CORAL GABLES, FL (May 14, 2012) -- A new University of Miami (UM) study shows that one in three children who have an older sibling with an Autism Related Disorder (ASD) fall into a group characterized by higher levels of autism-related behaviors or lower levels of developmental progress. The study will be presented at the International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR) in May, 2012. ASDs are developmental conditions characterized by problems with social interaction and communication. Previousl...
According to a recent study, the way to a successful life lies in your genes as genes are responsible for certain human traits like self-control, decision making, and sociability
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Hundreds of thousands of female immigrant farm workers in the United States are at risk of sexual violence and harassment, the organization Human Rights Watch said in a report on Wednesday.
Georgia Graduation Student, Aimee Copeland fights for her life after being infected with rare flesh-eating bacteria.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Tracy Repchuk's three children are still in grade school, but she's already got college funding figured out. The Repchuk kids are 14, 15, and 16 and when they head off to college in a few years, here's how much their parents will be chipping in: Zero.
Young children of unmarried parents who live with their mother and receive court-mandated financial support from their father exhibit more aggressive behavior than those who don’t get any formal support at all, according to a Rutgers University study.
Teens between the ages of 14 and 15 are plugged in media more than 23 hours per day.
A recent study conducted by the University of Missouri say that there is no "God Spot" in the brain as earlier beliefs suggest.
Researchers from the University of Lyon say lack of sleep could make you fat. A person should sleep for at least seven to eight hours a day to remain healthy and fit.
NEW YORK (May 13, 2012) -- Scientists at Weill Cornell Medical College have discovered that the single protein -- alpha 2 delta -- exerts a spigot-like function, controlling the volume of neurotransmitters and other chemicals that flow between the synapses of brain neurons. The study, published online in Nature, shows how brain cells talk to each other through these signals, relaying thoughts, feelings and action, and this powerful molecule plays a crucial role in regulating effective communicat...
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – The foundation of biological inheritance is DNA replication – a tightly coordinated process in which DNA is simultaneously copied at hundreds of thousands of different sites across the genome. If that copying mechanism doesn't work as it should, the result could be cells with missing or extra genetic material, a hallmark of the genomic instability seen in most birth defects and cancers.
LONDON (Reuters) - Scientists have figured out how to stop brain cell death in mice with brain disease and say their discovery deepens understanding of the mechanisms of human neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.
LONDON (Reuters) - Scientists who scanned the brains of men convicted of murder, rape and violent assaults have found the strongest evidence yet that psychopaths have structural abnormalities in their brains.
A recent study in Australia, done by Indian researchers suggests that porn addiction can be unlearned. It also examines the severe impact this addiction has on the addict and his/her family.
Women's best sex time is at 11 PM on a Saturday night, according to a new UK survey for investigating women's sex drive.