First week of life is key for senses of smell and touch

Research in mice "demonstrates that early-life exposure to odor is essential for touch development and maturation."

U. Zurich • futurity
yesterday ~6 min

More 9/11 toxin exposure boosts first responders’ dementia risk

First responders who were exposed to more World Trade Center-related toxins on 9/11 have higher incidents of dementia, a new study finds.

Gregory Filiano-Stony Brook • futurity
yesterday ~6 min

Abortion bans are changing what it means to be young in America

The 2022 Dobbs decision that overturned 50 years of abortion rights is affecting where young people choose to go to college, to work and to live, as well as the way they vote.

Julie Maslowsky, Associate Professor of Health Behavior and Biological Sciences, University of Michigan • conversation
yesterday ~9 min

Olympic Athletes Turn to Diabetes Technology in Medal Chase

VOA Learning English • voa
June 16, 2024 ~5 min

Poorly-paid Healthcare Workers Leaving Africa

VOA Learning English • voa
June 15, 2024 ~5 min

Out-of-pocket costs may keep people from filling naloxone prescriptions

Minimizing out-of-pocket costs for naloxone prescriptions could be a "crucial step toward slowing the US opioid epidemic."

Kim North Shine-U. Michigan • futurity
June 14, 2024 ~4 min

Poop has been an easy target for microbiome research, but voyages into the small intestine shed new light on ways to improve gut health

Your upper intestine is host to a distinct population of microbes that play a role in digestion, metabolism and immunity.

Christopher Damman, Associate Professor of Gastroenterology, School of Medicine, University of Washington • conversation
June 14, 2024 ~8 min

Supreme Court unanimously concludes that anti-abortion groups have no standing to challenge access to mifepristone – but the drug likely faces more court challenges

The SCOTUS opinion did not take on the substance of the plaintiffs’ claims against mifepristone, and the abortion pill is already facing other challenges.

Sonia Suter, Professor of Law, George Washington University • conversation
June 14, 2024 ~9 min

US Workers Secretly Take ‘Workations’

VOA Learning English • voa
June 13, 2024 ~6 min

With programmable pixels, novel sensor improves imaging of neural activity

New camera chip design allows for optimizing each pixel’s timing to maximize signal-to-noise ratio when tracking real-time visual indicator of neural voltage.

David Orenstein | The Picower Institute for Learning and Memory • mit
June 13, 2024 ~8 min