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Blocking stress protein could prevent diabetes and obesity

If you're feeling stressed out, you might want to think twice before seeking comfort in junk food. A new study from the Max Planck Institute of …

Diabetes

Scientists begin to study how mental illness evolved

Scientists are beginning to utilize human genome databases to examine the biological and evolutionary roots of mental illnesses, according to</b> …

Psychedelic Drugs Appear to Make People Less Likely to Commit Crimes

But they're still classed as Schedule 1 illicit drugs.<p>Psychedelics have recently made headlines for their potential to treat illnesses such as …

An Introduction to Hormones

A hormone is a specific molecule that acts as a chemical messenger in the endocrine system. Hormones are produced by specific organs and glands and …

Tesla Turns Power Back On At Children's Hospital In Puerto Rico

Tesla has used its solar panels and batteries to restore reliable electricity at San Juan's Hospital del Niño (Children's Hospital), in what company founder Elon Musk calls "the first of many solar+battery Tesla projects going live in Puerto Rico."<p>The project came about after Puerto Rico was hit by …

Puerto Rico

There's a Totally New Type of Diabetes And It's Being Misdiagnosed as Type 2

Type 3c diabetes might be surprisingly widespread.<p>Most people are familiar with type 1 and type 2 diabetes.<p>Recently, though, a new type of diabetes …

Diabetes

Wild and Captive Chimpanzees Share Personality Traits With Humans

In the late 1950s and early 1960s, Jane Goodall started attributing personalities to the chimpanzees she followed in Gombe National Park in what is now Tanzania. In her descriptions, some were more playful or aggressive, affectionate or nurturing.<p>Many scientists at the time were horrified, she …

Fire Ant Venom Could Be a Surprising New Treatment For Psoriasis

Not as painful as it sounds!<p>As many as 6 million Americans experience the pain and irritation of the skin condition psoriasis, who could now find …

These Tiny Robots Can Swim Through Acid to Deliver Stomach Ulcer Drugs Directly

A fantastic voyage.<p>A fleet of micromotor bots, each measuring half the width of a human hair, have been used to heal stomach ulcers in mice, the …

Can One Simple Nutritional Change Make You More Productive?

Wellness<p>Science says it may come down to managing blood sugar.<p>If you’re used to the rush provided by that first cup of coffee in the morning, or you’ve come back from lunch feeling energized and refreshed or you just can’t focus on anything because your stomach is growling, it won’t surprise you to …

Can Trauma Experienced by Your Great-Great-Grandparents Be Passed on to You?

Our families pass on pieces of themselves to us in more than one way. Your eye color may be thanks to genetic inheritance, but not everything we …

Change Your Password as Soon as You Read This

In all likelihood, your current jumbled password is easy to crack.<p>The official government guidelines for creating an unhackable password were established in 2003 by a man named Bill Burr. In an 8-page guide, he decreed that passwords should be made from strange mixes of capital and lowercase …

Step away from the aspirin? Inflammatory molecule boosts muscle regeneration, say Stanford scientists - Scope

My gym routine has been suffering lately. So I felt a pang of guilt writing my most recent release about muscle soreness after exercise or trauma. …

Stem Cells

Cancer Pill Gleevec Keeps Patients Alive and Well for a Decade

Everyone hopes and wishes for that last-minute cancer breakthrough that will save doomed patients. It almost never actually happens. With Gleevec, it did.<p>The once-a-day pill turned chronic myelogenous leukemia, or CML, from a certain death sentence into a manageable disease. Now data shows it’s …

Immune System

Indonesia's four richest men worth as much as poorest 100 million

Oxfam warns that inequality personified by clove cigarette tycoons Budi and Michael Hartono will damage the nation’s economy<p>The four richest men in Indonesia own as much wealth as the country’s poorest 100 million citizens, despite the nation’s president repeatedly pledging to fighting “dangerous” …