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Content: Volume 7, Issue 3

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How can botulinum toxin help with depression?

Botulinum toxin, or Botox, has shown significant effectiveness in treating a wide variety of conditions such as muscle spasms, excessive drooling, excessive sweating, and migraines. It works by weakening the nerve-muscle connection, thus relaxing the tightened muscle. However, Botox has achieved most of its popularity in... click to read more

  • Ruben Abagyan | Professor at Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, UC san Diego Health, La Jolla, CA, USA
  • Tigran Makunts | Research Associate at Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, UC san Diego Health, La Jolla, CA, USA
Views 193
Reading time 2.5 min
published on Sep 15, 2021
Hidden in plain sight: how an invisible ring in the sky uncovered a past cosmic collision

Our understanding of the universe relies on what we see and what we make of it. For millennia, humans studied the cosmos based on what our eyes can see. Yet, the colors and light our eyes pick up make up only a small sampling of... click to read more

  • Keri Hoadley | Assistant Professor at California Institute of Technology, University of Iowa, Iowa, USA
Views 271
Reading time 3.5 min
published on Sep 8, 2021
How to fight climate change? Let forests grow

The world is waking up to the potential for trees to help in the fight against climate change. Forests have always absorbed substantial carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere. Still, the human disturbance has relegated forests to approximately half their pre-historic extent, with more forests... click to read more

  • Susan C. Cook-Patton | Senior Forest Restoration Scientist at The Nature Conservancy, Arlington, VA, USA
  • Sara M. Leavitt | Climate Science Deputy Director at The Nature Conservancy, Arlington, VA, USA
  • Peter W. Ellis | Natural Climate Solutions Science Team Lead at The Nature Conservancy, Portland, ME, USA
Views 412
Reading time 3.5 min
published on Sep 6, 2021
Eating can be a real pain in the gut

Although we need to eat to stay alive, sometimes certain foods can cause big problems and make our guts complain. In an age of misinformation, a bunch of new diets have bombarded us all with advice about what we should or shouldn't eat. From gluten... click to read more

  • Javier Aguilera-Lizarraga | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Laboratory for Intestinal Neuroimmune Interactions, Translational Research Center for Gastrointestinal Disorders, KU Leuven Department of Chronic Diseases, Metabolism and Ageing, Leuven, Belgium
Views 392
Reading time 4 min
published on Sep 3, 2021
Tidings from Before the Flood: how Artificial Intelligence Rediscovers Ancient Babylonian Texts

How much can we learn from our past? And how far back into the past can we draw connections between our predecessors and us? The ancient Mesopotamians, residents of the lands between the rivers Tigris and Euphrates in modern-day Iraq, believed wisdom came from before... click to read more

  • Shai Gordin | Senior Lecturer at Digital Pasts Lab, Department of Land of Israel Studies and Archaeology, Ariel University, Ariel, Israel
  • Avital Romach | Research Assistant at Department of Archaeology and Ancient Near East Cultures, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Ethan Fetaya | Senior Lecturer at Department of Engineering, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan, Israel
Views 385
Reading time 3.5 min
published on Sep 1, 2021