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Brainstem Pathway Modulates Pain in Placebo Effect

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It’s not all in your head, but your expectations can sway your perception of pain intensity. Information about expectations—the driver of the placebo effect—travels from the cortex to groups of cells in the brainstem, which then modulate pain signals in the spinal cord, according to new research published in JNeurosci. 

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More Strategic COVID-19 Testing Could Prevent Distancing and Shutdowns

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Strategically increasing testing capacity, either by making diagnostic tests faster or more available, can reduce reliance on costly preventative interventions, such as distancing and shutdowns, according to a team of researchers led by Penn State. The team designed its mathematical model to support government and public health officials in implementing testing and isolation programs to control the spread of SARS-CoV-2 while reducing reliance on socially and economically costly interventions.

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New Simulation Model Helps With COVID-19 Planning in World’s Largest Refugee Settlement

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Academics and data scientists from Durham University and UN Global Pulse (UNGP) have developed an agent-based model to simulate the spread of COVID-19 in the Cox’s Bazar refugee settlement in Bangladesh.

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Canara Bank Q2 Net Triples to Rs 1,333 Cr on Surge in Non-interest Income

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NII shrinks 0.5% to Rs 6,273 cr; asset quality profile is broadly stable

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