2,300 genes predict alcohol and tobacco use

New research identifies more than 2,300 genes predicting alcohol and tobacco use after analyzing data from more than 3.4 million people.

Barbara Schindo-Penn State • futurity
Dec. 7, 2022 ~6 min

Can masks affect cognitive performance?

Masks lowered the performance of chess players until they adjusted to wearing them, new research on cognitive performance shows.

U. Queensland • futurity
Dec. 7, 2022 ~3 min


Rare disease finding sheds light on head and neck cancer

New research clarifies why people with a rare genetic disease called Fanconi anemia are at higher risk of an aggressive head and neck cancer.

Rockefeller University • futurity
Dec. 7, 2022 ~8 min

2,300 genes predict alcohol and tobacco use

New research identifies more than 2,300 genes predicting alcohol and tobacco use after analyzing data from more than 3.4 million people.

Barbara Schindo-Penn State • futurity
Dec. 7, 2022 ~6 min

Experts: Expand menthol cigarette ban to include substitutes

The FDA's ban on menthol cigarettes and cigars should be expanded to include substitutes like menthol pipe tobacco, researchers say.

Patti Zielinski - Rutgers • futurity
Dec. 7, 2022 ~5 min

Brains with more vitamin D may work better

The brains of people with cognitive decline fare better with higher levels of vitamin D, new research finds.

Taraneh Pettinato-Tufts • futurity
Dec. 7, 2022 ~6 min

A faster way to preserve privacy online

New research enables users to search for information without revealing their queries, based on a method that is 30 times faster than comparable prior techniques.

Adam Zewe | MIT News Office • mit
Dec. 7, 2022 ~9 min

Blame climate change for your runny nose?

New research digs into how climate change will affect pollen distribution in the United States in the near future.

Patti Zielinski - Rutgers • futurity
Dec. 6, 2022 ~5 min


Severe COVID-19 linked with brain aging, says study

Researchers have linked the molecular signatures underlying brain aging with the cognitive decline observed in patients with severe COVID-19.

Harvard Gazette • harvard
Dec. 6, 2022 ~4 min

Twins study links exercise to lower metabolic disease risk

In a study of identical twins, the sibling who exercised more had lower signs of metabolic disease, researchers found.

Sara Zaske-Washington State • futurity
Dec. 6, 2022 ~5 min

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