Fit teenage boys are smarter, but muscle strength isn't the secret
In the first study to demonstrate a clear positive association between adolescent fitness and adult cognitive performance, Nancy Pedersen of the University of Southern California and colleagues in Sweden find that better ...
To work your brain, work your body
The problem: I lost my car keys. What kind of training will make my brain work better?
Making progress toward the prevention of collagen-related diseases
A collaboration between groups from France and the UK, led by researchers from the Institut de Biologie et Chimie des Protéines, have just determined the three-dimensional structure of a key region of the ...
Solar industry responsible for lead emissions in developing countries
Solar power is not all sunshine. It has a dark side -- particularly in developing countries, according to a new study by a University of Tennessee, Knoxville, engineering professor.
Coffee drinking linked to reduced stroke risk in women
Drinking more than a cup of coffee a day was associated with a 22 percent to 25 percent lower risk of stroke, compared with those who drank less, in a study reported in Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association.
Scorpion has welcome sting for heart bypass patients
A toxin found in the venom of the Central American bark scorpion (Centruroides margaritatus) could hold the key to reducing heart bypass failures, according to research from the University of Leeds.
Sudden death in cocaine abusers: Study reveals the role played by the illegal drug
Forensic pathologists have shown that over three per cent of all sudden deaths in south-west Spain are related to the use of cocaine. They believe their findings can be extrapolated to much of the rest of Europe, indicating ...
Suppressing a gene in mice prevents heart from aging, preserves its function
(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists prevented age-related changes in the hearts of mice and preserved heart function by suppressing a form of the PI3K gene, in a study reported in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association.
Big-Hearted Fish Reveals Genetic Underpinnings of Enigmatic Cardiovascular Condition
(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine have unlocked the mystery of a puzzling human disease and gained insight into cardiovascular development, all thanks to a big-hearted ...
Researchers find master gene behind blood vessel development
In a first of its kind discovery, University of Minnesota researchers have identified the "master gene" behind blood vessel development. Better understanding of how this gene operates in the early stages of development may ...
Grapefruit biomolecules may herald new treatment for heart disease
New research published in the Biochemical Journal has identified molecules occurring naturally in fruit that may play an important role in the future treatment of heart disease.
Reliably higher levels of healthy compound in Beneforte broccoli
Field trials and genetic studies have shown that a new variety of broccoli reliably yields higher levels of a health-promoting compound.
Nanoparticles and the immune system
(Phys.org)—Nanotechnology is such a new innovation that no one is really sure what will come of it. Predictions range from the ability to reproduce things like diamonds and food, to the world being devoured ...
Beijing air pollution soars with fireworks smoke
(AP) -- Clouds of smoke from Lunar New Year fireworks sent air pollution readings soaring in the more sensitive measurement system Beijing started using a little more than a week ago, reports said Sunday.