Kathy Scott

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Not Enough Sleep May Help Alzheimer’s Take Hold

A team of researchers plans to figure out why this happens<p>In recent years, scientists have made small steps towards understanding the relationship between sleep and Alzheimer’s disease. Now, researchers from Oregon Health & Science University in Portland may soon illuminate the connection—they are …

Dementia

Banana Peel Is Just as Nutritious as The Flesh

We've been eating bananas wrong this whole time.<p>That's right, you can eat banana peels. And not only are they edible, they're also good for you. If …

Nutrition

The Great Bathroom Debate: Paper Towel or Hand Dryer?

It's complicated.<p>It's the age-old question that continues to baffle many of us in the bathroom: when you come to drying your hands, should you reach …

4 Issues Scientists Have With The Biggest Loser

<i>The Biggest Loser</i> is back tonight with a new season — its 17th — despite losing 30 percent of its viewers last season, according to <i>The Guardian.</i> Like …

Weight Loss

Chemistry Counts in Relationships--But How Much?

When it comes to a potentially romantic relationship, chemistry is a loaded word. Does one of these beliefs pop into your mind when you hear it?<p>• For a good relationship, chemistry needs to be there right away.<p>• Chemistry might not be felt initially but can develop later.<p>• Love at first sight, or a …

Do You Ever Get Constipated When You Travel? Here’s Why That Happens

More than 40 percent of people are constipated while they travel. Are you one of them? Apparently, your intestinal microbes are sensitive to changes …

Energy Drinks Are Basically Poison Says Science, Common Sense

While studies on wine and coffee sometimes deliver good news (that, you know, it's fine to drink them), that's almost never the case with energy …

This New Brain Implant Has The Potential to Restore Paralysed Limbs

Incredible.<p>Researchers have just been granted US$16 million in funding to go towards the development of brain implants that could one day help …

Strength in movement

Millions of Americans dance, recreationally or professionally. How many of those who ballroom dance, foxtrot, break dance, or line dance realize that …

Late-Night Snacking May Have A Surprising Effect On Your Memory

If it's past your bedtime, it might be best to steer clear of the fridge.<p>Scientists have long known that chowing down late at night can have negative effects on our bodies, from weight gain to an increased risk for Type 2 diabetes.<p>Now, a new study conducted at the University of California, Los …

Research

Science Says Having Friends Is Really, Really Good for You

Surprise: Having a social life is just as important to your health as exercising and eating well. The more friends people have at the beginning of their lives, the healthier they will be later on—and the longer they'll live, according to a new study conducted by researchers at the University of …

Get to know your microbes at ‘The Secret World Inside You’

<b>The Secret World Inside You</b><br>Through August 14, 2016<br>American Museum of Natural History<br>New York City<p>Bacteria are not necessarily bad. That in a nutshell …

New York City

Saliva test to detect GHB and alcohol poisonings

Scientists working at Loughborough University, UK, and the University of Cordoba, Spain, have developed a new method for the rapid diagnosis of …

For healthy eating, timing matters

When you eat may determine how long and strong your heart beats.<p>Fruit flies that limited eating to 12-hour stints had steadier heartbeats in old age …

Holistic Medicine

Skin bacteria help cancer cells grow

Our skin is covered in millions of bacteria and most of them help keep us healthy. However, for patients with lymphoma, it may be a rather different …

Prospects for gene-engineered T cell immunotherapy for solid cancers

1.<p>Hodi, F.S. <i>et al.</i> Improved survival with ipilimumab in patients with metastatic melanoma. <i>N. Engl. J. Med.</i> <b>363</b>, 711–723 (2010).<p>2.<p>Topalian, S.L. <i>et al.</i> …

Researchers uncover new details linking stress and fat metabolism

If you’re under constant stress and can’t lose weight, there might be a protein to blame.<p>In cell and mouse model experiments, University of Florida …

Brain Cell Loss Linked to Schizophrenia

A P&S research team has found that deficits seen in schizophrenia may be due to a decrease in the number of inhibitory neurons within the brain's …

Are the brains of creative people different?

<i>This article is published in collaboration with Quartz.</i><p>What makes highly creative people different from the rest of us? In the 1960s, psychologist …

Creativity

Cholesterol-Lowering Statins May Lower Risk of Heart Disease in People with Sleep Apnea

NEW YORK, NY (January 6, 2016) — A new study conducted at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) has revealed some of the underlying mechanisms …

Medical Research

A Fascinating Look at Some of the Medical and Scientific Devices of the Past

Science Friday takes a fascinating look at a large collection of medical and scientific devices of the past curated by Steve Erenberg. The collection …

Diabetes breakthrough: Pancreatic cells successfully created in lab paving way for new treatments

Fully functional pancreatic cells have been cultured by scientists, potentially meaning the end of daily insulin injections for sufferers of the …

An exercise scientist told us how many pounds you should lose each week if you want to keep it off

You might be enticed, for example, by a diet that claims it can help you shed 20 or 50 pounds in a couple of weeks.<p>But shedding pounds too fast can be a red flag for a diet that might encourage unsafe behaviors. On the other hand, losing weight too slowly might be discouraging and make you want to …

Weight Loss

New NDV-H5Nx avian influenza vaccine has potential for mass vaccination of poultry

A team of researchers at Kansas State University, in collaboration with Garcia-Sastre of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, has developed a …

Dietitians, Nutritionists, And Psychologists Have Ranked The Best Diets of 2016

Science weighs in.<p>Not all diets are created equal, and no one knows that more than US News & World Report, which, on Tuesday, released a ranking of …

Cancer-imaging video pill provides its own fluorescent light

A team of University of Glasgow researchers has worked to improve the imaging provided by swallowable cameras used to detect cancers in the throat …

Small changes in DNA can affect nicotine consumption | Penn State University

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Nicotine is an addictive substance and genetic factors are known to play a role in smoking behaviors. Recently, a team of …

Here Are Six Scientifically Proven Tips For More Effective Studying

Straight from the experts.<p>Not everyone studies the same way- some people are happy cramming everything at the last minute, and some require pages …

Let's talk about the science behind a male version of The Pill

When you hear the words “birth control,” you likely think of a four-row packet of little pills. Or perhaps you think of an IUD, or the depo shot. …

Hallelujah! Scientists Have Found Medicinal Properties In Maple Syrup

But don't start chugging it, k?