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In 2017, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) declared a public health emergency regarding the opioid epidemic in the U.S. While recent data shows that death rates have been dropping in recent years, data has also shown that opioid abuse related deaths still seem to be much more common in some states than others.
Psychological studies show that music has an effect on the way people feel, think and behave. Music is beneficial, especially to those with anxiety and depression, but evidence has also shown that some music is linked with violent behavior.
Scientists have recently discovered male reproductive organs on a female insect. This finding demonstrates the significant role that evolution plays in developing male and female genitalia and also challenges the concept of sex – what it means to be male or female.
In the past decade alone, anxiety and depression have become increasingly prevalent issues in American society.
Scientists at the University of British Columbia have recently made a breakthrough in diabetes research. For the first time, researchers were able to grow human blood vessels as organoids in a petri dish, which will dramatically enhance research in cardiovascular disease in patients with diabetes.
While it has been a long-standing belief that pre-modern hominins, the ancestors of modern-day humans, contributed to the extinctions of large mammals in ancient Africa, researchers at the University of Utah have recently uncovered evidence that this may not be the case. Instead, these researchers believe that changes to atmospheric conditions, mainly the decrease of carbon dioxide as a result of increasing grassland, led to the extinction of these mammals.
While it may be well-known that flu season is in the winter, it may come as a surprise that other forms of illness, including sexually transmitted diseases, malaria and even chickenpox have “peak seasons” as well, according to a study published in PLOS Pathogens.
In a study testing the eye movement and corresponding brain activity, psychologists at Baycrest’s Rotman Research Institute (RRI) may have uncovered one of the primary causes of memory lapses in older adults.
While medical school is undoubtedly a place for hard work and studying, many medical schools are beginning to shift their curriculum to include the more personable and empathetic parts of being a doctor.
Through a $5.1 billion grant given by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Mechanical Engineering Professor Jeff Wang and his research team are beginning to create a device that can test patients for gonorrhea and detect whether the strain has developed antibiotic resistance. Wang is a core faculty member at the Institute for NanoBioTechnology (INBT).
Stress seems to be an integral part of everyday life, especially on college campuses. While some students may cope with ups and downs better than others, most people are familiar with the physical and psychological responses that come with the pressures of everyday life.
With global warming such a hot button topic in today’s day and age, it is unsurprising that scientists have been continually searching for new renewable sources of energy that don’t harm our planet. While hydroelectric and solar energy are now common energy sources, scientists have seemingly combined the two practices in new studies at Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (LMU) in Germany: Researchers at the university have split water molecules using solar energy. This could be a promising renewable energy source for future generations.
While wireless networks have become an everyday necessity in work and social interactions, their capacities are now expanding their use into crucial medical settings.
While it may be the norm for one to put great effort into making good first impressions in social situations, recent studies are leading scientists to believe that one may have less control over first impressions than they may believe.
Since last year, nearly 200 more species joined the endangered species list and there are currently 16,118 species that are endangered and threatened with extinction.
The decline of many different forms of endangered species continues to be an issue worldwide. The Panamanian golden frog is native to the rainforests of Central America. While this species could easily be found in the rain forests of Panama as recent as 20 years ago, scientists noticed a sharp decline in the species’ population in recent years.
Researchers at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences have recently found two new techniques for tissue regeneration. One technique draws inspiration from naturally occurring proteins found in fetuses, while the other draws inspiration from soy plants.
For the millions who live in the eastern half of the country, this winter has been especially extreme.
From the construction of the ancient pyramids of Egypt to the Colossus of Rhodes to the terracotta army, archaeologists are constantly amazed by what humans thousands of years ago were capable of accomplishing in the absence of modern-day technology.