Sunday, August 9, 2020

Study: Head and neck positioning affects concussion risk — (Details)

If you're about to run headfirst into something, your reflex might be to tense your neck and stabilize your noggin. But according to...

Study: Ending a 40-year quest, scientists reveal the identity of ‘hearing’ protein — ...

Scientists at Harvard Medical School say they have ended a 40-year-quest for the elusive identity of the sensor protein responsible for hearing and...

Study: Kids connect with robot reading partners — (Details)

Kids learn better with a friend. They're more enthusiastic and understand more if they dig into a subject with a companion. But what...

Study: Newly-sequenced genome sheds light on interactions between ancient hominins — (Details)

Together with their sister group the Neanderthals, Denisovans are the closest extinct relatives of currently living humans. "We knew from previous studies that...

Study: Researchers find a neural ‘auto-correct’ feature we use to process ambiguous sounds —...

Our brains have an "auto-correct" feature that we deploy when re-interpreting ambiguous sounds, a team of scientists has discovered. Its findings, which appear...

Study: When confronted, a single neuron helps a fruit fly change course — ...

In the fruit fly, a single pair of brain neurons command backward locomotion in both larvae and adults, researchers report. The mapping of descending...

Study: Annual pap test a ‘thing of the past?’ — (Details)

The United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has released new recommendations on screening for cervical cancer. These latest recommendations continue the trend...

Study: Secondhand smoke linked to poor health, higher absenteeism, increased likelihood to seek medical...

As little as one hour of exposure to tobacco smoke per week can significantly impact the health of teens, according to a University...

Study: Study focuses on people not treated effectively with antidepressants — (Details)

People with depression who are treated with nerve stimulation experience significant improvements in quality of life, even when their depression symptoms don't completely...

Study: New type 1 diabetes therapy shows promise for long-term reversal in both humans,...

What if instead of daily insulin injections or wearing pumps, just getting a shot every few months could reverse Type 1 diabetes for...

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