Hibernating lemurs hint at the secrets of sleep
By studying hibernation, a Duke University team is providing a window into why humans sleep. Observations of a little-known primate called the fat-tailed dwarf lemur in captivity and the wild has revealed ...
'Roadmap' of human metabolism offers new understanding of cancer, obesity, more
(Medical Xpress)—An international consortium of researchers has created the largest computer model of human metabolism to date, an astonishingly detailed roadmap that points the way to better understanding of cancer, obesity, ...
Why men and women handle stress differently
Men and women handle stress differently. Most people probably would agree with that statement, but researchers at Michigan Technological University are pinpointing the physiological reasons behind what is, ...
Stretchable lithium-ion battery can twist, bend, return to normal shape (w/ Video)
(Phys.org)—Northwestern University's Yonggang Huang and the University of Illinois' John A. Rogers are the first to demonstrate a stretchable lithium-ion battery—a flexible device capable of powering ...
Can your phone double up as your life-coach?
(Phys.org)—Researchers are developing a smartphone platform that enables careful monitoring of lifestyle to pinpoint and help avert triggers for stress and negative emotion.
Lighting up plant cells to engineer biology
Cambridge researchers have developed a new technique for measuring and mapping gene and cell activity through fluorescence in living plant tissue.
Sex can be heart attack trigger for couch potatoes
Sex and exercise can trigger heart attacks in older people who don't get much of either, a new analysis finds. The risk is low, but it's a good reminder that slackers should change their exercise habits gradually, especially ...
High-caffeine-consuming boys get greater rush from caffeine than girls
Among the many differences between girls and boys, add the effects from caffeine -- physiological, behavioral and subjective -- to the list.
Secrets of water bug wings shed light on heart beats
A research, led by R.J. Perz-Edwards, Ph.D., of Duke University Medical Center, explains how insect flight muscle works, in particular how insects accomplish something called 'stretch activation,' which has been a scientific ...
Binge drinking may lead to higher risk of heart disease
Belfast's binge drinking culture could be behind the country's high rates of heart disease, according to a paper published in the British Medical Journal today.
Diabetes drug may have killed 500 in France: authorities
French health authorities sounded an alert Tuesday to patients who took a diabetes drug believed to have killed 500 people over three decades in France before it was banned last year.
Is heart disease genetic destiny or lifestyle?
Is cardiovascular health in middle age and beyond a gift from your genes or is it earned by a healthy lifestyle and within your control?
Regular exercise reduces large number of health risks including dementia and some cancers
People who take regular exercise could reduce their risk of developing around two dozen physical and mental health conditions - including some cancers and dementia - and slow down how quickly their body deteriorates as they ...
Use of AEDs in hospitals for cardiac arrest not linked with improved survival
While automated external defibrillators improve survival for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, an analysis of data indicates their use for cardiac arrest in a hospital does not result in an improved rate of survival, according ...