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Published Family planning and the fear of missing out (via sciencedaily.com)
Among regretful parents, fear of missing out is a key motivator for having children.
Published Where do we feel love? (via sciencedaily.com)
New research sheds light on where and how we feel different kinds of love.
Published That smell: New gut microbe produces smelly toxic gas but protects against pathogens (via sciencedaily.com)
Microbiologists have discovered a new intestinal microbe that feeds exclusively on taurine and produces the foul-smelling gas hydrogen sulfide. The researchers have thus provided another building block in the understanding of those microbial processes that have fascinating effects on health. This is also true of Taurinivorans muris: the bacterium shows a protective function against Klebsiella and Salmonella, two important pathogens.
Published Living in a disadvantaged neighborhood affects food choices, weight gain and the microstructure of the brain (via sciencedaily.com)
A new study finds poor quality of available foods, increased intake of calories from foods high in trans-fatty acids, and environments that do not foster physical activity, all prevalent in disadvantaged neighborhoods, disrupt the flexibility of information processing in the brain that is involved in reward, emotion regulation, and cognition.
Published ER-positive breast cancer presents differing metabolic signatures in African American, white women (via sciencedaily.com)
New research has found that estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer presents differing metabolic signatures in the blood of African American women and non-Hispanic white women.
Published The human lipidome reveals new indicators of health, disease and aging (via sciencedaily.com)
A new survey of an under-explored aspect of human biology uncovers the many roles of the body's 'greasy molecules.'
Published AI can help write a message to a friend -- but don't do it (via sciencedaily.com)
Using artificial intelligence applications to help craft a message to a friend is not a good idea -- at least if your friend finds out about the use of AI, a new study suggests.
Published Where is the love? Musical recognition crosses cultures — with an exception (via sciencedaily.com)
Music can take on many forms in cultures across the globe, but researchers have found in a new study that some themes are universally recognizable by people everywhere with one notable exception -- love songs.
Published New insights into melanoma development and therapy (via sciencedaily.com)
Researchers have revealed that the expression of a specific isoform of GREB1 Is4 is induced in malignant melanoma cells by the melanocyte-specific transcription factor, MITF. They revealed that GREB1 Is4 stimulates pyrimidine biosynthesis and promotes cancer cell proliferation. Furthermore, the anti-tumor effect of antisense nucleic acids against GREB1 showed a potential new modality for malignant melanoma.
Published Study confirms it: Opposites don't actually attract (via sciencedaily.com)
A new study looked at more than 130 traits and involved millions of couples over more than a century. It found little evidence that opposites attract. Instead, for 82% to 89% of traits, partners tended to be similar.
Published First-in-class targeted microRNA therapy slows cancer tumor growth (via sciencedaily.com)
A new cancer therapy attacks tumors by tricking cancer cells into absorbing a snippet of RNA that naturally blocks cell division.
Published Antioxidants stimulate blood flow in tumors (via sciencedaily.com)
Vitamin C and other antioxidants stimulate the formation of new blood vessels in lung cancer tumors, a new study shows. The discovery corroborates the idea that dietary supplements containing antioxidants can accelerate tumor growth and metastasis.
Published How to help prevent childhood stunting (via sciencedaily.com)
A new study shows that adding zinc to farmland soil can help prevent childhood stunting, a condition due to chronic undernutrition that is associated with poor brain development and long-lasting harmful consequences, such as reduced school performance and increased disease risks.
Published Extreme weather events linked to increased child marriage (via sciencedaily.com)
Among the negative impacts of extreme weather events around the world is one that most people may not think of: an increase in child marriages.
Published New study reveals anti-cancer properties in Kencur ginger (via sciencedaily.com)
Scientists have verified the anticancer effects of Kencur, a tropical plant of the ginger family, mainly grown in Southeast Asia, in cell and animal experiments. They found that Kencur extract and its main active components significantly inhibit cancer cell growth at the cellular and animal levels. Furthermore, the involvement of TFAM in the mechanism of action was confirmed.
Published Connections between drinking water quality and increased lung infections in people with cystic fibrosis (via sciencedaily.com)
High levels of some minerals and metals in environmental water supplies may increase the risk of nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) pulmonary infections in people with cystic fibrosis, according to a new study. The study found the presence of the metals molybdenum and vanadium along with sulfate -- a collection of mineral salts -- in the U.S. municipal water system was associated with an increased incidence of NTM pulmonary infections, the leading cause of drinking-water associated illnesses.
Published Gene therapy study identifies potential new treatment for liver cancer (via sciencedaily.com)
Gene therapy with microRNA-22 produced better survival outcomes than the current FDA-approved drug for liver cancer and without noticeable toxicity in new mouse study.
Published Preterm babies given certain fatty acids have better vision (via sciencedaily.com)
Preterm babies given a supplement with a combination of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids have better visual function by the age of two and a half.
Published Overuse of social media and devices top parent concerns as kids head back to school (via sciencedaily.com)
As children head back to school, two issues have climbed higher on their parents' list of concerns: the role of social media and the internet in kids' lives.
Published Positive metabolic effects of gastric bypass disappear quickly (via sciencedaily.com)
A new study raises questions about the efficacy of bariatric operations involving gastric bypass. The results show that the biggest metabolic changes happened directly after surgery. Just a year after the operation, the concentration of metabolites and fats had returned to almost the same levels as before the procedure.