Bipolar disorder (BD), characterized by mood swings between positive manic/hypomanic and negative/depressive states, is a common psychiatric disorder with a lifetime prevalence of ~1%. Although epidemiological studies indicate that genetic components contribute to BD development, several genome-wide association studies (GWASs) identified limited number of susceptibility (risk) genes for BD, most of which are yet unidentified.
A recent review of studies of submarine canyons has identified that they are at risk from human activities, and require better protection.
The review was published in the journal Frontiers in Marine Science by a team of scientists that are part of the International Network for submarine Canyon Investigation and Scientific Exchange (INCISE). INCISE is an initiative that aims to bring together scientists working on all aspects of submarine canyon research, and to stimulate discussions across disciplines.
La FAO chiede sostegno urgente per i pastori delle regioni meridionali che devono fare i conti con la mancanza di piogge, dopo un disastroso El Niño
‘Cacciatori’ di onde estreme scoprono che sono più frequenti di quanto si ritenesse finora. Dallo studio di Ca’ Foscari e Ismar-Cnr, pubblicato su Journal of Physical Oceanography, sono nati un progetto e un brevetto per misurarle da navi e piattaforme