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Content: Volume 5, Issue 4

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Visualizing the effects of sleep on neurons’ maintenance

Why do we spend a third time of our lives sleeping? Why do all animals with a nervous system sleep? And how can we define sleep in all species? From jellyfish to mice to humans, all animals sleep despite the risk of predation and survival.... click to read more

  • David Zada | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at The Faculty of Life Sciences and The Multidisciplinary Brain Research Center, Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel
  • Lior Appelbaum | Professor at The Faculty of Life Sciences and The Multidisciplinary Brain Research Center, Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel
Views 679
Reading time 3 min
published on Oct 11, 2019
Sea otters make a splash

Picture yourself at the seaside, at Monterey Bay in California. The sun is bright. There's a fresh breeze; the water is smooth and blue... Wait - what's that hammering noise down by the rocks? A sea otter in the water holds a mussel between its... click to read more

  • Natalie Uomini | Senior Scientist at Department of Linguistic and Cultural Evolution, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, Jena, Germany
Views 470
Reading time 3.5 min
published on Oct 10, 2019
The turbulent brain

The human brain supports a rich repertoire of complex dynamics. This wide diversity of activity patterns underpins all our thoughts and behaviors. We also need some degree of flexibility so that our brains do not get stuck in one pattern for too long, but rather... click to read more

  • James Roberts | Group Leader at Brain Modelling Group, QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, Brisbane, Australia
Views 501
Reading time 4 min
published on Oct 9, 2019
High-temperature tea and esophageal cancer

Billions of people start their day by drinking hot beverages, such as tea, coffee, or mate (a commonly used infusion in South America), and many enjoy drinking them throughout the day as well. However, drinking very hot beverages might not be entirely safe, as earlier studies... click to read more

  • Farhad Islami | Scientific Director at Surveillance and Health Services Research, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, GA, United States; Digestive Oncology Research Center, Digestive Diseases Research Institute, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
  • Farin Kamangar | Professor at Department of Biology, School of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences, Morgan State University, Baltimore, USA; Digestive Oncology Research Center, Digestive Diseases Research Institute, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
  • Reza Malekzadeh | Professor at Digestive Oncology Research Center, Digestive Disease Research Center, Liver and Pancreatobiliary Diseases Research Center, Digestive Diseases Research Institute, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
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Reading time 3.5 min
published on Oct 1, 2019