Violent crime changes youth’s sleep patterns the night immediately following the crime and changes patterns of the stress hormone cortisol the following day, new research shows. Both may then disrupt academic performance in students.
A pattern of escalating marijuana use in adolescents is linked to higher rates of depression and lower educational accomplishments in adulthood.
A new study explores outcomes for patients who continue receiving statins after experiencing an adverse reaction, finding that they had a lower risk of death and cardiovascular events.
Just as parents are not the root of all their children’s problems, a single gene mutation can’t be blamed for complex brain disorders like autism, according to a neuroscientist. To help researchers see the big picture, researchers created the first map that highlights the brain’s network of protein associations. It’s a first step to developing treatment drugs that operate more like rifles than shotguns.
Engineers have invented a new kind of battery: one that is bio-compatible because it produces the same kind of ion-based electrical energy used by humans and other living things.
Key findings from the second Swaziland HIV Incidence Measurement Survey, SHIMS2, reveal impressive progress in confronting the HIV epidemic in the country. Results show a doubling in population viral load suppression since 2011 and a decrease by nearly half in the rate of new HIV infections.
People with higher cognitive abilities are more likely to learn and apply social stereotypes, finds a new study. The results, stemming from a series of experiments, show that those with higher cognitive abilities also more easily unlearn stereotypes when presented with new information.
Scientists have developed a method to rapidly produce specific human antibodies in the laboratory. The technique could speed the production of antibodies to treat a wide range of diseases and facilitate the development of new vaccines.
Scientists lend insight into the interplay between attachment style and how people manage and perceive friendship networks.
Researchers reported earlier this year in the journal Frontiers of Public Health that up to 76 percent of the world’s population may be overfat. Now these same researchers have focused their efforts on data from 30 of the top developed countries, with even more alarming findings that up to 90 percent of adult males and 50 percent of children may be overfat.