In the first study of its kind to assess the compounding effects of bullying over 5 years, researchers have found that a child experiences more severe and lasting health implications the longer he or she is bullied, suggesting that early interventions could reverse the "downward health trajectory" that victims of bullying may experience.
Scientists at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston have succeeded in growing human lungs in the laboratory, using components from the lungs of deceased children.Stem cell specialists have been working on growing lung tissue for some years, but the lung is a complex organ, which presents more problems than regenerating other organ tissue, such as human skin.
Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have created a way of delivering vaccines directly to lymph nodes in the body - where large populations of immune cells are present. The investigators say distributing vaccines to such areas could help stimulate the body's immune system to attack tumors and enable better delivery of HIV vaccines.
Why we dream is still a mystery to science. But differences in brain activity may give a clue as to why some people frequently remember their dreams while others rarely do, according to neuroscientists in France.Perrine Ruby, an Inserm Research Fellow at the Lyon Neuroscience Research Center, and colleagues report their findings in the journal Neuropsychopharmacology.
A study due to be presented at a conference later this year suggests that eating foods containing vitamin C, such as oranges, peppers, strawberries, papaya and broccoli, may be linked to a reduced risk for hemorrhagic stroke.
Characterized by persistent thoughts or impulses, obsessive compulsive disorder forces individuals to perform repetitive actions to try to relieve anxiety about their uncontrollable thoughts. Dogs can also suffer from this disorder and researchers say they may be able to serve as a simplified model of the human condition, after finding certain genetic links.
According to research by a professor at the University of Chicago, extreme loneliness can increase an older person's risk of premature death by 14%.This makes extreme loneliness a risk factor for premature death that is nearly as potent as disadvantaged socioeconomic status. Disadvantaged socioeconomic status is known to cause an increase of 19% in risk of early death.
According to the Glaucoma Research Foundation, approximately 2.2 million Americans have glaucoma - a leading cause of blindness in the US. Now, researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles have created nanodiamond-embedded contact lenses that they say could improve the treatment of the condition.This is according to a study published in the journal ACS Nano.
Chiari malformation is a condition that occurs when the lower parts of the brain have been pushed down toward the spinal cord. The condition is estimated to occur in 1 in 1,280 people. Now, researchers have uncovered the debilitating effects of the condition by studying the brains of "toy dog" breeds.This is according to a study recently published in the journal PLOS One.
New research from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany suggests that our health and fitness habits can predict the outcome of our overall fitness and health almost 20 years later. This is according to a study published in the journal Psychology of Sport and Exercise.
Experts already know that people suffering from chronic stress are prone to experiencing mental health problems - such as anxiety and mood disorders - later in life. Now, a new study from researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, explains why.
A visit to the circus would not be the same without jugglers. But although the skill is used primarily for entertainment purposes, new research suggests juggling may provide clues as to how vision and sense of touch help control the way animals and humans repetitively move their limbs - a motion that is carried out when we run, for example.
A new review published in The Lancet Neurology stresses the importance of a global overhaul of regulations regarding industrial chemicals, as experts warn that child exposure to such toxins could be causing a "silent epidemic" of brain development disorders worldwide.According to Dr. Phillippe Grandjean, of the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, MA, and Dr.
New research funded by the European Research Council and published in the journal Nature Neuroscience claims to have shown how the endocannabinoid system controls food intake using the sense of smell.Endocannabinoids are cannabis-like chemicals that are made in the body and are used to send "messages" between cells.
Scientists at the University of Manchester in the UK think that a key biological mechanism may explain for the first time why women with dense breast tissue have an increased risk of developing breast cancer.
Researchers from Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland, have identified a risk gene mutation for schizophrenia and bipolar disorder that increases chances of developing the conditions by more than 10-fold. The team says they found this mutation is inherited from a distant but common European ancestor.The international team, led by Prof.
Stereotypical belief holds that the majority of women prefer dominant men with a masculine body type. But there is good news for men who do not fit this description. New research suggests that most women are only attracted to this type of man for a few days a month - during ovulation - and do not desire them as long-term partners.
A new study suggests beauty may have a neurological basis. Using brain scans, researchers in the UK found appreciation of abstract beauty - such as in finding aspects of mathematics beautiful - excites the same emotion centers in the brain as appreciation of beauty that comes from more sensory experience - like listening to music or looking at great art.
Exposure to common infections - even if they do not make you ill - may be linked to decline in brain functions like memory and reasoning, according to new research presented at a conference recently. However, the researchers caution more work needs to be done to confirm their findings.Lead researcher Dr. Clinton Wright, scientific director of the Evelyn F.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, women have an increased risk of blood clots for up to 6 weeks after giving birth. But new research suggests that the risk of a blood clot remains higher than normal for a minimum of 12 weeks after delivering a baby.The research team, led by Dr.