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Genes Related to Muscle Strength Discovered
The new study gives the medical community a great understanding of how our DNA impacts strength, and also may shed light on interventions that can reduce the risk of low strength in the elderly.
Risky Behavior Tied to Two Key Brain Regions
The study, assessing risk-and-reward behavior among rats, may provide clues as to why some people prefer to live a steady, predictable life while others are more prone to taking chances.
Scientists Load Horse GIF Onto Living Cells
Using CRISPR technology, researchers successfully loaded one of the first-ever moving pictures — Eadweard Muybridge’s film of a horse galloping against a white backdrop — into the genome of a living cell.
Do Clever People Live Longer?
Having a higher IQ may equate to living longer, regardless of socioeconomic status.
Researchers Create ‘Pill-on-a-String’ Technique to Better Detect Cancer
The unique technique can rub the esophagus and scrape away cells that scientists can then examine for cancer.
Could Household Dust Be Contributing to Obesity?
Lurking within the ever-present dust that floats around your house and accumulates everywhere are harmful chemicals that potentially wreak havoc on your body's metabolic system.
Study Shines Light on Harmful Effects of Night Shift Work
Working the night shift has some seriously damaging effects, particularly at the DNA level.
Chemotherapy May Make Cancer More Likely to Spread
A new study found that administering chemotherapy led to elevated levels of proteins and other markers that are tied to metastasis, or the spreading of cancer.
Cancer Treatment May Be Revolutionized Through Personalized Vaccines
Vaccines built around a person’s own DNA have proven effective at beating back cancer, two studies show. While the studies are small and the results,...
iPad Game May Help Prevent Dementia
The interactive game was enjoyable among the study participants, something that is vital to successful cognitive training.
Scientists Engineer Super-Intelligent Mice via Gene Suppression
The researchers believe their findings may hold implications for the treatment of cognitive disorders in human beings.
Tick-Tock: Men Also Have a Biological Clock
The study raises questions about what, if anything, aging men can do to boost conception rates when pairing with younger or same-aged women.
Lonely People Tend to Be More Self-Centered
The connection between loneliness and self-centeredness feeds on itself to amplify feelings on both sides.
Humans Have No Limit on Maximum Age: Study
With people now living well past 100 years of age, and advances in medical care ever present, there's no telling what the maximum human age is.
Computer-Based Therapy Helps College Students Drink Less
For college students who routinely go on binge drinking sprees, a new computerized interface may help curb the dangerous behavior. Researchers from Brown University School...
Serotonin Imbalance May Contribute to Autistic Behavior
The Japanese study adds an important new layer of understanding of the role and resultant behavior of serotonin deficiency.
Scientists Disable Cancer’s Ability to Spread Using Tiny Gold Rods
The new technique showed that using tiny gold rods heated by lasers essentially sawed off the cancer cells’ legs.
Antioxidant in Broccoli Holds Promise as Diabetes Treatment
The new study adds compelling evidence that the extract can combat the growing rates of diabetes worldwide.
Lab-Grown Cartilage May Bring Relief to Osteoarthritis Sufferers
With a cellular structure similar to that of natural cartilage, the bioengineered material features exceptional durability for lab-grown tissue.
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Strongly Linked to Brain Inflammation
The discovery is a major breakthrough in understanding the biology of OCD.
Scientists Delete Specific Memories from Snails’ Brains
The research may be especially important for those who experience traumatic events and have the memories to remember them by.
Feeling Uncomfortably Hot Makes People Less Helpful
If you need help moving or with setting up a garage sale, you may want to schedule it for a cooler weekend.
Eating Apples and Curry May Starve Prostate Cancer Cells
The new study sheds light on a growing body of research focusing on naturally occurring compounds, taking a wide-glance view of potential plant-based treatments.
The Darker the Coffee Roast, the Fewer the Health Benefits
The new findings may leave you considering a lighter, softer brew if you’re seeking to maximize the plentiful health benefits that come alongside your daily caffeine infusion.
MDMA Moves Closer to Being PTSD Treatment
Researchers want to flip the narrative on MDMA and put its psychological-soothing properties to good use in the fight against traumatic stress.
Men With This Genetic Mutation May Live 10 Years Longer
The new findings come as one of the first clear associations between a population’s genetic makeup and overall lifespan.
Babies That Eat Eggs Everyday Grow Faster
New research adds to the notion of the incredible egg.
Irregular Bedtimes Lead to Poorer Mental Performance: Study
Here's why going to bed at close to the same time every night is just as important as getting enough sleep.
Grape Seed Extract Lengthens Lifespan of Tooth Fillings
Grape seed extract was found to strengthen a part of the tooth known as dentin.
Could Red Onions Be Used to Prevent Cancer?
Compared to other types of onions, red onions have a particular compound that especially works to root out and destroy free radicals in the body.
New Blood Test Aims to Detect Cancer Sooner Than Ever
By zeroing in on miniscule amounts of DNA, researchers believe they can catch cancer early and save countless lives.
Even Casual Drinking May Lead to Dementia
Casual drinking — or about five to seven drinks per week — can triple your risk of mental decline as you move into middle age and older.
Babies That Sleep Alone May Sleep Better
New study findings oppose current recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics, which advise that young children sleep in their parents’ rooms for a full year.
Can Dancing Make You Happier and Healthier?
Dancing does a lot more for your health than you may realize.
This Antioxidant May Be the Next Big Thing in Skin Care
Researchers may have discovered a powerful new way to invigorate aging skin.
Eat More Fiber to Avoid Painful, Creaky Knees
Researchers found that the higher the dietary fiber intake, the lower the risk of developing osteoarthritis in the knee.
Marijuana Extract May Reduce Seizures in Epilepsy Patients
Cannabidiol, or CBD, was found to reduce seizures among patients with a rare form of epilepsy by nearly 40 percent.
Swimming Lessons May Help Babies Stand Sooner
The typical timeline that babies learn to stand occurs around 9 to 12 months of age, but babies given swimming lessons in a study could stand at just 4 months old.
Sleepless in Space: Astronauts Find Sleep Elusive
If you ever travel to outer space, bring a sleep mask. A new report shows astronauts often face sleep deprivation, fatigue and off-kilter circadian rhythms.
More Vitamin D May Help Moms Prevent Asthma in Children
Mothers-to-be who are worried about their child developing asthma early in life may want to up their vitamin D intake, a new study suggests.
Obese but Healthy? New Research Calls It a Myth
A new study found that obese individuals have double the risk of heart failure and a 50 percent heightened risk of coronary heart disease.
New Guidelines Say Infants and Toddlers Should Avoid Fruit Juice
Fruit juice is often high in sugar, which is why the American Academy of Pediatrics is revising their guidelines for its consumption at a young age.
Are Men With Beards More Attractive to Women?
Men who are ready to settle down may want to leave the shaving cream and razor beneath the sink.
Doctor’s Age May Influence Patient Death
Older physicians are tied to a higher death rate among hospital patients, shows a new study.
Mussel Secretions May Help Reduce Scars
Researchers created a mussel-based glue that also led to a healthier functioning of skin cells after a wound had healed.
Now Printing: 3D Ovaries That Can Produce Offspring in Mice
With this study, researchers hope to help restore fertility and hormone production in women who have undergone ovarian cancer treatments.
HIV Epidemic May Come to an End by 2025, Predicts Study
Current goals in place that seek to reduce new yearly infections to 12,000 cases in the U.S. by 2025 are already showing signs of success.
Warning: Parasites May Be Wrapped Up in That Sushi Roll
While most cases of ingesting the parasite have been in Japan, people in other countries are also at risk.
People Who Mix Energy Drinks With Alcohol Act More Drunk
In a study, perceived levels of intoxication increased by 51 percent among participants given a drink also labeled as an energy drink.
Smartphones Could Help Discharge Emergency Room Patients Faster
On average, patients whose doctors received lab results on a smartphone left the hospital 26 minutes faster than patients whose physicians had to check the hospital’s electronic system.