More plants and less meat could cut brain risks later

Eating a diet that includes more plants and less meat when you're middle aged may delay or prevent cognitive impairment when you get older.

National University of Singapore | Nov. 15, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine aging cognition food meat plants

How HIV dodges our immune defenses

Our immune systems can fight off a huge range of viral invaders, but HIV can avoid a protein that specializes in hunting viruses. New research explains how.

Emily Kagey-U. Michigan | Nov. 15, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine hiv immune-systems proteins rna viruses

That sick feeling might actually be an emotion

Feeling sick is actually an emotion called "lassitude," research finds. It's likely one more way that our bodies work to help us get better.

Jim Barlow-Oregon | Nov. 15, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: featured health-and-medicine emotions immune-systems

‘Bottlebrush’ polymers bring coatings under control

Microscopic bottlebrush polymers that resemble their larger kitchen cousins could offer exquisite control over coatings, researchers say.

Mike Williams-Rice | Nov. 14, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology coatings drug-delivery polymers self-assembly

Careful male allies can ease sexism at work

New research identifies how male allies in the workplace can help or hinder women facing sexism.

Amy McCaig-Rice University | Nov. 14, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture discrimination gender jobs social-lives workplaces

Arctic sea ice loss opens marine mammals to deadly virus

The loss of sea ice in the Arctic has opened pathways for a virus deadly to seals, otters, and other marine mammals, researchers say.

Kat Kerlin-UC Davis | Nov. 14, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment otters sea-ice sea-lions seals viruses

Buckyballs in space may come from dying stars

Scietists have puzzled over the existence of buckyballs in space, but a new idea about how the carbon molecules form could solve the mystery.

U. Arizona | Nov. 14, 2019 | futurity
~7 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology carbon space stars

To refocus interviewers, acknowledge facial marks?

To lessen focus on a birthmark, mole, or scar on your face during job interviews, researchers say you might want to bring it up right away.

Amy McCaig-Rice University | Nov. 14, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: featured society-and-culture faces scar-tissue skin social-lives

More Americans aim to lose weight but average BMI is up

More Americans say they're striving to lose weight, but the average body mass index has gone up.

Carolyn Scofield-Tulane | Nov. 14, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine body-weight obesity trends united-states weight-loss

Stress and phthalates exposure late in pregnancy boosts early birth risk

Women exposed to stress and phthalates during pregnancy have an increased risk of preterm birth. The third trimester is the "critical window."

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers | Nov. 14, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine phthalates plastics pregnancy preterm-delivery stress

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