Neuroscience

Should I run or not? The neural basis of aggression and flight

Our brains are wired to protect us from threats. For social animals like humans, threats often come from other members of our own species when there is conflict over food, mates, or territory. Animals with a strong sense ...

Genetics

Autism: How a gene alteration modifies social behavior

A team of researchers at the Biozentrum, University of Basel, has discovered a new connection between a genetic alteration and social difficulties related to autism: A mutation in the neuroligin-3 gene reduces the effect ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COVID-19: lessons to learn about the first 4.0 pandemic

Although the SARS-CoV-2 outbreak emerged suddenly in the popular market of exotic and wild animals in Wuhan in December 2019, phylogenetic studies show that coronavirus was already present in latency phase in October in the ...

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