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Sierra Leone's Vice President in Quarantine for Ebola

March 2, 2015 | by Clarence Roy-Macaulay, Associated Press | Comments

Sierra Leone's vice president has put himself in quarantine following the death from Ebola of one of his security guards.                       

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Alzheimer's Disease Linked to Heart's Effect on the Brain

March 2, 2015 10:53 am | by University of Sydney | Comments

The prevailing medical wisdom that Alzheimer's Disease has its origins in the brain has a radical and disputed rival with shocking implications for medicine's relentless efforts to forestall disease, ageing and death, according to a new review of the evidence.

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Team Shows How Rare Antibody Targets Ebola and Marburg Viruses

March 2, 2015 10:37 am | by TSRI | Comments

Future treatments could bind to vulnerable site in viruses causing a variety of diseases.                            

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Perception of Food Consumption Overrides Reality

March 2, 2015 10:27 am | by Karen Feldscher, Harvard Gazette | Comments

Research suggests anti-aging benefits of calorie restriction without the restriction.                             

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Thinking of God Makes People Bigger Risk-Takers

February 27, 2015 10:14 am | by Association for Psychological Science | Comments

Reminders of God can make people more likely to seek out and take risks, according to research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science.            

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Million Man Study Examines Long-term Effects of Blocking Inflammation

February 27, 2015 10:07 am | by University of Cambridge | Comments

Inflammation - the body's response to damaging stimuli - may have a protective effect against cardiovascular disease, according to a study published in the journal Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology.          

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Researchers Develop Method for Mapping Neuron Clusters

February 27, 2015 9:52 am | by NYU | Comments

A team of scientists has developed a method for identifying clusters of neurons that work in concert to guide the behavior.                       

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Academic Leaders on the Troubled Future of Biomedical Research

February 27, 2015 9:40 am | by Karl Bates, Duke University | Comments

Discussion targets changing financial environment for biomedical research.

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Study Identifies Neurons That Help Predict What Individuals Will Do

February 27, 2015 9:25 am | by Massachusetts General Hospital | Comments

A study by Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators has discovered two groups of neurons that play key roles in social interactions between primates – one that is activated when deciding whether to cooperate with another individual and another group involved in predicting what the other will do.

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Scientists Discover Beliefs Can be as Powerful as Nicotine

February 26, 2015 10:32 am | by Ashley WennersHerron, Virginia Tech | Comments

Study participants inhaled nicotine, yet they showed significantly different brain activity.                            

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New Molecule Could Slow Progression of Parkinson's

February 26, 2015 10:22 am | by University of Bath | Comments

Researchers have designed a molecule that, if developed into a drug, could slow the progression of Parkinson's Disease.                       

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A Mollusk of a Different Stripe

February 26, 2015 10:16 am | by Jennifer Chu, MIT | Comments

Optical features embedded in marine shells may help develop responsive, transparent displays.                            

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Unique Tags Identify Individual Yeast Families

February 26, 2015 10:05 am | by Krista Conger, Stanford School of Medicine | Comments

A technique developed by researchers has implications for understanding how cancer cells evolve as a tumor grows or how a virus spreads and changes during an infection.                  

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A Simple Way to Make and Reconfigure Complex Emulsions

February 26, 2015 9:54 am | by Anne Trafton, MIT | Comments

Researchers can precisely control the distribution of liquids suspended within each other.                            

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A New Understanding of Alzheimer's

February 26, 2015 9:46 am | by Peter Reuell, Harvard Gazette | Comments

Findings point to role of natural selection in disease.                                  

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Ebola Doctor: Media, Politicians Fueled the Public's Fear

February 26, 2015 9:35 am | by Tom Mcelroy, Associated Press | Comments

A doctor who contracted the deadly Ebola virus and rode the subway system and dined out before he developed symptoms said the media and politicians could have done a better job by educating people on the science of it instead of focusing on their fears.  

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