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Why is it harder for females to gain weight?

For years, scientists have observed that when male and female mice eat the same high-fat diet, the males gain significantly more weight than the females. The reasons for this difference between sexes are not completely understood, ...

Apr 18, 2018
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Detailed images of tumour vasculature

Thanks to a new method of analysing ultrasound images, conventional scanners can be used for generating high-res images of blood vessels in tumours. This approach makes it easier to distinguish between different types of ...

Apr 18, 2018
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Napping and teenage learning

Teenagers and sleep. It's certainly a passionate subject for many American parents, and those in China. University of Delaware's Xiaopeng Ji is investigating the relationship between midday-napping behaviors and neurocognitive ...

Heading—not collisions—cognitively impairs players

Worse cognitive function in soccer players stems mainly from frequent ball heading rather than unintentional head impacts due to collisions, researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine have found. The findings suggest ...

Drinking affects mouth bacteria linked to diseases

When compared with nondrinkers, men and women who had one or more alcoholic drinks per day had an overabundance of oral bacteria linked to gum disease, some cancers, and heart disease. By contrast, drinkers had fewer bacteria ...

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