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Disparities in food spending away from home: where will COVID hit hospitality hardest?

Like much of the world, the UK hospitality industry has been one of the hardest hit sectors of the economy. Lockdowns and restrictions have forced restaurants, cafes and other dine-in venues to close. Even if allowed to trade, travel restrictions and home working have limited... click to read more

  • William James | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Consumer Data Research Centre, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK
Views 785
Reading time 3.5 min
published on Nov 11, 2021
Hydroxychloroquine against COVID-19? Let’s listen to monkeys!

There is no need to introduce the COVID-19 pandemic and its toll on humanity, as everyone has been affected by the coronavirus in some way. Let us go back to 2020 when it started spreading quickly, when hospitals were filling with patients that required respiratory... click to read more

  • Pauline Maisonnasse | Researcher at IDMIT, IBFJ, CEA, Fontenay-aux-Roses, France
  • Roger Le Grand | Director of Research at IDMIT, IBFJ, CEA, Fontenay-aux-Roses, France
Views 817
Reading time 4 min
published on Oct 20, 2021
Diversity matters – Syphilis and related diseases in historical Europe

First historical cases of sexually transmitted syphilis were documented by Italian doctors in the wake of Neapolitan war. The disease was characterized by painful pustules, frightful facial deformities, eventual madness and even death. The bacteria responsible for this scourge, Treponema pallidum (also known as T.... click to read more

  • Verena J. Schuenemann | Assistant Professor at Institute for Evolutionary Medicine, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
  • Kerttu Majander | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Institute of Evolutionary Medicine, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
Views 580
Reading time 3 min
published on Oct 12, 2021
How can botulinum toxin help with depression?

Botulinum toxin, or Botox, has shown significant effectiveness in treating a wide variety of conditions such as muscle spasms, excessive drooling, excessive sweating, and migraines. It works by weakening the nerve-muscle connection, thus relaxing the tightened muscle. However, Botox has achieved most of its popularity in... click to read more

  • Tigran Makunts | Research Associate at Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, UC san Diego Health, La Jolla, CA, USA
  • Ruben Abagyan | Professor at Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, UC san Diego Health, La Jolla, CA, USA
Views 1067
Reading time 2.5 min
published on Sep 15, 2021
Eating can be a real pain in the gut

Although we need to eat to stay alive, sometimes certain foods can cause big problems and make our guts complain. In an age of misinformation, a bunch of new diets have bombarded us all with advice about what we should or shouldn't eat. From gluten... click to read more

  • Javier Aguilera-Lizarraga | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Laboratory for Intestinal Neuroimmune Interactions, Translational Research Center for Gastrointestinal Disorders, KU Leuven Department of Chronic Diseases, Metabolism and Ageing, Leuven, Belgium
Views 728
Reading time 4 min
published on Sep 3, 2021