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Content: Volume 5, Issue 3

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A world without lake ice?

Seasonal lake ice cover is rapidly disappearing, and with it, ecosystem services that support human life and culture. Lake ice provides natural resources such as fresh water, food, transportation, and renewable energy. But it also supports emotional wellbeing by connecting remote communities through ice roads... click to read more

  • Sapna Sharma | Associate Professor at Department of Biology, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Simon R. Watson | Research Associate at Department of Biology, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Catherine O’Reilly | Associate Professor at Department of Geography, Geology, and the Environment, Illinois State University, Normal, IL, USA
Views 4846
Reading time 3.5 min
published on Jul 19, 2019
A new strategy to beat Ebola virus at its own game

Ebola virus causes a deadly and highly contagious infection, known as Ebola hemorrhagic fever. Repeated outbreaks of severe, often deadly epidemics since Ebola was first identified in the 1970s have killed thousands of people and scared the world. The West African Ebola epidemic in 2014... click to read more

  • Jyoti Batra | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Department of Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology, J. David Gladstone Institutes & Quantitative Biosciences Institute, QBI, University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA
  • Manon Eckhardt | Staff Research Scientist at Department of Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology, J. David Gladstone Institutes & Quantitative Biosciences Institute, QBI, University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA
  • Nevan J. Krogan | Professor at Department of Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology, J. David Gladstone Institutes & Quantitative Biosciences Institute, QBI, University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA
Views 3884
Reading time 4 min
published on Jul 17, 2019
The happiness chemical that sits on top of our DNA

Sometimes referred to as the happiness chemical, serotonin has a huge role to play in the proper functioning of our bodies. Any imbalance in serotonin levels can lead to all sorts of issues, ranging from intestinal problems to mood changes and depression. In the brain,... click to read more

  • Reinier Prosee | PhD student at Department of Molecular Biology, Section of Biology, Faculty of Science, University of Geneva, Switzerland
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Reading time 3.5 min
published on Jul 15, 2019
Genetic determinants of thinness and obesity: cards of the same deck

Obesity is a major public health concern worldwide, with high prevalence paralleling an increasingly "obesogenic" environment that promotes a sedentary lifestyle and poor-quality food choices. However, even within this environment, some people are able to maintain a healthy body mass index (BMI, defined as weight... click to read more

  • Fernando Riveros-Mckay | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Wellcome Sanger Institute, Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • Inês Barroso | Director of Research at MRC Epidemiology Unit, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
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Reading time 3.5 min
published on Jul 12, 2019
A timeline for the Denisovans, an enigmatic group of archaic humans

One of the most intriguing revelations in human evolution of the past decade was the announcement in 2010 of the genome of a completely unknown archaic human (hominin), obtained from a girl's fingerbone found buried in Denisova Cave - a three-chambered cavern nestled in the... click to read more

  • Zenobia Jacobs | Professor at Centre for Archaeological Science, School of Earth, Atmospheric and Life Sciences and Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Australian Biodiversity and Heritage, University of Wollongong, Australia
  • Richard "Bert" Roberts | Professor at Centre for Archaeological Science, School of Earth, Atmospheric and Life Sciences and Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Australian Biodiversity and Heritage, University of Wollongong, Australia
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Reading time 3.5 min
published on Jul 10, 2019