- Food-mood Connection: The Sad Are Twice As Likely To Eat Comfort Food
Also, read Scientific Blogging columnist Seth Robert's interview with Brian Wansink here. ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 2 2007 - 6:14pm
- Space-Age Tools Boost Food Safety, Quality
Portable inspection devices that detect food safety and quality problems are being developed by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists. Recent food safety outbreaks highlight the need for "space-age" ways to prevent such problems at ever ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 5 2007 - 12:12pm
- Risk Of Preterm Birth Appears To Vary By Season; Women Who Conceive In Spring Are Most Vulnerable
Women who become pregnant in spring are more vulnerable to preterm birth than those who conceive in other seasons, according to researchers at the University of Pittsburgh. ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 5 2007 - 1:57pm
- Parents Don't Think Their Kids Are Fat
Most parents cannot recognize that their child is overweight, a Deakin University study has revealed, with a majority believing their overweight child is of normal weight. Researchers with Deakin's Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research s ...
Article - Cash Simpson - Apr 27 2010 - 3:48pm
- Secretly, We Always Knew This: Male Sweat Boosts Women's Hormone Levels
Just a few whiffs of a chemical found in male sweat is enough to raise levels of the stress hormone cortisol in heterosexual women, according to a new study by University of California, Berkeley, scientists. The study, reported this week in The Journal of ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 4 2009 - 12:29pm
- Researchers Identify 5 Genetic Variations Associated With Venous Thrombosis In Women
Researchers have identified new genetic variations that may be associated with the risk of developing nonfatal venous thrombosis in postmenopausal women, according to a study in the February 7 issue of JAMA. Deep vein thrombosis (blood clots in the thigh o ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 10 2007 - 3:00pm
- Discovered: A Chemical Pathway That Causes Mice To Overeat And Gain Weight
The Scripps Research team, led by neuroscientists Manuel Sanchez-Alavez and Tamas Bartfai, discovered that mice genetically altered to lack a molecule known as the EP3 receptor tend to be more active during their normal sleep cycle and to eat more. In the ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 12 2007 - 6:55pm
- Who Funds The Chocolate Consensus?
In case you have been hiding under a rock, there was the scientific equivalent of an earth-shattering thunderclap that emanated from the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) meetins held February 15th-19th in San Francisco- to be hon ...
Article - News Staff - Oct 28 2017 - 11:22am
- Irish Potato Famine Started In... South America
Scientists at North Carolina State University have discovered that the fungus-like pathogen that caused the 1840s Irish potato famine originally came from the Andes of South America. By comparing the sequences of both the nuclear and the cellular powerhou ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 1 2007 - 12:02pm
- Penn Researchers Discover New Molecular Path To Fight Autoimmune Diseases
Multiple sclerosis, diabetes, and arthritis are among a variety of autoimmune diseases that are aggravated when one type of white blood cell, called the immune regulatory cell, malfunctions. In humans, one cause of this malfunction is when a mutation in t ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 6 2007 - 3:05pm