SCIENTISTS LEARN HOW COMMON VIRUS REACTIVATES AFTER TRANSPLANTATION

A new study challenges long-held theories of why a common virus - cytomegalovirus, or CMV - can reactivate and become a life-threatening...

SPECIFIC COGNITIVE DEFICITS IN INDIVIDUALS WITH SPINAL CORD INJURY

A multidisciplinary team of researchers has identified specific cognitive deficits in individuals with spinal cord injury. Their findings...

 
 
 

ENHANCED NMR REVEALS CHEMICAL STRUCTURES IN A FRACTION OF THE TIME

Researchers have developed a way to dramatically enhance the sensitivity of nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy , a technique used...

BIOETHICISTS CALL FOR OVERSIGHT OF CONSUMER 'NEUROTECHNOLOGIES' WITH UNPROVEN BENEFITS

The marketing of consumer 'neurotechnologies' can be enticing: apps that diagnose a mental state, and brain devices that improve cognition...

 
 
 

SALAD, SODA AND SOCIOECONOMIC STATUS: MAPPING A SOCIAL DETERMINANT OF HEALTH IN SEATTLE

Seattle residents who live in waterfront neighborhoods tend to have healthier diets compared to those who live along Interstate-5 and...

POTENTIAL BIOTECH AND HEALTH APPLICATIONS WITH NEW KNOWLEDGE ON BACTERIA AND VIRUSES

New research to better understand how bacteria and their viruses interact and evolve will enable future studies to exploit the use...

 
 
 

NEW THERAPEUTIC AVENUE IN THE FIGHT AGAINST CHRONIC LIVER DISEASE

A recent study, affiliated with South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology has introduced a novel targeted drug...

HAND-KNITTED MOLECULES

Molecules are usually formed in reaction vessels or laboratory flasks. An Empa research team has now succeeded in producing molecules...

 
 
 

EXPOSURE TO CHEMICALS DURING PREGNANCY IS NOT ASSOCIATED WITH AN INCREASE IN BLOOD PRESSURE

Exposure to certain chemicals such as phthalates, parabens or Bisphenol A could be associated with a decrease in blood pressure during...

SHORT BOUTS OF STAIRCLIMBING THROUGHOUT THE DAY CAN BOOST HEALTH

It just got harder to avoid exercise. A few minutes of stair climbing, at short intervals throughout the day, can improve cardiovascular...

 
 
 

HOW MUSICIANS COMMUNICATE NON-VERBALLY DURING PERFORMANCE

Scientists have discovered a new technique to examine how musicians intuitively coordinate with one another during a performance, silently...

KILLER BLOWS? KNOCKOUT STUDY OF PAIR OF MOUSE MICRORNA PROVIDES CANCER INSIGHT

Researchers used knockout mouse models created by gene editing to reveal that the miRNA miR-146b, like miR-146a, is involved in the...

 
 
 

POOR SLEEP AND HEART-RELATED DEATH

Elderly men who experience extended episodes of interrupted breathing while asleep have a high risk of heart problems. Research shows...

FIGHTING DEADLY DRUG RESISTANT BACTERIA IN INTESTINES WITH NEW ANTIBIOTIC

Clostridium difficile infection is a potentially deadly infection in the large intestine most common in people who need to take antibiotics...

 
 
 

SYNAPTIC LOGIC FOR CONNECTIONS BETWEEN TWO BRAIN HEMISPHERES

Researchers have developed a new combination of technologies that allows them to identify the functional properties of individual synapses...

'HAPPINESS' EXERCISES CAN BOOST MOOD IN THOSE RECOVERING FROM SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER

Brief, text-based, self-administered exercises can significantly increase in-the-moment happiness for adults recovering from substance...

 
 
 

PLACENTAS ADAPT WHEN MOTHERS HAVE POOR DIETS OR LOW OXYGEN DURING PREGNANCY

Researchers have discovered the placenta regulates how much oxygen and nutrients it transports to babies during challenging pregnancies...

AIR POLLUTION INCREASES ER VISITS FOR BREATHING PROBLEMS

As levels of ozone and fine particulate pollution rise, more patients end up in the ER with breathing problems, according to the largest...

 
 
 

DOES BEING BILINGUAL MAKE CHILDREN MORE FOCUSED? STUDY SAYS NO

Bilingual children do not have more advantages than monolingual children when it comes to executive function, which includes remembering...

FRAILTY COULD MAKE PEOPLE MORE SUSCEPTIBLE TO DEMENTIA

New research suggests that frailty makes older adults more susceptible to Alzheimer's dementia, and moderates the effects of dementia-related...

 
 
 



Day 100: Turn The Page

Day 100: Turn The Page

Hi friends - I'm officially on Day 100 of my 100 Day Project of posting a blog every single day. It feels kind of surreal that it's actually Day 100, and it's really crazy to... Read more ...

Can Negative Ions Improve Your Mood?

Can Negative Ions Improve Your Mood?

Hola chiquitas and chiquitos and chiquites... I'm a tiny bit thrown off right now because I thought I was on Day 100 of my 100 Days of Blogging, but I'm actually only on Day... Read more ...

The most powerful and effective home remedies you can use instead of ibuprofen

The most powerful and effective home remedies you can use instead of ibuprofen

Ibuprofen is a type of a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug that is often used to relieve pain, fever, and inflammation related to a wide range of health conditions. Some... Read more ...

It's part of how society works: Study finds children and chimpanzees WANT...

It's part of how society works: Study finds children and chimpanzees WANT justified punishments for antisocial people - does this explain our polarized politics?

A fascinating new study has shed light on one aspect of human behavior that doesn't tend to get a lot of attention, and that is the delight that some people take in seeing... Read more ...

Social Behaviors Could Be Influenced By Cerebellum Activity: Study

Social Behaviors Could Be Influenced By Cerebellum Activity: Study

A direct connection between the cerebellum and an area of the brain involved in controlling reward and motivational behaviors have been found in this study. This area is... Read more ...

Survey Studying Social Influences in People Attending A E

Survey Studying Social Influences in People Attending A E

A survey of 20 disadvantaged neighborhoods across North West UK revealed social influences behind people attending their local Accident Emergency departments. Read more ...

New Tools for Cancer Diagnosis Created

New Tools for Cancer Diagnosis Created

Fluorophores will help track whether a body has absorbed medications, said researchers. Read more ...

Renewable Source of Cancer-fighting T Cells Created

Renewable Source of Cancer-fighting T Cells Created

The technique uses structures called artificial thymic organoids, which work by mimicking the environment of the thymus, the organ in which T cells develop from blood stem cells. Read more ...

BREAKTHROUGH: Vitamin D supplements taken during pregnancy found to prevent...

BREAKTHROUGH: Vitamin D supplements taken during pregnancy found to prevent autism in children

Taking vitamin D supplements during pregnancy can prevent the onset of autism spectrum disorder in children, a recent animal study showed. Researchers at the University of... Read more ...

Climbing Stairs at Short Intervals Throughout the Day Can Boost Your Health

Climbing Stairs at Short Intervals Throughout the Day Can Boost Your Health

Short bouts of stair climbing throughout the day can improve your health and fitness, reveals a new study. Read more ...