Medical research

Synthesizing squalene to reduce need for shark liver oil

A team of medical researchers from Amyris, Inc. and the Access to Advanced Health Institute has developed a new way to synthesize squalene, a natural terpene used to boost the effectiveness of several vaccines. In their paper ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

How virtual reality might help fight recurring nightmares

You might say that Patrick McNamara is in a frightening line of work. As a sleep researcher, he's hunting for new ways to treat people with nightmare disorder (also known as dream anxiety disorder). Being chased by a malevolent ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

How to watch a scary movie with your child

On Halloween, the cinemas and TV channels are filled with horror movies. But what should you do if you have a young child who wants to watch too?

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