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October 6, 2019
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How to Decrease Social Media Related Stress

As fun as social media can be, it can have some pretty harmful effects. It can be stressful, anxiety-inducing, FOMO-inducing, and depression-inducing. It makes you wonder why we even still have it. However, like all things, social media can still … Continue reading

August 16, 2017
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Neu­artiges Protein schützt Strand­schnecke vor Stress

Strandschnecken der Art Littorina littorea verfügen über eine besonders effiziente Wehrkraft gegen bestimmte Stressfaktoren in ihrem Lebensraum. Gegen Schwermetallbelastungen wappnen sie sich durch ein Entgiftungsprotein. Die dreidimensionale Struktur dieses Biomoleküls wurde jetzt von der Gruppe von Oliver Zerbe in Zusammenarbeit … Continue reading

July 7, 2017
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Stress flips cocaine relapse to ‘on’; research switches it back to ‘off’

Even a single, brief stress can induce days of relapse to cocaine-seeking among rats, but a new study shows how the tendency to relapse persists and how to shut it down, suggesting a new pathway for developing addiction treatment medications.

September 8, 2016
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Disturbing Behavior: A Look At The Links Between Addiction And Suicide

Addiction to drugs or alcohol can have many devastating effects–not just on the lives of the user, but for their families and friends as well. Not only does addiction damage relationships, jobs, education prospects, and self-esteem, it can have irreparable … Continue reading

October 11, 2014
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Decriminalizing prostitution linked to fewer STDs and rapes

A recently released study found some positive effects in Rhode Island after the state accidentally made prostitution legal for seven years When the Rhode Island legislature inadvertently decriminalized indoor prostitution in the state from 2003 to 2009, it proved beneficial … Continue reading

October 2, 2014
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Macht die Traubensilberkerze müde?

Neue Erkenntnisse zu pflanzlichen Präparaten zur Behandlung menopausaler Beschwerden Die hormonelle Umstellung in den Wechseljahren führt oft zu postmenopausalen Beschwerden, die gerne alternativ zu konventionellen Therapien mit Präparaten der Traubensilberkerze (Actaea racemosa L.) behandelt werden. Einem ForscherInnenteam um Sophia Khom … Continue reading

May 12, 2014
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Simply being called ‘fat’ makes young girls more likely to become obese

Trying to be thin is like trying to be tall, say UCLA psychologists Girls who are told by a parent, sibling, friend, classmate or teacher that they are too fat at age 10 are more likely to be obese at … Continue reading

May 8, 2014
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Kasseler Physiker entwickeln Plattform mit Diamantbeschichtung für die Erforschung von Nervenzellen

Am Institut für Nanostrukturtechnologie und Analytik (INA) der Universität Kassel sind Forscher mit der Entwicklung einer neuen Mikroelektrodenplattform mit Diamantoberfläche beschäftigt. Diese soll bei Experimenten im Labor eine Untersuchung der Netzwerkbildung von Nervenzellen über mehrere Tage hinweg ermöglichen, ohne die … Continue reading