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Content: Volume 8, Issue 3

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Heart Disease And Brain Blood Flow Regulation: Prelude To Dementia

The brain regulates changes in its own blood flow depending on how active its cells (neurons) are, by a mechanism called neurovascular coupling. When neurons become active, they send messages to nearby blood vessels causing them to dilate and bring in more blood. This increased... click to read more

  • Osman Shabir | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at University of Sheffield, Sheffield, United Kingdom
Views 495
Reading time 3.5 min
published on Jul 25, 2022
The world’s clearest view of stars is seen from the highest point of the Antarctic ice sheet

Twinkle, twinkle, little star. Why do the stars twinkle? It is because of the turbulence in the atmosphere. You may hear turbulence from the airplane broadcast when the airplane is shaking. The turbulence shakes not only airplanes, but also the light from the stars, by altering... click to read more

  • Bin Ma | Associate Professor at School of Physics and Astronomy, Sun Yat-sen University, Zhuhai, China
Views 317
Reading time 4 min
published on Jul 21, 2022
Solving the puzzle behind COVID-19 induced smell loss

Smell is one of the fundamental senses in life: responsible for the recognition of environmental hazards, such as gas leaks, smoke inhalation, and spoiled foods, and yet also essential to our ability to enjoy meals beyond simple nourishment, appreciate the scents that define our environment,... click to read more

  • Marianna Zazhytska | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind, and Brain and Behavior Institute, Columbia University, New York, USA
  • Jonathan B. Overdevest | Assistant Professor at Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind, and Brain and Behavior Institute, Columbia University, New York, USA
Views 341
Reading time 3.5 min
published on Jul 18, 2022
Rocks beneath volcanic hotspots can be surprisingly cool

Volcanoes shape the surface of the Earth, by bringing molten rock from the deep interior to the surface and creating the crust. The majority of the Earth’s volcanism happens at plate boundaries, so called inter-plate volcanism, including the mid-ocean ridges (like the East Pacific Rise... click to read more

  • Xiyuan Bao | PhD student at Department of Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Views 294
Reading time 3.5 min
published on Jul 15, 2022
Ships with hitchhiking critters connect Antarctica to the rest of the world

Antarctica may seem like it is cut off from the rest of the world but in our modern, globalized world Antarctica is connected to all of us, everywhere, via ships. For millions of years Antarctica was unreachable for most marine animals and seaweeds who are... click to read more

  • Arlie McCarthy | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Helmholtz Institute for Functional Marine Biodiversity at the University of Oldenburg (HIFMB), Oldenburg, Germany; Downing College, University of Cambrige, Regent Street, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Views 440
Reading time 4 min
published on Jul 8, 2022