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Content: Volume 7, Issue 3

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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
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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 515
Reading time 3.5 min
published on Sep 1, 2021
Mild or severe COVID-19? An antibody story

At this point, we're no strangers to COVID-19, the disease caused by the viral agent SARS-CoV-2. Why some people got very sick with COVID-19, even die, while others had an only mild illness, barely even noticing they are sick, was an enigma even as the... click to read more

  • Arjun Arkal Rao | Data Scientist at ImmunoX initiative, UCSF COMET Consortium, UCSF CoLab University of California San Francisco San Francisco, USA
  • Alexis J. Combes | Group Leader at ImmunoX initiative, UCSF COMET Consortium, UCSF CoLab University of California San Francisco San Francisco, USA
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Reading time 3.5 min
published on Aug 30, 2021
The crocodile that crossed an ocean

How many times have you been thinking about a crocodile while swimming in the sea or in the ocean? Probably not a single time. For most of us, the chance of meeting a crocodile while swimming in salt water is unlikely. However, in some areas... click to read more

  • Massimo Delfino | Associate Professor at Department of Earth Sciences, University of Torino, Italy
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Reading time 3.5 min
published on Aug 27, 2021
How accurate is our memory?

Cast your mind back to an experience from your past. For example, the last time you ate dinner at a restaurant. Take a minute or two to recall as many details as you can – who you were with, where you sat, any stray recollections... click to read more

  • Nicholas B. Diamond | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Department of Psychology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
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Reading time 4 min
published on Aug 25, 2021