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Histamine could be a key player in depression, according to study in mice

The findings, from researchers at Imperial College London and University of South Carolina, add to mounting evidence that inflammation, and the accompanying release of the molecule histamine, affects a key molecule responsible for mood in the brain – serotonin. If... Continue Reading →

In Focus: Kabul 1879

With everything that happens in Afghanistan these days I remembered that long time ago I saw a photo-panorama of fortress of Bala Hissar. I'm disgusted by us, humans. Seems there's no evolution in our thinking or in the way we... Continue Reading →

Blood clotting may be the root cause of Long COVID syndrome, research shows

New evidence shows that patients with Long COVID syndrome continue to have higher measures of blood clotting, which may help explain their persistent symptoms, such as reduced physical fitness and fatigue. The study, led by researchers from RCSI University of... Continue Reading →

First description of a new octopus species without using a scalpel

An evolutionary biologist from the University of Bonn brought a new octopus species to light from depths of more than 4,000 meters in the North Pacific Ocean. The sensational discovery made waves in the media a few years ago. Researchers... Continue Reading →

Explosions from White Dwarf Star RS Oph

Spectacular explosions keep occurring in the binary star system named RS Ophiuchi. Every 20 years or so, the red giant star dumps enough hydrogen gas onto its companion white dwarf star to set off a brilliant thermonuclear explosion on the white dwarf's surface. At about 5,000 light years distant, the... Continue Reading →

Star Formation in the Constellation of Gemini, the Twins

Nestled among the vast clouds of star-forming regions like this one lie potential clues about the formation of our own solar system.  This image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope features AFGL 5180, a beautiful stellar nursery located in the... Continue Reading →

New theory of life’s multiple origins

The history of life on Earth has often been likened to a four-billion-year-old torch relay. One flame, lit at the beginning of the chain, continues to pass on life in the same form all the way down. But what if... Continue Reading →

Metabolism changes with age, just not when you might think

Most of us remember a time when we could eat anything we wanted and not gain weight. But a new study suggests your metabolism, the rate at which you burn calories, actually peaks much earlier and starts its inevitable decline... Continue Reading →

Scientists reverse age-related memory loss in mice

Scientists at Cambridge and Leeds have successfully reversed age-related memory loss in mice and say their discovery could lead to the development of treatments to prevent memory loss in people as they age. In a study published in Molecular Psychiatry, the... Continue Reading →

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