What impact may legalization of recreational marijuana in Oregon have on teen marijuana use? Recent results from an Oregon Research Institute (ORI) study indicate that the influence of legalization on youth may depend on whether they were already using...
Babies often amaze their parents when they seemingly learn new skills overnight -- how to walk, for example. But their brains were probably prepping for those tasks long before their first steps occurred, according to researchers. Researchers at Penn State...
Artist's impression of stars born in winds from supermassive black holes. Credit: ESO/M. Kornmesser Brain size in primates is predicted by diet, an analysis by a team of New York University anthropologists indicates. These results call into question "the social brain...
A new paper reports where in the brain numerical quantity evaluation is processed. Credit: © taa22 / Fotolia Cognitive neuroscience researcher Joonkoo Park at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, who recently received a five-year, $751,000 faculty early career development (CAREER) grant...
Study participants in a series of experiments conducted by Cameron Anderson, a professor of management at UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business, and Aaron Lukaszewski, an assistant professor at Oklahoma State University, overwhelmingly equated physical strength with higher status...
Urban air pollution in the city of Beirut. Credit: © disq / Fotolia Simon Fraser University health sciences professor Bruce Lanphear is a Commissioner and author of The Lancet Commission on Pollution and Health that has released a report detailing the...
In a new study of childhood mortality rates between 1961 and 2010 in the United States and 19 economically similar countries, researchers report that while there's been overall improvement among all the countries, the U.S. has been slowest to...
In type 1 diabetes, autoreactive T-cells attack insulin-producing islet cells in the pancreas (frame 1). Fiorina and colleagues showed that the network of genetic regulatory factors controlling production of a protein called PD-L1 is altered in blood stem cells...
While most military children grow into resilient adults, they are not always visible to the outside community, the journal reports. Credit: © Monkey Business / Fotolia Since 9/11, the United States has seen the largest sustained deployment of military service men...
Total sleep deprivation or partial sleep deprivation can produce clinical improvement in depression symptoms within 24 hours. Credit: © igorp17 / Fotolia Sleep deprivation -- typically administered in controlled, inpatient settings -- rapidly reduces symptoms of depression in roughly half of...
Eating nuts may reduce the risk of heart disease. Credit: © rufar / Fotolia People who regularly eat nuts, including peanuts, walnuts and tree nuts, have a lower risk of developing cardiovascular disease or coronary heart disease compared to people who...