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New neurons form in the brain into tenth decade of life, even in people...

In a new study from the University of Illinois at Chicago, researchers examining post-mortem brain tissue from people ages 79 to 99 found that...

Nerve stimulation could provide new treatment option for most common type of stroke

Research led by a UCLA scientist found that a new nerve stimulation therapy to increase blood flow could help patients with the most common...

Scientists uncover exotic matter in the sun’s atmosphere

Scientists from Ireland and France today announced a major new finding about how matter behaves in the extreme conditions of the Sun's atmosphere. The...

Belief in the ‘prosperity gospel’ does not turn people into successful entrepreneurs

Belief in the "Prosperity Gospel" -- that God financially blesses faithful followers -- does not turn individuals into successful entrepreneurs. But prosperity beliefs can...

Researchers gain key insight into solar material’s soaring efficiency

The rows of blue solar panels that dot landscapes and rooftops are typically made out of crystalline silicon, the workhorse semiconductor found in virtually...

Shorter shifts lead to better-rested doctors

Getting a good night’s sleep is important for everyone — including physicians. In 2011, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) set a...

New opioid speeds up recovery without increasing pain sensitivity or risk of chronic pain

Morphine and other opioid-based painkillers are very effective at treating pain initially, but studies have shown that the drugs can make patients more pain-sensitive,...

Marijuana use episodes linked to partner intimacy experiences

Marijuana use episodes among couples who frequently use the drug increase the likelihood of experiencing intimacy events, according to the results of a University...

Soft, social robot brings coziness to homes — and classrooms

A few years ago, when social robots began appearing in stores and homes, Guy Hoffman wondered why they all looked so much alike. A new social...

Scientists break record for highest-temperature superconductor

University of Chicago scientists are part of an international research team that has discovered superconductivity--the ability to conduct electricity perfectly--at the highest temperatures ever...