Our Microbiome Is What We EatNews
A high-quality diet is linked to more potentially beneficial bacteria in the gut; while a low-quality diet is associated with an increase in potentially harmful bacteria. Modifying the microbiome through diet may therefore be part of a strategy to reduce the risk of chronic diseases.READ MORE
Can Videogames Improve Emotional Intelligence in Teenagers?News
A new study has shown that videogames, when used as part of an emotional intelligence training program, can help teenagers evaluate, express, and manage their own emotions immediately after the training.READ MORE
Building Materials Provide Forensic Clues for Nuclear SecurityNews
Small samples of ubiquitous building materials, such as tile or brick, can be used to test whether a facility has ever stored high enriched uranium (HEU), which can be used to create nuclear weapons. The technique could serve as a valuable forensic tool for national or international efforts related to nuclear nonproliferation and security.READ MORE
Using light and electricity to activate molecules instead of toxic chemical reagents will enable the sustainable manufacture of next generation medicines and other innovative products, according to scientists.READ MORE
A large-scale genome-wide association study, undertaken by over 100 academics worldwide, identified eight genetic variants linked to anorexia nervosa. The results suggest that the genetic origins of the disorder are both metabolic and psychiatric.READ MORE
Natural compounds isolated from Nectandra leucantha, a neotropical tree species belonging to the laurel family (Lauraceae) and endemic to the Atlantic Rainforest biome in Brazil, where its common name is canela-seca or canela-branca, could result in new medications for the treatment of visceral leishmaniasis and Chagas disease.READ MORE
Since its invention by a Hungarian architect in 1974, the Rubik's Cube has furrowed the brows of many who have tried to solve it, but the 3D logic puzzle is no match for an artificial intelligence system created by researchers at the University of California, Irvine.
Researchers want to use similar genetic patterns, which have been present in the blood of humans and animals for thousands of years, to improve computer-assisted disease prognosis.READ MORE
A new study has concluded that people who wear a hearing aid for age-related hearing problems maintain better brain function over time than those who do not.