Bioethicists Call for Oversight of Direct-to-Consumer ‘Neurotechnologies’ Promising Unproven Benefits

The marketing of direct-to-consumer “neurotechnologies” can be enticing: apps that diagnose a mental state, and brain devices that improve cognition or “read” one’s emotional...

Energizing the immune system to eat cancer

Immune cells called macrophages are supposed to serve and protect, but cancer has found ways to put them to sleep. Now researchers at the Abramson...

Drones shown to make traffic crash site assessments safer, faster and more accurate

Idling in a long highway line of slowed or stopped traffic on a busy highway can be more than an inconvenience for drivers and...

Researchers race to save tree that may hold cancer treatment

Three Chinese fir trees on a nature reserve in southeastern China are the last of their kind. As their existence is threatened by human...

Common Food Additives May Promote Anxiety-Related Behavior In Mice

Food additives known as dietary emulsifiers, commonly found in processed foods to improve texture and extend shelf life, may adversely affect anxiety-related and social...

People Likely To Temper Criminal Sentences When Given Information About The Cost Of Incarceration

When people consider sentencing an offender for a crime, they support heavier punishments when information about the cost of incarceration is unavailable, Georgia State...

Artificial Skin Could Give Superhuman Perception

A new type of sensor could lead to artificial skin that someday helps burn victims ‘feel’ and safeguards the rest of us, University of...

Alzheimer’s disease: It may be possible to restore memory function, preclinical study finds

Research published today (Jan. 22) in the journal Brain reveals a new approach to Alzheimer’s disease (AD) that may eventually make it possible to...

How hot are atoms in the shock wave of an exploding star?

A new method to measure the temperature of atoms during the explosive death of a star will help scientists understand the shock wave that...

Brain biomarkers identify those at risk of severe PTSD symptoms

Using sophisticated computational tools, researchers at Yale University and the Icahn School of Medicine have discovered biomarkers that may explain why symptoms of post-traumatic...