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Monthly Archives: June 2019

New microneedle technique speeds plant disease detection

RESEARCHERS have developed a new technique that uses microneedle patches to collect DNA from plant tissues in one minute, rather than the hours needed...

Stress in early life, depression later

NEW research by the University of Bristol has found that early life adversity could make an individual more at risk of developing negative thinking,...

Robot therapists need rules

THE use of Artificial Intelligence in psychotherapy is not new as such. Back in the 1960s, the first chatbots created the illusion of a...

WHAT EFFECTS DOES CLIMATE CHANGE HAVE ON THE GENETIC DIVERSITY…?

Universitätsmedizin Berlin, an international team of researchers studied the genome of the alpine marmot, an ice-age remnant that now lives in large numbers in...

Did Leonardo da Vinci have ADHD?

LEONARDO da Vinci produced some of the world’s most iconic art, but historical accounts show that he struggled to complete his works. 500 years...

Alzheimer’s stickier culprits

IN a new study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers from the University of Colorado Denver and Binghamton University are...

Study suggests overdiagnosis of schizophrenia

IN a small study of patients referred to the Johns Hopkins Early Psychosis Intervention Clinic (EPIC), Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers report that about half...

Want to quit smoking?

KICKING the habit works best in pairs. That’s the main message of a study presented at EuroPrevent 2019. Quitting smoking can be a lonely...

Treating addiction with shrub

SCIENTISTS used a compound found in a shrub native to Africa to reveal the three major shapes of the serotonin transporter, a protein in...

Would you eat GM food if you understood the science behind it?

JONATHAN MCPHETRES, a newly minted PhD in psychology from the University of Rochester, admits he’s “personally amazed” what we can do with genes, specifically...

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