As mentioned in articles in NPBR.1. and JBI.2., the crucial stage in MAOI and St John' s Wort OCD cures I have repeatedly found to be strong TRPA1 receptor activation by radicals, resulting in gut serotonin and CCK release. Matsuo et al.3. have... continue reading

Neutrophils reduction by inducing autophagy may improve cancer treatment?

Neutrophils are the key players of innate immune system that is well known to us. The information’s, which excite the new age researchers, is that the neutrophils may also be key players in cancer initiation and progression by several aspects. A... continue reading

Carnot temperature and microwave cooking

Industrial chemical reactors are commonly understood as analogous to heat engines; chemical processes frequently require both heat (increase in energy) and work (decrease in entropy) to operate. Just like in a heat engine, work can be supplied... continue reading

Clarifying Heraclitus' criticism of polymathy as a bad craft

In fragment XXV (Khan, 1979), Heraclitus writes that polymathy is bad craft (kakotechnie). However, in that extract he is referring to the “pilling up” of learnings without the application of rigor and without good guiding principles.
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Benefits of publishing power analysis reports

I propose that a lack of opportunities for publishing "power analysis reports" may be a gap worth addressing in scientific publishing. Scientific journals offering a "power analysis report" article type could have a number of benefits:

1 - It... continue reading

Exhaled Nitric Oxide test for COVID-19 severity screening

Exhaled Nitric Oxide (FeNO) testing is a widely-used diagnostic tool in the treatment of asthma, where it is used to estimate the extent of inflammation in the airways. Airway inflammation also plays a significant role in the disease progression... continue reading

Measuring economic parameters of games

Players need to recognize and follow each game’s rules in order to participate ([Squire,... continue reading

Applying Machine Learning to Detect Code Quality Issues

Detecting the potential problems in the code before the product is released can prevent the problems in production and lower the cost of the system operation. The automated code review tools are relying on detecting code patterns that are know to... continue reading

A set of SNPs and Indels in the psilocybin biosynthetic pathway cluster: candidates markers for chemotypic expression in two species of Psilocybe mushrooms

Renewed interested in the application of psychotropic compounds to mental health and societal issues has let to the revival of psychedelic research. While groups are racing to patent composition or... continue reading

Home Hospital: A Radical New Platform for Healthcare

The concept of the "home hospital" is a proposed radically new platform for healthcare which will drastically cut the cost of medical treatment. Sick patients who would otherwise be required to stay in hospital wards or cabins are kept at home.... continue reading


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