Biology

A new study indicates an essential role for a maternally inherited gene in embryonic development.
by Princeton University
2:16pm
12.15.2017
Around 2 million years ago, a genetic change occurred that differentiated humans from most other primates that both protected humans from diseases, yet made...
by University of Nevada, Reno
9:48am
12.14.2017
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It is becoming abundantly clear to patients and doctors alike that disease symptoms and efficacy of medications – and indeed, many aspects of the human body...
by Penn Medicine
2:23pm
12.13.2017
How sensitive is the human sense of touch? Sensitive enough to feel the difference between surfaces that differ by just a single layer of molecules, a team of...
by University of California, San Diego
2:08pm
12.13.2017
A Tulane University researcher is studying why males have more impulse control issues than females, with the ultimate goal of developing more effective...
by Tulane University
9:48am
12.13.2017
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Researchers have discovered how high glucose levels — whether caused by diabetes or other factors — keep heart cells from maturing normally.
by UCLA
9:17am
12.13.2017
Bacteria in lakes play a key role in maintaining water quality by absorbing excess nitrogen and phosphorus. They also help store carbon, which has implications...
by University of Minnesota
2:05pm
12.11.2017
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How is it that we are able—without any noticeable effort—to listen to a friend talk in a crowded café or follow the melody of a violin within an orchestra?
by Carnegie Mellon University
2:02pm
12.11.2017
Scientists have identified brain networks involved in a baby’s learning to walk — a discovery that eventually may help predict whether infants are at risk for...
by Washington University is St. Louis
9:38am
12.11.2017
We think of our brain as masterminding all of our actions, but a surprising amount of information related to movement gets processed by our spinal cord.
by Salk Intitute
1:14pm
12.8.2017
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How do we recognize others? How do we know friend from foe, threat from reward? How does the brain compute the multitude of cues telling us that Susan is not...
by Harvard Medical School
9:30am
12.8.2017
Humans may have reached their maximum limits for height, lifespan and physical performance. A recent review suggests humans have biological limitations, and...
by Frontiers
9:20am
12.8.2017
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Researchers have found a two-way link between traumatic brain injury (TBI) and intestinal changes. These interactions may contribute to increased infections in...
by University of Maryland School of Medicine
2:13pm
12.7.2017
A new study finds that bamboo lemurs, giant pandas and red pandas share 48 gut microbes in common – despite the fact that they are separated by millions of...
by North Carolina State University
9:48am
12.7.2017
The first child to undergo a successful hand transplant is also the first child in whom scientists have detected massive changes in how sensations from the...
by Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
2:38pm
12.6.2017
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DNA sequences between mitochondria within a single cell are vastly different, researchers found. This knowledge will help to better illuminate the underlying...
by University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
9:40am
12.6.2017
Researchers have developed a way to study the effects of psychedelic drugs and psychiatric disorders on the human brain – without the use of any psychedelic...
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4:58pm
12.5.2017
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It's been understood for decades that a host of factors, everything from pre- and post-natal health, nutrition, and genetics, play a role in determining height...
by Harvard University
2:40pm
12.5.2017
Two studies – one in mice and the other in human subjects – offer the first definitive evidence that exercise alone can change the composition of microbes in...
by University of Illinois
1:43pm
12.4.2017
Some heart disease patients face a higher risk of sudden cardiac death, which can happen when an arrhythmia disrupts the normal electrical activity in the...
by Johns Hopkins University
9:03am
12.4.2017
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For years, researchers have been interested in the similarities seen across human languages. A new study suggests some of those similarities may be based on...
by University of Arizona
2:42pm
12.1.2017
Many studies have suggested that the genetics of skin pigmentation are simple. A small number of known genes, it is thought, account for nearly 50 percent of...
by Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard
1:45pm
11.30.2017
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Women living in farming communities in Central Europe during the Neolithic and Middle Ages didn’t need to hit the gym to build muscle and strength – the manual...
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11:38am
11.30.2017
Researchers using advanced MRI to study obese adolescents found disrupted connectivity in the complex regions of the brain involved in regulating appetite,...
by Radiological Society of North America
9:22am
11.30.2017
The legend of the yeti – the human-like creature walking in the shadows of the world’s highest terrain in Tibet and the Himalayas – is among the oldest tales...
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10:00am
11.29.2017
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Making eye contact with an infant makes adults’ and babies’ brainwaves "get in sync" with each other – which is likely to support communication and learning –...
by University of Cambridge
9:45am
11.29.2017
Antibiotics administered during labor for Group B Streptococcus (GBS) affect the development of gut bacteria in babies, according to a study.
by McMaster University
2:29pm
11.28.2017
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Diagnosing a concussion can sometimes be a guessing game, but clues taken from small molecules in saliva may be able to help diagnose and predict the duration...
by Penn State University
9:29am
11.28.2017
Biologists have revealed a mechanism by which bacterial cells in crowded, oxygen-deprived environments access oxygen for energy production, ensuring survival...
by Columbia University
9:17am
11.22.2017
Researchers found that oxytocin made dogs interested in smiling human faces. It also made them see angry faces as less threatening. Associated with affection...
by University of Helsinki
8:58am
11.22.2017
Competitive male triathletes face a higher risk of a potentially harmful heart condition called myocardial fibrosis, according to research being presented next...
by Radiological Society of North America
9:34am
11.21.2017
After a flu virus infects a host cell and hijacks its inner workings to create copies of itself, these copies gather into viral buds that break free from the...
by MIT
9:01am
11.21.2017
Researchers have identified two deep lineages of bacteria that have never been characterized before — and they found them in a dolphin’s toothy grin.
by Stanford University
9:00am
11.20.2017
Boosting activity in brain areas related to thinking and problem-solving may also buffer against worsening anxiety.
by Duke University
3:00pm
11.17.2017
The Iberian Peninsula provided a last-stand stronghold of Neanderthal life, according to growing scientific literature. The Ebro River basin provided a natural...
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10:15am
11.17.2017
An Amish toddler’s head wound in the early 1990s, which bled uncontrollably and nearly killed her, has led decades later to a promising new anti-aging therapy...
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@SethAugenstein
10:33am
11.16.2017
Obesity is often attributed to a simple equation: people eating too much and exercising too little. But evidence is growing that at least some of the weight...
by Duke University
9:18am
11.16.2017
Ethylene is famous as the chemical that tells bananas to ripen, but new research shows it also helps maintain plants’ circadian clocks.
by Michelle Mendonca and Daryl Holland, University of Melbourne
2:03pm
11.15.2017
People talk all the time about how they need to “detox.” And there’s a line of companies a mile long waiting to sell you juices and smoothies that claim to...
by American Chemical Society
2:11pm
11.14.2017
Some of the first living things to greet a newborn baby do a lot more than coo or cuddle: they help the little one’s digestive system prepare for a lifetime of...
by University of Michigan Health System
1:51pm
11.13.2017
Scientists have identified an additional group of cells in the brain responsible for keeping us awake: the supramammillary nucleus, part of the caudal...
by Emory Health Sciences
9:16am
11.10.2017
The time of day that you sustain a skin wound may influence how quickly it heals, according to a new study. A team of researchers found that our circadian...
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8:00am
11.10.2017
A defective gene linked to autism influences how neurons connect and communicate with each other in the brain, according to a study. Rodents that lack the gene...
by Washington University in St. Louis
8:59am
11.9.2017
Just because someone is smart and well-motivated doesn’t mean he or she can learn the visual skills needed to excel at tasks like matching fingerprints,...
by Vanderbilt University
1:29pm
11.8.2017
Ever sleep poorly and then walk out of the house without your keys? Or space out on the highway and nearly hit a stalled car? A new study is the first to...
by University of California, Los Angeles
2:34pm
11.7.2017
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