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Content: Volume 8, Issue 2

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Why Women Are Predisposed to Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a brain disorder that progressively damages memory and thinking capabilities, eventually leading to losing the ability to communicate and carry out the daily activities. The prevalence of AD is significantly higher in women compared to men; more than two thirds of... click to read more

  • Keqiang Ye | Professor at Faculty of Life and Health Sciences, Shenzhen Institute of Advanced Technology (SIAT), Chinese Academy of Science, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China
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Reading time 4 min
published on Jun 17, 2022
Unlocking a new way to fight against antibiotic resistance: viruses are the key

Most of us have suffered a bacterial infection at some point in our lives. Fortunately, a prompt prescription of the right antibiotic from our doctors puts us on the path to recovery. But in re-cent years, for an increasing number of patients, antibiotic treatments are... click to read more

  • Fernando L. Gordillo Altamirano | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at School of Biological Sciences, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Jeremy J. Barr | Lecturer at School of Biological Sciences, Monash University, Clayton, Australia
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Reading time 4 min
published on Jun 8, 2022
Animal magnetism: how magnetic fields can influence chemistry in living cells

Ever since human beings first discovered the magical attractive effect of lodestones in the ancient world, we have been fascinated by the power of invisible magnetic fields and in particular how they can affect us and our bodies. For example, the Sushruta Samhita, an ancient... click to read more

  • Jonathan R. Woodward | Professor at Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
  • Noboru Ikeya | PhD Student at Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
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Reading time 3.5 min
published on Jun 2, 2022
Are super-Earths more friendly to life than we thought?

The inner core of the Earth is a solid spinning ball of mostly iron, almost the size of the Moon. Temperatures on the surface of the inner core can reach close to those at the surface of the Sun. The next layer, the outer core,... click to read more

  • Arshia Ruina | PhD Student at University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
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published on May 30, 2022
Figuring out the evolved chemistry of fig trees

Furanocoumarins are small organic molecules produced by plants and known to play defense roles against pathogens and herbivores. Interestingly, some of them are also potential treatments for cancer or vitiligo. These compounds are found in specific but surprisingly distantly related plant families, such as in... click to read more

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published on May 20, 2022