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Health - Life Sciences - 14.01.2022
Creative Through Movement
01/14/2022 Do we have our best ideas while walking? Indeed, but even small movements while sitting improve creativity, as two researchers have discovered. Movement helps us to think creatively. This insight is over 2000 years old - and already known to the philosophers in ancient Greece. However, what is the connection between movement and cognition from a scientific point of view?

Veterinary - Life Sciences - 14.01.2022
Before horses, ass hybrids were bred for warfare
Before horses, ass hybrids were bred for warfare
Equids have played a key role in the evolution of warfare throughout history.

Health - Life Sciences - 13.01.2022
The journey to a pig-heart transplant began 60 years ago
The journey to a pig-heart transplant began 60 years ago
On Friday, January 7 2022, David Bennett became the world's first person to successfully receive a transplant of a pig's heart.

Psychology - Life Sciences - 13.01.2022
Symptoms and traits of borderline personality disorder may run in families: University of Toronto research
Family members of those with borderline personality disorder (BPD) show similarities in their brains and personalities­ - and even interpret some facial expressions similarly, according to a series of studies by researchers at the University of Toronto. "One of the more urgent questions I hear when I speak with family groups is whether the disorder can be passed down from parents to their children," says  Anthony C. Ruocco , professor, interim graduate chair and director of clinical training in University of Toronto Scarborough's department of psychological clinical science.

Life Sciences - Earth Sciences - 12.01.2022
Some birds sing the same song for hundreds of thousands of years
Many of the birds that awaken us each morning learn their melodious songs the same way that humans learn a dialect - from parents and neighbors.

Life Sciences - Career - 11.01.2022

Paleontology - Life Sciences - 10.01.2022
Jurassic Giant - The Largest Marine Reptile Skeleton Ever Unearthed in Britain
Jurassic Giant - The Largest Marine Reptile Skeleton Ever Unearthed in Britain
Palaeontologists working on the Ichthyosaur skeleton found at Rutland Water August 26 2021 Matthew Power Photography www.matthewpowerphotography.co.uk 07969 088655 matthew@matthe

Health - Life Sciences - 10.01.2022
'We think carefully about how many mice are necessary'
’We think carefully about how many mice are necessary’
Professor Alfred Zippelius, from the Department of Biomedicine at the University of Basel, has been conducting experiments with mice for several years.

Paleontology - Life Sciences - 05.01.2022
A crab's'eye view of the ancient world
A crab’s’eye view of the ancient world
Their legs may get more attention, but a new study says a crab's eyes have much to offer, too - at least scientifically.

Life Sciences - Sport - 04.01.2022
Expert insights: How exercise can curb your junk food craving
Every January, millions of individuals make New Year's resolutions to lose weight or eat healthier, if not both.

Life Sciences - Chemistry - 04.01.2022
How plants respond to heat stress
How plants respond to heat stress
Plants, like other organisms, can be severely affected by heat stress. To increase their chances of survival, they activate the heat shock response, a molecular pathway also employed by human and animal cells for stress protection.

Environment - Life Sciences - 04.01.2022
Mass die-off of Magellanic penguins seen during 2019 heat wave
Mass die-off of Magellanic penguins seen during 2019 heat wave
In June 2021, an unprecedented heat wave hit the Pacific Northwest and Canada, killing an estimated 1,400 people.

Life Sciences - 23.12.2021
How neurons that wire together fire together
For amplifying sensory stimuli quickly and accurately, neuronal circuits require specific wiring. Some 70 years ago, the compelling idea that "neurons that fire together wire together" emerged. Yet, in computational models, neurons that wire together tend to succumb to an explosion of activity and instability not observed in neurobiology.

Health - Life Sciences - 22.12.2021
The battle of the SARS-CoV-2 variants: a winning approach
In order to fight the pandemic in the long term, it is crucial to understand why one variant prevails over another. An international study conducted by the Institute of Virology and Immunology and the University of Bern, in collaboration with the Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut in Germany, has provided important answers by comparing the spread and transmission of different emerging variants in parallel.

Environment - Life Sciences - 21.12.2021
New UB Antarctic campaign to study global threats affecting the marine benthos
New UB Antarctic campaign to study global threats affecting the marine benthos
Studying the impact of the anthropic pressure and the natural threats that affect the Antarctic benthos —organisms that live in the seafloor— is the main objective of the new Antarctic campaign of the Challenge research project, led by Professor Conxita Àvila, from the Faculty of Biology and the Biodiversity Research Institute ( IRBio ) of the University of Barcelona.

Paleontology - Life Sciences - 21.12.2021
An ancient relative of Velociraptor is unearthed in Great Britain
An ancient relative of Velociraptor is unearthed in Great Britain
A new bird-like dinosaur has been found by paleontologists combing through fossils found on the Isle of Wight.

Life Sciences - Health - 20.12.2021
University of Toronto art installation pulls back curtain on molecular science
University of Toronto art installation pulls back curtain on molecular science
A remarkable collection of images normally reserved for the eyes of scientists is now available to the University of Toronto community via an exhibition celebrating cutting-edge research in biomedicine. The recently unveiled installation, which won't be available for general viewing until pandemic restrictions ease, features stunning data visualizations and microscopy images created by University of Toronto researchers working in the fields of genomics, computational biology and bioengineering in the Donnelly Centre for Cellular and Biomolecular Research at the Temerty Faculty of Medicine.

Environment - Life Sciences - 20.12.2021
Shoots and roots respond differently to climate change
Shoots and roots respond differently to climate change
A new synthesis conducted by a group of international scientists including Madhav P. Thakur from the University of Bern reveals mismatches between aboveand belowground plant phenology due to climate change.

Health - Life Sciences - 17.12.2021
Researchers working on injection-free cell therapy for diabetes
Researchers working on injection-free cell therapy for diabetes
In a person with type 1 diabetes, the body mistakenly attacks pancreatic cells that produce insulin, a hormone responsible for regulating blood sugar.

Health - Life Sciences - 16.12.2021
Gut bacteria aggravate adhesions after abdominal surgery
Gut bacteria aggravate adhesions after abdominal surgery
A multidisciplinary international research team led by Prof. Daniel Candinas and Prof. Deborah Stroka at Inselspital and the University of Bern has succeeded in providing important evidence: The researchers have been able to identify the initial cells and primary trigger leading to the formation of adhesions in the abdomen after operations contaminated by intestinal bacteria.

Life Sciences - Environment - 16.12.2021
Otter populations in Wales show decline, survey suggests
Otter populations have declined in Wales, according to a survey led by Cardiff University and Natural Resources Wales.

Environment - Life Sciences - 15.12.2021
Brain study on how to slow down climate change
Brain study on how to slow down climate change
When it comes to climate-friendly behaviour, there is often a gap between what we want and what we actually do.

Life Sciences - 13.12.2021
Farmed seafood supply at risk if we don't act on climate change
Farmed seafood supply at risk if we don’t act on climate change
Science, Health & Technology Collins Maina Study shows marine fish farms are not climate change safety nets The supply of farmed seafood such as salmon and mussels are projected to drop 16 per cent globally by 2090 if no action is taken to mitigate climate change, according to a new UBC study.

Life Sciences - Computer Science - 10.12.2021
Fast information processing with slow neurons
Fast information processing with slow neurons
Bernese researchers have developed a theory that shows how the brain can efficiently learn extremely fast sequences of sensory stimuli.

Life Sciences - Research Management - 10.12.2021
Variability in Brain Development
German Research Foundation Approves Funding for Research Unit at the Institute of Biology at Freie Universität Berlin / Partnership with Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz / Extended Funding for an

Life Sciences - 10.12.2021
Understanding brain circuitry
Understanding brain circuitry
DFG extends funding for neurobiology research group at Göttingen University The German Research Foundation (DFG) has extended its funding for the research group in Neurobiology at Göttingen University for another three years.

Health - Life Sciences - 09.12.2021
A diet rich in plant-based products reduces the risk of cognitive impairment in the elderly
A diet rich in plant-based products reduces the risk of cognitive impairment in the elderly
A diet rich in plant products reduces the risk of cognitive impairment and dementia in the elderly.

Life Sciences - Environment - 09.12.2021

Life Sciences - Chemistry - 09.12.2021
A Beetle Gland Illustrates How New Organs Evolve
Organs-like the heart, brain, and kidneys-are complex structures made up of a combination of different cells that work cooperatively to perform specific functions.

Campus - Life Sciences - 08.12.2021
A first look inside UC Berkeley’s Bakar BioEnginuity Hub
The renovated Woo Hon Fai Hall will officially open in February 2022. Preserved during the redesign was the dramatic skylit gallery space.

Life Sciences - 07.12.2021
Primates vs cobras: how our last common ancestor built venom resistance
Primates vs cobras: how our last common ancestor built venom resistance
The last common ancestor of chimps, gorillas and humans developed an increased resistance toward cobra venom, according to University of Queensland-led research.

Health - Life Sciences - 07.12.2021
People with schizophrenia five times more likely to die from Covid-19
People with psychotic disorders, such as schizophrenia, are five times more likely to die from Covid-19 and three times more likely to be hospitalised according to new research by University of Manchester health data scientists.

Life Sciences - Paleontology - 07.12.2021
Fleshing out the bones of Quetzalcoatlus, Earth’s largest flier ever
An artist's rendition of Quetzalcoatlus northropi, a type of pterosaur and the largest flying animal that ever lived on Earth.

Health - Life Sciences - 06.12.2021
UC San Diego Helps Expand Parkinson’s Progression Markers Initiative
Clinical study to identify biomarkers of Parkinson's disease, sponsored by The Michael J. Fox Foundation, will recruit 4,000 participants by the end of 2023 After a decade of pioneering resear

Health - Life Sciences - 06.12.2021
Spoiled oranges shine light on malignant cells
Spoiled oranges shine light on malignant cells
A University of Sydney PhD researcher is developing a cancer and serious disease-detecting biomedical probe that can be made from the juice of rancid oranges. Called a nanobiosensor - a tiny probe that uses fluorescence to signal cells' pH in terms of their acidity or alkalinity - it detects whether cells are at risk, or in the early stages of cancer or other serious diseases.  When human cells become more acidic, it can suggest that cancer is not far off.

Health - Life Sciences - 06.12.2021

Pharmacology - Life Sciences - 02.12.2021
Innovative research into new vaccines
Innovative research into new vaccines
Projects taking part in the National Research Programme "Covid-19" (NRP 78) of the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) are pursuing highly promising approaches in a drive to develop new vaccines.
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