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Creativity and Depression

Is there a link between them? by Douglas McBride   There has long been a link between creativity and depression. Pain and sorrow seem to be an inexhaustible source of inspiration for poetry, love songs and novels. Famous artists such as Vincent van Gogh, Kurt Cobain and, recently, Robin Williams all suffered from depression and ultimately chose to take their ...

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The Fighter – An Inspiring Interview with Nadja Casadei

“What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.” by Filippa Grönqvist and Vera Berg / Photos by Martin Kjellberg The athlete that added another category of sports to her seven. By winning the fight against cancer she once again proved to herself and the world what one can accomplish with a determined mind-set. Eight months have passed since her last treatment ...

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In vitro meat: from science fiction to the future of food

Medicor talks to the creator of the world’s most expensive hamburger about the technology and ethics behind lab-grown meat. by Iskra Pollak Dorocic   Would you eat a hamburger that was grown from stem cells in a lab? Does it sound appetizing in any way? Chances are you would say no.  I thought so too until I spoke to Mark ...

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Navigating the complexities of the brain

Interview with Edvard Moser – the 2014 Nobel Prize winner in Physiology or Medicine Story: Iskra Pollak Dorocic   /  Infographics: Jakub Lewicki As Edvard Moser stepped off the plane from Trondheim – blissfully unaware that the 150 emails and 75 text messages on his phone were a sign that this day would be like no other – he was ...

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Nov2k 2014 – On Science Fiction

From Science Fiction to Science Faction; an inspiring symposium to unravel the mysteries by Jessica De Loma Olson   Human beings have a natural tendency to be creative, to explore their own imagination and to create universes that are far from reality. Superheroes with unimaginable powers, alternative universes where anything is possible and incredible robots that overcome humans, are only ...

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Unraveling the 5:2 diet

An interview with professor Kerstin Brismar by Kim Franson Have you heard of the 5:2 diet? You’d probably answer “yes”, right? The 5:2 diet is the latest and most popular method of losing weight and has been the talk of the town for about two years now. Eat just five hundred kcal per day for two days a week and ...

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Health innovation on the right track

How a group of young people are addressing challenges in healthcare by Jens Magnusson This summer, 16 talented young people from Sweden, the Netherlands and the UK gathered in Stockholm for a few intensive days. Their goal: to create innovative solutions to healthcare challenges – in 99 hours. They had arrived with the Think Train, a “high-speed, problem-solving think tank” ...

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Health Care and Refugees

An issue of rights and responsive policies by James Salisi   “Working with refugees changes your perspective about the challenges of health care and the priorities related to health policies,” said Jad Shedrawy, a first year student in the Master’s Programme in Public Health at Karolinska Institutet (KI). Before starting his studies at KI, Shedrawy worked as a field officer ...

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Shortening Telomeres Gracefully

Interview with Elizabeth Blackburn – Professor of Biology and Physiology and a Nobel laureate by Halima Hassan   The Nobel Week Dialogue is an annual event that takes place in Stockholm where previous Nobel laureates are invited to discuss a particular theme. This year’s event was focusing on aging and attendees included Professor Elizabeth Blackburn. Blackburn won the 2009 Nobel ...

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Tricking Our Sense of Taste

Can our taste buds give us clues for new medical treatments? by Jessica De Loma Olson   Of our five common senses, we might think taste is at the bottom of our list when considering their relative importance. If we had to lose a sense, almost no one would think twice about discarding our sense of taste. However, the relevance ...

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