COVID-19 treatment using magnetic hyperthermia

Although it is not widely available, magnetic hyperthermia is a good approach to be used in elevating the tissue temperature, especially in cancer treatment (Giustini et al., 2010). Magnetic nanoparticles (MNP's) can be manipulated by applying a... continue reading

Stem Cell Based Approach for Control of Invasive Fish Species

Germ cell (GC) transplantation (GCT) is widely used for generating surrogate gametes from commercially important fishes that are difficult to breed in confinement and propagation of endangered populations. Here is an innovative application of GCT... continue reading

Withdrawal Confounding in Studies of The Pharmacological Management of Substance Use Disorders

Recently, there has been greater emphasis on the management of “addiction” and substance use disorders with pharmacological treatments. For example, Medication-Assisted Treatments (MAT), such as methadone and buprenorphine for opioid dependence... continue reading

The biopsychosocial approach and its application to sports injuries and athlete management

The biopsychosocial approach is well-defined and widely known amongst health care providers, but often unclear when it comes to its application to sports injuries and athlete management. For example, a runner who experiences knee pain of gradual... continue reading

COVID-19: Merging Twitter with the Journal of Brief Ideas to improve knowledge production in emergencies

There are a lot of great ideas poured in Twitter on several topics and COVID19. Its time to published them also in the Journal of Brief Ideas . The advantages are that is fully machine quotable, instant publication,... continue reading

Vein Dynamics to predict the immune response and susceptibility to disorders

The immune system acts as a protective framework against the pathogenic microbes. Understanding the immune system can give us insights of how vulnerable someone is to foreign invaders. Amidst the recent events such as virus outbreaks it becomes... continue reading

Tuesday/Thursday shutdowns as a reduced economic impact alternative for epidemic control

Total isolation and quarantine are being deployed in citiesaffected by the COVID-19 infection. These measures, while effective, have devastating socio-economic consequences. An alternative method which could achieve a major reduction in the... continue reading

Cups And Rings Stones: Representations Of Clan Structure

Fertility was so valued by the first farmers that a seed became the symbol for a human life. Neolithic Britons may have believed life's purpose was connected to proliferation, both here and beyond, in the stars.

The symbols on the Cups and Ring... continue reading

The role of mineral depletion on insect depopulation

It has been established that the mineral content, particularly of trace minerals, in modern food crops is considerably lower than in their natural forms, a phenomenon that arises as a result of a number of causes. Intense fertilization methods,... continue reading

Motion illusions arise from light source ambiguity

Motion illusions such as the rotating snakes illusion or the rotating cube illusion remain unexplained. Recently, [Watanabe et... continue reading


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