by Deane Morrison
Research suggests conservation efforts that neglect earthworms, which help regulate water and nutrient flows at the base of ecosystems, could backfire.
While testosterone has a reputation as the hormone that strengthens muscles, U researchers have discovered estrogen is essential to muscle health in women.
A U of M researcher's team has taken a giant step toward understanding the genesis of solar storms, which could help in limiting the damage they cause.
UMD researchers' work shows a low level of sulfate in the oceans may have kept Earth's climate relatively mild and allowed ancient life to gain a foothold.
Precisely treating the source of mental illness—the brain—through deep brain stimulation is on the horizon, thanks to work by U of M and Massachusetts General Hospital researchers.
Researchers have discovered how iron deficiency, which affects an estimated 2 billion people worldwide, starves the brain's growing neurons.
Public health researchers found girls who moved to better neighborhoods from high-poverty public housing reduced their binge drinking, while boys increased theirs.
Life is full of tough choices. Eat a triple-scoop ice cream cone now, or resist and have a less tasty but ultimately more rewarding dinner with friends in an hour?
A new collaborative study shows mathematically that river systems with more tributary streams lend the most stability to the populations of fish living in them.
A new study shows a species' lifespan may depend on how well it maintains the regions of DNA that act like on/off switches for critical genes.