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A step toward personalized, automated smart homes

Developing automated systems that track occupants and self-adapt to their preferences is a major next step for the future of smart homes. When you...

Mom and dad genes and the intricate process of gene regulation

If the genome is like computer hardware, then the epigenome is the software that turns certain genes on and others off. During development, the...

Kids’ sleep may suffer from moms’ tight work schedules

It may be tough for working moms to get a good night’s sleep, but working tight hours may affect their children’s sleep, too. After studying...

Are trigger warnings emotionally protective?

Do you like to see warnings about violent or other distressing content before watching a TV show or movie, or reading a book? New University...

Alligators and timing shed light on reproductive disorders

Researchers from the University of Georgia have discovered that timing of exposure is a key factor in how certain contaminants affect the reproductive system—information that...

No, we’re not all working for a bunch of psychopaths

If you’ve ever worked for an impulsive or vengeful boss, these headlines may not seem so far-fetched: “CEO is the profession with the most...

Antibiotic effectiveness for cystic fibrosis may be influenced by PH, Oxygen

People living with cystic fibrosis spend their lives battling chronic lung infections resistant to antibiotic therapy. A one-size-fits all approach to wiping out the...

Marketing, not science, informs notions of healthy teeth

Almost any schoolchild can tell you: We prevent cavities by brushing our teeth, because that’s how you remove the sticky film containing millions of...

HIV-positive infants are at high risk for acquiring congenital cytomegalovirus infection

Infants born to HIV-positive mothers had high rates of congenital cytomegalovirus, or CMV. Infants who also were infected before birth by the virus that...

Cesarean-Born Mice Show Altered Patterns Of Brain Development

Cesarean-born mice show altered patterns of cell death across the brain, exhibiting greater nerve cell death than vaginally delivered mice in at least one...