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Organizing DNA sets the tempo of gene activation

A full copy of our DNA is very long – about two meters. Yet, it fits inside the nucleus of our cells; a space of around 6 micrometers – less than the width of a human hair. The DNA fits in this tiny space because... click to read more

  • Eddie Rodriguez-Carballo | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Depaertment of Molecular Biology, Faculty of science, University of Geneva, Geneva Switzerland
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Reading time 4 min
published on Mar 21, 2022
Can nerve signals put a halt to type 1 diabetes?

In type 1 diabetes the immune system goes awry, but the reasons why are not completely understood, and we lack treatments to control type 1 diabetes. We found that nerve signals may hold one key to solving the mystery. Normally your blood sugar level is... click to read more

  • Gustaf Christoffersson | Assistant Professor at Department of Medical Cell Biology, Science for Life Laboratory, Uppsala University, Sweden
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Reading time 3 min
published on Feb 16, 2022
Deep brain-mediated effects of stress on sleep and immunity

The brain is formed with a constellation of various types of neurons interacting with internal milieu and external surroundings in a dynamic manner. Sleep occupies one-third of one’s lifetime and a good night’s sleep is vital for survival. Living in a fast-paced modern society, people... click to read more

  • Shi-Bin Li | Research Scientist at Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University, Stanford, USA
  • Luis de Lecea | Professor at Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University, Stanford, USA
Views 2535
Reading time 3.5 min
published on Dec 27, 2021
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
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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
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Reading time 4 min
published on Oct 20, 2021