When people in a relationships fees jealous about the attention their partners are receiving, they are more likely to purchase eye-grabbing products. This is an attempt to recapture the attention of their partners.
Opinions differ when it comes to how sick is too sick to go to school, or the importance of sick day consequences such as parents missing work or kids missing tests, according to a new national poll.
The goal of eliminating malaria in countries like India could be more achievable if mosquito-control efforts take into account the relationship between mosquitoes and cattle, according to an international team of researchers.
Volumes of discarded electronics in East and Southeast Asia jumped almost two-thirds between 2010 and 2015, and e-waste generation is growing fast in both volume and per capita measures, new UN research shows. Driven by rising incomes and high demand for new gadgets and appliances, e-waste across all 12 countries and areas analyzed increased 63 percent on average and weighed 12.3 million tons, 2.4 times the weight of the Great Pyramid of Giza.
Pluripotent stem cells can develop into most tissues of the organism, but they cannot develop into extra-embryonic tissue -- the placenta or yolk sac, for example --- like the one-celled fertilized egg or two-celled zygote. UC Berkeley researchers found that by blocking a specific microRNA, pluripotent stem cells can regain the ability to become extra-embryonic tissue, providing a way to expand the developmental potential of iPC cells with implications for regenerative medicine and stem cell-based therapies.
In their study of fish larvae, Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Driever and his team of neurobiologists at the University of Freiburg discovered that a group of nerve cells in the forebrain release the neurotransmitter dopamine when activated by tactile or certain visual stimuli. These dopaminergic nerve cells send connections to almost all parts of the brain and spinal cord. These new findings could play a role in future treatment of such illnesses as restless leg syndrome.
A new soy-based air filter developed by WSU engineering researchers can capture toxic chemicals such as carbon monoxide and formaldehyde, which often escape other types of filters.
Although cases of Zika virus infection appear to be decreasing, the mosquito-borne virus likely will become endemic in the Americas. Given the serious complications of Zika virus infection, researchers must continue their work to better understand how the virus causes disease and to develop effective vaccines and treatments, according to a new article, by Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID), and colleague Catharine I. Paules, M.D.
Myotonic dystrophy type 1 (DM1) is the most common adult muscular dystrophy, and many patients with DM1 suffer from various sleep and respiratory disorders. In a study in the current issue of the Journal of Neuromuscular Diseases, researchers found that because there is wide range of sleep problems, treatments do not fit a 'one size fits all' model.
Personal and social goals may be effective in motivating older adults to exercise, according to a study this month in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine from researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.