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Content: Volume 7, Issue 3

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The body-language of the elephant trunk

Illustration realized in the framework of a collaboration between the Image/Recit option of the HEAD (Haute École d'Art et de Design) and the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Geneva. Articulated bodies like the human skeleton are made of serial joints, restraining the number of... click to read more

  • Paule Dagenais | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Laboratory of Artificial & Natural Evolution, Department of Genetics and Evolution, Faculty of Science, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
  • Michel C. Milinkovitch | Professor at Laboratory of Artificial & Natural Evolution, Department of Genetics and Evolution, Faculty of Science, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
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Reading time 3.5 min
published on Aug 23, 2021
Age matters: how aging affects cancer

Aging is the main risk factor for cancer, with more than 60% of cancer diagnoses occurring in those aged 65 and above. Yet, the vast majority of cancer research that guides the discovery of novel therapeutic targets and clinical trials neglects to account for the... click to read more

  • Ana P. Gomes | Assistant Professor at Department of Molecular Oncology, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute, Tampa, Florida, USA
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Reading time 3 min
published on Aug 19, 2021
Can placebos make you feel better?

Imagine you are feeling stressed, anxious, and depressed. You go to your doctor and ask for ways to manage these feelings. Instead of giving you anti-anxiety or anti-depressant medication, which has many side effects, they tell you about a new treatment option: taking a placebo... click to read more

  • Darwin A. Guevarra | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, USA
  • Ethan Kross | Professor at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
  • Jason S. Moser | Professor at Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, USA
Views 1155
Reading time 3 min
published on Aug 17, 2021
SARS-CoV-2 induces a sub-optimal immune response that is permissive for viral evolution

COVID-19 has drawn our attention to the immense power of the immune system. Both when it protects us and when a virus insidiously subverts immunity and turns friend into foe. Many highly precise and orchestrated events shape the way we are protected from pathogens. Our... click to read more

  • Shiv Pillai | Professor at Ragon Institute of MIT, MGH and Harvard, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts, USA
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Reading time 3 min
published on Aug 13, 2021
Damping bad memories to live without concerns

Ask yourself – how honest can you be? Have you ever lied in your life? In criminal matters, accused people often claim that they do not remember some details of a crime to mitigate their responsibility. Ethically speaking, people usually wish to be moral but... click to read more

  • Fabio Galeotti | Professor at CORTEX Laboratory of Excellence, GATE-CNRS, University of Lyon, Lyon, France
  • Charlotte Saucet | Professor at Sciences Po Paris, Paris, France
  • Marie Claire Villeval | Professor at CORTEX Laboratory of Excellence, GATE-CNRS, University of Lyon, Lyon, France
Views 384
Reading time 4 min
published on Aug 12, 2021