New Study: Microbes help orchestrate how the gut uses its genes

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The microbes that help break down food actually tell the gut how to do its job better, according to a new study in mice at Duke. The researchers said...

Helping toddlers acquire language: Understanding verb meanings

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A new study from Chicago’s Northwestern University provides clues to how toddlers acquire an understanding of verb meanings. Although language development varies from child to child, typically toddlers...

Scientists develop wireless implantable vascular monitoring system

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Vascular diseases are public enemy number one: the leading killers worldwide, accounting for nearly a third of all human deaths on the planet. Continuous monitoring of hemodynamics – blood...

Early life exposure to traffic-related air pollution linked to higher hyperactiv

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There is increasing concern about the potential effects of traffic-related air pollution (TRAP) on the developing brain. The impact of TRAP exposure on childhood behavior is not fully...

UNC-Chapel Hill researchers detect common fungicide in pregnant women and children

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For the first time, UNC-Chapel Hill researchers have measured the concentration of a biomarker of the commonly used fungicide azoxystrobin (AZ) in the urine of pregnant women and...

Researchers uncover genetic cause of port-wine birthmarks and rare disorder

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In a new study published in the May 8 New England Journal of Medicine, researchers point to a random mutation in a single gene after conception as the...

MIT research finds cells take out the trash before they divide

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MIT researchers have discovered that before cells start to divide, they do a little cleanup, tossing out molecules that they appear not to need anymore. Using a new method...

Genetic mutations linked to kids’ heart defects

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A study published in the online journal Nature reports that 10 percent of severe congenital heart defects are caused by new gene mutations that were not passed down...

Researchers seek uniform patient confidentiality policies for adolescents

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When it comes to health care for adolescents, patient autonomy and parental responsibility are at times forced into opposition, and when adolescent patients in the U.S. seek care...

Research: No link found between bras and cancer

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Over 90% of North American women wear a bra and despite the widespread use of bras and concerns in the lay media that bra wearing may increase breast...

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Star Dan Walker quits BBC's Football Focus after 12 years

Star Dan Walker quits BBC’s Football Focus after 12 years

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Dan Walker has announced he is quitting Football Focus after 12 years presenting show. The BBC Breakfast star, who has been a staple of the sports show, shared the news on Twitter. Walker has expressed...
Music icon Cher apologises for George Floyd tweets that sparked backlash

Music icon Cher apologises for George Floyd tweets that sparked backlash

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Cher has apologised for a tweet she made about George Floyd on Friday (April 2), in which she suggested she could have prevented his death. Expressing her feeling that the events leading to Floyd’s death...
Star Britney Spears Says She’s ‘Embarrassed’ by New Documentary

Star Britney Spears Says She’s ‘Embarrassed’ by New Documentary

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Britney Spears lamented how she is portrayed in the recently released New York Times documentary “Framing Britney Spears,” admitting that she found it embarrassing. The documentary which explored her life in detail premiered in February...
Yaphet Kotto, Jewish actor who was first Black Bond villain, dies aged 81

Yaphet Kotto, Jewish actor who was first Black Bond villain, dies aged 81

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Actor Yaphet Kotto, who is best known for his role in Alien and James Bond villain Mr. Big, has passed away at age 81. “I’m saddened and still in shocked of the passing of my...
Corinne Masiero: French actress strips for culture during Cesar Awards ceremony

Corinne Masiero: French actress strips for culture during Cesar Awards ceremony

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French actress Corinne Masiero protested naked at the César Awards (March 12th) to demand the government do more to support culture during the coronavirus pandemic. Corinne Masiero, best known for her lead role in the...