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Diet matters less than evolutionary relationships in shaping gut microbiome

Gut microbes provide many services for their hosts, including digesting their food. Researchers have long known that mammals with specialized diets, such as carnivores...

Study: Gutting of campaign finance laws enhances influence of corporations, rich

Affluent individuals and business corporations already have vastly more influence on federal government policy than average citizens, according to recently released research by Princeton...

Tiny cracks may hold the secret to stronger glass

Glass of the future may not be the same brittle material we know. Researchers from McGill University in Montreal have shown how glass can be...
Cardiovascular health a problem in U.S.

The science of love … and why some couples last for...

Love can be a battlefield. So what makes a successful relationship? Psychologist Robert Levenson (known for his work on the “marry me” gene) and his team...

Bright lights breed stronger emotions

The next time you want to turn down the emotional intensity before making an important decision, you may want to dim the lights first. A...

Exhausted? It’s the perfect time to make health decisions

From keeping up a daily exercise routine to eating healthy foods and avoiding impulse purchases, self-control is hard work. Ironically, when it comes to...

Get all shivery to lose weight

There may be an upside to the cold weather after all. New research suggests that mild cold can help with weight loss. The secret...

Saving fertility not priority at most cancer centers

Infertility is consistently listed as one of the most distressing long-term side effects of cancer treatment for adolescents and young adults. Yet the leading National...

Slowly cooled DNA transforms disordered nanoparticles into orderly crystal

Nature builds flawless diamonds, sapphires and other gems. Now a Northwestern University research team is the first to build near-perfect single crystals out of...

Researchers create compounds that boost antibiotics’ effectiveness

Inhibitor compounds developed by UC Irvine structural biologists and Northwestern University chemists have been shown to bolster the ability of antibiotics to treat deadly...

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