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Content: Volume 5, Issue 1

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A bacterium with the power of changing the course of Human history

Our work started when we discovered that Neolithic farmers from Sweden from 4,900 years ago were infected with Yersinia pestis, the bacterium that causes plague, one of the most devastating infectious diseases of all times. This finding could potentially explain, why there was an unexpectedly... click to read more

  • Nicolás Rascovan | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at MIVEGEC Institute, Université de Montpellier, Montpellier, France
Views 1911
Reading time 3.5 min
published on Mar 15, 2019
Should Compulsive Sexual Behavior Disorder Be Considered an Impulse Control Disorder?

Compulsive sexual behavior is more commonly known as sex addiction but covers a broader range of terms such as problematic hypersexuality/hypersexual disorder and sexual compulsivity. The topic of CSB has been discussed for decades under various names such as nymphomania, satyriasis, erotomania, and Don Juanism.... click to read more

  • Scott L. Moore | Licensed Master Social Worker at VISN 1 New England MIRECC, Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital and University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Shane W. Kraus | Professor at VISN 1 New England MIRECC, Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital and University of Massachusetts Medical School
Views 3912
Reading time 4.5 min
published on Mar 13, 2019
Emergent division of labor among clonal ants

What are the benefits of living in society? Sociality has long been proposed to be beneficial because groups can divide labor among individuals to increase their efficiency. Some of the most sophisticated forms of division of labor are found in social insects, such as honeybees,... click to read more

  • Yuko Ulrich | Junior Group Leader at The Rockefeller University, NY, USA & University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Daniel J. C. Kronauer | Associate Professor at The Rockefeller University, NY, USA
  • Christopher K. Tokita | PhD candidate at Princeton University, NJ, USA
Views 2277
Reading time 4 min
published on Mar 11, 2019
Biodiversity – a double-edged sword for ecological stability?

Ecosystems are characterized by a remarkable ability to withstand changes in the environment. Your favorite meadow may look different in hot and dry year, compared to one with abundant rain, because the most common species in each year may be very different. However, you will... click to read more

  • Frank Pennekamp | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
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Reading time 4 min
published on Mar 8, 2019
Gene therapy and ALS: one step closer to the clinic

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a devastating disease that on average kills in only 3 to 5 years after diagnosis, and for which there is still no cure today. ALS patients have progressive muscle weakness, leading to gradual paralysis and difficulties breathing which will usually... click to read more

  • Florie Borel | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Horae Gene Therapy Center, University of Massachusetts Medical School, USA
  • Christian Mueller | Associate Professor at Horae Gene Therapy Center; Department of Pediatrics, University of Massachusetts Medical School, USA
Views 2389
Reading time 4 min
published on Mar 6, 2019