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Broccoli and Brussels sprouts: cancer foes

New research has linked a compound found in Brussels sprouts, broccoli, and other cruciferous vegetables to one of the body’s most potent tumor-suppressing genes. The...

Foreign aid for public health bolsters America’s ‘soft power’

U.S. government aid for treating children and adults with HIV and malaria in developing countries has done more than expand access to lifesaving interventions:...

Though Few in Number, Young Neurons Have Big Impact

Though few in number, neurons that are created in the brain during adulthood—through a process called neurogenesis—have an outsized impact on mood and memory...

In political messaging, values can be more persuasive than policies

When political candidates talk about progressive economic policies in language consistent with traditionally conservative values – such as patriotism, the American dream, family and...

How augmented reality affects people’s behavior

As major technology firms race to roll out augmented reality products, Stanford researchers are learning how it affects people’s behavior – in both the...
Biocytin-filled excitatory projection neurons in upper (left) and deep (right) layers of human cortex during in utero development. The study found disproportionally larger number of genes dysregulated in the upper versus deep-layer cortical projection neurons, suggesting these cell type and therefore cortico-cortical communication may be specifically affected in ASD. Credit: Chen & Kriegstein, Science 2015/AAAS.

Brain Changes in Autism Traced to Specific Cell Types

Changes in gene activity in specific brain cells are associated with the severity of autism in children and young adults with the disorder, according...

Love Your Job? Someone May be Taking Advantage of You

If someone is passionate about what they do, we see it as more legitimate to exploit them, according to new research from Duke University’s Fuqua...

Owning a dog is influenced by our genetic make-up

A team of Swedish and British scientists have studied the heritability of dog ownership using information from 35,035 twin pairs from the Swedish Twin...

Scientists propose rethinking ‘endangered species’ definition to save slow-breeding giants

Conservation decisions based on population counts may fail to protect large, slow-breeding animals from irrevocable decline, according to new research coinciding with Endangered Species...

Species may disappear faster than anticipated, according to new data models

Accurately predicting whether, and when, a species may go extinct has never been more critical. The United Nations recently reported that one million species...