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Today's words of wisdom

There are two ways to live: you can live as if nothing is a miracle; you can live as if everything is a miracle.

- Albert Einstein

New findings on how ketamine acts against depression

Pharmaceuticals / NEWS / Aug 20, 2021

[KI] The discovery that the anaesthetic ketamine can help patients with severe depression has raised hopes of finding new treatment options for the disease.

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Electricity could help speed wound healing, new study shows

Science / FROM THE NET / Mar 18, 2021

Electric stimulation may be able to help blood vessels carry white blood cells and oxygen to wounds, speeding healing, a new study suggests.

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Unravelling the mystery that makes viruses infectious

Science / FROM THE NET / Jan 12, 2021

Researchers have for the first time identified the way viruses like the poliovirus and the common cold virus 'package up' their genetic code, allowing them to infect cells. The findings open up the possibility that drugs or anti-viral agents can be developed that would stop such infections.

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Progress in the fight against inflammatory skin diseases

Science / NEWS / Oct 29, 2020

[KI] Both eczema and psoriasis are inflammatory skin diseases that affect many individuals. Now, researchers have made progress in mapping new candidate genes for these hereditary skin diseases. This may in the long run open up new ways of treating the diseases.

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Playfulness can be trained - here's why you should do it

Health / NEWS / Sep 01, 2020

Simple exercises can help to make people more playful and consequently feel more satisfied with their lives. This has been revealed in a new study by psychologists.

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Where stress lives

Stress / FROM THE NET / May 29, 2020

Researchers have found a neural home of the feeling of stress people experience, an insight that may help people deal with the debilitating sense of fear and anxiety that stress can evoke.

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Regular exercise benefits immunity - even in isolation

Health / NEWS / Apr 03, 2020

Keeping up regular, daily exercise at a time when much of the world is going into isolation will play an important role in helping to maintain a healthy immune system.

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Origins of immune system mapped, opening doors for new cancer immunotherapies

Healthcare / NEWS / Feb 26, 2020

A first cell atlas of the human thymus gland could lead to new immune therapies to treat cancer and autoimmune diseases. Researchers mapped thymus tissue through the human lifespan to understand how it develops and makes vital immune cells called T cells.

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Scientists claim that overeating is not the primary cause of obesity

Nutrition / NEWS / Sep 21, 2021

A new article challenges the 'energy balance model,' which says weight gain occurs because individuals consume more energy than they expend. According to the authors, there may however be other models to consider as well.

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Bacteria and viruses infect our cells through sugars: Now researchers want to know how they do it

Science / FROM THE NET / Apr 27, 2021

Most infectious bacteria and viruses bind to sugars on the surface of our cells. Now researchers have created a library of tens of thousands of natural cells containing all the sugars found on the surface of our cells. The library may help us understand the role played by sugars and their receptors in the immune system and the brain, the researchers behind the study explain.

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'Where did I park my car?' Brain stimulation improves mental time travel

Science / FROM THE NET / Feb 09, 2021

In a new study, scientists improved memory of complex, realistic events by applying transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) to the brain network responsible for memory. The researchers then had participants watch videos of realistic activities to measure how memory works during everyday tasks. The findings prove it is possible to measure and manipulate realistic types of memory.

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How the brain remembers right place, right time

Science / FROM THE NET / Dec 11, 2020

Two new studies shed new light on how the brain encodes time and place into memories. The findings not only add to the body of fundamental research on memory, but could eventually provide the basis for new treatments to combat memory loss from conditions such as traumatic brain injury or Alzheimer's disease.

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Nerves that sense touch may play role in autism

Science / FROM THE NET / Oct 14, 2020

Autism is considered a disorder of the brain. But a new study suggests that the peripheral nervous system, the nerves that control our sense of touch, pain and other sensations, may play a role as well.

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Cognitive behavior therapy tops other psychotherapies in reducing inflammation

Healthcare / FROM THE NET / Jun 09, 2020

A review of randomized clinical trials finds that psychological and behavioral therapies may be effective non-drug treatments for reducing disease-causing inflammation in the body.

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Emotional well-being while home gardening similar to other popular activities

Health / FROM THE NET / May 15, 2020

Researchers found that gardening at home had a similar effect on emotional well-being (or happiness) as biking, walking or dining out.

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Behavioral Science Strategies for Reducing the Spread of Illnesses in Organizations

Health / NEWS / Mar 18, 2020

When workplaces must stay open, and employees cannot work remotely, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that all employers consider several preventative and reactive strategies for decreasing the spread of COVID-19 and other illnesses in the workplace.

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CBT can effectively reduce symptoms of chronic stress

Psychiatry / NEWS / Feb 18, 2020

[KI] Stress-related conditions such as adjustment disorder and clinical burnout can be effectively treated with a cognitive behavioural programme, both when delivered as a face-to-face treatment and when delivered via the internet, according to a new doctoral thesis.

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Today's words of wisdom

There are two ways to live: you can live as if nothing is a miracle; you can live as if everything is a miracle.

- Albert Einstein

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