Content: Volume 5, Issue 1
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
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
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
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
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