Nicknamed "the wanderer", the vagus nerve plays a variety of interesting roles in our body. Now, researchers are exploring whether vagus nerve stimulation is a viable treatment option for COVID-19. Immunologist Dr Paul-Peter Tak teaches us more in this installment of Teach Me in 10.
Pediatrician Nadine Burke Harris explains that the repeated stress of abuse, neglect and parents struggling with mental health or substance abuse issues has real, tangible effects on the development of the brain.
Scientists incubated ancient sediment samples to coax their microbes to grow. The results demonstrated that rather than being fossilized remains of life, the microbes in the sediment had survived, and were capable of growing and dividing.