Every day, New York City’s 5.5 million commuters seed the city subways with bacteria from the food they eat, the pets or plants they keep, and their shoes, sneezes and unwashed hands. See some of the species found.
It may be a case of “use it or lose it.” While it’s important to remember that correlation doesn’t necessarily mean causality, a study just published in JAMA Psychology offers evidence that reading on a daily basis in later years, and playing games, may help stave off dementia.
Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute have devised what they call a "neuronal cookbook" for turning skin cells into different types of neurons. As reported today in the journal Nature, the research opens the door to ...
Making useful predictions in healthcare, Michael Rothman, Chief Science Officer and Joseph Beals VP, Informatics explains the actionable insights predictive modeling can bring to a real-world healthcare setting on the latest PeraHealth Insights Blog.
This study adds to the evidence that good sleep at night and activity during the day is linked to better mental health.
The big question is exactly how this link works and what "direction" it's travelling in: does poor sleep and sluggish activity during the day affect people's mental health, increasing their chances of mood disorders, or do mood disorders affect people's ability to sleep well and be active during the day?
A new study on mice offers insights into why some people's hair may turn gray in response to a serious illness or chronic stress. Publishing May 3 in the open access journal PLOS Biology, researchers at the National Institutes ...