by Deane Morrison
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.
Researchers' discovery of a gene that protects a person's aging brain could serve as the basis for future treatments that stem brain cell loss.
A 30-year public health study suggests managing risk factors in early adulthood may narrow racial disparities in diabetes rates.
Specific biological shielding mechanisms that operate in girls, but not boys, may explain why boys are more susceptible to the disorder.
Researchers discovered that cells called astrocytes work intimately with neurons to control the fear response, a finding that could lead to better treatments for uncontrolled or inappropriate fear.
How latitude interacts with other factors to influence leaf size was the subject of a recent study by an international team of scientists who wanted to improve predictions of how climate change will alter vegetation through its effects on leaves.
U researchers' work in understanding how different fungi rot trees will help climate modelers predict changes in terrestrial and atmospheric carbon pools.