Scientific Research

Why Tooth Banking Might Just Be The Next Wave In Stem Cell Research

<i>Uproxx knows that science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) disciplines are driving the future of this planet forward. Every day, we see new ideas, fresh innovations, and bold trailblazers in these fields. Follow us this month as we highlight how STEM is shaping the culture of …

Stem-Cell Research

Scientists Looking Into the Causes of Chronic Heart Failure

Researchers in Japan have zeroed in on a receptor on heart cells as a potential cause of the disease that affects more than 5 million Americans.<p>A …

Medical Research

The Hidden Women in Astronomy Research

An analysis of thousands of scientific papers dating back to 1950 shows female researchers are cited less frequently.<p>The citations found at the end of research papers serve several purposes, like providing background on the current work and giving proper credit where it’s due. They can also, …

Research

India Is Doing High Quality Work In Disaster Science: Michiel Kolman, Senior VP, Elsevier

In 2015, 194 nations committed to the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) over the next 15 years. Given India’s socio-economic imbalance as …

Sustainability

Yale/UC study finds extensive Facebook usage decreases health & happiness

A large-scale study jointly carried out by academics from Yale University and the University of California has concluded that greater than average use of Facebook decreases both mental health and happiness …<p>The <i>WSJ</i> reports that the study was a rigorous one, tracking the Facebook habits of more than …

Evidence-Based Medicine

How Much Water Should We Drink Every Day?

More than 2000 years ago Hippocrates (460–377 BCE) said, “If we could give every individual the right amount of nourishment and exercise, not too …

Evidence-Based Medicine

The NHMRC program grant overhaul: will it change the medical research landscape in Australia?

Medical research in Australia is facing some unprecedented challenges. Investment in the National and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) has been flat …

Research

Weighing in on President Trump's budget: Editorial Board Roundtable

Food stamps, medical research dollars and the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative to help keep pollution and invasive species out of the five Great …

Medical Research

Anatomy of a Deep State

On May 8 a woman few Americans have heard of, working in a federal post that even fewer know exists, summoned a select group of 45 people to a June meeting in Washington. They were almost exclusively representatives of liberal activist groups. The invitation explained they were invited to develop …

Opinion

New endometriosis research reveals wider array of genetic links to disease

Researchers, co-led by University of Queensland academics, discover five additional DNA sections for disease affecting one in 10 Australian women<p>Researchers are one step closer to identifying genes linked to a gynaecological disease affecting one in 10 Australian women.<p>A global study into the …

Research

Trump’s Budget Forgets That Science Is Insurance for America

President Trump’s proposed 2018 budget will never actually determine how the government spends your money: Potus proposes and Congress disposes. But …

Flood Insurance

Labeling a bacterial cell 'jacket': Team invents scientific method to track cells implicated in immune diseases

To ensure their method was working, Grimes credits UD's Mass Spectrometry Facility for helping to tease out their peptidoglycan building blocks from …

Scientific Method

Biomedical research feels cuts of President Trump's new budget proposal

Despite some good aspects, President Donald Trump's proposed 2018 budget includes cuts in biomedical programs that would cripple life science …

Biomedical Research

Fitness trackers are largely inaccurate when counting calories, Stanford researchers say

Calorie counting is a useful way to lose weight, but a new study suggests a fitness tracker could sabotage your efforts.<p>The devices are overwhelmingly popular. For instance, since its inception, the leading brand, Fitbit, has sold at least 30 million of them. The company promises on its website …

Technology

Study finds new genetic clues to psoriasis

A study by the University of Michigan has identified new genetic pathways and potential treatment targets for psoriasis.

Medicine

UCLA researchers find brain differences between people with genetic risk for schizophrenia, autism

<b>iStock.com/jawphotos</b><p>People missing genetic material along the 22nd chromosome are at higher risk for schizophrenia, while those with excess genetic …

Neuroscience

In Trump's EPA, industry has more voice in shaping scienc

<b>JUDY WOODRUFF:</b> Now: big changes at the EPA in the Trump administration.<p>As a candidate, the president vowed to get rid of it in — quote — “almost any …

Climate

Fitness trackers out of step when measuring calories, research shows

Compared with gold-standard laboratory measurements, scientists found devices poor at tracking calories burned, but good at monitoring heart rate<p>Fitness devices can help monitor heart rate but are unreliable at keeping tabs on calories burned, research has revealed.<p>Scientists put seven consumer …

Wearable Tech

Now that’s an interesting variation of the argumentum ad populum

People are crawling out of the woodwork to defend that bogus Boghossian hoax and they’re making some awesomely bad arguments to do so. Here’s one guy …

Research

Your Intelligence Genes: 52 and Counting

A new study finds 52 genes that are related to intelligence — a rousing success in a field that has often struggled to find correlations between …

Cleveland

The best way to get children to understand evolution is to teach genetics first, finds study

Evolution is one of the trickiest subjects to teach – and not just because some people find it controversial. The ideas are subtle and the language …

Teaching

How Painkillers Could Be Hurting Your Heart

New research backs up previous studies that showed the potential side effects of painkillers. It also concludes risks start within weeks of taking …

Medical Research

AI May Hold the Key to Stopping Suicide

Every day in the United States about 120 people commit suicide. At nearly 45,000 suicides annually, it's the 10th-leading cause of death in the U.S. and its rate is increasing year by year, national data shows. Healthcare providers have ways to prevent a suicide attempt, but often they don't know …

Technology

Science's Weakness Is Also Its Strength

One of the beauties of science is that it’s self-correcting — and there are times when its methods and the culture need rethinking, too.<p>Pride and self-reproach have both been on display in the scientific community in recent weeks. At this year’s meeting of the American Association for the …

Research

Trump wants to cut billions from the departments that regulate drugs, stop infections, and research cancer

The Trump administration’s proposed budget for 2018 would make sweeping cuts to Medicaid as well as to the agencies and programs that propel the nation’s engines of science and biomedical research.<p>The administration released a “skinny budget” in March that included sharp proposed cuts to biomedical …

Biomedical Research

Male Lab Rats Have Outnumbered Females, And That's Bad News For Science

Science has a gender gap—and we're not just talking about the scientists themselves. Research has uncovered the fact that when it comes to the …

Contraception

What’s in Trump’s 2018 budget request for science?

NIH spending slashed by 22%, overhead payments squeezed<p>As expected, the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH’s) budget would be slashed to $26.9 …

Climate

African scientists are punching above their weight and changing the world

Over the past five years, Africa’s contributions to the world’s research –- that is, new knowledge –- have varied from a low of 0.7% to the present …

Medical Research

Scientific Metals Corp Announces Name Change to US Cobalt Inc. (USCO)

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, May 24, 2017 (Marketwired via COMTEX) -- VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - May 24, 2017) - Scientific Metals Corp. (the "Company") (STM)(frankfurt:26X)(otcqb:SCTFF) announces that it has changed its name to US Cobalt Inc. Effective at the commencement of …

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Happy scientists are also more likely to produce the most impactful science

A scientist’s smile might provide a small clue about how impactful his or her research is. A study recently published in the <i>Journal of Positive</i> …

Research