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New gene therapy gives hope to people born with inherited eye disorder

We are now on the cusp of being able to offer hope to the thousands of patients who suffer from inherited retinal degeneration.

New research shows explaining things to ‘normal’ people can help scientists be better at their jobs

Science communication could have a huge impact on learning, research, and democracy. But to make use of this power, scientists need to “zoom out” and connect their research to the world outside.

Scientists are making smoothies with potato milk

A Swedish food scientist has made a milk substitute out of potatoes. This is said to be more neutral in taste than soya or oat milk.

New treatment for irritable bowel syndrome?

A new study might bring hope of treatment for persons plagued by irritable bowel syndrome.

Breastfeeding does not prevent asthma and allergies

A Swedish study shows that breastfeeding does not lower the risk of allergies, hay fever and asthma.

Traumatic childhood experiences pass down to next generation

Thousands of Finnish refugee children were evacuated to foster homes in Sweden during WWII. Many of their descendants continue to struggle psychologically with the trauma that caused.

If it sounds and smells good, it helps us buy

Customers lingered longer and bought more based on the atmosphere in the store.

Communities recover quickly from terrorist attacks

Terror attacks can initially cause more ethnic segregation. But things return to normal after three years.

Rising number of Swedish women suffer recurrent miscarriages

A new Swedish study indicates that a rising number of women have experienced three or more miscarriages in a row. The medical researchers are uncertain as to the cause.

Those who feel their own heartbeats are more generous

A new study shows an association between kind-heartedness and detecting one’s own heartbeats.