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Researching why our brains are able learn and memorize

The long-term potentiation (LTP) and long-term depression (LTD) of the strength of hippocampal excitatory synapse involved in learning and memory formation in brain have been separately explained, but the molecular mechanism that comprehensively explains them has not been elucidated. Associate Professor Dr. Tomonari Sumi, Research Institute for Interdisciplinary Science, Okayama University, and Assistant Professor Dr. […]

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Under the influence: How COVID has affected our drinking

Two in three people reported no change or a decrease in their alcohol consumption during the pandemic in a new study on alcohol consumption and purchasing in NSW during and after the lockdown. Credit: Shutterstock COVID-19 has changed our alcohol purchasing and consumption patterns in individual and unexpected ways, demonstrating resilience and a focus on […]

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How much do our genes restrict free will?

Many of us believe we are masters of own destiny, but new research is revealing the extent to which our behavior is influenced by our genes. It’s now possible to decipher our individual genetic code, the sequence of 3.2 billion DNA “letters” unique to each of us, that forms a blueprint for our brains and […]

Personal Health

ICE Detention Center Allegedly Forced Hysterectomies on Women Detainees: 'It Was Like They’re Experimenting With Our Bodies'

A nurse at an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention facility in Ocilla, Georgia, is speaking out about high rates of hysterectomies being performed on immigrant women under custody, allegedly without their full knowledge and consent. The accusation came to light in a whistleblower complaint filed on Monday. Human rights and immigration advocacy groups filed […]

Pet Care

Our Pups Need Homes! Meet Rockstar and Blondie

Meet Rockstar and Blondie! These two special dogs need your help finding loving homes to each call their own. They’ve both made great progress with the help of the ASPCA and are so eager to find families now. Read more about these great pups and spread the word to help them get adopted today! Rockstar […]

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Better vaccines are in our blood

Red blood cells do more than shuttle oxygen from our lungs to our organs: they also help the body fight off infections by capturing pathogens on their surfaces, neutralizing them, and presenting them to immune cells in the spleen and liver. Now, a team of researchers from Harvard’s Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering and […]