Pharmacology - Oct 28
A considerable fraction of the population is reluctant to get vaccinated against COVID-19. French scientists have designed a chatbot that offers personalised responses to questions posed by the curious or hesitant-and have demonstrated its effectiveness. What if a few minutes of interaction with a chatbot could effectively address vaccine concerns? In an article published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied (28 October 2021), researchers from the CNRS, INSERM, and ENS-PSL show that such an interface is indeed capable of swaying the vaccine-hesitant.
Health - Oct 21

Skin fibrosis impairs skin tissue function, and has a strong aesthetic impact. French researchers have now shown that applying an electric field to the skin could cure skin fibrosis by reducing overly high collagen levels.

Health - Oct 20

Drug addiction is a psychiatric disorder for which no pharmacological treatment with long-term efficacy currently exists.

Life Sciences - Oct 20
Life Sciences

The modern horse was domesticated around 2200 years BCE in the northern Caucasus. In the centuries that followed it spread throughout Asia and Europe.

Environment - Oct 13

Whether Venus, one of the Solar System's four terrestrial planets, ever had oceans remains an unsolved puzzle.

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