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Does wisdom really come with age? It depends on the culture
It's certainly comforting to think that aging benefits the mind, if not the body. (2012-08-30)
U of I scientists develop tool to trace metabolism of cancer-fighting tomato compounds
The University of Illinois scientists who linked eating tomatoes with a reduced risk of prostate cancer have developed a tool that will help them trace the metabolism of tomato carotenoids in the human body. (2010-11-29)
Study identifies human melanoma stem cells
Cancer stem cells are defined by three abilities: differentiation, self-renewal and their ability to seed a tumor. (2012-08-23)
Culture affects how people deceive others say researchers
Psychologists have discovered that people's language changes when they lie depending on their cultural background. (2017-06-06)
Sandalwood scent facilitates wound healing and skin regeneration
Skin cells possess an olfactory receptor for sandalwood scent, as researchers at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum have discovered. (2014-07-08)
Molecular Carriers May Fulfill Promise of Long-Sought 'Magic Bullet'
Harvard Medical School researchers have discovered a new vehicle for carrying therapeutic proteins into living cells. (1996-08-06)
Cardiff University to investigate new epilepsy treatment
Researchers at Cardiff University's School of Medicine are about to explore whether it's possible to treat human temporal lobe epilepsy by transplanting immature neuron cells into the brain. (2016-06-15)
Linguistics may be clue to emotions
Words may be a clue to how people, regardless of their language, think about and process emotions, according to a Penn State researcher. (2005-01-20)
UK cyclists take different paths
Vast differences in cycling cultures have been found in UK cities; For some cycling is a traditional transport accessible to all while for others it is a new edgy, urban subculture according to recent findings from a research project funded by the Economic and Social Research Council. (2012-06-19)
Scientists reproduce evolutionary changes by manipulating embryonic development of mice
By modifying the embryonic development of mice, scientists from the University of Helsinki and the UAB have achieved to reproduce in the laboratory the changes in teeth shape which, in mammals, has needed millions of years of evolution to take place. (2014-07-30)
UCSD researchers identify eye-formation strategy in mice
Researchers at UCSD have discovered a linkage between proteins that is an essential part of the complex series of molecular events leading to normal eye development in mice. (2002-07-23)
Culture wires the brain: A cognitive neuroscience perspective
Where you grow up can have a big impact on the food you eat, the clothes you wear, and even how your brain works. (2010-08-03)
Dedicated cleaning staff shown to reduce C. difficile contamination in hospital rooms
New research finds that a dedicated daily cleaning crew who adequately clean and disinfect rooms contaminated by C. difficile using a standardized process can be more effective than other disinfection interventions. (2013-04-09)
Arranged unions and distrust: The influence of parental choice on mate guarding
Mate guarding is classified as excessive or unwarranted jealous or protective behavior towards a spouse or mate. (2011-02-01)
Study: p38beta MAPK not critical to brain inflammation
A study by a leading Alzheimer's researcher at the University of Kentucky provides new evidence that will help researchers home in on the molecular mechanisms involved in inflammation of the central nervous system and aid drug-development strategies for treating inflammatory neurological diseases. (2013-02-18)
Hospital rooms and patients equally likely to transmit pathogens
'This study is a good wake-up call that health care personnel need to concentrate on the idea that the health care environment can be contaminated,' said Deverick Anderson, M.D., the study's lead author and associate professor of medicine at Duke University School of Medicine. (2016-10-27)
Teen consumer patterns in China and Canada
Most Canadian teenagers are expected to make their own decisions, while Chinese adolescents are still heavily influenced by their parents, according to a study published in the Journal of Business Research. (2011-05-03)
Researchers develop tastier low-fat cheddar
Health-conscious cheese fanciers may soon find it difficult to resist low-fat cheddars. (2000-06-14)
3-D microgels 'on-demand' offer new potential for cell research
Stars, diamonds, circles. Rather than your average bowl of Lucky Charms, these are three-dimensional cell cultures generated by an exciting new digital microfluidics platform, the results of which have been published in Nature Communications this week. (2014-02-26)
Early Andean cultures part of intensive silver industry
The examination of sediments from the Bolivian Andes suggests that ores were actively smelted earlier than originally thought--providing evidence for a major pre-Incan silver industry, says a University of Alberta professor, part of a team that conducted the research. (2003-09-26)
Friends share personal details to strengthen relationships in United States, but not in Japan
In the United States, friends often share intimate details of their lives and problems. (2010-10-19)
People born after World War II are more likely to binge drink, develop alcohol disorders
Drinking can be influenced by both personal and societal factors, the latter leading to (2011-09-15)
New test for safer biomedical research results
In biomedical research with living cells in the culture dish, contamination with bacteria, viruses or other fast-growing cells is always a problem. (2009-07-30)
What is the role of reactive oxygen species in ethanol-mediated cell death of polarized hepatic cells?
The clinical progression of alcoholic liver disease is associated with an increase in hepatocellular damage that may involve the promotion and execution of apoptotic death mechanisms. (2009-06-12)
New blood draw protocol could minimize risk for critically ill children
Johns Hopkins researchers report that implementing a checklist-style set of procedures appears to cut almost in half the number of potentially unnecessary blood culture draws in critically ill children without endangering doctors' ability to diagnose and treat life-threatening blood infections. (2016-12-12)
Hermits in American culture
19th century recluses who withdrew to the solitude of caves -- modern people who deliberately live a life of abstinence: these are parallels drawn by Ina Bergmann, an American Studies scholar. (2016-05-04)
STAT3 gene regulates cancer stem cells in brain cancer
Tufts researchers find that the STAT3 gene regulates the growth of cancer stem cells in the brain cancer Glioblastoma multiforme. (2009-08-10)
Deep national history of immigration predicts wide cultural comfort displaying emotion
People who live in countries built on centuries of migration from a wide range of other countries are more emotionally expressive than people in more insular cultures, according to research led by University of Wisconsin-Madison psychology professor Paula Niedenthal. (2015-04-20)
'Educating' patients' immune cells may help combat diabetes
New research reveals that a treatment called Stem Cell Educator therapy is safe and effective for treating type 1 and type 2 diabetes. (2017-07-07)
Suffering of the poor may have helped societies with class structures spread across globe
Arguably the worst feature of societies with class structures -- the disproportionate suffering of the poor -- may have been the driving force behind the spread of those stratified societies across the globe at the expense of more egalitarian societies. (2011-09-28)
Gene-silencing strategy opens new path to understanding Down Syndrome
Inspired by natural process that silences one copy of female mammals' two sex-determining X chromosomes during embryonic development, researchers develop way to silence extra chromosome of trisomy 21, or Down syndrome. (2013-10-22)
Male acts of bravery, risk display honor, increase accidental death
Men sometimes prove themselves by taking risks that demonstrate their toughness and bravery. (2011-08-15)
How long have I got? The response influences quality of end-of-life care
The way in which bad news is communicated to patients at the end of their lives influences their quality of care. (2016-05-31)
Scientists replicate diseases in the lab with new stem cell lines
Researchers have converted cells from individuals with ten different diseases, including muscular dystrophy, juvenile diabetes and Parkinson's disease, into stem cells. (2008-08-07)
Ties to Alaska's wild plants
A new series of ethnobotany films produced by the University of Alaska Museum of the North explores traditional Alaskan indigenous uses of wild plants for food, medicine and construction materials. (2016-04-25)
Ability to navigate between cultures is good for Mexican-American youth
Approximately 40 million foreign-born persons, representing about 13 percent of the population live in the United States. (2016-02-10)
What makes music sound so sweet (or not)
Ever since ancient times, scholars have puzzled over the reasons that some musical note combinations sound so sweet while others are just downright dreadful. (2010-05-20)
Bugs Can Ward Off The 'Bends'
Food supplements laced with bacteria could protect deep-sea divers from getting the dreaded (1999-04-28)
How prions kill neurons: New culture system shows early toxicity to dendritic spines
Prion diseases are fatal and incurable neurodegenerative conditions of humans and animals. (2016-05-26)
Living off the fat of the land
For more than 80 years scientists have thought that cancer cells fuel their explosive growth by soaking up glucose from the blood, using its energy and atoms to crank out duplicate sets of cellular components. (2016-03-31)
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