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Exercise Is Even More Effective Than Counselling or Medication for Depression

Mental health disorders come at great cost to both the individual and society, with depression and anxiety being among the leading causes of health-related disease burden. The COVID pandemic is exacerbating the situation, with a significant rise in rates of psychological... Continue Reading →

In the world’s smallest ball game, scientists throw and catch single atoms using light

This amazing feat was achieved with optical traps, which use a highly focused laser beam to hold and move tiny objects. Although optical traps have been used to move individual atoms before, this is the first time an atom has... Continue Reading →

Our Increasingly Active Sun

Our Sun is becoming a busy place. Only two years ago, the Sun was emerging from a solar minimum so quiet that months would go by without even a single sunspot. In contrast, already this year and well ahead of schedule, our Sun is unusually active, already... Continue Reading →

The drug fasudil is found to reverse key symptoms of schizophrenia in mice

A team from Nagoya University in Japan used the drug fasudil to reverse two common symptoms associated with schizophrenia: reduced density of pyramidal neurons and cognitive dysfunction associated with methamphetamine treatment.? Their findings, which were published in Pharmacological Research, suggest new... Continue Reading →

NASA’s Webb Reveals Intricate Networks of Gas and Dust in Nearby Galaxies

Researchers using NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope are getting their first look at star formation, gas, and dust in nearby galaxies with unprecedented resolution at infrared wavelengths. The data has enabled an initial collection of 21 research papers which provide... Continue Reading →

Sun Releases Strong Solar Flare

The Sun emitted a strong solar flare, peaking at 3:16 p.m. ET on Feb. 17, 2023. NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory, which watches the Sun constantly, captured an image of the event. Solar flares are powerful bursts of energy. Flares and solar... Continue Reading →

NASA’s NuSTAR Telescope Reveals Hidden Light Shows on the Sun

Some of the hottest spots in the Sun’s atmosphere appear in the telescope’s X-ray view. Even on a sunny day, human eyes can’t see all the light our nearest star gives off. A new image displays some of this hidden... Continue Reading →

Ultra-processed foods may be linked to increased risk of cancer

Researchers from Imperial’s School of Public Health have produced the most comprehensive assessment to date of the association between ultra-processed foods and the risk of developing cancers. Ultra-processed foods are food items which have been heavily processed during their production,... Continue Reading →

This groundbreaking biomaterial heals tissues from the inside out

A new biomaterial that can be injected intravenously, reduces inflammation in tissue and  promotes cell and tissue repair. The biomaterial was tested and proven effective in treating tissue damage caused by heart attacks in both rodent and large animal models.... Continue Reading →

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