by Deane Morrison
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.
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.