News tagged with biological phenomenon
Mimicking the behaviour of mum and dad has long been considered a vital way in which children learn about the world around them. Now psychologists at The University of Nottingham have shown that copying unnecessary ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Apr 08, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 1 |
Aid agencies and governments must tackle the taboos surrounding menstruation as sidelining the issue undermines the quality of life of women and girls, chiefly in poor nations, a UN body said Wednesday.
Health Mar 06, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
(Medical Xpress)—A new study led by an international team of biologists has identified some of the brain chemicals that allow seals to sleep with half of their brain at a time.
Sleep apnea Feb 19, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Fog is an atmospheric phenomenon that afflicts millions of drivers every day, impairing visibility and increasing the risk of an accident. The ways people respond to conditions of reduced visibility is a ...
Medical research Oct 31, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress)—Many antibiotics can lose their ability to kill bacteria – Duke University bioengineers believe they can explain one of the reasons why.
Medical research Oct 19, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—Back-to-school time for many U.S. high school students may mean heading back into a Catch-22 of sleep. Teens are naturally inclined to stay up late, but are forced to wake up early, says ...
Health Sep 06, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Mental distractions make pain easier to take, and those pain-relieving effects aren't just in your head, according to a report published online on May 17 in Current Biology.
Medical research May 17, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 2 |
Australian scientists have discovered that a biological phenomenon known as somatic reversion, when an abnormal gene spontaneously becomes normal again, explains why some patients with a rare genetic ...
Medical research Apr 12, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
Excessive levels of certain saturated fatty acids cause mitochondria to fragment, leading to insulin resistance in skeletal muscle, a precursor of type 2 diabetes, according to a paper in the January issue of the journal ...
Medical research Jan 20, 2012 | 4.2 / 5 (6) | 8