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Turmeric compound could kill certain coronaviruses

Turmeric compound could kill certain coronaviruses

Aficionados of Indian food already know about the medicinal properties of turmeric. Now researchers have found that a natural compound found in this commonly used spice could help eliminate certain viruses. This compound in turmeric, called “curcumin”, can prevent Transmissible gastroenteritis virus (TGEV) — an alpha-group coronavirus that infects pigs — from infecting cells, said … Read more

A case for mainstreaming social and emotional learning

A case for mainstreaming social and emotional learning

Highlighting the need to mainstream Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) within education systems, a new report launched on Nelson Mandela Day on Saturday, reviews the latest research on SEL, its impact on student health and school climate, and its transformative role in building happier classrooms. Launched online by the UNESCO Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education … Read more

Musk hiring engineers to build brain interfaces at Neuralink

Tesla CEO Elon Musk is hiring engineers for his brain-machine interface company called Neuralink, saying no prior neuroscience background is required. “This is primarily an electrical/electronic (chip design)/mechanical/software engineering problem for the Link itself & the surgical robot,” he said in a series of tweets. “If you’ve solved hard problems with phones / wearables (sealing, … Read more