Genome-wide analysis reveals genetic similarities among friends
If you consider your friends family, you may be on to something. A study from the University of California, San Diego, and Yale University finds that friends who are not biologically related still resemble ...
Researchers have developed a diagnostic device to make portable health care possible
(Phys.org) —A patient sometimes waits days to receive a diagnosis after a trip to the doctor's office or a patient testing service center. And for those suffering from time-sensitive health conditions, ...
50 Cent, Intel team up on heart-monitor headphones
Rap star 50 Cent and US computing giant Intel are teaming up on a new line of headphones that double as heart rate monitors.
'Ice man' mummy may have been at risk of heart disease
Roaming the high Alps more than 5,000 years ago, the individual whose preserved mummy became famous as the "Ice Man" no doubt had a very tough and active lifestyle.
Lipoic acid helps restore, synchronize the 'biological clock'
Researchers have discovered a possible explanation for the surprisingly large range of biological effects that are linked to a micronutrient called lipoic acid: It appears to reset and synchronize circadian ...
Fish experience heart failure as water temperature rises
Fish may experience heart failure as ocean temperatures rise due to climate change, according to new research from the University of Auckland.
Atlantic salmon also show capacity to adapt to warmer waters
Populations of Atlantic salmon have a surprisingly good capacity to adjust to warmer temperatures that are being seen with climate change, a group of scientists at the University of Oslo and University of ...
Measuring obesity in overweight zoo elephants
African elephants in captivity are getting fat. While the thought of a pudgy pachyderm might produce a chuckle, it is a situation with potentially serious consequences for the species.
Golden retriever study sniffs for cancer clues
(HealthDay)—Michael Court is a scientist and a dog lover, so he jumped at the chance to enroll his golden retriever in a nationwide study aimed at fighting cancer and other ills in canines.
Tech review: Garmin Vivofit fitness band aims to keep you moving
If you've been to a gym lately, you've probably noticed how popular fitness trackers have become.
Do women and men ride differently? If so, horses cannot tell the difference
Scientists at the Vetmeduni in Vienna have analysed how horses are affected by the sex of their riders. Various parameters of stress were determined in horses and their riders when they covered an obstacle ...
Smartphones as a health tool for older adults
A team of researchers from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech (UPC) and the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) is creating a smartphone app that will help older adults to understand ...