Spiritual Retreats Reset The Brain's Reward Systems

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A small study suggests a meditation and prayer retreat reduces dopamine and serotonin binding in the brain, increasing participants' feelings of self-transcendence, and improving their perceived physical health and levels of tension and fatigue.

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Improved Monitoring in Microdroplet Reactors

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We learn about a new method to rapidly and accurately monitor the rate of oxygen consumption of bacteria growing in individual microdroplets.

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Investigating the Adaptability of Cells in Space

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We spoke to Prof. Oliver Ullirch to learn about the TRIPLE LUX A experiment, and some of the challenges of designing experiments to take place in space.

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White Blood Cells Prevent Diabetes and Hypertension

White Blood Cells Prevent Diabetes and Hypertension

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Eosinophils in the fat tissue that surrounds blood vessels maintain normal blood vessel function. Their loss in obesity contributes to the development of metabolic disease.

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Identifying Cancer Type from a Single Blood Test
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Researchers in the United States have developed a computer program that can simultaneously detect cancer and identify where in the body the cancer is located, from a patient’s blood sample.

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X-Ray Pulses Make Atomic Oscillations Visible
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Minute, ultrafast atomic oscillations in a crystal lattice observed with the help of a new experimental technique.

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Greater Resolution for Cryo-Electron Microscopy
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A new computational algorithm for cryo-EM has been developed.

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