Spring science news top 10: The cause of MS, dogs and the brain of a dying person were the most interesting


1. The distemper virus probably triggers MS

According to new research, the Epstein–Barr virus appears to be the cause of MS.

2. The owner’s inexperience increases the dog’s compulsions

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Smooth-coated collies, miniature schnauzers and lagotto romagnolos suffer the least from compulsive symptoms.

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3. The dying brain seems to remember

The EEG shows similar waves as when dreaming or remembering.

4. New equipment cuts the brain without opening the skull

The invention can revolutionize the treatment of many neurological diseases.

5. The psychedelic of magic mushrooms protects against drug addiction

People who used psilocybin did not develop opioid addiction as often as people who had never used it.

6. The human family tree goes back 1.5 million years

The largest data collected so far covers approximately 70,000 generations and 231 million ancestral lineages.

7. The world’s oldest pants were made like jeans

The pants are more than 3,000 years old.

8. Incel subculture thrives in male-dominated neighborhoods

The local gender distribution affects the possibilities of young men to form relationships with women.

9. The woman’s skin cells were rejuvenated for more than 30 years

The skin cell started to produce the collagen of the young cell when it was returned to its original state.

10. Microplastics were found in human blood for the first time

Half of the samples contained plastic from drinking bottles.


Source: Tiede by www.tiede.fi.

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