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Far conoscere la “nakba” degli ebrei dei paesi arabi contribuirebbe alla pace e alla...

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Aver taciuto e ignorato la sorte e le sofferenze degli ebrei cacciati dai paesi arabi ha favorito manicheismo e intransigenza Una delle principali cause note dell’attuale ondata di antisemitismo in Europa e in altri posti...

Keep calm and carry on: Scientists make first serotonin measurements in humans

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Scientists at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute have begun to unravel how serotonin acts, based on data collected in a first-of-its-kind experiment that utilized electrochemical probes implanted into the brain of awake human...

Using optogenetics and holographic projection, scientists aim to implant perceptions in brain

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What if we could edit the sensations we feel; paste in our brain pictures that we never saw, cut out unwanted pain or insert non-existent scents into memory? University of California, Berkeley neuroscientists are building...

Risk factors developed after loss of spouse could increase likelihood of ‘dying of a...

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Widowed individuals are more likely to exhibit risk factors linked to cardiovascular illness and death in the three-month period following a spouse's death, according to a new study from Rice University. This could make a...

Discovering crucial role of protein that could stop HPV virus infection

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New drugs in the early stages of development by pharmaceutical companies could have an extra benefit – the ability to cancel out HPV virus, which can cause cervical cancer and skin conditions. Scientists at the...

Belief in Fake Causes of Cancer is Rife

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Mistaken belief in mythical causes of cancer is rife, according to new research from UCL and the University of Leeds. The findings, published today in the European Journal of Cancer, show that out of 1,330 people...

Lipid Accumulation in Brain May Be an Early Sign of Parkinson’s

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A collaborative team of researchers at McLean Hospital, a Harvard Medical School affiliate, and Oxford University has found that elevated levels of certain types of lipids (fat molecules) in the brain may be an...

Contrary to Popular Belief, Smiling Makes You Look Older

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In the adverts for anti-ageing skin products, everyone is smiling, positively blooming with youthfulness. A canny move by the marketeers you might think – after all, past research has found most of us believe...

Link Between Exercise and Appetite Loss Explained

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Ever wonder why intense exercise temporarily curbs your appetite? In research described in today’s issue of PLOS Biology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine researchers reveal that the answer is all in your head—more specifically, your...

How Pleasure Affects Our Brains

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Every day we make a range of choices in the pursuit of pleasure: we do things that make us feel good or work in a specific job because it’s rewarding or pays well. These...

Faulty Patch for Oracle WebLogic Flaw Opens Updated Servers to Hackers Again

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Earlier this month, Oracle patched a highly critical Java deserialization remote code execution vulnerability in its WebLogic Server component of Fusion Middleware that could allow attackers to easily gain complete control of a vulnerable server. However, a...

Procedure to Transfer Data from Android to iPhone

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Ever since the world has stepped into the 21st century, the evolution of technology has picked up rapidly. Newer versions of existing technologies are entering the market so rapidly that it is becoming impossible to...

Paralyzed 34-year-old man completes London Marathon using Israeli tech

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Britain’s Simon Kindleysides, a 34-year old man paralyzed from the waist down, set out at 10 a.m. on Sunday and in 36 hours walked the London Marathon, becoming the first paralyzed man to complete...

Brain Structure Linked to Symptoms of Restless Leg Syndrome

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People with restless legs syndrome may have changes in a portion of the brain that processes sensory information, according to a study published in the April 25, 2018, online issue ofNeurology. Restless legs syndrome is...

Can Microbes Manipulate Our Minds?

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Researchers at the University of Oxford have proposed an evolutionary framework to understand why microbes living in the gut affect the brain and behaviour, published in Nature Reviews Microbiology. Katerina Johnson (Department of Experimental Psychology) and...