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A biological engine for human language

For more than a decade, North­eastern psy­chology pro­fessor Iris Berent has focused her research on one cen­tral ques­tion: What makes human lan­guage so spe­cial?...

Milestone for brown fat research with new MRI scan

The first MRI scan to show 'brown fat' in a living adult could prove to be an essential step towards a new wave of...

Gratitude, Not ‘Gimme,’ Makes for More Satisfaction

People who are materialistic are more likely to be depressed and unsatisfied, in part because they find it harder to be grateful for what...

Deletion of FAT10 gene reduces body fat, slows down aging in...

A single gene appears to play a crucial role in coordinating the immune system and metabolism, and deleting the gene in mice reduces body...
Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Researchers Find Genetic Clue to Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Is irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) caused by genetics, diet, past trauma, anxiety? All are thought to play a role, but now, for the first time, researchers...

New study shows we work harder when we are happy

Happiness makes people more productive at work, according to the latest research from the University of Warwick. Economists carried out a number of experiments to...

Analysis: Industry-sponsored academic inventions spur increased innovation

Industry-sponsored, academic research leads to innovative patents and licenses, says a new analysis led by Brian Wright, University of California, Berkeley professor of agricultural...

Stretchable antenna for wearable health monitoring

Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a new, stretchable antenna that can be incorporated into wearable technologies, such as health monitoring devices. "Many...

New guidelines employ a team approach to autism diagnosis and care

Improving diagnosis and treatment for individuals with autism has been the focus of a growing body of research. New information from these studies led the...

How seeing the same doctor helps your health

Patients are more likely to raise a health problem with a doctor they've seen over time and have built-up a relationship with, new research...

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