The Abstract – September 2020

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These are third party articles about science that we find interesting but have no relationship to
Elysium or any of our products. Elysium’s products are not intended to screen, diagnose, treat,
cure, or prevent any disease.

The most googled neuroscience questions. If you’re fascinated by the brain, the best 15 minutes you can spend is watching actress and neuroscientist Mayim Bialik answer 50 of the most googled questions about neuroscience. (Wired)

4,000-year-old bread, anyone? An amateur Egyptologist (who also created the XBox) extracted yeast from a loaf of bread baked around 2000 B.C. in Thebes. Now, he’s partnered with an archaeologist to use that yeast to bake bread in California. (The Atlantic)
Reading fiction boosts empathy. Read any good books lately? Researchers at the University of Toronto and elsewhere say that reading novels helps us step outside of our own experience and understand other people, increasing our capacity for empathy. (Discover)
Are mental disorders actually disorders? A new paper from Washington State University suggested that scientists may want to think about disorders like anxiety and depression as responses to adversity rather than chemical imbalances. (Forbes)
Kindness boosts your health. We all know helping others is objectively good, but it turns out it has tangible benefits for us, too. A new study shed light on the topic, including the finding that random acts of kindness — “such as helping an older neighbor carry groceries” — is associated with overall well-being. (Science Daily)
Substances that may help protect cells against free radicals. Antioxidants include vitamins C and E, as well as flavonoids, tannins, phenols, and lignans — found in plant-based foods like fruits and vegetables.
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