Walking together: Personal traits and first impressions affects step synchronization

Walking is one of our most natural, daily actions. Now, a new study led by a Tohoku University researcher suggests that walkers use step synchronization as a form of non-verbal social communication. The results lend credence to the effects of...

Supplementing diet with amino acid successfully staves off signs of ALS in pre-clinical study

The addition of dietary L-serine, a naturally occurring amino acid necessary for formation of proteins and nerve cells, delayed signs of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) in an animal study. The research also represents a significant advance in animal modeling of...

Validating Toolbox to evaluate cognitive processing in people with intellectual disability

Researchers at the UC Davis MIND Institute have updated and validated a series of tests delivered on an iPad to accurately assess cognitive processing in people with intellectual disability. The validation opens new opportunities for more rigorous and sensitive studies...

Electron microscopy allows scientists to understand the molecular trigger of allergic reactions

An international research team has been able to describe the overall structure of the antibody type IgE, which is the key molecule in allergic diseases. This is a scientific breakthrough which provides important insights into basic mechanisms of allergic reactions...

New study offers clues to origin of laws

Speculation about where laws come from ranges from crediting judges and legal scholars to God. However new research co-authored by a University of Central Florida researcher and appearing in the journal Nature Human Behaviour today offers evidence that criminal laws...

Why monkeys choose to drink alone

Why do some people almost always drop $10 in the Salvation Army bucket and others routinely walk by? One answer may be found in an intricate and rhythmic neuronal dance between two specific brain regions, finds a new Yale University...

Leukemia drugs hold promise for treatment-resistant lung cancer

Two recently approved leukemia drugs could be enlisted against treatment-resistant lung cancer, with a clinical trial expected to launch in Toronto and Zagreb, Croatia, later this year to evaluate one of them. Researchers led by Igor Stagljar, a professor of...

Engaging with schizophrenia: Experts argue for new approaches to treatment

A better understanding of the lived experience of people with schizophrenia would enable clinicians to help patients live with their condition, alongside treating symptoms with medication and psychotherapy, say experts at the University of Birmingham. According to researchers at the...

‘Resetting’ immune cells improves traumatic brain injury recovery in preclinical trials

Targeting overactive immune cells and dampening their chronic neurotoxic effects may offer new therapeutic strategies for traumatic brain injury (TBI), according to new preclinical research in mice, which has been published today [Monday 24th February 2020] in the Journal of...

Adults don’t need tetanus, diphtheria boosters if fully vaccinated as children

Adults do not need tetanus or diphtheria booster shots if they've already completed their childhood vaccination series against these rare, but debilitating diseases, research published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases indicates. The conclusion aligns with the World Health Organization's...
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