Tests reveal four squirrel personality traits

A new study is the first to document personality in golden-mantled ground squirrels. "This adds to the small but growing number of studies showing that individuals matter."

Kat Kerlin-UC Davis • futurity
Sept. 13, 2021 ~6 min

Weighing 3 factors could better personalize COPD treatment

New research helps clarify the costs and benefits of different COPD treatments, which could help prevent unecessary side effects.

U. Zurich • futurity
Sept. 10, 2021 ~5 min

Disagreeable people are more likely to buy conspiracy theories

People with personality traits that are part of the "Dark Tetrad" are more likely to buy into conspiracy theories, according to new research.

U. Oregon • futurity
Aug. 27, 2021 ~5 min

Narcissists: there's more than one type – and our research reveals what makes each tick

Some narcissists want to feel included in by the group whereas others don’t really care.

Nikhila Mahadevan, Lecturer in Psychology, University of Essex • conversation
Aug. 5, 2021 ~6 min

Your home decor can reveal personality traits as you age

"People who have a match between personality and living space report better well-being, and they feel better about their life and have a better mood."

Esther Robards-Forbes - UT Austin • futurity
Aug. 3, 2021 ~5 min

Lead exposure during childhood may influence adult personality, and not for the better

Early exposure to lead pollution may lead to less mature personality traits as an adult.

Ted Schwaba, Postdoctoral Researcher in Psychology, The University of Texas at Austin College of Liberal Arts • conversation
July 29, 2021 ~5 min

Personal weight management boosts recovery after endometrial cancer

New research digs into weight perceptions among long-term endometrial cancer survivors and what weight control methods women used.

U. Queensland • futurity
July 19, 2021 ~4 min

Childhood lead exposure may affect personality later

People who grew up with higher levels of lead exposure had lower levels of conscientiousness and agreeableness and higher levels of neuroticism as adults.

Rachel White-UT Austin • futurity
July 14, 2021 ~5 min

Cat DNA alters response to life-saving heart meds

New research sheds light on why some cats don't respond to drugs for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, a potentially deadly condition in 1 in 7 cats.

Amy Quinton-UC Davis • futurity
July 7, 2021 ~5 min

Team closes in on first drug to treat deadly liver cancer

Researchers have identified several new drug classes that could help treat a rare lethal liver cancer that mostly affects children and young adults.

Katherine Fenz-Rockefeller • futurity
June 15, 2021 ~7 min