Here's what living under the threat of extinction is doing to our brains

Feelings of anxiety and dread over climate change are not uncommon and as global warming continues to worsen, the toll that it’s taking on our mind is likely getting worse too. From the ongoing pandemic to the atomic fear associated with the Cold War and the Cuban Missile Crisis, modern humanity is no stranger to living under the threat of […]

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Empowering our neighbours to tackle biological threats

A smartphone app created in Adelaide is helping developing nations swiftly combat biological threats to humans or animals. The SuspectED App was developed by Flinders University’s Torrens Resilience Institute (TRI) to allow for the simple recording of evidence and secure communication directly from the field, while providing guidance on the use of personal protective equipment and best practice in handling […]

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Your coronavirus questions answered by our leading health experts

Could I catch coronavirus from my dog or cat? Your coronavirus questions answered by our leading health experts Learn more about how to help people impacted by COVID We are now firmly in week five of lockdown, and questions on how we should go about our daily lives, and the risks we face, remain important. We asked for your queries about […]

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Dr NICK SUMMERTON reveals crisis has tested our GPs as never before

Diary of a GP on the front line: Coronavirus victims coughing all over the surgery, patients demanding sick notes, and the trials of diagnosing care home residents by iPad… Dr NICK SUMMERTON reveals the crisis has tested our GPs as never before Learn more about how to help people impacted by COVID How is the pandemic affecting general practice, the […]

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New model explains how our immune system sometimes helps cancer spread

Mathematicians at the University of Alberta have developed a model that explains how the immune system interacts with cancer—and in some cases, may help cancer spread to other areas of the body. “Past research has shown that sometimes, the immune system has the opposite effect of what we might expect,” said Thomas Hillen, a mathematical biologist at the U of […]

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Deepening our understanding of selfish behavior

Is a selfish person just processing the decisions that result in rewards to others differently? Perhaps, suggests a recent RIKEN study. A RIKEN team, led by Hiroyuki Nakahara of the Laboratory for Integrated Theoretical Neuroscience at the RIKEN Center for Brain Science, discovered this when they examined 36 healthy volunteers aged between 20 and 32 years. Their aim was to […]

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Should we start asking our friends if they're in the right 'headspace' to chat?

When someone on Twitter shared an exchange where a friend asked if she was in the ‘right headspace’ before sharing something that might hurt them, the conversation quickly went viral. Yana Birt showed the message and posted; ‘I just want to say, a lot of y’all dump information on your friends at the wrong time without their consent. If you […]

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