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Genetically engineered mosquitoes could be vital weapon against malaria

627,000 deaths per year: that's a good figure. Malaria, the deadly illness caused by infected mosquitoes, is on the retreat, thanks to medical treatments that have reduced mortality rates by 42% since 2000. Among African children, the mortality rate has dropped even more: 54%. Even so, one African …

From liability to viability: Genes on the Y chromosome prove essential for male survival

Despite a well-documented history of dramatic genetic decay, the human Y chromosome has over the course of millions of years of evolution managed to …

Whence Life? Receptors Responsible For Fertilization Found

Scientists believe they have found the receptors that allow sperm and egg cells to hook up and create life.<p>Where do babies come from? If your kids ever ask, just tell them the story of Izumo and Juno, receptors found on the surface of sperm and egg cells, respectively. In a study on mice published …

Biology

The Incredible, World-Changing Impact Of Vaccines

Unsubstantiated fear about vaccines has led to increased rates of unvaccinated children in some surprising corners of the United States, like exclusive New York City private schools.<p>But parents would probably not be so quick to leave their children unvaccinated if they remembered what life was like …

Public Health

Modern Medicine May Not Be Doing Your Microbiome Any Favors

There are lots of theories about why food allergies, asthma, celiac disease and intestinal disorders like Crohn's disease have been on the rise. Dr. Martin Blaser speculates that it may be connected to the overuse of antibiotics, which has resulted in killing off strains of bacteria that typically …

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Can You Solve This?

Meet Your Master: Getting to Know Your Brain - Crash Course Psychology #4

6 Classic Psychology Experiments

The history of psychology is filled with fascinating studies and classic psychology experiments that helped change the way we think about ourselves …

Sally Kohn: Let's try emotional correctness (No profanity)

Emotions and Types of Emotional Responses

Emotions seem to rule our daily lives. We make decisions based on whether we are happy, angry, sad, bored, or frustrated. We choose activities and …

10 Quick Facts About Social Psychology

Social psychology is a fascinating topic that has yielded a great deal of research on how people behave in groups. In many cases, the results of …

High School Classes for Psychology Majors

What classes should people take in high school if they plan to major in psychology at university? Psychology classes would be ideal, of course, but …

The Psychology Behind Consumer Behavior

Are you interested in why and how people buy some products and not others? Have you ever wondered how media messages influence a shopper's buying …

Psychology

Do Fonts Have a Psychology?

You know what makes highly successful people less stressed, happier and more productive? They know that their personal priorities are worth more than …