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Interoception: What It Is and Why It Matters

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Interoception is the sense that allows us to perceive and understand the internal state of our body. It involves sensing, interpreting, integrating, and regulating signals from within ourselves, such as our heartbeat, breathing, hunger,...

Exploring the Relationship Between COVID-19 Vaccination Status, SARS-CoV-2 Lineages, and Risk of Infection

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Background.    The CDC recently defined being “up-to-date” on COVID-19 vaccination as having received at least one dose of a COVID-19 bivalent vaccine. The purpose of this study was to compare the risk of COVID-19...

Unveiling the Mystery of Amyloid Nuclei: Insights into Polyglutamine Diseases

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Amyloids are highly ordered protein aggregates that play a crucial role in the progression of various incurable diseases of aging, such as Alzheimer's disease. Understanding the process of amyloid nucleation is essential for developing...

Fatal Gastrointestinal Disorders Associated with COVID-19: Insights from GI-GVHD and MIS-A

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The COVID-19 pandemic has presented numerous challenges, with severe respiratory complications being the primary focus of research and medical intervention. However, emerging evidence suggests that COVID-19 can also lead to fatal gastrointestinal (GI) disorders....

Glucosamine: A Potential Broad-Spectrum Antiviral Against Human Coronaviruses

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The novel human coronavirus (HCoV) SARS-CoV-2 has caused a global pandemic, leading to the disease known as COVID-19. It poses a significant threat to public health worldwide. Alongside SARS-CoV-2, six other HCoVs have been...

Covid-19: Smell and Taste Loss 

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The majority of adults infected with COVID-19 in 2021 experienced olfactory or gustatory dysfunction with a non-negligible population reporting incomplete or no near-term sensory recovery. Olfactory and gustatory dysfunction, also known as anosmia and dysgeusia,...

How obesity affects the brain’s ability to sense and respond to nutrients in the...

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In this blog post, I will write a very detailed article based on a recent study published in Nature Metabolism on June 12, 2023. The study is titled "Brain responses to nutrients are severely impaired...

The Effects of Adolescent Drinking on Brain Development: A Longitudinal Study

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Adolescence is a critical period of brain development that is particularly vulnerable to the harmful effects of alcohol use. Heavy drinking during adolescence can lead to changes in the structure and function of the...

Unraveling the Genetic and Biological Factors Underlying COVID-19 Severity: Insights from miRNA Analysis

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The emergence of SARS-CoV-2 and the subsequent COVID-19 pandemic have posed significant challenges to global health. While our scientific understanding of the virus and the disease has progressed rapidly over the past three years,...

Understanding the Implications of COVID-19 on Male Reproductive Health: Comprehensive Analysis of the Effects...

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COVID-19 is a global pandemic that has affected millions of people worldwide. The virus that causes COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, can infect various organs and tissues in the human body, including the male reproductive system. Several...

Dicoumarol Shows Promise as a Potential Antiviral Agent against Omicron Variant in Airway Epithelial...

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The COVID-19 pandemic has brought about the emergence of highly transmissible variants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, such as the Omicron variant identified in South Africa in November 2021. This variant is characterized by its...

How Emotion Concepts Develop and Synchronize in the Brain

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Emotions are essential for human social interactions. We need to understand how other people feel and why they behave in certain ways. But how do we learn to recognize and interpret emotions? And how...

Exploring Risk Attitudes: Loss Aversion, Optimism and Gender Differences

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Every day, we make decisions that involve some degree of risk. The potential for negative outcomes, such as loss or failure, often weighs heavily on our minds. Assessing the likelihood of these outcomes and...

Situationship, Ghosting and Breadcrumbing: Three increasingly widespread relational phenomena

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If you've ever been in a confusing relationship situation where you weren't sure what to expect from the other person or from yourself, you've probably been in a situationship. It is a romantic relationship, but...

Situationship, Ghosting e Breadcrumbing: Tre fenomeni relazionali sempre più diffusi

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Se vi siete mai trovati in una situazione sentimentale confusa, in cui non sapevate bene cosa aspettarvi dall'altra persona o da voi stessi, probabilmente avete vissuto una situationship. Si tratta di una relazione romantica,...