How well your kids do at school depends in part on the DNA you bequeathed them. What’s not clear is what we should do about this
(University of East Anglia) Thousands of older people in low and middle-income countries are at risk of abuse and human rights violations when being admitted to care homes, according to new research led by the University of East Anglia...Show More Summary
(University of Southern California) When it comes to fighting substance abuse, research suggests the company you keep can make the difference between recovery and relapse. Researchers from the USC Center for Artificial Intelligence in...Show More Summary
(Office of Naval Research) In the military, operational tempo is fast paced and the mission takes top priority -- day or night. Such dedication, however, can cause sleep to become a lower priority and fatigue a dangerous reality.
(Portland State University) Sociology professor Dara Shifrer examined which measures of socioeconomic status -- parents' education, family income, race and parents' occupation -- have the greatest influence over a child's locus of control and why
(Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)) To reduce wealth inequality without diminishing the economic performance of a country, a policy package of bequest taxes and land value taxes could be the optimal solution. Such a...Show More Summary
(University of Toronto, Rotman School of Management) New research says that experiencing low confidence in one area can lead to attempts to boost our status in another, even if it means engaging in fraud. If we seek better financial status, we may behave more selfishly, or cheat. Show More Summary
(Association for Psychological Science) People tend to reciprocate others' actions in ways that increase disparities in wealth, according to findings published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. Show More Summary
(Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health) Putting mice on a diet containing low amounts of the essential amino acid methionine triggered the formation of new blood vessels in skeletal muscle, according to a new study from Harvard T.H. Show More Summary
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology) MIT researchers have reversed age-related endurance loss in mice by treating them with a compound that promotes new blood vessel growth. Their study, led by senior author Leonard Guarente, found...Show More Summary
(New York University) Researchers have discovered a novel mechanism through which information can be effectively transmitted across many areas in the brain -- a finding that offers a potentially new way of understanding how consciousness arises.
(Harvard Medical School) Scientists identify mechanism behind vascular aging, muscle demise in mice. Treatment with chemical compounds reversed vascular aging, stimulated blood vessel growth and blood flow, boosted exercise capacity in aging animals.
March 22, 2018 Posted by Jay Livingston It’s Stephen Sondheim’s birthday – he’s a pianistic 88. It’s hard to write about Sondheim without repeating what are by now cliches. But cliches (which Sondheim scrupulously avoids) usually contain some truth, and the one that sticks in my mind is this: Sondheim brings ambivalence to center stage. Show More Summary
(Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft) Topics range from the digital image and the Iranian highlands to medical imaging / approximately ?80 million for three years.
(University of Adelaide) Stopping exercise can result in increased depressive symptoms, according to new mental health research from the University of Adelaide.
(Lund University) A new study from Lund University in Sweden shows that even children with limited physical disabilities are at risk of developing mental issues later in life. Girls and adolescents from socio-economically vulnerable families are at greatest risk. The study was published in the reputable journal PLOS ONE.
Why are dreams so weird, what are they for, and do they mean anything? Here’s what science can tell us about our adventures in the land of nod
(Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft) Topics range from protective mechanisms in cells to microsimulation models. Approximately ?10 million has been awarded for the first funding period.
We know that a college degree can often help ensure employment, creating pathways to better opportunities and resources in someone’s career and even one’s personal health. A recent article in The Washington Post shows that the health benefits of higher education are more nuanced than scholars originally believed. Drawing from the work of sociologists Andrew […]
March 22, 2018 Posted by Jay Livingston Brilliance in science is sometimes a matter of simplifying – paring away complicated scientific techniques and seeing what non-scientists would see if they looked in the right place. That’s what...Show More Summary