Encouraging two-handed pointing to allow pain patients to better identify the site of their pain including the dimension of depth

Effective pain management interventions rely on accurate pain assessment, hampered by the subjective nature of the experience of pain and by inefficient communication between patients and healthcare practitioners. Many aspects of pain assessment... continue reading

Institutional Assimilation

The role of social media companies in content moderation takes center stage in the Section 230 debate. Many conservatives believe that firms like Facebook are mimicking state authority by censoring speech (Frederick,2023).

What if there is... continue reading

Role of vB_EfaH_163 in controlling the population of E. faecium in the gut microbiome

Enterococcus faecium (EF) is a commensal bacterium living in the human gut. In most cases, it's part of a harmless microbial community. However, EF may become an opportunistic pathogen in cases of a weak immune system and high use of antibiotics,... continue reading

On the number of person and number categories in Mordvinic

In the finite-state description of Erzya and Moksha, four different types of person and number are attested. Personal and emphatic pronouns are tagged (Sg1, Sg2, Sg3, Pl1, Pl2, Pl3). Possessor indexing is indicated with ‹Px›: PxSg1, PxSg2,...... continue reading

George Spratt's Obstetric Tables on Medical Pedagogy and Professionalization

The Obstetric Tables created by George Spratt (ca. 1784-1840), also known as "Spratt's Flaps," reintroduced the use of layered paper as a tool in obstetrics after it had fallen out of service since the publication of Vesalius' book in the 16th... continue reading

Protective function of allergies against cancer proliferation within coastal communities.

Allergies have surged in coastal communities, prompting inquiry into adult-onset allergies like IgE
hypersensitivity to common foods rich in tropomyosins. Communities in Nagoya, Japan experience some of the highest shellfish allergy prevalence,... continue reading

A win-win strategy: wake plantations up

Natural forest plays a crucial role in global forest restoration and is even proved to be 40 times better than plantation at carbon storage (see S. L. Lewis et al. Nature 568, 25–28; 2019), but long-term natural regeneration will decrease small... continue reading

Building Climate Resilience in Southeast Asia with Digital Technologies

Southeast Asia is highly vulnerable to climate change due to its extensive coastlines and dense population. Building and strengthening climate resilience is crucial in this region. However, despite the recognition of the need for climate-resilient... continue reading

Emotive signaling as a possible adaptive advantage of light-coloured eyes

Blue eyes, and light-coloured eyes in general, are a comparatively unusual feature found in around 8% of the population, but are widely distributed globally and have risen in prevalence over time. The tenets of evolutionary biology posit that in... continue reading

Particle size: the missing link in food regulation and nutritional labeling to combat obesity and metabolic disorders.

Consumption of highly processed foods is strongly correlated with a multitude of negative health outcomes and has been identified as a driver in obesity epidemics worldwide. The precise mechanisms for this phenomenon are not well understood, but... continue reading


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