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Content: Volume 5, Issue 3

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City living and psychotic experiences: exploring the role of air pollution

Understanding the impact of city living on mental health has never been more important. By 2050, 70% of the world's population will live in towns, cities, and megacities like London, New York, Tokyo, and Shanghai. Growing evidence links urban living to psychotic disorders such as... click to read more

  • Joanne Newbury | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Social, Genetic & Developmental Psychiatry Centre, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King's College London, London, UK
  • Helen L. Fisher | Reader at Social, Genetic & Developmental Psychiatry Centre, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King's College London, London, UK
Views 3663
Reading time 4 min
published on Aug 13, 2019
Ten cigarettes in a bottle of wine for cancer

Do you drink one small glass of wine a day? Four pints of beer a week? Did you know drinking at even these relatively low levels can increase your risk of cancer? Less than 15% of the population are aware of a link between alcohol... click to read more

  • Theresa Hydes | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, Southampton, Hampshire, UK
Views 4094
Reading time 3.5 min
published on Aug 9, 2019
Shuttle service for metastatic cancer cells

The majority of cancer-related deaths are due to the spread of cancer cells throughout the body, a process called metastasis. While we still do not fully understand how metastasis works, an important role is attributed to the "disobedience" of a patient's own immune cells. In... click to read more

  • Barbara M. Szczerba | PhD student at University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
  • Nicola Aceto | Assistant Professor at University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
Views 3196
Reading time 3 min
published on Aug 7, 2019
Why do immune cells have a spider web inside their nucleus?

Every day cancer, viruses, bacteria, and parasites are threatening our health. The weapon to fight these threats is our immune system. Our immune system is armed with several types of immune cells, with each of them pursuing a distinct task. Scavenger cells are the first... click to read more

  • Nikolaos Tsopoulidis | PhD student at Department of Infectious Diseases, Integrative Virology, CIID, University Hospital Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
  • Oliver T. Fackler | Professor at Department of Infectious Diseases, Integrative Virology, CIID, University Hospital Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
Views 4222
Reading time 4 min
published on Aug 5, 2019
Insect microbiomes – a new hope against antimicrobial resistance?

Nowadays, more and more antibiotics (also referred to as antimicrobial drugs) are becoming ineffective to fight against bad bacteria and fungi because these organisms are capable of rapidly developing resistance to those compounds. These resistances arise due to the misuse and overuse of antibiotics. In... click to read more

  • Fabio Palmieri | PhD student at University of Neuchâtel, Neuchâtel, Switzerland
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Reading time 3.5 min
published on Aug 2, 2019