Europe tests gateway for tracing apps to work across borders

Six European Union countries and the bloc’s executive Commission have begun testing a virtual “gateway” to ensure national coronavirus tracing apps can work across borders. The trial starting Monday will allow national computer systems that run tracing apps in the Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Ireland, Italy and Latvia to communicate with each other via a […]

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TRESK regulates brain to track time using sunlight as its cue

Research from the University of Kent has found that TRESK, a calcium regulated two-pore potassium channel, regulates the brain’s central circadian clock to differentiate behavior between day and night. It was previously understood that the brain’s circadian clock, otherwise known as the suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN), depends on multiple mechanisms to ensure rhythmic electrical activity that […]

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As domestic violence spikes, many victims and their children have nowhere to live

“Many survivors exiting domestic violence shelters are reporting difficulties in accessing resources within the community. Survivors in our study voiced concerns regarding access to food and transportation and securing safe housing, employment and affordable child care,” said lead investigator Amanda M. Stylianou, a director at Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care. The researchers conducted three interviews […]

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Improved early psychosis detection system may halve risk in young people

Doctors have developed a new data mining method to detect many young people with emerging psychosis. The new methods, based on advanced data mining to pick up early risk sign from schools, hospitals, and general doctors, will be presented at the ECNP virtual congress, and is in press with a peer-reviewed journal Schizophrenia Bulletin. Psychosis […]

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Baby heartbeat reveals the stress of having a depressed or anxious mother

Scientists have shown that the babies of mothers dealing with anxiety or depression exhibit physiologically stronger signs of stress than babies of healthy mothers, when given a standard stress test. These babies show a significantly increased heart rate, which researchers fear may lead to imprinted emotional stresses as the child grows up. The interaction of […]

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