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  • It's now or never: Visual events have 100 milliseconds to hit brain target or go unnoticed April 7, 2020
    Researchers have defined a crucial window of time that mice need to key in on visual events.
  • River-groundwater hot spot for arsenic April 7, 2020
    Naturally occurring groundwater arsenic contamination is a problem of global significance, particularly in South and Southeast Asian aquifers.
  • Common coronaviruses are highly seasonal, with most cases peaking in winter months April 7, 2020
    Of the seven coronaviruses known to infect people, four cause common respiratory infections that are sharply seasonal and appear to transmit similarly to influenza, according to a new study.
  • How forest loss leads to spread of disease April 7, 2020
    In Uganda, loss of forested habitat increases the likelihood of interactions between disease-carrying wild primates and humans. The findings suggest the emergence and spread of viruses, such as the one that causes COVID-19, will become more common as the conversion of natural habitats into farmland continues worldwide.
  • Genes sow seeds of neuropsychiatric diseases before birth, in early childhood April 7, 2020
    From early prenatal development through childhood, the prefrontal cortex of the human brain undergoes an avalanche of developmental activity. In some cases, it also contains seeds of neuropsychiatric illnesses such as autism spectrum disorder and schizophrenia, according to a new genetic analysis.
  • Statement on chest imaging and COVID-19 April 7, 2020
    A multinational consensus statement on the role of chest imaging in the management of patients with COVID-19 has just been published.
  • How serotonin balances communication within the brain April 7, 2020
    Our brain is steadily engaged in soliloquies. These internal communications are usually also bombarded with external sensory events. Hence, the impact of the two neuronal processes need to be permanently fine-tuned to avoid their imbalance. A team of scientists has revealed the role of the neurotransmitter serotonin in this scenario. They discovered that distinct serotonergic […]
  • Researchers suggest a special diet against asthma April 7, 2020
    Can a special diet help in certain cases of asthma? A new study at least points to this conclusion. According to the study, mice that were switched to a so-called ketogenic diet showed significantly reduced inflammation of the respiratory tract.
  • What type of cells does the novel coronavirus attack? April 7, 2020
    Scientists have examined samples from non-virus infected patients to determine which cells of the lungs and bronchi are targets for novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) infection.
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