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Human body temperature has decreased in the United States, Stanford study finds

Posted: 08 Jan 2020 07:02 AM PST

Since the early 19th century, the average human body temperature in the United States has dropped, according to a study by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine. “Our temperature’s not what people think it is,” said Julie Parsonnet, MD, professor of medicine and of health research and policy. “What everybody grew up learning, … Continue reading Human body temperature has decreased in the United States, Stanford study finds
New map of Milky Way reveals giant wave of stellar nurseries

Posted: 08 Jan 2020 07:01 AM PST

Astronomers at Harvard University have discovered a monolithic, wave-shaped gaseous structure – the largest ever seen in our galaxy – made up of interconnected stellar nurseries. Dubbed the “Radcliffe wave” in honor of the collaboration’s home base, the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, the discovery transforms a 150-year-old vision of nearby stellar nurseries as an … Continue reading New map of Milky Way reveals giant wave of stellar nurseries
Scientists capture for first time, light flashes from human eye during radiotherapy

Posted: 08 Jan 2020 07:00 AM PST

For decades, theories have existed to explain patient reports of seeing light flashes during radiation therapy, even with their eyes closed. However, no one has been able to secure evidence of this sensation in humans to prove their theory. A team of researchers at Dartmouth’s and Dartmouth-Hitchcock’s Norris Cotton Cancer Center led by radiation oncologist … Continue reading Scientists capture for first time, light flashes from human eye during radiotherapy
Researchers pursue single-dose gene therapy to treat cocaine addiction

Posted: 08 Jan 2020 06:59 AM PST

In a radical new approach to treat cocaine addition, researchers at the Mayo Clinic are seeking approval for first-in-human studies of a single-dose gene therapy. To support the safety and efficacy of this approach they have demonstrated the successful delivery of a gene coding for an enzyme that metabolizes cocaine into harmless byproducts in mice. … Continue reading Researchers pursue single-dose gene therapy to treat cocaine addiction
The growing pains of orphan chimpanzees

Posted: 08 Jan 2020 06:58 AM PST

The prolonged periods of juvenility and nutritional dependence that are characteristic of human development are thought to facilitate brain and somatic growth in children, as well as provide opportunities to learn and accumulate skills required for a productive adult life. In chimpanzees, the benefits of continuing to associate with mothers after becoming nutritionally independent are … Continue reading The growing pains of orphan chimpanzees
Indeterminist physics for an open world

Posted: 08 Jan 2020 06:52 AM PST

Classical physics is characterised by the precision of its equations describing the evolution of the world as determined by the initial conditions of the Big Bang – meaning there is no room for chance. Yet our day-to-day experience and intuition are struck by this deterministic vision of the world: has everything really been written in … Continue reading Indeterminist physics for an open world
Ketone monoester drinks may help control blood sugar

Posted: 08 Jan 2020 06:50 AM PST

With more people with diabetes and pre-diabetes looking for strategies to help control blood sugar, new research from UBC’s Okanagan campus suggests that ketone monoester drinks–a popular new food supplement–may help do exactly that. “There has been a lot of excitement and interest in ketone drinks and supplements, which have really only been on the … Continue reading Ketone monoester drinks may help control blood sugar
New compounds block master regulator of cancer growth, metastasis

Posted: 08 Jan 2020 06:35 AM PST

Scientists have developed new drug compounds that thwart the pro-cancer activity of FOXM1, a transcription factor that regulates the activity of dozens of genes. The new compounds suppress tumor growth in human cells and in mouse models of several types of human breast cancer. The researchers report their findings in the journal NPJ Breast Cancer. … Continue reading New compounds block master regulator of cancer growth, metastasis
Study finds women’s speech more concrete, detailed than men’s

Posted: 08 Jan 2020 06:34 AM PST

Listen to male and female managers talk to their subordinates, and you’ll likely hear some differences in their delivery, says San Francisco State University Assistant Professor of Management Priyanka Joshi. Research by Joshi, published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, shows that communication differences between men and women all come down to the details. … Continue reading Study finds women’s speech more concrete, detailed than men’s
Study of veterans details genetic basis for anxiety, links anxiety and depression

Posted: 08 Jan 2020 06:33 AM PST

A massive genome-wide analysis of approximately 200,000 military veterans has identified six genetic variants linked to anxiety, researchers from Yale and colleagues at other institutions report Jan. 7 in the American Journal of Psychiatry. Some of the variants associated with anxiety had previously been implicated as risk factors for bipolar disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder, and … Continue reading Study of veterans details genetic basis for anxiety, links anxiety and depression

 

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