Vegetables

Novel antioxidant makes old blood vessels seem young again

April 19, 2018

Older adults who take a novel antioxidant that specifically targets cellular powerhouses, or mitochondria, see aging of their blood vessels reverse by the equivalent of 15 to 20 years within six weeks, according to new study.Read more »
Earthquake damage

California's next major earthquake could cause $100 billion in losses, strand 20,000 in elevators

April 18, 2018

What will happen when the next big earthquake hits northern California? A team of researchers will explore that question at an event April 18, marking the anniversary of the 1906 temblor that leveled much of San Francisco.Read more »
Pills

Opioids after surgery can, paradoxically, prolong pain

April 16, 2018

Giving opioids to quell pain after surgery can prolong pain for more than three weeks and prime specialized immune cells in the spinal cord to be more reactive to pain, a study found.Read more »
Broken ring

Extramarital sex partners likely to be close friends, men more apt to cheat

April 3, 2018

Americans who admit to having extramarital sex most likely cheat with a close friend, according to research from the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience in the College of Arts and Sciences.Read more »
Blood pressure exam.

A pill that staves off aging? It's on the horizon

March 28, 2018

Nicotinomide riboside (NR) mimics caloric restriction, kick-starting the same pathways responsible for reducing cardiovascular aging.Read more »
Social media apps

Who might be spying on your tweets in the name of science?

March 21, 2018

The majority of Twitter users are unaware that researchers freely collect and analyze their tweets, including deleted ones, in the name of science.Read more »
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Why anxious people take criticism so hard

March 12, 2018

While "healthy" adults have a "positive bias," meaning they internalize positive feedback, people with social anxiety disorder have a "negative bias," which means they take criticism especially hard.Read more »
Researchers play with child over lighted table

How bright light keeps preschoolers wired at night

March 5, 2018

Exposing preschoolers to an hour of bright light before bedtime almost completely shuts down their production of the sleep-promoting hormone melatonin and keeps it suppressed for at least 50 minutes after lights out.Read more »
Construction workers at night

Frequent night-shift work boosts likelihood of Type 2 diabetes

Feb. 12, 2018

Healthcare workers, security guards and other employees who periodically work the night shift are significantly more likely to have Type 2 diabetes than workers who work only days.Read more »
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Cannabinoids are easier on the brain than booze, study finds

Feb. 8, 2018

Marijuana may not be as damaging to the brain as previously thought; but much remains unknown or unproved, such as whether marijuana has beneficial effects, according to new research.Read more »

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