June 21, 2024
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Why do we have hiccups? Causes and how to stop them.

Hiccups occur when the diaphragm begins to spasm. No one really knows why they occur, but it is believed that they occur when the diaphragm becomes irritated or stimulated. The diaphragm is a thin layer of muscle that separates the chest cavity from the abdomen. When it has spasms and tension, it makes you breathe

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Role of immune cells in the development of skin and mucosal vaccines

Countless new infections occur around the world every day, and a significant portion of sexually active people are likely to contract a sexually transmitted infection before the age of 25. Viral infections such as Zika, dengue, mpox, herpes simplex virus (HSV) and human immunodeficiency. The virus (HIV) usually enters the body through the skin and

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10 Hands-on Activities with Soccer Stems for Kids

Euro 2024 is about to begin, which seems like a good time to share some football-themed science experiments and STEM Sports Challenges. These ten practices soccer STEM activities will keep kids interested and learning as they explore the science behind the game. They are perfect for a week of school sports or for science fun

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Led by UMass Amherst, new research finds non-native animals and plants that expand their range 100 times faster than native species – Air Quality Matters

“There is essentially no chance for native species to keep up with climate change without human help.” (Bethany Bradley, professor of Environmental Conservation at UMass Amherst) An international team of scientists recently found that non-native species are expanding their ranges many orders of magnitude faster than native ones, largely due to unintentional human help. Even

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Sendai virus brings precision to pancreatic cancer gene delivery

The fight against pancreatic cancer remains an enormous challenge due to the complex and varied nature of the disease. Scientists have been looking for better ways to deliver therapeutic genes into cancer cells effectively. One promising approach involves using viruses to transport these genes into cells. However, it has been difficult to find the right

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20 Fun Spring Science Experiments for Kids

We're so excited to share some great spring science experiments for kids today. As always, you don't need any special equipment, just things you already have at home or that you can buy easily and cheaply in a supermarket. Spring is the perfect time of year to get out into the garden and learn about

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Magnets and children: a danger when playing becomes serious

Ingestion of foreign objects is a relatively common cause of abdominal pain in children, but ingestion of multiple magnets presents a unique and serious health risk. Imagine a seemingly innocent moment of play that turns into a medical emergency. This was the reality of a young woman from Brazil who swallowed seven small magnetic balls,

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Scientific experiment to inflate a balloon with hot air

As simple as that scientific experimentDemonstration and demonstration are a great way to show children what happens to gases when they are heated. The air around us is an example of a gas. Gas particles can move freely in any direction. Gases do not have a fixed shape but rather fill the space they have.

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Polycystic ovary syndrome and daily life: lessons from the pandemic

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a multifaceted condition that affects approximately one in ten people who menstruate. Known for its complex impact on reproductive, metabolic and mental health, the daily experiences of those living with PCOS remain unexplored. A recent study led by Professor Jerilynn Prior and her team, including master's candidate Kaitlin Nelson, Dr.

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How to waterproof a soccer boot Scientific research

This simple soccer-themed science activity is similar to my raincoat a boot investigation. The idea is to test various materials to determine which are waterproof and which are not. It's a lovely visual way to learn how different materials have different properties. I wrote this activity to coincide with Euro 2024, but it also relates

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