EXPERIMENTAL CHEWING GUM THAT TRAPS VIRUS PARTICLES COULD HELP FIGHT COVID-19

03 DEC 2021 An experimental chewing gum could reduce the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, according to a recent study published in the journal Molecular Therapy. You might already have noticed headlines calling the findings “fresh hope” in our fight against COVID-19. But how excited should we be? And would this gum work against omicron, the newest …

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WHY SOME PEOPLE FIND IT HARDER TO BE HAPPY, ACCORDING TO SCIENCE

02 DEC 2021 The self-help industry is booming, fueled by research on positive psychology – the scientific study of what makes people flourish. At the same time, the rates of anxiety, depression and self-harm continue to soar worldwide. So are we doomed to be unhappy, despite these advances in psychology? According to an influential article published in Review of General …

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IMO MEPC77: NOT ENTERING THE HARBOR JUST YET

30 NOV 2021 The International Maritime Organization (IMO)’s MEPC77 meetings have ended; though the dialogue had its moments, there were no dramatic pronouncements coming out of this week’s meetings. The virtual format (even for delegates physically at IMO headquarters), where discussion is restricted to three hours daily (sometimes a bit …

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