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Content: Volume 2, Issue 2

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The colour beige: heating up the fat

In mammals, adipose tissue is a specialized tissue that functions as the major storage site for fat. When glucose supplies are low (for example when an organism is food-deprived), the stored fat can be used to produce energy, so that the organism may be constantly... click to read more

  • Caterina Da Rè | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Department of Molecular Biology, University of Geneva, Switzerland
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Reading time 3.5 min
published on Apr 1, 2016
Attempts to Forget the Past Make It Harder to Remember the Present

An old photograph, the smell of warm apple pie, or even a long-forgotten name overheard at a party all have the potential to unleash a flood of related memories. In many ways, our conscious experience is dictated by the reminders we encounter in daily life.... click to read more

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Reading time 4 min
published on Apr 8, 2016
Chimpanzees Trust Their Friends

Human friendships are often characterized by preferential intentions and attitudes including trusting expectations of close social relations. Humans largely trust only their friends with crucial resources or important secrets. In this study, we investigated whether chimpanzees show a comparable pattern and extend trust selectively toward... click to read more

  • Jan Engelmann | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Germany
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Reading time 3.5 min
published on Apr 14, 2016
Attractive in the dark — how petunias may help to feed humanity

Many plants, including staple crops, need insects to reproduce. Changing climate and human interference threaten the sensitive relationships between plants and their pollinators. Many aspects of these relationships are not well understood. However, this knowledge may be crucial to sustain and increase crop production to... click to read more

  • Graham Robinson | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Department of Botany and Plant Biology, University of Geneva, Switzerland
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Reading time 3 min
published on Apr 27, 2016
One run a day keeps the...cancer away!

A healthy life-style, including regular exercise, has long been associated with the prevention of diabetes and heart attack. Moreover, exercise helps to lower other major disease risk factors, e.g. obesity and high blood pressure. When it comes to cancer, it is suggested that exercise confers... click to read more

  • Per thor Straten | Professor at Centre for Cancer Immune Therapy, Copenhagen University Hospital Herlev, Denmark
  • Manja Idorn | PhD student at Centre for Cancer Immune Therapy, Copenhagen University Hospital Herlev, Denmark
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Reading time 3.5 min
published on May 5, 2016