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City living and psychotic experiences: exploring the role of air pollution

Understanding the impact of city living on mental health has never been more important. By 2050, 70% of the world's population will live in towns, cities, and megacities like London, New York, Tokyo, and Shanghai. Growing evidence links urban living to psychotic disorders such as... click to read more

  • Joanne Newbury | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Social, Genetic & Developmental Psychiatry Centre, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King's College London, London, UK
  • Helen L. Fisher | Reader at Social, Genetic & Developmental Psychiatry Centre, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King's College London, London, UK
Views 824
Reading time 4 min
published on Aug 13, 2019
Ten cigarettes in a bottle of wine for cancer

Do you drink one small glass of wine a day? Four pints of beer a week? Did you know drinking at even these relatively low levels can increase your risk of cancer? Less than 15% of the population are aware of a link between alcohol... click to read more

  • Theresa Hydes | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, Southampton, Hampshire, UK
Views 803
Reading time 3.5 min
published on Aug 9, 2019
Shuttle service for metastatic cancer cells

The majority of cancer-related deaths are due to the spread of cancer cells throughout the body, a process called metastasis. While we still do not fully understand how metastasis works, an important role is attributed to the "disobedience" of a patient's own immune cells. In... click to read more

  • Barbara M. Szczerba | PhD student at University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
  • Nicola Aceto | Assistant Professor at University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
Views 281
Reading time 3 min
published on Aug 7, 2019
Why do immune cells have a spider web inside their nucleus?

Every day cancer, viruses, bacteria, and parasites are threatening our health. The weapon to fight these threats is our immune system. Our immune system is armed with several types of immune cells, with each of them pursuing a distinct task. Scavenger cells are the first... click to read more

  • Nikolaos Tsopoulidis | PhD student at Department of Infectious Diseases, Integrative Virology, CIID, University Hospital Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
  • Oliver T. Fackler | Professor at Department of Infectious Diseases, Integrative Virology, CIID, University Hospital Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
Views 555
Reading time 4 min
published on Aug 5, 2019
Why breakfast is not the most important meal of the day: Another myth bites the dust!

How many times have you heard "Breakfast is the most important meal of the day"? This view is so pervasive that to admit to not eating breakfast is almost tantamount to admitting to a non-healthy behaviour! I am a rheumatologist and many of my patients seek... click to read more

  • Flavia Cicuttini | Professor at School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
Views 511
Reading time 3.5 min
published on Jul 29, 2019