In yesterday’s article about different types of quests, I defined side quests like this: A side quest is an optional side project that doesn’t directly support your main quest, but completing a side quest could make it a little easier to tackle your main quest or a subquest, such as by building up your skills or gaining additional resources.In a game a side quest may involve doing a favor for a townsperson to earn some extra gold, weapons, or items, none of which you actually need to complete the main quest. I want to delve into the value of side quests a bit more here. A side quest fits somewhere between a subquest and a minigame. A side quest doesn’t fit your main purpose like a subquest does, so side quests usually do feel like they’re off to the side of the main thread of your life or work. But they also feel a little more important and less trivial than minigames. A good side quest can still provide meaning and value, but it may not support your biggest goals in life. However, it’s common for a side quest to eventually become part of your main quest or evolve into a new main quest. In 1999 while I was busy running my computer games business, I wrote an article and got it published in a trade association newsletter. I’d call this a side quest – an interesting mode of expression to explore on the side. I wrote the article for other software developers, not to attract more game customers. Over the following 5 years...
Authors: Messaadi N, Bayen S, Beghin L, Lefebvre JM, Colleau S, Deken V, Cottencin O, Quersin F, Descamps A, Vanhelst J Abstract BACKGROUND: Screen media usage has become increasingly commonplace in daily life with children initiating themselves to screen media at an early age. Given the high prevalence of screen viewing among children worldwide, its impact on children's health has become a cause for concern. Unfortunately, little information on the independent association between sleep habits and screen time in French children is currently available. The main aim of this study was to assess possible...
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Conclusions: EVs from buffaloes infected with Theileria spp. were successfully isolated and characterized. This is an advance in the knowledge of host-parasite relationship that contributes to the understanding of host immune response and theileriosis evasion mechanisms. These findings may pave the way for searching new EVs candidate-markers for a better production of safe biological products derived from buffaloes.
Conclusions: JZTX-X selectively suppresses Kv4.2 and Kv4.3 potassium channe l activity in a concentration- and voltage-dependent manner and causes long-lasting mechanical hyperalgesia.
Conclusion: Our results suggest a different biochemical composition of S. polymorpha venom, based on the different effects of four venom fractions on the cells tested, according to statistical evidence. Fractions F6 and F7 caused the most important alterations.
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