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Content: Volume 7, Issue 4

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Hydroxychloroquine against COVID-19? Let’s listen to monkeys!

There is no need to introduce the COVID-19 pandemic and its toll on humanity, as everyone has been affected by the coronavirus in some way. Let us go back to 2020 when it started spreading quickly, when hospitals were filling with patients that required respiratory... click to read more

  • Pauline Maisonnasse | Researcher at IDMIT, IBFJ, CEA, Fontenay-aux-Roses, France
  • Roger Le Grand | Director of Research at IDMIT, IBFJ, CEA, Fontenay-aux-Roses, France
Views 239
Reading time 4 min
published on Oct 20, 2021
Finding the novelty in nature

In the 1970s, Nintendo, a company that owned taxis and hotels and made playing cards and instant rice, began to make video games. This changed the company forever. Communities of species that live together in nature are somewhat like a business. Each species is a... click to read more

  • Timothy L. Staples | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies at the School of Biological Sciences, The University of Queensland, Queensland, Australia
  • John M. Pandolfi | Professor at Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies at the School of Biological Sciences, The University of Queensland, Queesland, Australia
Views 203
Reading time 3.5 min
published on Oct 18, 2021
Bee aware! Signs of a global decline in wild bee diversity

Everyone likes bees; they are fuzzy, love flowers and do many great things – but they might not be around for much longer. Although most of us are familiar with the European honeybee, this is but one of over 20 thousand species of wild bees, and... click to read more

  • Eduardo E. Zattara | Adjunct Researcher at INIBIOMA, Universidad Nacional del Comahue, CONICET, Bariloche, Argentina
Views 345
Reading time 3.5 min
published on Oct 14, 2021
Diversity matters – Syphilis and related diseases in historical Europe

First historical cases of sexually transmitted syphilis were documented by Italian doctors in the wake of Neapolitan war. The disease was characterized by painful pustules, frightful facial deformities, eventual madness and even death. The bacteria responsible for this scourge, Treponema pallidum (also known as T.... click to read more

  • Verena J. Schuenemann | Assistant Professor at Institute for Evolutionary Medicine, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
  • Kerttu Majander | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Institute of Evolutionary Medicine, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
Views 319
Reading time 3 min
published on Oct 12, 2021
How roots help us fight against hard soils

Soil is a vital commodity for food security - more than 95% of global food production depends on soil. Modern intensive farming practices help us to meet the growing demand for food today. On the downside, they often compromise the health of agricultural soils. Increasingly heavy... click to read more

  • Bipin K. Pandey | BBSRC Discovery Fellow at Future Food Beacon and School of Biosciences, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK
  • Malcolm J. Bennett | Professor at Future Food Beacon and School of Biosciences, University of Nottingham, UK
Views 712
Reading time 3 min
published on Oct 8, 2021