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Content: Volume 4, Issue 1

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A new promising therapy against Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is an incurable disease, causing the death of the "motor" neurons that allow us to control our movement. ALS causes muscle atrophy, paralysis and death due to respiratory failure within two and five years. With a worldwide incidence of 2 cases... click to read more

  • Giacomo Rossetti | PhD student at Department of Molecular Biology, Section of Biology, Faculty of Science, University of Geneva, Switzerland
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Reading time 3.5 min
published on Jan 9, 2018
Moby, can you hear me whale?

Under the name "whale" lies an important diversity of aquatic mammals. Usually, scientists divide them into three groups. "Baleen whales", also called whales with mustache, is an extant group including the humpback whales and the largest animals that ever lived on earth, the blue whales.... click to read more

  • Mickaël Mourlam | PhD student at Département FORME, Institut des Sciences de l'Évolution, Université de Montpellier, Montpellier, France
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Reading time 3.5 min
published on Jan 11, 2018
Following the traces of fermentation

Yeasts are everywhere. This little bubbly-like single-cell fungus is a superstar of human food culture. Bread, beer, yogurt, cheese, wine and even coffee and cacao require yeast for their preparation. Thanks to Louis Pasteur we know that yeasts are responsible for the process of fermentation... click to read more

  • Anatoly Kozlov | PhD student at Department of Genetics & Evolution, Section of Biology, Faculty of Science, University of Geneva, Switzerland
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Reading time 4 min
published on Jan 16, 2018
Short bursts of exercise improve brain function

We have known for a long time that sustained physical exercise, performed at moderate intensity, has a positive impact on the brain. Beyond brain health, exercise also improves cognitive abilities - people who exercise regularly have better memory, attention, or even intelligence, on average. A trend... click to read more

  • David Moreau | Research Associate at School of Psychology, Centre for Brain Research, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zeland
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Reading time 3 min
published on Jan 18, 2018
A novel treatment for inherited blinding eye diseases

The cornea is the window at the front of the eye through which light passes allowing us to see clearly. Corneal dystrophies, which cause a loss of this essential transparency, are a group of inherited blinding eye diseases for which there is no cure. They... click to read more

  • Tara Moore | Professor at School of Biomedical Sciences, Biomedical Sciences Research Institute, Ulster University, UK
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Reading time 3.5 min
published on Feb 1, 2018