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trauma

Inherited Trauma

Much has been achieved in scientific research since the human genome was first decoded. First it was discovered that genes only make up around...
autism

Autism Risk Determined by Health of Mom’s Gut

The risk of developing autism-spectrum disorders is determined by the mother’s microbiome – the collection of microorganisms that naturally live inside us – during...
Metals and alloys

Doctoral Thesis: The Secret Behind Fractures and Cracks

“There are fractures and cracks in almost all materials, and the fractures can be found everywhere—probably also in the last plane you flew on....
Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease

Preventive Treatment for Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Disease

A diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease is devastating for those affected, as there is still no cure for this type of dementia. One hundred years...
plant cells

A Jigsaw Puzzle of Plant Cells

Plant cells are under tremendous pressure. To prevent themselves from bursting, plants had to come up with something unique: According to scientists from the...
Prenatal Stress

Child Development Experts Discover Potential Upside to Prenatal Stress

Prenatal stress might not be so bad for babies after all, depending on how they are raised.New research with prairie voles by child development...
batteries

Using Crumpled Graphene Balls to Make Better Batteries

Lithium metal-based batteries have the potential to turn the battery industry upside down. With the theoretically ultra-high capacity of lithium metal used by itself,...
crops

Root Discovery May Lead to Crops That Need Less Fertilizer

Bean plants that suppress secondary root growth in favor of boosting primary root growth forage greater soil volume to acquire phosphorus, according to Penn...
asthma

Mould Discovery in Lungs Paves Way for Helping Hard to Treat...

A team at The University of Manchester have found that in a minority of patients they studied, the standard treatment for asthma - oral...
drug abusers

Gratitude Helps Drug Abusers Better Cope with Stress and Challenges

People who feel a sense of gratitude tend to be happier, healthier and better in dealing with stress. Two psychologists from the National University...
earthquakes

Pressure Points for Human-Induced Earthquakes

Observations of induced earthquakes inspired KAUST researchers to develop a physics-based rupture model to determine the conditions most likely to cause large earthquakes. Potentially...
Dengue Virus

Dengue Takes Low and Slow Approach to Replication

A new study reveals how dengue virus manages to reproduce itself in an infected person without triggering the body’s normal defenses. Duke researchers report...
ceramics

White Graphene Makes Ceramics Multifunctional

A little hBN in ceramics could give them outstanding properties, according to a Rice University scientist.Rouzbeh Shahsavari, an assistant professor of civil and environmental...
noise pollutionvideo

Noise Pollution Causes Chronic Stress in Birds, Hindering Reproduction

Birds exposed to constant noise from oil and gas operations show physiological signs of chronic stress and—in some cases—have chicks whose growth is stunted,...
Sugar Shortage

Survival Strategy of Messenger RNAs During Cellular Sugar Shortage

If a cell encounters a stress situation, whether it is due to nutrient restriction or osmotic shock, the cell reacts immediately to ensure its...
beta blocker

Beta Blockers May Boost Immunotherapy, Help Melanoma Patients Live Longer

A common, inexpensive drug that is used to prevent heart attacks and lower blood pressure may also help melanoma patients live longer, according to...
Crohn’s disease

Dysfunctional Gene May Be Culprit in Some Crohn’s Disease Cases

Researchers on the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) are studying how immune cells adapt as they enter different tissues—with the goal...
internet of thing

Device Connects Non-Automated Machines to the Internet

The Brazilian firm DEV Tecnologia is only four years old, yet it already stands out in an increasingly important sector: the Internet of Things...
hormone

Scientists Create Molecule of Love with Fewer Complications

A new and improved version of the ‘love hormone’ oxytocin has been developed by an international collaboration of scientists, including members of staff from...
Postpartum depression

Neuroscientists Shed Light on Causes of Postpartum Depression Using New Research...

Postpartum depression strikes nearly one in five new mothers, who may experience anxiety, severe fatigue, inability to bond with their children and suicidal thoughts....