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Frank JW Electromagnetic fields, 5G and health: what about the precautionary principle? J Epidemiol Community Health, Published Online First: 19 January 2021. doi: 10.1136/jech-2019-213595 Essay Abstract New fifth generation (5G) telecommunications systems, now being rolled out globally, have become the subject of a fierce controversy. Some health protection agencies and their scientific advisory committees have concluded that there is no...
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Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) remains the cornerstone therapy in the management of malignant ventricular arrythmia’s for patients with high risk cardiac conditions. An ICD system contains a battery, capacitors, sensing/ pacing circuit together with an intra-or extra-cardiac lead. All ICD’s have an in-built switch (Reed switch, Hall-effect sensors, Giant magneto sensitive resistors or coils) which...
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Bishehsari, F., Voigt, R.M. & Keshavarzian, A. Circadian rhythms and the gut microbiota: from the metabolic syndrome to cancer. Nat Rev Endocrinol 16, 731–739 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41574-020-00427-4 Abstract The metabolic syndrome is prevalent in developed nations and accounts for the largest burden of non-communicable diseases worldwide. The metabolic syndrome has direct effects on health and increases the risk of...
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University of Minnesota CIDRAP Centre for Infectious Disease Research and Policy Source: https://www.cidrap.umn.edu/news-perspective/2021/01/vision-problems-arise-young-school-kids-covid-19-quarantine Mary Van Beusekom | News Writer | CIDRAP News  | Jan 14, 2021 The prevalence of near-sightedness, or myopia, increased 1.4 to 3 times in Chinese children aged 6 to 8 years during COVID-19 quarantine, according to a study today in JAMA Ophthalmology. Led by researchers at Tianjin...
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07/01/2021 The RWTH Profile Area Information & Communication Technologies is conducting research on how to best estimate the immissions caused by new mobile radio technologies. The project is one of the topics covered in the next issue of the University’s research magazine RWTH THEMEN, published this winter semester. Mobile Internet usage has been a part...
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A genome-wide microRNA screen identifies the microRNA-183/96/182 cluster as a modulator of circadian rhythms. Lili Zhou, Caitlyn Miller, Loren J. Miraglia, Angelica Romero, Ludovic S. Mure, Satchidananda Panda, Steve A. Kay Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Jan 2021, 118 (1) e2020454118; DOI: 10.1073/pnas.2020454118 Significance Although miRNAs are emerging as important regulators of diverse physiological and pathological processes, our knowledge of their potential role in regulation of circadian rhythms is still limited. We...
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Murgatroyd, M, Bouten, W, Amar, A. A predictive model for improving placement of wind turbines to minimise collision risk potential for a large soaring raptor. J Appl Ecol. 2020; 00: 1– 12. https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2664.13799 Win-win for wind energy and eagles 06 January 2021 By BES Press Office Researchers create new tool that allows wind turbine developers to minimise risk of collisions with eagles. The findings...
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ScienceDaily, 5 January 2021. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/01/210105104832.htm First direct observation of magnetic field affecting autofluorescence of flavins in living cells. Summary: New research shows how X-Men villain Magneto’s super powers could really work. Researchers have made the first observations of biological magnetoreception – live, unaltered cells responding to a magnetic field in real time. This discovery is...
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Zeng X, Xu C, Xu X, Zhang Y, Huang Y, Huo X. Elevated lead levels in relation to low serum neuropeptide Y and adverse behavioral effects in preschool children with e-waste exposure. Chemosphere. 2020 Dec 21;269:129380. doi: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2020.129380. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33383249. Abstract As a neurotoxicant, lead (Pb) primarily affects central nervous system,...
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Nejatifard M, Asefi S, Jamali R, Hamblin MR, Fekrazad R. Probable positive effects of the photobiomodulation as an adjunctive treatment in COVID-19: A systematic review. Cytokine. 2021 Jan;137:155312. doi: 10.1016/j.cyto.2020.155312. Epub 2020 Oct 12. PMID: 33128927; PMCID: PMC7550078. Abstract Background: COVID-19, as a newly-emerged viral infection has now spread all over the world after originating in...
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