Seven Days in Life

03 – 09 September 2018


proProbiotics labelled 'quite useless'
A group of scientists claim foods that are packed with good bacteria – called probiotics – are almost useless. Find source



mdpi-pub-logoOpen-access journal editors resign after alleged pressure to publish mediocre papers
All 10 senior editors of the journal Nutrients resigned last month, alleging that the publisher pressured them to accept manuscripts of mediocre quality. Find source



building brainBuilding a better brain-in-a-dish, faster and cheaper
Researchers report on the development of a new protocol for creating human cortical organoids — mini-brains derived directly from primary cells that can be used to better explore and understand the real thing. Find source

superbugSuperbug discovery renews hope for antibiotic treatment
Bacteria that were thought to be resistant to a powerful antibiotic may be susceptible to treatment after all, research has found. Find source

runningHow does exercise keep your brain young?
Exercise may protect the brain from disease and dementia as we age, but the mechanisms behind its benefits are still murky.  Find source


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