Nice people finish last when it comes to money

Public Release: 11-Oct-2018 Agreeable people who place less value on money at a financial disadvantage, study says American Psychological Association WASHINGTON — Nice people may be at greater risk of bankruptcy and other financial hardships compared with their less agreeable peers, not because they are more cooperative, but […]

Creating custom brains from the ground up

Public Release: 10-Oct-2018   Boston Children’s Hospital Scientists studying how genetics impact brain disease have long sought a better experimental model. Cultures of genetically-modified cell lines can reveal some clues to how certain genes influence the development of psychiatric disorders and brain cancers. But such models cannot offer […]

The threat of Centaurs for the Earth

Public Release: 8-Oct-2018 Astrophysicists calculate the impact probability and crater size of impacts due to minor bodies University of Vienna The astrophysicists Mattia Galiazzo and Rudolf Dvorak from the University of Vienna, in collaboration with Elizabeth A. Silber (Brown University, USA) investigated the long-term path development of Centaurs […]

Lifespan and Health Extended Dramatically with Fisetin

Lifespan and Health Extended Dramatically with Fisetin Lifespan and Health Extended Dramatically with Fisetin University of Minnesota Medical School faculty Paul D. Robbins and Laura J. Niedernhofer and Mayo Clinic investigators James L. Kirkland and Tamara Tchkonia, showed it was possible to reduce the burden of damaged cells, […]

Democrat/Republican divide is worst it’s ever been

Public Release: 1-Oct-2018   Michigan State University IMAGE: Republicans (red) and Democrats (blue) almost never collaborated in the 2015-2016 U.S. House of Representatives. Credit: Zachary Neal Party polarization is even worse than most people think, according to a new Michigan State University study. And neither party can shoulder […]

Common weed killer linked to bee deaths

Public Release: 24-Sep-2018 University of Texas at Austin The world’s most widely used weed killer may also be indirectly killing bees. New research from The University of Texas at Austin shows that honey bees exposed to glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, lose some of the beneficial bacteria […]

Breast cancer screening does not reduce mortality

Public Release: 12-Sep-2018 A Norwegian-Danish study shows that breast cancer mortality is indeed declining, but not due to screening for breast cancer. Associate Professor Henrik Støvring from Denmark thinks it is time to consider alternatives to mammography screening. Aarhus University Fewer and fewer women die from breast cancer […]

Aspirin found not to prolong healthy aging

Public Release: 17-Sep-2018   Large, international study shows daily low-dose aspirin has no effect on healthy life span in older adults Rush University Medical Center Taking a low-dose aspirin daily does not prolong healthy living in older adults, according to findings from the ASPirin in Reducing Events in […]