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Nankai University’s Team Developed Antibody Test Kit for Novel Coronavirus 2019-nCoV

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Nankai University and scientific research teams of many domestic universities and related biomedical enterprises together successfully developed IgM/IgG antibody test kit for novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV). The fast-testing card can finish the test within around...

Visual effects increase attraction and sense of winning of gambling

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The sights and sounds of winning on a slot machine may increase your desire to play - and your memories of winning big, according to new research by University of Alberta scientists. The study, led...

An attacker could activate Siri on your cellphone by ultrasonic waves

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Recent studies show that it is possible to exploit the non-linearity in microphone to deliver inaudible commands to the system via ultrasound signals. Ultrasonic waves don’t make a sound, but they can still activate...

When people remember images they fill in the edges with details they didn’t actually...

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That’s the idea behind the boundary extension, a term which has become widely accepted in psychology classes, textbooks and test-prep flashcards. But what if the concept isn’t quite accurate? A University of Chicago psychologist has discovered...

Systemic inflammation : microglia can increase the permeability of the blood-brain barrier

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The blood-brain barrier is a layer of cells that covers the blood vessels in the brain and regulates the entry of molecules from the blood into the brain. Increases in blood-brain barrier “permeability,” or...

Psychiatric disorders : potentially positive psychological outcomes of overdosing on psychedelics

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A recent study published in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs has made headlines across the world, revealing some potentially positive psychological outcomes of overdosing on psychedelics. The study, conducted by Mark Haden of the University of...

Adults who have low fruit and vegetable intakes have a higher risk of anxiety...

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New research from the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging shows that adults who have low fruit and vegetable intakes have a higher likelihood of being diagnosed with an anxiety disorder. “For those who consumed less...

Previous experiences don’t help people with obsessive-compulsive disorder (DOC)

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People with higher obsessive-compulsive symptoms may place less trust in their past experience, leading to increased uncertainty, indecisiveness, and exploratory behaviors, according to new research presented in PLOS Computational Biology by Isaac Fradkin of The Hebrew...

Context-based decision making – How does the brain work ?

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When crossing the street, which way do you first turn your head to check for oncoming traffic? This decision depends on the context of where you are. A pedestrian in the United States looks...

Calorie restricted diets reduce inflammation – delay the onset of age-related diseases – extend...

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If you want to reduce levels of inflammation throughout your body, delay the onset of age-related diseases, and live longer–eat less food. That’s the conclusion of a new study by scientists from the US...

Urban green spaces reduce instances of violent

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Properly designed and maintained outdoor green space has the potential to reduce violent crime and gun violence, to make communities safer and keep residents healthier, a new study suggests. Conversely, green space that is...

Multiple sclerosis – N-acetylcysteine treatments improve metabolism in brain

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N-acetylcysteine (NAC) is a naturally occurring molecule that replenishes antioxidants and shows improved brain metabolism and self-reported improvements in cognitive function in patients with multiple sclerosis, according to a study published in the journal, Frontiers...

Connectedness to nature makes children happier

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A new study in Frontiers in Psychology, led by Dr Laura Berrera-Hernández and her team at the Sonora Institute of Technology (ITSON), has shown for the first time that connectedness to nature makes children happier...

Vaping e-cigarettes increases the abundance of pathobionts

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Using e-cigarettes alters the mouth’s microbiome - the community of bacteria and other microorganisms - and makes users more prone to inflammation and infection, finds a new study led by researchers at NYU College...

Having blood pressure of less than 120 MM HG can extend a person’s lifespan

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A new study by investigators at Brigham and Women’s Hospital puts the results of a landmark trial about blood pressure control into terms that may be easier to interpret and communicate to patients. When...