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April 27, 2016
Scientists establish first map of the sea lion brain
Despite considerable evidence for the California sea lion's intelligence, very little is known about how their brain is organized.

Veterans and their partners see less trauma and distress symptoms after intensive retreat
Although services exist to help veterans who are experiencing symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), those services are often underutilized.

No time to get fit? Think again -- just 1 minute of intense exercise produces health benefits
Researchers at McMaster University have found that a single minute of very intense exercise produces health benefits similar to longer, traditional endurance training.

Exercise genes? Study suggests certain people with depression may benefit from exercise
Call it personalized medicine for depression -- but the prescription in this case is exercise, which University of Florida Health researchers have found helps people with certain genetic traits.

Psoriasis associated with diabetes, BMI & obesity in Danish twin study
The chronic inflammatory skin disease psoriasis was associated with type 2 diabetes, body mass index and obesity in a study of Danish twins, and the study also suggests the possibility of a common genetic cause between psoriasis and obesity, according to an article published online by JAMA Dermatology.

Study: 93 percent of advanced leukemia patients in remission after immunotherapy
Twenty-seven of 29 patients with an advanced type of leukemia that had proved resistant to multiple other forms of therapy went into remission after their T cells (disease-fighting immune cells) were genetically engineered to fight their cancers.

Transforming teaching with Twitter
Imagine a teaching tool so effective that students look forward to using it in class and continue to seek out new information with it after the school day ends.

Sedentary lifestyle associated with coronary artery calcium, UTSW researchers find
Cardiologists at UT Southwestern Medical Center have found that sedentary behavior is associated with increased amounts of calcium deposits in heart arteries, which in turn is associated with a higher risk of heart attack.

Scientists discover a surprising central role of darks in brain visual maps
Scientists have been studying how visual space is mapped in the cerebral cortex for many decades under the assumption that the map is equal for lights and darks.

Study shows how neurons decline as Parkinson's develops
Researchers in the School of Medicine at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio are studying changes in Parkinson's-affected cells at various stages of the disease, long before any symptoms are evident.

Influenza in the tropics shows variable seasonality
Whilst countries in the tropics and subtropics exhibit diverse patterns of seasonal flu activity, they can be grouped into eight geographical zones to optimise vaccine formulation and delivery timing, according to a study published April 27, 2016 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE.

New technologies to eliminate fossil fuel use in the sugar industry
QUT researchers are developing and testing new technologies as part of a $5.7 million three-year project with the potential to eliminate the use of fossil fuels in the sugar industry.

Social media interaction tools might make MOOCs stickier
Developers of massive open online courses -- or MOOCs -- may want to take a page from Facebook to keep more students engaged and enrolled, according to researchers.

Emotion detector
A computer algorithm that can tell whether you are happy or sad, angry or expressing almost any other emotion would be a boon to the games industry.

3-D printed foam outperforms traditional cellular materials in long-term stress
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory material scientists have found that 3-D printed foam works better than standard cellular materials in terms of durability and long-term mechanical performance.

Short-term language learning aids mental agility, study suggests
Mental agility can be boosted by even a short period of learning a language, a study suggests.

Sensitive people more vulnerable to online dating scams
Sensitive and less emotionally intelligent people are more likely to be vulnerable to online dating scams.

Faith-based health promotion program successful with older Latinas
Abuelas en Accion, a faith-based program that connects healthy behaviors with lives of Catholic saints, successful at helping older Latinas eat healthier and exercise.

UH Seidman Cancer Center first in the world to apply SBRT
University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center physicians have started the world's first clinical trial using a new form of stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) to deliver radiation to a specific area of the prostate invaded with cancer -- instead of the entire gland.

Researchers create a better way to find out 'when'
A machine-learning algorithm created by a A research team has created an algorithm that improves the accuracy of dating past events by a factor of up to 300.

Study reveals COPD linked to increased bacterial invasion
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a common smoking-related lung illness and the third leading cause of death in the United States.

Diagnostics for everyone: A faster and more effective detector of fungal infections
Fungal infections are a serious problem in modern health care.

Designing peace -- guidance for reaching durable settlements
A new book by a University of Kent expert on political conflict resolution provides a template for policy-makers on how to manage peace processes.

Bacteria beneficial to plants have spread across California
Scientists at the University of California, Riverside have discovered that a strain of beneficial nitrogen-fixing bacteria has spread across California, demonstrating that beneficial bacteria can share some of the same features that are characteristic of pathogens.

Intra-ocular pressure measurement in a patient with a thin, thick or abnormal cornea
As a fundamental component of the ocular examination, accurate measurement of intra-ocular pressure facilitates the management of patients with established glaucoma and the identification of patients with an elevated risk of developing glaucoma.

The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology: Living in a high-deprivation neighborhood has long term health effects, according to unique refugee relocation study
Living in a high-deprivation neighbourhood may lead to an increased risk of type 2 diabetes, according to a unique study looking at the health of refugee immigrants in Sweden, published today in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology.

Neandertals and Upper Paleolithic Homo sapiens had different dietary strategies
When fluctuating climates in the Ice Age altered habitats, modern humans may have adapted their diets in a different way than Neandertals, according to a study published April 27, 2016 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE.

Probiotics stop menopause-like bone loss in mice
Probiotic supplements protected female mice from the loss of bone density that occurs after having their ovaries removed, researchers have shown.

Women have problems sticking to cardiac rehab programs
Cardiovascular disease is a leading cause of disability globally. Participation in cardiac rehabilitation programs is associated with significantly lower death, but evidence suggests that women are significantly less likely to stick to a cardiac rehabilitation program than men, according to investigators writing in the Canadian Journal of Cardiology.

Nearly 1 in 4 babies in NICUs receive acid suppressing medication
Though not approved for use in newborns, doctors prescribe the drugs to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and to help with other conditions diagnosed in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs).

Working longer may lead to a longer life, new OSU research shows
Working past age 65 could lead to longer life, while retiring early may be a risk factor for dying earlier, a new study from Oregon State University indicates.

Could a cancer drug be repurposed for fragile X syndrome?
An experimental cancer drug can improve learning and memory in mice with fragile X syndrome, according to a new study.

York scientists partner with industry on $1.7 million grant for drug development
There is currently a bottleneck in the development of biopharmaceuticals -- drugs manufactured from biological sources -- but York University researchers in partnership with Canadian pharmaceutical companies received more than $1.7 million to speed things along.

Locating and leveraging inside sources of consumer insight
Most people do not really know why they buy what they buy, eat what they eat, or do what they do!

Hip fracture surgery is 'inconsistent and inequitable' warn experts
There is widespread variation in the use of hip fracture surgery across England, Wales and Northern Ireland, concludes a study published by The BMJ today.

Hot melt extruded and injection moulded dosage forms
Hot melt extrusion and injection moulding are becoming more prevalent in the drug delivery field due to their advantages over current pharmaceutical manufacturing techniques.

Study tracks perceptions of making ethical purchases
Researchers at Simon Fraser University found that consumers earning a moderate to high income who purchased ethical items, such as organic food, or environmentally friendly cars, were viewed as moral for doing so, while welfare recipients were judged immoral for making the exact same choice.

That's amore, FAU ocean drone first to identify grouper mating calls in spawning season
Just as the sun begins to set, for just a couple of months, hundreds to thousands of groupers gather at their favorite hangouts along the shelf breaks in the southeast United States, Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Basin to spawn -- and luckily they're pretty vocal about it, providing vital data on their reproductive behaviors as well as their favorite mating spots.

Silent epidemic? Head injury may be linked to lasting sleep problems
People who have had a traumatic brain injury may still have sleep problems a year and a half after being injured, according to a study published in the April 27, 2016, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

Experimental drug cancels effect from key intellectual disability gene in mice
A University of Wisconsin-Madison researcher who studies the most common genetic intellectual disability has used an experimental drug to reverse -- in mice -- damage from the mutation that causes the syndrome.

Bosses should maintain goodwill when saying goodbye to ex-employees
Even though saying farewell to departing employees is a more frequent occurrence in today's high-turnover industries, researchers suggest that leaders should maintain good relationships with these workers as they exit.

Slow worms react quickly to climate change
Evolution can react surprisingly quickly to climate change -- at least for an important species of earthworms.

Four lasers over Paranal
On April 26, 2016, ESO's Paranal Observatory in Chile hosted an event to mark the first light for the four powerful lasers that form a crucial part of the adaptive optics systems on ESO's Very Large Telescope.

Researchers create a first frequency comb of time-bin entangled qubits
An international team of researchers has built a chip that generates multiple frequencies from a robust quantum system that produces time-bin entangled photons.

Emergency general surgical procedures that account for most complications, deaths and costs
Only seven procedures account for approximately 80 percent of all admissions, deaths, complications, and inpatient costs attributable to operative emergency general surgery nationwide, according to a study published online by JAMA Surgery.

Scientists uncover new way to grow rare life-saving blood stem cells
A protein called Musashi-2 regulates the function and development of important blood stem cells.

Consumers reveal barriers to brain-training app-iness
The preconceptions and concerns of young US consumers about brain-training smartphone apps are examined in latest scientific study.

Team to study microRNA role in memory, sleep and synapse function
A group including scientists at The Scripps Research Institute Florida campus has been awarded a grant from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders to study the role of microRNAs in a range of physiological activities, including memory, sleep, synapse function and movement.

Serotonin reduces apnea and could be a clue to understanding sudden infant death syndrome
Serotonin, a neurotransmitter in the brain, shortens periods of apnea (temporary cessation of breathing) and promotes inspiration, according to a study published today in Experimental Physiology.

Dexamethasone for asthma in the ER: Better compliance, nearly equal effectiveness
Adults with asthma who were treated with one-dose dexamethasone in the emergency department had only slightly higher relapse than patients who were treated with a five-day course of prednisone.

Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy linked to reduced depressive relapse risk
Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy was associated with a reduced risk of depressive relapse over a 60-week follow-up period compared with usual care and outcomes were comparable to those who received other active treatments, according to an article published online by JAMA Psychiatry.

Hominins may have been food for carnivores 500,000 years ago
Tooth-marks on a 500,000-year-old hominin femur bone found in a Moroccan cave indicate that it was consumed by large carnivores, likely hyenas, according to a study published April 27, 2016 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE.

Leading nutrition experts speak up about malnutrition
Malnutrition is a critical public health problem, affecting many people across the United States and around the world.

Contamination in North Dakota linked to fracking spills
Accidental wastewater spills from unconventional oil production in North Dakota have caused widespread water and soil contamination, a Duke study finds.

Chemists use DNA to build the world's tiniest thermometer
Researchers at University of Montreal have created a programmable DNA thermometer that is 20,000x smaller than a human hair.

Crop advances grow with protection
A team of researchers examined the impact of intellectual property protection in a new study.

Another honor from China for INRS professor Federico Rosei
INRS professor and current director of Énergie Matériaux Télécommunications Research Centre, Federico Rosei, known worldwide for his research in the field of organic and inorganic nanomaterials, received the Harbin Institute of Technology's highest honor: the title of honorary professor.

Coal-tar based sealcoats on driveways, parking lots far more toxic than suspected
The pavement sealcoat products used widely around the nation on thousands of asphalt driveways and parking lots are significantly more toxic and mutagenic than previously suspected, according to a new paper published this week by researchers from Oregon State University.

Speakers of two dialects may share cognitive advantage with speakers of two languages
The ability of children to speak any two dialects -- two closely related varieties of the same language -- may confer the same cognitive advantages as those reported for multilingual children who speak two or more substantially different languages (such as English and French).

Cactus-inspired skin gives electric cars a spike
Inspired by the humble cactus, a new type of membrane has the potential to significantly boost the performance of fuel cells and transform the electric vehicle industry.

Ways of reducing the transmission of infectious diseases in transport hubs
Transport plays a major role in the spread of transmissible diseases.

Top analytical and life sciences instrumentation firms
Chemical & Engineering News, the weekly news magazine of the American Chemical Society, has unveiled its annual ranking of the top 25 analytical and life sciences instrumentation companies of 2015.

Polarization may cause climate communication to backfire
Political polarization may cause communication about climate change to backfire, a new Duke University study finds.

Bacterial virulence is stimulated by burns
Sepsis constitutes the main cause of disease in people suffering from burns.

Researchers list '7 chemical separations to change the world'
Researchers are suggesting seven energy-intensive separation processes they believe should be the top targets for research into low-energy purification technologies.

Families with kids increasingly live near families just like them
Neighborhoods are becoming less diverse and more segregated by income -- but only among families with children, a new study has found.

All hairstyles are not created equal
In a review of 19 studies, researchers at Johns Hopkins say they can confirm a 'strong association' between certain scalp-pulling hairstyles -- many common among African-Americans -- and the development of traction alopecia, gradual hair loss caused by damage to the hair follicle from prolonged or repeated tension on the hair root.

Beach buoys deployed to detect beach contamination
Beachgoers may soon be able to know in a timely manner if the water is clean enough for swimming, thanks to some new technology developed by researchers from Michigan State University and the US Geological Survey.

Pitt computational model finds new protein-protein interactions in schizophrenia
Pitt researchers have discovered new protein-protein interactions in schizophrenia.

BrainHealth awarded over $490,000 to study effects of MS on brain blood flow and cognition
The National Multiple Sclerosis Society awarded Dr. Bart Rypma, associate professor at the Center for BrainHealth at The University of Texas at Dallas, more than $490,000 to investigate how changes in brain blood flow impact cognition for individuals with multiple sclerosis (MS).

New report shows electronic cigarettes are beneficial to UK public health
Electronic cigarettes have the potential to contribute to reducing death and disability caused by Britain's biggest killer, say experts in The BMJ today.

James Webb Space Telescope's golden mirror unveiled
NASA engineers recently unveiled the giant golden mirror of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope as part of the integration and testing of the infrared telescope.

A cellular tree with healthy branches
University of Iowa biologists have homed in on the genes that tell brain cells to grow the tendrils critical for passing messages throughout the body.

Toward dissolvable electronics for implants and sensors
Tiny electronic sensors and devices that can be implanted in the body and then dissolve almost without a trace are getting closer to reality.

Tiny fossil horses put their back into it
A new study reveals that tiny fossil ancestors of modern horses may have moved quite differently to their living counterparts.

A new scorpion from California reveals hidden biodiversity in the Golden State
Recent fieldwork by researchers Warren Savary and Rob Bryson uncovered a new species of scorpion in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada in northeastern California.

Study: Even a little air pollution may have long-term health effects on developing fetus
Even small amounts of air pollution appear to raise the risk of a condition in pregnant women linked to premature births and lifelong neurological and respiratory disorders in their children, new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health research suggests.

Breast cancer progression -- the devil is in the detail
Researchers at Helmholtz Zentrum München describe how breast cancer cells challenged with a small-molecule inhibitor targeting specific invasive properties switch to an alternative mode-of-action, rendering them even more aggressive.

Poorer patients in UK less likely to get hip replacements
A study conducted by the universities of Liverpool and Oxford has found that 'inconsistent and inequitable' hip fracture treatment in the UK means deprived patients and those admitted at weekends are least likely to receive the recommended operation.

Segmenting ultrasound video with a wavelet variational model
In an article published this month in the SIAM Journal on Imaging Sciences, authors Jiulong Liu, Xiaoqun Zhang, Bin Dong, Zuowei Shen, and Lixu Gu propose a video segmentation model to recognize ROI in ultrasounds.

University of Illinois researchers create 1-step graphene patterning method
Researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have developed a one-step, facile method to pattern graphene by using stencil mask and oxygen plasma reactive-ion etching, and subsequent polymer-free direct transfer to flexible substrates.

From retina to cortex: Max Planck researchers discover an unexpected division of labor
By using imaging technologies that allow visualization of the ON and OFF response regions of hundreds of individual cortical neurons, Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience Researchers have discovered that fine scale retinal spatial information is preserved by the OFF response regions of cortical neurons, while the ON response regions exhibit systematic spatial displacements that are necessary to build an orderly map of edge orientation (Nature, April 27, 2016).

Peacock tail feathers shake at resonance and hold eyespots still during courtship displays
As male peacocks shake their long feathers in courtship, the iridescent eyespots remain nearly stationary and captivate females, according a study published April 27, 2016, in the open-access journal PLOS ONE.

BU researcher awarded Fulbright Scholarship to France
Katya Ravid, D.Sc., professor of medicine and biochemistry at Boston University School of Medicine, recently was awarded a Fulbright Scholar Award to France.

Analysis of dog genome will provide insight into human disease
An important model in studying human disease, the non-coding RNA of the canine genome is an essential starting point for evolutionary and biomedical studies -- according to a new study led by The Genome Analysis Centre (TGAC).

Managing global malnutrition: Australian researchers map micronutrients in white rice
New findings show longer parboiling processes at higher temperatures cause more micronutrients to migrate from a rice grain's outer bran layer into the starchy core.

This Week from AGU: Dangerous pollutants, landslides in Japan, and 4 new research papers
This week from AGU are papers on dangerous pollutants, landslides in Japan, and four new research papers from the past week.

New model for active surveillance of prostate cancer tested
Urologists at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Genesis Healthcare Partners have tested a new model of care for patients with low-risk prostate cancer.

Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy linked to reduced depressive relapse risk
The largest meta-analysis so far of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) for recurrent depression has found that MBCT is an effective treatment option that can help prevent the recurrence of major depression.

Experts call for increased action on protecting those with food allergies
Professor Chris Elliott from Queen's University Belfast, who led the recent independent review of the UK's food system is co-author of a paper published in The Royal Society of Chemistry's journal Analyst, outlining a strategy to close the gaps in current processes for detecting and measuring allergens -- substances in foods that can trigger an allergic reaction.

When pornography uses condoms, those watching have safer sex
Men who view more sexually explicit pornography where condoms were used were less likely to have anal sex without a condom themselves.

Fireflies light the way to female HIV transmission
Finding the vulnerable points where HIV enters the female reproductive tract is like searching for needles in a haystack.

MDI Biological Laboratory will host 'Barn Raising for Data-Intensive Discovery' workshop
Scientists from around the country will gather May 1-6 at the MDI Biological Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine, to develop universal tools to analyze unexplored data for potential solutions to some of our most pressing scientific problems.

Widespread loss of ocean oxygen to become noticeable in 2030s
A reduction in the amount of oxygen dissolved in the oceans due to climate change is already discernible in some parts of the world and should be evident across large regions of the oceans between 2030 and 2040, according to a new study led by the National Center for Atmospheric Research.

An Old World bird in a New World rainforest
The Sapayoa, a rainforest bird from Central and South America, is an evolutionary enigma -- genetic analysis shows that its closest relatives are bird species living across the ocean in Asia and Africa.

New tool puts a consistent value on experts' uncertainty on climate change models
To bridge the gap between projections of future sea-level rise and the need to prepare for it, a Princeton University researcher and collaborators developed a method that consolidates climate models and the range of opinions that leading scientists have about them into a single, consistent set of probabilities.

Nanoparticles hold promise as double-edged sword against genital herpes
An effective vaccine against the virus that causes genital herpes has evaded researchers for decades.

Creating a reduced-fat chocolate that melts in your mouth
Chocolate is divinely delicious, mouthwateringly smooth and unfortunately full of fat.

Study finds high death rate among people who are or have been incarcerated
People recently released from correctional facilities in Ontario had a risk of dying from a drug overdose 56 times greater than the general population, a new study has found.

Protecting diversity on coral reefs: DNA may hold the key
Research published today by a team of scientists discovered that large areas of intact coral reef with extensive live coral cover, not disturbed by humans or climate change, harbor the greatest amount of genetic diversity.

Landscape ecology must play a role in policymaking
Landscape ecology considers the influence of time and space on environmental patterns.

Home movers more likely to be green commuters, study finds
A study of 18,000 UK residents has found that people who have just moved house are significantly less likely to travel to work by car, opting for a greener mode of transport instead.

Rosemary aroma can help older adults to remember to do things
The aroma of rosemary essential oil may improve ability of people over 65 to remember events and to remember to complete tasks at particular times in the future.

Decoding Zika to fight future outbreaks
Zika virus has been associated to several cases of neurological disorders and has raised worldwide public health alerts.

Strong interactions with voice-guided vehicles do not result in safer driving
A recent study by researchers at Michigan State University, Eindhoven University of Technology, and Stanford University found that giving a car a more personal voice led to more car accidents.

Strathclyde students win Gold and Silver awards at Westminster conference
Two University of Strathclyde Chemistry Ph.D. students, who are part of a collaborative industrial Ph.D. program with global healthcare company GSK, have secured success at a UK-wide conference and awards ceremony, held at the House of Commons.

No need to fast before a cholesterol test
New research from Denmark, Canada and the US involving more than 300,000 individuals suggests that patients do not need to check their cholesterol levels on an empty stomach.

Deep-sea biodiversity impacted by climate change's triple threat
A new study found that vulnerability of deep-sea biodiversity to climate change's triple threat -- rising water temperatures, and decreased oxygen, and pH levels -- is not uniform across the world's oceans.

Scientists teaching machines to make clinical trials more successful
Scientists are teaching computers to figure out why people accept or decline invitations to participate in clinical trials.

Food allergies of low-income kids are poorly managed
Low-income families of children with food allergies spend 2.5 times more on emergency department and hospitalization costs nationally.

New book by ecologist James Estes recounts pioneering research in Alaska
In his new book, 'Serendipity,' marine ecologist James Estes recounts the simple twists of fate that sent him to the Aleutian Islands in 1970 to study the distribution and abundance of sea otters.

At last: Non-toxic and cheap thin-film solar cells for 'zero-energy' buildings
'Zero-energy' buildings -- which generate as much power as they consume -- are now much closer after a team at Australia's University of New South Wales achieved the world's highest efficiency using flexible solar cells that are non-toxic and cheap to make.

Single antibody infusions provide durable protection against HIV-like virus in monkeys
A single antibody infusion can protect monkeys against infection with an HIV-like virus for up to 23 weeks, researchers have found.

Superfast light source made from artificial atom
Superfast light sources can be used, for example, in laser lights, LED lights and in single-photon light sources for quantum technology.

'Walk-DMC' aims to improve surgery outcomes for children with cerebral palsy
A University of Washington mechanical engineer has developed a new assessment of motor control in children with cerebral palsy which could help predict which patients are -- or are not -- likely to benefit from invasive surgical interventions.

Expert panel evaluates role of osteoporosis medications in fracture healing
Using a structured expert-opinion process, an International Osteoporosis Foundation expert panel has written a consensus report on the use of osteoporosis medications in patients with recent fracture and the potential role of these medications in promoting fracture healing.

It's the rain's fault
Rainwater may play an important role in the process that triggers earthquakes, according to new research.

Hybrid nanoantennas -- next-generation platform for ultradense data recording
A group of scientists from ITMO University in St. Petersburg has put forward a new approach to effective manipulation of light at the nanoscale based on hybrid metal-dielectric nanoantennas.

Brain's 'thesaurus' mapped to help decode inner thoughts
What if a map of the brain could help us decode people's inner thoughts?

Advancing ingenuity
The accelerator funding is designed to support a burst of activity on a specific project to bring it to a development milestone at which an industrial partner or investor might engage -- for example, by sponsoring further research, licensing the technology, or launching a new company.

Founder of movement disorders field to receive Parkinson's award
In honor of his immeasurable contributions to the study and treatment of movement disorders such as Parkinson's disease, Van Andel Research Institute (VARI) will present renowned neuroscientist and clinician Stanley Fahn, M.D., with the 2016 Jay Van Andel Award for Outstanding Parkinson's Disease Research.

Cellphone-sized device quickly detects the Ebola virus
The worst of the recent Ebola epidemic is over, but the threat of future outbreaks lingers.

Got good fat?
Brown fat cells can burn fat to generate heat. University of Bonn researchers have discovered a new method to measure the activity of brown fat cells in humans and mice.

One-fifth of young drinkers report consuming 'jello shots,' BU study finds
About one in five underage youths reported consuming alcoholic jello shots in the past 30 days, and those youths were more likely to binge drink, consume more alcohol, and to have been involved in physical fights related to their drinking than their peers who did not consume jello shots, a study led by a Boston University School of Public Health researcher shows.

A molecular switch to better understand signaling
In the alphabets of our genomes, a single typo can mean the difference between health and disease. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to