Researchers have found evidence of rapid and involuntarily mental processes that kick-in whenever we encounter opinions we agree with.
Having an audience might make you perform better, study finds - Johns Hopkins neuroscientist discovers that performing a task in front of an audience triggers part of the brain associated with action and motor skills
"Analysis of 10 studies involving more than 1.2 million children reaffirms that vaccines don’t cause autism; MMR shot may actually decrease risk"
Study identifies brain areas altered during hypnotic trances
Sometimes called “wear and tear” arthritis, osteoarthritis in people who are obese was long assumed to simply be a consequence of undue stress on joints. But researchers provide the first evidence that bacteria in the gut – governed by diet – could be the key driving force behind osteoarthritis.
Perturbation of the circadian rhythm is a hallmark of cancer and chronic circadian rhythm disruption predisposes individuals to tumour development. Nowresearchers show that drugs that stimulate the circadian cloc are selectively lethal to a wide range of cancer cells.
Cognitive deficits of adolescent cannabis use are smaller than thought previously; abstinence longer than 72 hours diminishes them further
A tooth-mounted sensor can track when patients consume glucose, salt, and alcohol. The 2-mm-by-2-mm device can then send data to smartphones and the like, according to a new study from Tufts.
UCI researchers identify blood biomarkers that may help diagnose, confirm concussions - Researchers have found that specific small molecules in blood plasma may be useful in determining whether someone has sustained a mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), commonly known as a concussion.
Certain PTSD therapies prove effective long after patients stop treatment. The findings suggest effective and lasting approaches for symptoms of PTSD-a debilitating and typically chronic disorder that rarely diminishes spontaneously and is associated with significant distress, impairment
I’m Francis Collins, Director of the National Institutes of Health. As we celebrate the 15th anniversary of the completion of the Human Genome Project, I’m here to talk about its history and the critical role it has played in precision medicine. Ask me anything!
Researchers illuminate the path to a new era of microelectronics: New manufacturing process will enable photonic communication in consumer devices
Religious individuals with high scientific reasoning ability are not more likely to accept biological evolution as true, according to new research
By passively monitoring user-generated data from medical cannabis patients, researchers have glimpsed the types and amounts of marijuana that seem effective for relieving symptoms of stress, anxiety, and depression, as reported in the Journal of Affective Disorders.
Desiccation cracks provide evidence of lake drying on Mars
Researchers discover Autistic children inherit rare damaging noncoding variants from fathers but not mothers
Earlier time to aerobic exercise is associated with faster recovery following acute sport concussion
Salk scientists curb growth of cancer cells by blocking access to key nutrients through control of circadian clock.
When There’s an Audience, People’s Performance Improves
Researchers have characterized a complex, little-understood receptor type that, when activated, shuts off hunger. The findings may open up opportunities to fight obesity at the cellular level.
Seroprevalence of Toxoplasma gondii in pregnant women and livestock in the mainland of China: a systematic review and hierarchical meta-analysis
Graphene Sets a New Record on Squeezing Light to One Atom
A research study explaining that children even before their teenage years may have a distorted perception of body image and a subjective perspective of what is an acceptable body type.
Large portions of Canada’s vast boreal forest could be at risk of dying off by the end of the century, as climate change will dramatically aggravate the risk of wildfires, drought and insect infestations, say government scientists in a groundbreaking new study.
Children With Autism Have Gastrointestinal & Immune-System Deregulation Research Finds
Clear as mud: Desiccation cracks help reveal the shape of water on Mars
New Study Says Ancient Humans Hunted Big Mammals To Extinction
An Affirmative Action Leg Up May Hurt Your Chances to Become a Doctor, Scientist or Engineer
A rare mutation among the Bajau people lets them stay underwater longer: natural selection at the PDE10A gene has increased spleen size in the Bajau, providing them with a larger reservoir of oxygenated red blood cells.
A breathtaking new type of opal has been found... in common seaweed
Carbapenem-resistant superbugs curbed by existing bismuth subcitrate metallodrug
Google Suggests the Future of Hardware and Technology Is “Softwear”
Half the Coral in the Great Barrier Reef Has Died Since 2016 (paper sourced in article)
Scientists discover mechanism behind motor neurone disease
A new study has confirmed that Hans Asperger, the Austrian pediatrician for whom a form of autism is named, collaborated with the Nazis and actively assisted in the killing of disabled children
A macque study finds a potential non-hormonal, fully reversible, and short-lived pharmacological male contraceptive that works through inhibition of sperm motility
Undocumented immigrants are typically more careful about offline threats than their online privacy. For platforms, even minor design decisions can substantially affect exposure risks and well-being for such vulnerable communities.
In preclinical tests, researchers showed how a new compound can immobilize sperm temporarily without side effects
Scores of plant species are capable of living dormant under the soil for up to 20 years, enabling them to survive through difficult times
An unprecedented wave of large-mammal extinctions is linked to prehistoric humans. Homo sapiens, Neanderthals and other recent human relatives hunted large mammal species to extinction. The magnitude and scale of the extinction wave surpasses any other recorded during the last 66 million years.