Optogenetics, using light, can be used as an on-off switch in brain cells. It allows scientists to control memory recall, look for neuropathic illness treatment and find specific pathways for disorders, such as anxiety.
How do children see their own identity in relation to race and gender equality? A new study reveals that children do not perceive race and gender equally: gender is more important for the children’s identity than race.
Nowadays, everyone wants to be eco-friendly. Many people try to recycle, minimize the use of plastic or purchase only 100% recyclable products. We will do anything for our Mother Earth. What if I told you that we could diminish the use of regular plastic and substitute it with organic, biodegradable material that is as durable
As a child, my grandfather had instilled in my sister and I a love for stories involving the paranormal. One of the stories in a book, gifted by him one summer, was about the Bermuda triangle. Right from the beginning, it caught our attention. How could an area of the world be such that flights
A study by Stanford University shows accelerated maturation of a brain region involved in the integration of emotion and actions that occurs in adolescent girls with PTSD but not in boys of the same age group. According to a study by the Stanford University School of Medicine, traumatic stress can affect the developing brains of
Diabetes is a common life-long health condition, which affects more than 60 million people in Europe. It is one of the most prevalent chronic diseases seen around Europe. Left untreated, diabetes can lead to many complications including heart attacks, stroke, kidney failure and nerve damage. Left untreated, diabetes can lead to many complications including heart
Life. There is no more needed for an animal’s life to begin than only two cells- females oocyte and males spermatozoid. The fusion of these cells brings life to continuity by enabling a vigorous proliferation thus making embryo precursor of independent, self sustaining biological system; an animal. Not only 24% of the mouse embryos fully
Researches have established that Candida auris is an emerging pathogenic fungus that causes invasive infections. This was reported on four continents during 2009-2015 by CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). The organism is deceptively difficult to find using traditional diagnostic methods. Some isolates have been found to be resistant to all three major anti-fungal
After showing much promise, a multicentre clinical trial of a hormonal contraceptive has been stopped. A new study published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism shows a male contraceptive injection to be highly effective in preventing unwanted pregnancies but at the cost of several side effects. This study looked at the contraceptive effectiveness
Wherever you are in the world, music is performed, listened to and enjoyed. But what does Justin Bieber and panflute music from Peru have in common? A new study reveals this secret. It shows that several universal features exist in the music all around the world. This includes features related to pitch, rhythm, performance style