Researchers identify new genes linked to development of age-related macular degeneration

Related video Fight for Sight funded research published this week in Clinical Epigenetics, has identified new genes linked to the development of age-related macular degeneration, the leading cause of blindness in the UK. The research team, led by Dr Louise Porter at the University of Liverpool, have identified genes that may represent new targets for […]

New regulation designs on cigarette packs direct smokers’ attention to health warnings

Related video With ‘stop smoking’ high on many people’s New Year’s resolution list, Huddersfield researchers use eye-tracking methods to determine the effectiveness of the health warnings on packets. The study compared older-style packets with the new regulation designs. SMOKERS once used to turn a blind eye to health warnings on cigarette packets. But now researchers […]

Oxford researchers explore relationship between technology use and adolescent mental health

Related video Method: Study finds only 0.4 percent of wellbeing in adolescents is associated with technology use Researchers at the University of Oxford have performed the most definitive study to date on the relationship between technology use and adolescent mental health, examining data from over 300,000 teenagers and parents in the UK and USA. At […]

Neuroimaging predicts influence of anti-smoking media campaign

Related video Neuroimaging data obtained from a small group of smokers predicts the influence of a large anti-smoking media campaign targeting likely smokers, shows a new study published in JNeurosci. This approach could help improve informational materials designed to change people’s attitudes and behaviors. Bruce Dore, Emily Falk and colleagues identified a neural pathway between […]