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  • Boys with inattention-hyperactivity face increased risk for traumatic brain injuries
    Researchers show that boys exhibiting inattention-hyperactivity at age 10 have a higher risk for traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) in adolescence and adulthood. Treatments to reduce these behaviors may decrease the risk for TBIs. ... Read more »
  • A new way to assess male fertility
    Current tests for male fertility include measuring the concentration and motility of spermatozoa. However, other characteristics of sperm, such as their ability to follow a chemical trail to the egg, can influence the likelihood of fertilization. Now, researchers have devised a quick and convenient microfluidic chip to assess this chemotactic... Read more »
  • Western diet rich in fat and sugar linked to skin inflammation
    Dietary components, rather than obesity itself, may lead to skin inflammation and the development of psoriasis, a study has found. ... Read more »
  • How low oxygen levels in the heart predispose people to cardiac arrhythmias
    Low oxygen levels in the heart have long been known to produce life-threatening arrhythmias, even sudden death. Until now, it was not clear how. New findings reveal the underlying mechanism for this dangerous heart disorder. ... Read more »
  • Empathy can be detected in people whose brains are at rest
    Researchers have found that it is possible to assess a person's ability to feel empathy by studying their brain activity while they are resting rather than while they are engaged in specific tasks. ... Read more »
  • Time of day affects global brain fluctuations
    As the day progresses, the strength of the brain's global signal fluctuation shows an unexpected decrease, according to a new study. ... Read more »
  • Stress in small children separated from their parents may alter genes
    Several studies show that small children cared for outside the home, especially in poor quality care and for 30 or more hours per week, have higher levels of cortisol than children at home. ... Read more »
  • Reproductive genome from the laboratory
    Synthetic biology researchers have developed a genome the size of a minimal cell that can copy itself. ... Read more »
  • Later school start times reduce car crashes, improve teen safety
    A study found that later school start times were associated with a significant drop in vehicle accidents involving teen drivers. ... Read more »
  • Memory games: Eating well to remember
    A healthy diet is essential to living well, but should we change what we eat as we age? Researchers have found strong evidence of the link between food groups and memory loss and its comorbidities. Her findings point to a need for age-specific dietary guidelines as the links may vary... Read more »

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