I am sure that all of you have had table conversations about the flavour of tomato fruits: “These tomatoes have no taste” complained the little boy; “When I was a child tomatoes were much better, now they are tasteless” said […]

 
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Paola Falanga is pursuing an M.Sc. degree in Psychology at the University of Napoli. Paola did an internship at Trinity College Dublin (Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience and School of Psychology) under the auspices of the Erasmus+ program. […]

Gut microbes change seasonally in Tanzania’s Hadza people
The gut microbes of a tribe of hunter-gatherers in Tanzania change along with the seasons. Researchers collected stool samples from the Hadza and found that not only is their gut microbiome diverse, […]

In science, for a phenomenon to be reliable, it needs to be validated by a certain statistical value, the p-value, which by giving an estimate of the probability that the result would be the product of chance, serves as […]

The OECD report on obesity in Spain published in 2014 (PDF) presented worrying data: 1-in-6 adults is obese and more than half are overweight, including obesity. The percentage of obesity has grown in the last years and its prevalence […]

Cloud bands like those around Neptune observed on brown dwarfs
Cloud bands similar to those around Neptune have been detected surrounding brown dwarfs, massive objects that aren’t quite planets and didn’t make the cut as stars. This is the first […]

Like father like son. We have all heard it one time or another. The layman explanation to hereditary characters. Whether the cause is genetic inheritance or the effect of growing up in a certain environment, is quite something else. When […]

Specialized media sometimes publishes similar headlines to the title of the present article. For instance 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6. They are all referred to deep learning, which is a part of artificial […]

CRISPR edits genes in pigs to make organs safer for transplants
Researchers have inactivated porcine endogenous retroviruses using CRISPR-Cas9, paving the way for potentially safer pig-to-human transplants. After 25 retroviruses were edited out of the pig DNA, the genetic material […]

Author: Gerardo Ferrer got his Ph.D. in Medicine from the University of Barcelona in 2012. Currently, he is a postdoctoral researcher at the Karches Center for Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Research and Center for Oncology and Cell Biology, The Feinstein […]