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Discovery shows how to treat heart attacks—new drug development underway

Vanderbilt researchers have identified the protein receptor in specialized heart cells that, when removed, preserves cardiac function after a heart attack. This discovery has significant implications for survival after a heart attack, with a promising therapeutic development now underway at the Warren Center for Neuroscience Drug Discovery. The article, “Targeting 5-HT2B Receptor Signaling Prevents Border […]

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Experiment shows how our visual system avoids overloading

Russian researchers from HSE University have studied a hypothesis regarding the capability of the visual system to automatically categorize objects (i.e., without requiring attention span). The results of a simple and beautiful experiment confirmed this assumption. The paper was published in the journal Scientific Reports. Humans receive a lot of information from the environment through […]

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COVID vaccines: Rich countries have bought more than they need – here’s how they could be redistributed

In a number of wealthy countries, the number of COVID-19 vaccines ordered vastly exceeds what’s needed, while many poorer countries will have to wait—possibly for years—for vaccines to become widely available. If these rich countries’ orders are fulfilled, what will happen to the excess vaccines? Will they be wasted, traded to the highest bidder, or […]