Newly isolated human gut bacterium reveals possible connection to depression

Research team studies the compelling connection between one of NIH's "most wanted" bacteria and mental health. Researchers have established a correlation between depression and a group of...

C-sections by trained health officers a safe alternative

Sierra Leone has one of the highest maternal mortality ratios in the world -- for every 100,000 live births, 1360 women will die. In...

Spacecraft measurements reveal mechanism of solar wind heating

Queen Mary University of London has led a study which describes the first direct measurement of how energy is transferred from the chaotic electromagnetic...

Romantic partners help us see silver linings

We’re often told we are responsible for our own happiness. But in challenging situations, a UC Riverside study not only demonstrates the benefits of...

Teaching self-driving cars to predict pedestrian movement

By zeroing in on humans’ gait, body symmetry and foot placement, University of Michigan researchers are teaching self-driving cars to recognize and predict pedestrian...

Running an LED in reverse could cool future computers

In a finding that runs counter to a common assumption in physics, researchers at the University of Michigan ran a light emitting diode (LED)...

Researchers push forward frontiers of vaccine science

Using sophisticated gene sequencing and computing techniques, researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and the San Diego Supercomputer Center have achieved a first-of-its-kind glimpse...

Stimulating the Vagus Nerve in the Neck Might Help Ease Pain Associated with PTSD

Post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, is a mental condition caused by a traumatic event. People with PTSD may experience intrusive memories, negative thoughts, anxiety...

Platelet ‘decoys’ outsmart both clots and cancer

Heart disease, stroke, sepsis, and cancer collectively cause the greatest number of deaths worldwide. They also have something else in common: All are associated with activated platelets, the...

The role of the rolling jaw in early mammals

A new study has given scientists more to chew on regarding the evolution and inner workings of the mammalian jaw. Researchers at Yale, Brown, Harvard,...