How green space can reduce violent crime

Researchers identified patterns that can inform public policy, guide urban design and promote neighborhoods that are safe and low in crime. Source: sd

Multi-sensor band quickly and simply records subtle changes in patients with MS

An international team of scientists has developed a new, multi-sensor tool that measures subtle changes in multiple sclerosis patients, allowing physicians to more frequently...

Drivers of expensive cars less likely to yield for pedestrians

What does the car you drive say about your manners? New study finds that drivers of flashy cars are less likely to yield for...

Hearing aids may delay cognitive decline

Wearing hearing aids may delay cognitive decline in older adults and improve brain function, according to promising new research. Researchers have tested the use...

Gene catalog comprising community of microbes in vaginal microbiome

Researchers have created the first catalogue of genes that comprise the community of microbes, which inhabit the human vagina. The catalogue, called human vaginal...

Job insecurity negatively affects your personality

Drawing on Cybernetic Big Five Theory, this study proposes that chronic job insecurity is associated with an increase in neuroticism and decreases in agreeableness...

Picking up a pingpong paddle may benefit people with Parkinson's

Pingpong may hold promise as a possible form of physical therapy for Parkinson's disease. People with Parkinson's who participated in a pingpong exercise program...

Electrolyte supplements don't prevent illness in athletes

Electrolyte supplements popular with endurance runners can't be relied on to keep essential sodium levels in balance, according to researchers. Source: sd

MicroRNA regulates process vital to placenta growth in early pregnancy

Researchers have discovered how a very large human non-protein coding gene regulates epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) -- a process that contributes to placental implantation during...

Using social media to understand the vaccine debate in China

Vaccine acceptance is a crucial public health issue, which has been exacerbated by the use of social media to spread content expressing vaccine hesitancy....

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Skin and non-adhesive cells found to play pivotal role in formation of fingers

Human fingers are sculpted from a primitive pad-like structure during embryonic development. Sometimes, this process goes awry and babies are born with fused fingers...

Distrust of past experience may underlie obsessive-compulsive symptoms

People with higher obsessive-compulsive symptoms may place less trust in their past experience, leading to increased uncertainty, indecisiveness, and exploratory behaviors, according to new...

Using a cappella to explain speech and music specialization

Speech and music are two fundamentally human activities that are decoded in different brain hemispheres. A new study used a unique approach to reveal...