The role of perineural networks in disorders such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder

Juan Nácher, professor at the Department of Cell Biology at the University of Valencia, has conducted research on the role of perineuronal networks (PNN) in the adult brain and their incidence in psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder. The study, published in the Journal of Neuroscience, could facilitate new diagnostic tools or treatments for these diseases. Inhibitory neurons […]

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The reason everyone is lying more right now

In this time of social distancing, staying at home, and reduced contact between people, would it come as a surprise if we told you that we’ve found new and more inventive ways to fib than we ever have before? And before you say no, hear us out. “Forget allergy season — it’s heightened lying season,” celebrity life coach Lauren Zander tells […]

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COVID-19 can be transmitted in the womb, study reports

A baby girl in Texas—born prematurely to a mother with COVID-19—is the strongest evidence to date that intrauterine (in the womb) transmission of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) can occur, reports The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, the official journal of The European Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases. The findings “suggest in utero transmission” of COVID-19 from an infected […]

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Sodium found to regulate the biological clock of mice

A new study from McGill University shows that increases in the concentrations of blood sodium can have an influence on the biological clock of mice, opening new research avenues for potentially treating the negative effects associated with long distance travel or shift work. The findings, published in Nature by former McGill Ph.D. student Claire Gizowski and Charles Bourque, a professor […]

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How the coronavirus lockdown is affecting your vagina

Understandably, we’ve all been worrying about our health during the current pandemic, washing our hands more and trying to get fit to boost our body’s natural defences where possible. But while we were taking care of the rest of our body, we might have missed out on looking after our vaginas. Covid-19 itself may not have impacted our vaginal health, […]

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These Are The US Cities That Spent the Most On Sex Toys in Quarantine

As the vast majority of us have responsibly opted to remain in isolation in recent months in response to the coronavirus pandemic, we’ve had to find other ways to entertain ourselves. In addition to bread-baking, tons of reading and cultivating other hobbies, quarantine has been a great time for people to invest in their sex lives  — and, if Pornhub’s […]

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The EPA Just Approved Two Disinfectant Sprays That Kill COVID-19 on Surfaces — Here's Where to Buy Them Online

Since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, the hunt for products that protect against and, ideally, destroy the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) has led to people stripping stores bare or resorting to ill-advised DIY measures to feel safer. In January, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a list of approved cleaning products that were tested and confirmed to kill the coronavirus […]

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Researchers uncover a critical early step of the visual process

The key components of electrical connections between light receptors in the eye and the impact of these connections on the early steps of visual signal processing have been identified for the first time, according to research published today in Science Advances by The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). To understand fully how the light receptors, called […]

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Where did the Asian longhorned ticks in the US come from?

Asian longhorned ticks outside the U.S. can carry debilitating diseases. In the United States and elsewhere they can threaten livestock and pets. The new study, published in the journal Zoonoses and Public Health, sheds new light on the origin of these exotic ticks and how they are spreading across the United States. “While additional samples from the tick’s native range […]

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