Category: Science

Walnut Consumers Tend To Have Lower Prevalence Of Depression Symptoms, Says New Study

A new epidemiological study suggests consuming walnuts may be associated with a lower prevalence and frequency of depression symptoms among American adults.1 After...

Human Brain Protein Associated With Autism Confers Abnormal Behavior In Fruit Flies

A mutant gene that encodes a brain protein in a child with autism has been placed into the brains of fruit flies. Fruit flies hosting that gene produce the variant human...

Why Physicists Are Interested in the Mysterious Quirks of the Heftiest Quark

So there are these things called quarks. (I know, I wish they had a better name, but I’m not in charge of naming things in physics.) Quarks are little teensy tiny...

What Is Genetic Modification?

Genetic modification is the process of altering the genetic makeup of an organism. This has been done indirectly for thousands of years by controlled, or selective,...

Living in space changes gene expression in humans

NASA performed the first study of its kind with two identical twins, where one twin, Scott Kelly, lived on the International Space Station (ISS) for a full year, while...

Sustainability is a ‘top priority’ for chemists

A group of chemicals known as bi-metallics could help the pharmaceutical industry become more environmentally friendly by cutting the amount of energy used to produce...

See-Through Fish Aid Scientists In Autism-Related Breakthrough

University of Miami researchers have discovered a clue in the humble zebrafish’s digestive tract that, one day, could help people on the autism spectrum alleviate one...

How A Fungus Can Cripple The Immune System

It is everywhere – and it is extremely dangerous for people with a weakened immune system. The fungus Aspergillus fumigatus occurs virtually everywhere on...

Team Builds Low-Cost, Low-Energy Carbon Dioxide, Humidity Sensor

A research team at The University of Texas at Dallas has created a first-of-its-kind sensor for real-time measurements of carbon dioxide and relative humidity — using...

Protecting San Joaquin Valley farmland essential, study

Today [Jul. 25, 2018], American Farmland Trust, in partnership with the Conservation Biology Institute, released a report that identifies the most critical farmland...

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