGEMS, says creator

Creator of the Lagos State Government Education Management Systems (LASGEMS), Mr. Abayomi Erogbogbo, is calling on the government to embrace the initiative, which it signed into law in 2007 but suspended in 2016. In this interview, he tells KOFOWOROLA BELO-OSAGIE its relevance.

You are so confident about LASGEMS. What makes the system unique?

LASGEMS provides quality data management for improved school administration and education sector governance. Problem solving is daily and evolving – from the statutory functions, the benefits are lifetime that would outlive all of us as sustainably implemented from 2005/2006. Prudent management from first collaborative external examination registration activated for government public school WASSCE candidates and significantly reduced annual sponsored from over 110,000 to less than 47,000. It saved average of N500 million annually, and over N4billion in nine years from 2007 until abruptly suspended in 2016. It improved WASSCE results public schools by blocking repeaters, reducing distractions;

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How to Achieve Business and IT Alignment?

How to Achieve Business and IT Alignment?

Most organizations will agree that they experience difficulties aligning IT strategies with their business goals. Many times, businesses have to make tough decisions and sacrifice essential things along the way. However, the real challenge is in identifying processes that are essential for the business. Balancing between IT needs and business continuity involves a thorough evaluation and assessment of risks to the business. This will allow you to make informed IT decisions. When it comes to implementing new IT strategies into your business, you rely on the expertise of IT companies in Virginia Beach.

In this blog, we have highlights some tips through which you can effectively streamline IT strategies with your business goals.


  1. Know the effect of misalignment

Very often, the IT department has to cut corners due to the unavailability of funds and resources. Software or program that benefits the organization today may become useless in the future. Sometimes, … Read More