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Paris throws off mask to party like the virus never was

Social distancing and face masks were largely forgotten as thousands of French people danced and partied well into Monday in the first big blow out since the coronavirus lockdown. The annual midsummer Festival of Music usually brings millions of people out onto the streets across the country for impromptu concerts in cafes and on street […]

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Research finds balance tests key in better gauging concussions

As professional football approaches the July start of training camps and prep and college football programs look toward their fall seasons, new research from Florida Tech into concussions among student-athletes may have found a better way to understand the severity of these head injuries: balance tests. In “Change in Balance Performance Predicts Neurocognitive Dysfunction and […]

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Prenatal stress can cause long-term behavioral deficits in mice

Prenatal stress is associated with neuropsychiatric disorders in offspring, including anxiety, depression, and autism spectrum disorders. A new mouse study by researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and The Ohio State University College of Medicine suggests that a complex interaction between maternal microbes, inflammation and serotonin metabolism regulates the emergence of behavioral […]

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The brain’s functional organization slows down following a relationship breakup

During a person’s life, the experience of a stressful life event can lead to the development of depressive symptoms, even in a non-clinical population. For example, a relationship breakup is a fairly common event and is a powerful risk factor for quality of life, in addition to increasing the risk of a major depressive disorder. […]

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Memory impairment in mice reduced by soy derivate that can enter the brain intact

In a study that could give a literal meaning to the phrase “food for thought,” researchers from Kyushu University in Japan have reported that a protein fragment that makes its way into the brain after being ingested can reduce memory degradation in mice treated to simulate Alzheimer’s disease. Derived by breaking apart the proteins in […]

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Missed eye appointments may increase sight loss post-lockdown

The COVID-19 lockdown is threatening the sight of thousands of elderly people across the UK as eye clinics have reported more than a 70% reduction in new referrals and a high rate of missed appointments, finds a new study co-led by UCL. Researchers and national sight loss charity the Macular Society have raised concerns about […]

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Issues with consent may not be the same across all sexual preferences

Sexual consent for gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (GBM), presents a unique challenge in comparison to those of other sexes and sexual orientations. These are the findings of a new comprehensive study which took in detailed and personal first-hand (qualitative) accounts from this community of men from the United States, […]