Wellness & Lifestyle
- How smallpox and monkeypox viruses affect the nervous systemon September 26, 2022 at 12:38 am
A recent study provides an overview of existing literature on the complications of infection with both smallpox and monkeypox virus.
- Viruses exploit ability to sense the environment to maximize their infective yieldon September 24, 2022 at 2:46 am
New UMBC-led research in Frontiers in Microbiology suggests that viruses are using information from their environment to “decide” when to sit tight inside their hosts and when to multiply and burst out, killing the host cell. The work has implications for antiviral drug development.
- Novel PTP1B inhibitor drug candidate can prevent lethal lung inflammation in miceon September 24, 2022 at 2:33 am
Neutrophils, the most abundant type of white blood cell, are the body’s first line of defense against infection. Foreign pathogens can stress the body and activate neutrophils.
- Asexuals form connections that may be similar to non-asexuals’ romantic relationshipson September 24, 2022 at 2:29 am
Many asexual individuals, those with little to no sexual attraction, are in long-term satisfying romantic relationships, but there has been little study on how and why they last and thrive.
- DNA nets effectively target the spike protein and detect COVID-19 virus at very low levelson September 24, 2022 at 1:54 am
Tiny nets woven from DNA strands can ensnare the spike protein of the virus that causes COVID-19, lighting up the virus for a fast-yet-sensitive diagnostic test – and also impeding the virus from infecting cells, opening a new possible route to antiviral treatment, according to a new study.
- Coral genome reveals an alternative pathway for cysteine biosynthesison September 24, 2022 at 1:52 am
Model animals, such as mice and fruit flies, have provided scientists with powerful insights into how cellular biology works. However, model animals are really just a guide, and it can be risky to generalize findings across animals from studying a selection of model organisms.
- Uncovering The Skin’s Secrets: Studies Show How Skin Forms Differently Across The Bodyon September 23, 2022 at 6:59 pm
Why are certain body parts more prone to skin diseases than others? Two new UC Davis Health studies explored how differences in skin composition may lead to dermatological conditions, such as psoriasis and atopic dermatitis.
- MD Anderson Celebrates World Cancer Research Dayon September 23, 2022 at 6:56 pm
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center again supports World Cancer Research Day, Sept. 24, and its goals to highlight the importance of cancer research, to promote scientific collaboration and to reduce the global burden of cancer through improved prevention, early detection, treatment and survivorship strategies.
- Aerobic Intensity Changes How Exercise Affects Our Mindsby Christopher Bergland on September 25, 2022 at 10:40 pm
New research suggests that regularly doing cardio workouts at a light, moderate, or vigorous intensity for an entire year changes how exercise affects the mind.
- The Roots of Success: Humility, Curiosity, Purposeby David Udelf Psy.D. on September 25, 2022 at 5:08 pm
Successful people often display an approach to sports and life at a surprisingly youthful age that sets them apart from their peers. Learn about those observable qualities.
- Can a Little Narcissism Be Good for Your Health?by Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D. on September 25, 2022 at 1:09 pm
Most people engage in at least some level of self-enhancement. New research examines whether this little bit of narcissism can help you take a more positive view of your health.
- Dog-Human Sleeping Relationships Raise Intriguing Questionsby Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on September 25, 2022 at 1:08 pm
A new survey shows 76% of respondents allowed their dog to sleep with them and 33% of married pet owners say they sleep best when sharing their bed only with their dog.
- New Study Shows Lingering Neurological Effects of COVID-19by Ed Ergenzinger J.D., Ph.D. on September 25, 2022 at 1:07 pm
COVID-19 brings increased risk of cognitive and memory problems, depression, anxiety, stroke, migraine, movement disorders, hearing and vision problems, and Parkinson-like disease.
- What Makes a Man Come Off as Creepy?by Mark Travers Ph.D. on September 25, 2022 at 1:05 pm
9 ways men can come across better online and improve their dating experience without weirding women out.
- 6 Reasons Why You Can’t Cryby Naomi Weinshenker M.D. on September 25, 2022 at 1:03 pm
Unable to shed a tear? There can be valid medical or psychological causes.
- What’s It Like to Be a Plant?: An Interview with “Planta Sapiens” Authorby Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on September 24, 2022 at 12:05 am
The goal of a fascinating new book is to have people view potted plants, flowers, trees, and other flora with a deeper and richer appreciation of their cognitive capacities.
- How to Make Relationship Happiness Lastby Brian Collisson Ph.D. on September 23, 2022 at 10:07 pm
Reappraising conflict from a third-party perspective may preserve happiness.
- A Common Misunderstanding That Leads Couples Into Conflictby Dave Smallen Ph.D. on September 23, 2022 at 10:05 pm
Despite the best intentions, couples can struggle to support each other in ways that feel good to both partners. Here’s how to get on the same page.
- Why are young people so miserable?on September 15, 2022 at 6:42 pm
A Harvard-led study examining measures of well-being showed younger adults had the lowest scores of any age group.
- When can women with early-stage breast cancer skip radiation?on September 15, 2022 at 5:30 pm
Emerging research suggests following surgery with medication may produce similar results for patients as young as 55.
- Study links chronic vaping to progressive lung damageon September 13, 2022 at 4:33 pm
Study is first to microscopically evaluate the pulmonary tissue of e-cigarette users for chronic disease.
- Researchers report dramatic rise in cancer in people under 50on September 8, 2022 at 6:48 pm
Altered microbiome, lack of sleep seen as possible culprits in 30-year global increase among under-50 adults.
- How to reduce health risks from a gas stoveon September 7, 2022 at 6:12 pm
If you have a gas stove taking a few steps can help protect your household.
- Nurse practitioners fill mental health care gapson September 7, 2022 at 3:28 pm
As demand for mental health care soars, nurse practitioners help offset drop in psychiatrists accepting insurance, study finds.
- Depression, anxiety may escalate chances of long COVID, says studyon September 7, 2022 at 3:00 pm
Depression, anxiety, worry, perceived stress, and loneliness measured before infection with COVID-19 were associated with up to 45 percent increased risk of developing long COVID.
- Building momentum against Parkinson’son September 2, 2022 at 4:32 pm
Vikram Khurana discussed recent advances and new, individualized approaches to Parkinson’s, as well as implications of the recent findings.
- Study reveals fentanyl’s effects on the brainon August 31, 2022 at 3:00 pm
Researchers have learned that fentanyl produces a specific EEG signature, which could allow clinicians to monitor its effects to enable safer, more personalized administration during and after surgery.
- The health benefits of characteron August 30, 2022 at 8:59 pm
A Harvard Chan School study associated high moral character with lower depression risk as well as potential cardio benefits.