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.

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Browser extension helps the visually impaired interpret online images

Feb. 9, 2018

Called Caption Crawler, the new technology compiles descriptions of online images for visually impaired computer users.

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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.

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Building to withstand disasters pays off big, study shows

Feb. 1, 2018

For every dollar the government spends to make existing buildings more resistant to wildfires, earthquakes, floods and hurricanes, $6 is saved in property losses, business interruption and health problems.

Neuron

What are memories made of? Study sheds light on key protein

Jan. 24, 2018

A new study sheds light on a key protein in memory formation and its potential role in the treatment of neurological diseases.

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Incoming journalists are tech savvy but lack 'the basics'

Jan. 23, 2018

Researchers have found younger journalists are entering the field with an increased focus on technological proficiency at the expense of traditional reporting skills.

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Will money make treadmills move?

Jan. 4, 2018

With a grant from the American Psychological Foundation, doctoral candidate Casey Gardiner will determine if timely monetary incentives encourage exercise as well as they foster better eating habits.

Inigo San Millan with a patient

Are you metabolically flexible? Your New Year's resolutions may depend on it

Dec. 22, 2017

Excess carbs have long been thought a culprit of diabetes and other disorders. But before you cut carbs or jump on the next workout fad, ask yourself: "How metabolically flexible am I?"

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When celebrities die, 'grief policing' abounds, social media gets toxic

Dec. 6, 2017

Researchers analyzed more than 7,000 Facebook comments, finding that people are surprisingly mean to each other online, even in times of tragedy, but some technological fixes could help.

Ralph Jimenez of JILA

Lasers could lead to better understanding of neurodegenerative conditions

Dec. 1, 2017

Researchers are studying the progression of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's by using a new technique to measure neurons firing deep inside animal brains.

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