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Paroxetine to reverse heart failure after heart attack

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A common antidepressant may reverse heart failure after a myocardial infarction (heart attack) Scientists claim. Paroxetine is an antidepressant that has been prescribed since 1991 in the UK and is classified as a Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor or SSRI. SSRIs, amongst other types of antidepressants, are used to treat clinical … Read More

How does aircraft noise affect our taste perception?

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If you have been on an airplane before and ate food on board, or heard stories of airplane food from friends and family; a common theme seems to be that people complain that the food served on airplanes is tasteless or bad. The question as to why airplane food tastes … Read More

What it’s like to be a woman in Science

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Looking back on my education pre-university, I have always enjoyed studying science, even as a female. When I applied to university I had a difficult choice to make. Should I study a science such as Chemistry or choose a language based subject? In the end, I picked Linguistics, which is … Read More

Total Recall – The Science behind Genetic Memory

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Have you ever known something without having a clue why? Well, memories, experiences and knowledge that we have never experienced or learnt ourselves can be inherited from our ancestors. This occurs through genetic or ancestral memory; memory which is passed down from preceding generations by DNA and has been linked … Read More

Is language programmed into our genes?

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Language is a cognitive skill that seems to be unique to humans. There have been multiple debates on whether language has a genetic component to it and whether we are conditioned by the environment to acquire language. In linguistics (the scientific study of language), Noam Chomsky, a well-known linguist, is … Read More