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Dreaming of animals and other warning signs of neurodegeneration

The latest issue of <i>Nature</i> contains an Outlook supplement about the health impacts of poor sleep, including a feature I wrote about the link between …

Scientists identify cell that could hold the secret to limb regeneration

Researchers have identified a cell that aids limb regrowth in Salamanders. Macrophages are a type of repairing cell that devour dead cells and pathogens, and trigger other immune cells to respond to pathogens. In humans, they're also important to muscle repair, which led Dr. James Godwin, of the …

Daily calcium linked to longer life in women - Futurity

MCGILL (CAN) — Women who consume 1,000 mg of calcium a day—regardless if consumed in …

Lower obesity rates for kids in traditional families - Futurity

RICE (US) — Children living in households where the parents are married are less likely …

Discovered: Molecule That Triggers Itchiness

At long last, researchers have identified what happens in the nervous system as an itch begins.<p>What really causes itching, and how it works, is surprisingly little understood. But researchers at the National Institutes of Health will publish a paper tomorrow in <i>Science</i> that details the discovery of …

Strange Dark Matter Interactions Could Create Galactic Disks and Dark Light

A small percentage of the dark matter in our universe might be able to interact with itself through an as-of-yet unknown dark force, forming dark …

Astronomers catch two giant galaxies merging in images from Europe's Herschel space telescope

The European Space Agency's giant space telescope Herschel ran out of fuel last month and stopped working, as scientists had been expecting. But before then, the telescope was able to capture images of a rare cosmic event: the merger of two large, ancient galaxies into one super-sized galaxy. At …

Why You Have To Scratch That Itch

Everybody itches. Sometimes itch serves as a useful warning signal — there's a bug on your back! But sometimes itch arises for no apparent reason, and can be a torment.<p>Think of the itchy skin disorder eczema, or the constant itching caused by some cancers. "A very high percentage of people who're …

Scientists Train People To Not Be Jerks

To be excellent to one another, just try out some Buddhist meditation.<p>If you're kind of a jerk, but at least concerned about your jerk-ness, take heart: researchers say they've shown it's possible to increase compassion in adults.<p>The University of Wisconsin-Madison actually has a whole department …

This quick visual test predicts IQ - Futurity

U. ROCHESTER (US) — A brief test of a person’s ability to filter out visual …

Noaa predicts wildly active hurricane season out of Atlantic and Caribbean

Americans were warned on Thursday to brace for an extremely active hurricane season – less than a year after the devastation of Sandy, which hit the …

'The school started coming apart': Trapped students had nowhere to hide

When the sirens began blaring and teachers at Plaza Towers Elementary School in Moore, Okla., heard that a monstrous tornado was roaring toward their 57-year-old school and its youngest students, there was nowhere to hide.<p>They crouched in hallways and bathrooms, waiting, hoping and praying. Then …

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Chats with mom may keep students healthy - Futurity

PENN STATE (US) — College students eat better and get more exercise on days when …

Scientists create human stem cells through cloning | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - After more than 15 years of failures by scientists around the world and one outright fraud, biologists have finally created human stem cells by the same technique that produced Dolly the cloned sheep in 1996: They transplanted genetic material from an adult cell into an egg …

Mild electric shocks to brain may help students solve maths problems

People who struggle with maths problems might fare better after a course of gentle electric shocks to the brain, scientists have …

Youngsters use dementia drugs to boost brain power, survey finds

Some young people in Britain have used drugs for dementia and other conditions to boost their mental performance, a major survey suggests.<p>Medicines …

13 States Where Student Loan Debt Is Crushing College Grads

The mountain of U.S. student loan debt is getting taller and taller, and more and more students are falling behind in their payments, according to a recent study.<p>The number of students who are at least 90 days late on student loan payments has increased to 11.7 percent, up from 8.5 percent in 2011, …

Greece’s 200% increase in HIV shows how disastrous austerity can be for public health

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Study: Happiness Comes Easier With Upbeat Music

Resarch subjects were better able to will themselves into positive moods while listening to rousing symphonies.<p>Toby Melville/Reuters<p>People Who Are Famous and Successful Have Shorter Lives<br>• People Who Believe in God Are More Responsive to Treatment of Depression<br>• Antibiotics May Prevent Men From …

Depressed people's body clocks 'out of sync' - Futurity

U. MICHIGAN (US) — A new brain study reveals that the circadian clocks of people …

Finding Happiness and the Science Behind it

Everybody longs for happiness, but it seems like a hidden treasure.<p>One way or another—consciously or unconsciously, directly or indirectly—everything …

Three Students Charged for Helping Boston Bombing Suspect

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The Boston Police Department announced via Twitter late Wednesday morning that three new …

A Sleep Gene Has A Surprising Role In Migraines

Mutations on a single gene appear to increase the risk for both an unusual sleep disorder and migraines, a team reports in <i>Science Translational Medicine</i>.<p>The finding could help explain the links between sleep problems and migraines. It also should make it easier to find new drugs to treat migraines, …