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Some stress in early life extends lifespan, research in roundworms shows

Some stress at a young age could actually lead to a longer life, new research shows. University of Michigan researchers have discovered that oxidative stress experienced early in life increases subsequent stress resistance later in life. Oxidative stress happens when... Continue Reading →

Micro implants could restore standing and walking

When Vivian Mushahwar first applied to grad school, she wrote about her idea to fix paralysis by rewiring the spinal cord. It was only after she was accepted into a bioengineering program that the young electrical engineer learned her idea... Continue Reading →

Tendon stem cells could revolutionize injury recovery

The buildup of scar tissue makes recovery from torn rotator cuffs, jumper's knee, and other tendon injuries a painful, challenging process, often leading to secondary tendon ruptures. New research led by Carnegie's Chen-Ming Fan and published in Nature Cell Biology reveals the... Continue Reading →

Babies in the womb may see more than we thought

By the second trimester, long before a baby's eyes can see images, they can detect light. But the light-sensitive cells in the developing retina -- the thin sheet of brain-like tissue at the back of the eye -- were thought... Continue Reading →

MRI reveals brain damage in obese teens

Researchers using MRI have found signs of damage that may be related to inflammation in the brains of obese adolescents, according to a study being presented next week at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).... Continue Reading →

Insulin can increase mosquitoes’ immunity to West Nile virus

A discovery by a Washington State University-led research team has the potential to inhibit the spread of West Nile virus as well as Zika and dengue viruses. In a study published in the journal┬áCell Reports, researchers demonstrated that mammalian insulin... Continue Reading →

Too much ultra-processed food linked to lower heart health

Ultra-processed foods, which account for more than half of an average American's daily calories, are linked to lower measures of cardiovascular health, according to preliminary research to be presented at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2019 -- November 16-18... Continue Reading →

Specific neurons that map memories now identified in the human brain

An important aspect of human memory is our ability to conjure specific moments from the vast array of experiences that have occurred in any given setting. For example, if asked to recommend a tourist itinerary for a city you have... Continue Reading →

New model for the way humans localize sounds

One of the enduring puzzles of hearing loss is the decline in a person's ability to determine where a sound originates, a key survival faculty that allows animals -- from lizards to humans -- to pinpoint the location of danger,... Continue Reading →

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