New methods help identify what drives sensitive or socially unacceptable behaviors

Related video Conservation scientists and statisticians at Colorado State University have teamed up to solve a key problem for the study of sensitive behaviors like poaching, harassment, bribery, and drug use. Sensitive behaviors — defined as socially unacceptable or not compliant with rules and regulations — are notoriously hard to study, researchers say, because people […]

Sugars and microbiome in mother’s milk influence neonatal rotavirus infection

Related video Using a multidisciplinary approach, an international team of researchers from several institutions, including Baylor College of Medicine, reveals that complex interactions between sugars and the microbiome in human milk influence neonatal rotavirus infection. Reported in the journal Nature Communications, this study provides new understanding of rotavirus infections in newborns and identifies maternal components […]

Advanced imaging technology measures magnetite levels in the living brain

Related video Investigators at the Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) have used magnetoencephalography (MEG) — a technology that measures brain activity by detecting the weak magnetic fields produced by the brain’s normal electrical currents — to measure levels of the iron-based mineral called magnetite in the human brain. While magnetite […]

How changing labs revealed a chemical reaction key to cataract formation

Related video Researchers working to understand the biochemistry of cataract formation have made a surprising finding: A protein that was long believed to be inert actually has an important chemical function that protects the lens of the eye from cataract formation. The lens is made up of cells packed with structural proteins called crystallins. Crystallins […]

Reliance on ‘YouTube medicine’ may be dangerous for those concerned about prostate cancer

Related video The most popular YouTube videos on prostate cancer often offer misleading or biased medical information that poses potential health risks to patients, an analysis of the social media platform shows. Led by researchers at NYU School of Medicine and its Perlmutter Cancer Center, the study of the 150 most-viewed YouTube videos on the […]

Music supports the auditory skills of hearing-impaired children

Related video Researchers at University of Helsinki, Finland, and University College London have found evidence that children with hearing impairment and cochlear implants can benefit from hobbies involving music and especially singing. The results published in Music Perception show that the auditory skills of hearing impaired children are connected to the amount of singing and […]