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CBD could be “new class of treatment” for psychosis

King's College London researchers found that cannabidiol (CBD) could hold promise as a treatment for psychosis, according to reasonable benefits seen in a clinical trial.
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Urine test could replace smear test for cervical cancer

University of Manchester scientists latest research finds that urine testing may be as good as the smear test for preventing cervical cancer.
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Over 900 reports of modern slavery in UK car washes

Drivers reported more than 900 potential cases of modern slavery at hand car washes over a five-month period, according to research by the University of Nottingham.
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Scientists discover gene that prevents obesity

Around four million people in the UK carry genetic variants that protect them from obesity, type 2 diabetes and heart disease, suggests new research from the University of Cambridge.
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Scientists find “mindreading” neurons in some brains

Scientists have identified special types of "mindreading" neurons that may allow us to simulate the decision-making processes of others, thereby reconstructing their state of mind and predicting their intentions.
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Plasma-Jet-Driven Magneto-Inertial Fusion – A progress report

C. Francis Thio and F. Douglas Witherspoon, HyperJet Fusion Corporation, provide an update on the progress on Plasma-Jet-Driven Magneto-Inertial Fusion.
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Resourcing modern industries by responsive mining solutions

Kate Moore, Senior Lecturer, University of Exeter, discusses whether small mining operations can supply the raw materials for manufacturing of modern technologies.
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Chemistry and the archaeology of collagen

Takashi Nakazawa, Professor at Nara Women’s University explores some fascinating aspects of chemistry and the archaeology of collagen, as well as a view point expressed on analysing ancient specimens in a collaborative way.
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Chemistry focus: Uncertainties, a current hotspot in the risk analysis of toxicants

An aspect of chemistry, uncertainties, is a current hotspot in the risk analysis of toxicants, writes Alberto Mantovani, Research Director at Istituto Superiore di Sanità – Roma, Italy.

NanoStreeM: The nano-safety roadmap for semiconductor research and development

Dimiter Prodanov from Imec and Daniela Iacopino from Tyndall reveal how NanoStreeM has set up the nano-safety roadmap when it comes to semiconductor research and development.
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NASA research reveals what happens to human body in space

Results from NASA's landmark Twins Study reveals interesting, surprising and reassuring data about how one human body in space adapted to, then recovered from, that extreme environment.
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Cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy

Professor Ulrich Flögel explores how magnetic resonance techniques can be used for basic research into animal care in this report.
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SACIDS: One Health analysis

The SACIDS analysis reveals how SACIDS One Health partnership is addressing urgent problems of infectious disease in Africa, using science and technology.
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Harnessing the plant microbiome for commercial applications

Philippe Rolshausen, Cooperative Extension Specialist based at University of California, Riverside, explains how the plant microbiome can be harnessed for commercial applications.
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The challenges of optical system design for modern optical technologies

Toralf Scharf, Senior Scientist/Faculty Member at École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) enlightens us on the challenges present when it comes to optical system design for modern optical technologies.
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Black hole image seen by humanity for the first time

Scientists working with the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) have revealed the fruits of an all-consuming attempt to see the impossible: In 2019, we now have the first-ever image of a black hole.
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Complexity of neurotrophin signalling in the nervous system

Momoko Takahashi, a Doctoral Student at Northwestern University, explains the complex research of neurotrophin signalling in the nervous system in this report.
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Perceptions of neighbourhood diversity: Are there generational differences?

Dr Kirsten Visser, Utrecht University, explores if there are generational differences in the perceptions of neighbourhood diversity.
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Materials science: The role of nanostructures and nanoparticles in contemporary society

Thomas W. Hansen, Senior Scientist at DTU Nanolab, Technical University of Denmark details an aspect of materials science that concerns the role of nanostructures and nanoparticles in contemporary society. Much of the discussion focuses on why a fundamental property of these materials is the melting point.
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Q fever: An emerging problem in LMIC and the need for improved vaccines

Q fever is an emerging problem in low and middle-income countries (LMIC) and, therefore, there is a need for improved vaccines, in the view of Head of Disease Control at Moredun Research Institute.

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