Source: University of Southern California Summary: New research shows that most teens who’ve tried marijuana have used the drug in more than one form, including cannabis products that are smoked, eaten or vaped. Cannabis use in adolescence increases risk for chronic use throughout adulthood, addiction and impaired cognitive development. In recent years,Read More →

Dark core of personality

Source: University of Copenhagen Summary: Egoism, Machiavellianism, narcissism, psychopathy, sadism, spitefulness and others are among the traits of the malevolent side of human personality. Results from a research project show, these traits share a common “dark core. Both world history and everyday life are full of examples of people acting ruthlessly,Read More →

Infection of nose

Source: University of Virginia Summary: Researchers have determined that the mix of bacteria that live inside your nose yes, there are organisms living inside your nose correlates with the type and severity of cold symptoms you develop. More Information: Markus J. Lehtinen et al. Nasal microbiota clusters associate with inflammatory response, viral load,Read More →


Source: University of California Summary: A team of researchers has provided, for the first time, evidence that blood deposits in the brain may not require a blood vessel tear. Bleeding in the brain, identified as cerebral microbleeds (CMB) on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), are tiny deposits of blood in the brain that are associatedRead More →

Body smell

Source: Monell Chemical Senses Center  Summary: New findings suggest that odor cues associated with sickness can cause biological changes in healthy individuals, potentially impacting social contacts and perhaps even patterns of disease spread. Odors surround us, providing cues about many aspects of personal identity, including health status. Now, research from the Monell Center extendsRead More →

Metabolic disorder

Source: Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard and Massachusetts General Hospital Summary: A new study by scientists indicates that inherited genetic changes may underlie the variability observed among patients in the clinic, with several pathophysiological processes potentially leading to high blood sugar and its resulting consequences. More Information: Udler MS etRead More →

Source: Yale University Summary:  A new study shows that brains of people at risk of psychosis exhibit a pattern that can help predict whether they will go on to develop full-fledged schizophrenia. Using fMRI images of people who exhibit features indicating a high risk for psychosis, the Yale team notedRead More →


Source: Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center Summary: Scientists working to bioengineer the entire human gastrointestinal system in a laboratory now report using pluripotent stem cells to grow human esophageal organoids. The esophagus is a muscular tube that actively passes food from the mouth to the stomach. The organ can be affectedRead More →

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