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Could Psoriatic Arthritis Be Activated by the Same Receptor in Different Patients?
News   Sep 21, 2020

A new study has revealed psoriatic arthritis may be activated by the same trigger in different patients. Researchers identified high levels of a specific receptor in immune cells, giving promising evidence of a single cause for the disease.

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Acoustically Actuated Microscopic Device Developed
News   Sep 21, 2020

Researchers at EPFL have developed remote-controlled, mechanical microdevices that, when inserted into human tissue, can manipulate the fluid that surrounds them, collect cells or release drugs. This breakthrough offers numerous potential applications in the biomedical field, from diagnostics to therapy.

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Drug Shown To Modulate the Inflammatory Response in Severe COVID-19
News   Sep 21, 2020

Scientists have identified a new drug that could prevent or mitigate the consequences derived from SARS-CoV-2 infection.

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Mapping Decision-Making in the Brain
News   Sep 21, 2020

Every day, we make hundreds of decisions. Decisions like these are shaped by our own values and preferences but understanding how our brains make these choices is still not well understood. Now, a new study has identified a new area of the brain that could be involved in cost-benefit decision-making.

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How Zika and Chikungunya Viruses Lead to Stroke
News   Sep 21, 2020

A deadly combination of two mosquito-borne viruses may be a trigger for stroke, new research published in the The Lancet Neurology has found.

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Study Suggests Just 10 Minutes of Massage or Rest Can Cut Stress Levels
News   Sep 21, 2020

Research by psychologists at the University of Konstanz observed higher levels of psychological and physiological relaxation in people after only ten minutes of receiving a massage.

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Watching the Bird Brain in Action
News   Sep 21, 2020

How do birds make decisions and which brain regions are particularly active when they solve tasks? Researchers have constructed an experimental set-up which allows them to carry out fMRI examinations on awake pigeons and thus also investigate cognitive processes for the first time.

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Testing How Kids Pronounce Words Can Predict Their Reading Fluency
News   Sep 21, 2020

HSE University researchers have confirmed that the level of phonological processing skills in children can impact their ability to master reading.

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Segmentation Clock Progresses More Slowly in Humans Than Mice
News   Sep 21, 2020

Scientists from the RIKEN Center for Biosystems Dynamics Research, European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) Barcelona, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, and Kyoto University have found that the “segmentation clock”—a genetic network that governs the body pattern formation of embryos—progresses more slowly in humans than in mice because the biochemical reactions are slower in human cells.

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Active Bilingualism Delays the Onset of Mild Cognitive Impairment
News   Sep 21, 2020

In a new paper, researchers conclude that speaking two languages on a regular basis - and having done so all one's life - enhances cognitive reserve and delays the appearance of symptoms associated with cognitive decline and dementia.

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