The genetics underlying Tourette disorder have remained largely a mystery -- until now. Credit: © ibreakstock / Fotolia Tourette disorder (also known as Tourette syndrome) afflicts as many as one person in a hundred worldwide with potentially disabling symptoms including involuntary...
Some ethnic groups experience cancer more often than others. These populations have the five highest incidence rates (cancer cases per every 100,000 people) in the Southland.Credit: Cancer in Los Angeles County: Trends by Race/Ethnicity 1976-2012 (Los Angeles County Cancer...
The effect of sleep and social isolation on protein folding. Credit: Michael Paolini & Sarah Ly. Adpated from Colwell (2007) Nature Neuroscience Social isolation has been linked to a wide range of health problems, as well as a shorter lifespan in...
The human brain actively develops until a person reaches their early twenties. Studies suggest that adults who smoked pot regularly during adolescence exhibit reduced neural connectivity in regions responsible for memory, learning and inhibitions. Credit: © Shane / Fotolia When high...
Roasted crickets and cricket energy bars. Credit: University of Adelaide Australian consumers in Adelaide are taking part in a University of Adelaide research study to help realize the potential for edible insects as a food industry. Consumer attitudes are being put...
Older couple. Credit: © denissimonov / Fotolia More frequent sexual activity has been linked to improved brain function in older adults, according to a study by the universities of Coventry and Oxford. Researchers found that people who engaged in more regular...
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...
This is an infographic of the most important contributors to cancer from the environment.Credit: Public Health Ontario Between 3,540 and 6,510 new cancer cases in Ontario each year result from environmental factors, says a new report from Cancer Care Ontario...
This is a photograph of a WRAIR Pilot Bioproduction Facility. Credit: WRAIR The Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR) and collaborators at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School have completed a promising preclinical study of...