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concussions

In Recovery from Sports Concussions, State of Mind Really Does Matter

When a student-athlete suffers a concussion, one of their biggest concerns is getting back to the playing field as soon as they are well....
video

Berkeley Startup to Train Robots like Puppets

Robots today must be programmed by writing computer code, but imagine donning a VR headset and virtually guiding a robot through a task, like...
gravitational wavesvideo

New Source of Gravitational Waves Is Observed

US physicists Rainer Weiss, Barry Barish and Kip S. Thorne were awarded the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics for their contributions to the detection...
three-eyed beetle

Indiana University Biologists Create Beetle with Functional Extra Eye

On "Game of Thrones," a three-eyed raven holds the secrets of the past, present and future in a vast fantasy kingdom. But for real-world...
Sexual harassment

All Forms of Sexual Harassment Can Cause Psychological Harm

“Being exposed to non-physical sexual harassment can negatively affect symptoms of anxiety, depression, negative body image and low self-esteem,” say Associate Professor Mons Bendixen...
blood clottingvideo

First Microscopic Video of Blood Clot Contraction Reveals How Platelets Naturally...

The first view of the physical mechanism of how a blood clot contracts at the level of individual platelets is giving researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania a new look at a natural...
Amyloid fibrils

Transforming Fibrils into Crystals

Amyloid fibrils are infamous for the role they play in serious neurological diseases in humans, such as Parkinson’s or Alzheimer’s. One trigger for Alzheimer’s...
Entangled Atoms

Need Entangled Atoms? Get ‘Em FAST! With NIST’s New Patent-Pending Method

Physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have come up with a way to link a group of atoms’ quantum mechanical...
exercise

Greater Health Benefit from Exercise than Previously Reported

Lack of exercise or physical activity is estimated to cause as many deaths each year as smoking, according to a new study led by...
cooling vest

Nursing Student Invents “Cooling Vest” to Help Surgeons Beat Heat Stress

As an operating room nurse, Jill Byrne saw how heat shortened the tempers and focus of stressed, sweating surgeons. “When even brilliant and confident surgeons...
mental health

How Air Pollution Clouds Mental Health

There is little debate over the link between air pollution and the human respiratory system: Research shows that dirty air can impair breathing and...
electronic skin

Jellyfish-Inspired Electronic Skin Glows when it Gets Hurt

Electronic-skin technologies for prosthetics and robots can detect the slightest touch or breeze. But oddly, the sensors that make this possible do not respond...
cables

Simple, Rapid Determination of Cable Properties

Trying to fit all the necessary cables into a car is anything but an easy task. Simulations can be helpful, but the properties of...
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With Midlife Comes Sexual Wisdom: Pitt Research Shows Women’s Sexuality Adapts...

While women experience changes with the menopausal transition that can negatively affect their sex lives, they often adapt behaviorally and psychologically to these changes,...
electrowetting-on-dielectric

A Powerful Duo

An important aspect of pharmacology is understanding how active drug ingredients cross-react with endogenous molecules. But until now, such reactions could only be determined...
magnetic memory

High-Speed Motion Core Technology for Magnetic Memory

A joint research team led by Professor Kab-Jin Kim of the Department of Physics, KAIST and Professor Kyung-Jin Lee at Korea University developed technology...
Umbilical Cord Blood

Umbilical Cord Blood Improves Motor Skills in Some Children With Cerebral...

An infusion of cells from a child’s own umbilical cord blood appears to improve brain connectivity and motor function in children with spastic cerebral...
diabetes

An End to Dieting for People with Type 2 Diabetes?

For people with type 2 (adult-onset) diabetes, the prescription is typically “lose weight.” But maybe not for much longer. University of Virginia School of Medicine...
physical fitness

Eating Better Throughout Adult Years Improves Physical Fitness in Old Age,...

People who have a healthier diet throughout their adult lives are more likely to be stronger and fitter in older age than those who...
Muscle Power

‘Selfish Brain’ Wins out When Competing with Muscle Power, Study Finds

A well-fuelled brain may have offered us better survival odds than well-fuelled muscles when facing an environmental challenge Danny Longman Human brains are expensive – metabolically speaking....