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Content: Volume 8, Issue 3

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COVID-19 during pregnancy causes fetal and placental inflammation

Pregnant women with COVID-19, the disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, are at increased risk of severe disease and mortality as well as pregnancy complications such as preeclampsia and preterm birth. COVID-19 is therefore particularly dangerous during pregnancy, as both the mother and fetus are... click to read more

  • Derek Miller | Research Associate at Perinatology Research Branch, Division of Obstetrics and Maternal-Fetal Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, and Detroit, USA; Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, USA.
  • Valeria Garcia-Flores | Assistant Professor at Perinatology Research Branch, Division of Obstetrics and Maternal-Fetal Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, and Detroit, USA; Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, USA.
  • Nardhy Gomez-Lopez | Associate Professor at Perinatology Research Branch, Division of Obstetrics and Maternal-Fetal Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, and Detroit, USA; Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, USA.
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Reading time 3.5 min
published on Jul 28, 2022
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
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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
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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
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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
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published on Jul 15, 2022