Monthly Archives: June 2021

Predictive sensing: the role of motor signals in sensory processing

The brain receives sensory information and uses it to build a representation of our environment and guide our behaviors. However, these voluntary actions in turn also lead to stimulation of our sensory systems. Accordingly, our sensory systems

Do bike lanes make cycling safer? Researchers don’t know

For years, researchers have been identifying “hotspots” for crashes – street segments or zones where a high proportion of crashes occur. Often features of the built environment – features such as population density, the number of intersections,

Macrophage-myofibroblast transition: a novel target for stopping kidney disease

AoS.Macrophage-myofibroblast transition

Kidney is one of the major organs in our body for detoxification. Its failure is an important cause of patient mortality that serves as a primary disease and a lethal complication in a range of diseases such

Perspectives for anti-tuberculosis therapy with additional drug activities to counteract drug resistance

AoS. Perspectives for Antituberculosis Therapy with Additional Drug Activities to Counteract Drug Resistance

Generally, antibiotic therapies use single antibiotics to combat sensitive bacteria. The standard of antituberculosis therapy includes four antibacterial agents that all have different modes of activities in the initial phase of a tuberculosis infection with mycobacterium tuberculosis.

Monitoring of the consumption of new psychoactive substances in wastewater from Athens

Licit and illicit drug use monitoring is an important subject for public health. Almost every substance that people consume is excreted as parent compound and as metabolites via urine and faeces and ends up in the sewage

Is Lebanese oregano safe to consume?

Oregano, Origanum syriacum, is an aromatic perennial herb that is widely used in the Middle East. It is a delicious, cheap staple food that is consumed by all classes. Oregano is not only used for consumption purposes but is

New Human-Based Study Into the Pain Reduction Effects of CBD

AoS. New Human-Based Study

The results of a new study performed at Syracuse University has been published in the Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology journal. This new research looked into the ability of CBD to reduce pain in human test subjects, as

Interactive/combined effects of climate change and pollutants is a major threat to marine biota and seafood worldwide

Both climate change and pollutants are a global problem and a major threat to social, economic, and environmental sectors. Climate change stressors are rise in temperatures, ocean acidification (decrease in pH), sea-level and hypoxia (dissolved oxygen <