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Content: Volume 6, Issue 1

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Infants expect leaders to right wrongs

Imagine you observe a conflict between two co-workers, fellow team players, or cousins. Would you be puzzled if their boss, coach, or grandparent (respectively), who witnessed this conflict, did nothing about it? Most of us would answer 'yes' because (1) we identify such figures with... click to read more

  • Maayan Stavans | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Cognitive Development Center, Department of Cognitive Science, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary
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published on Mar 18, 2020
Viruses are spilling over from managed honey bees to wild bumble bees

If you are a concerned environmentalist, or even a food-lover (bees produce every three bites of food you eat), you might have considered becoming a beekeeper to help "save the bees". For most, "bees" conjure up an image of a striped yellow and black insect,... click to read more

  • Samantha A. Alger | Assistant Research Professor at Biology Department, University of Vermont, Marsh Life Sciences, Burlington, VT, USA
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Reading time 4 min
published on Mar 13, 2020
It's not just how the game is played - it's whether you win or lose

Economic inequality has increased in most advanced democracies, raising concerns about the consequences for different facets of social life. Especially noteworthy is whether growing inequality will lead individuals to fight these disparities or if, on the contrary, will facilitate the perpetuation of them. The first... click to read more

  • Mauricio Bucca | Assistant Professor at Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Santiago, Chile
  • Mario D. Molina | PhD student at Department of Sociology, Cornell University, Ithaca, USA
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Reading time 4 min
published on Mar 10, 2020
A robotic capsule to explore the gastrointestinal tract

Diseases of the gastrointestinal tract place a significant burden on society and include colorectal cancer, which alone accounts for almost a million deaths each year. Standard flexible endoscopy is the gold standard procedure to diagnose these diseases. It involves the skillful navigation of a long... click to read more

  • Joseph C. Norton | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at STORM Lab, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK
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published on Mar 4, 2020
The genetic metabolic component of anorexia nervosa

Anorexia nervosa is the deadliest psychiatric disorder and is notoriously challenging to treat. Currently, no medications are effective in its treatment, in part because we do not have a clear understanding of its biological basis. Despite myriad misconceptions, anorexia nervosa does not discriminate and can... click to read more

  • Zeynep Yilmaz | Assistant Professor at Department of Psychiatry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
  • Cynthia M. Bulik | Distinguished Professor at Department of Psychiatry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA; Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
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published on Feb 27, 2020