This week on LSCDS #ScienceNews and #Innovation:

A new behavioral study has revealed that tools use efficiency and syntactic ability, both rely on the same neurological resources. Learning to use a novel tool improves language performance, supports coevolution of tool use and language.

Among the SARS-CoV-2 studies, by analyzing health-care workers’ blood collected in the first weeks of the pandemic, scientists found that memory T cells clear SARS-CoV-2 infection fast without producing antibodies in some workers. However, there is no definitive evidence that these workers indeed had SARS-CoV-2 particles in their bodies!

And finally, the largest psilocybin phase IIb trial found this psychedelic can treat severe treatment-resistant depression!

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(Image Credit: RICHARD VOGEL/AP)