Can nanotechnology help treat Alzheimer’s?

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the most common form of dementia. It takes a devastating toll on patients and family members, who are usually the...

Mental health declining among disadvantaged American adults

American adults of low socioeconomic status report increasing mental distress and worsening well-being, according to a new study by Princeton University and Georgetown University. Between...

Dental researchers identify protein key to wound healing

In many ways, the process to heal a wound parallels the steps involved in repairing, for example, a pothole. Both require specific supplies: cells...

Study of bonobos finds that day care pays off for the babysitters

Drawn to a behavior she didn’t understand, a UO researcher watching bonobos in a zoo has revealed how young female bonobos prepare for motherhood. “After...

This algorithm can predict who will win a debate. It might also help save...

Ideally, debates are like fuel for the engine of democracy. But in their current form on social media, are they really getting us anywhere? Northeastern...

What did ancient Babylonians eat? A Yale-Harvard team tested their recipes

Even ancient Babylonians chefs knew the value of a good cookbook. Not unlike today’s chefs, the ancient Babylonians favored recipes of stews filled with savory...

New technique fine-tunes treatment for severe epilepsy cases

One of three epilepsy patients experience no relief from drugs and are candidates for surgery. An advance by researchers at Yale and the Cleveland...

‘Artificial blubber’ protects divers in frigid water

When Navy SEALs carry out dives in Arctic waters, or when rescue teams are diving under ice-covered rivers or ponds, the survival time even...

Faster analysis of medical images

Medical image registration is a common technique that involves overlaying two images, such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans, to compare and analyze anatomical...

​When consumers don’t want to talk about what they bought

One of the joys of shopping for many people is the opportunity to brag about their purchases to friends and others. But new research found...