Bacteria may play a role in mental illness

People with schizophrenia are more likely to have DNA from bacteria associated with "cat scratch fever" in their blood, a study finds.

Tracey Peake-NC State • futurity
June 13, 2024 ~7 min

Honey bees can sniff out lung cancer

When researchers put honey bees in tiny 3D-printed harnesses, they learned the insects can smell lung cancer in human breath.

Emilie Lorditch-Michigan State • futurity
June 13, 2024 ~6 min

Cognitive test often fails to detect college athlete concussions

Almost half of college athletes who are ultimately diagnosed with a concussion will test normally on a cognitive-skills test.

Brian Donohue-U. Washington • futurity
June 13, 2024 ~6 min

Gun violence exposure harms health of Black Americans

Exposure to gun violence has a powerful and cumulative effect on the functional health of Black Americans, especially women.

Bert Gambini-Buffalo • futurity
June 13, 2024 ~4 min

Just thinking about a location activates mental maps in the brain

MIT neuroscientists have found that the brain uses the same cognitive representations whether navigating through space physically or mentally.

Anne Trafton | MIT News • mit
June 12, 2024 ~7 min

Wastewater surveillance reveals pathogens in Detroit’s population, helping monitor and predict disease outbreaks since 2017

Detecting infectious agents in sewage is only the first step. Researchers are working on developing reliable ways to translate surveillance measurements to case numbers and infection predictions.

Irene Xagoraraki, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Michigan State University • conversation
June 12, 2024 ~9 min

Simply looking at greenery can boost mental health – new research

You can choose where to look during your daily commute.

Whitney Fleming, Lecturer, School of Environmental & Natural Sciences., Bangor University • conversation
June 11, 2024 ~5 min

‘Living electronics’ monitor and heal inflamed skin

Scientists have integrated living cells, gel, and sensors to create "living bioelectronics" to heal skin. Tests in mice show promise.

Louise Lerner-Chicago • futurity
June 11, 2024 ~7 min

Drug mimics good bacteria to fight nasty gut fungus

An anti-inflammatory drug curbs the spread of a fungus that can cause serious infections, especially in people with compromised immunity.

Nadine Yehya - UC Davis • futurity
June 11, 2024 ~6 min

Scientists Test mRNA Vaccines to Protect Against Bird Flu

VOA Learning English • voa
June 10, 2024 ~6 min