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...
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...
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...
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...
This is Kafuli Agbemenu, PhD, assistant professor in the UB School of Nursing. Credit: University at Buffalo For years, research has shown that female Somali Bantu refugees may be hesitant to use hormonal birth control and other methods of family planning. ...
The large Ebola outbreak in West Africa in 2014 to 2015 was devastating to the people in West Africa and beyond. Credit: © Feng Yu / Fotolia Ebola virus RNA can persist in the semen of survivors more than two years...
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...
Around 60-70% of people who have schizophrenia experience auditory hallucinations that are typically insulting and threatening. Credit: © Feng Yu / Fotolia An experimental therapy which involves a face-to-face discussion between a person with schizophrenia and an avatar representing their auditory...
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...
A very low calorie diet can rapidly reverse type 2 diabetes in animal models, report scientists. Credit: © Denis Pepin / Fotolia In a new study, a Yale-led research team uncovers how a very low calorie diet can rapidly reverse type...
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...
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