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Personality type could shape attitudes toward body weight of others, researchers say

January 17, 2019

Studies show there is a major link between personality traits and personal body image, but the relationship between…
Research Brief: Yoga linked to improved body satisfaction

November 21, 2018

Body dissatisfaction is highly prevalent among young adults and often leads to severe adverse health consequences, including disordered…
Mass spectrometry team earns grant to map body at the cellular level

October 2, 2018

A team of Vanderbilt University imaging experts won grants in the first round of the National Institutes of…
NIH to build a detailed map of cells within the human body

September 27, 2018

The National Institutes of Health’s Human BioMolecular Atlas Program (HuBMAP) issued its first set of research funding awards to develop…
Nuts for Calories!

March 27, 2018

Not all of nuts’ calories are taken up by the human body; on some of them, the body…
Dissatisfaction in three dimensions: Researcher finds link between 3-D body scans, feelings of dejection

February 7, 2018

If you’ve made a habit of sidestepping mirrors and shunning your reflection, new research from Florida State University…
Boosting a lipid fuel makes mice less sensitive to the cold

September 13, 2017

When grandpa nudges the settings on the thermostat, there’s likely a good reason. Humans, like other animals, become…
Here’s What Oppressive Heat Does to You

June 26, 2017

How hot is too hot? You might not realize it, but you have a maximum operating temperature, according…
3.3 Million-Year-Old Fossil Reveals the Antiquity of the Human Spine

May 23, 2017

For more than 3 million years, Selam lay silent and still. Eager to tell her story, the almost…
Tall Order

February 2, 2017

In the largest, deepest search to date, the international Genetic Investigation of Anthropometric Traits (GIANT) Consortium has uncovered…
Imperceptible electric stimulation produces lasting improvement in elderly body balance

January 12, 2017

A University of Tokyo research group has revealed that healthy elderly people who received weak electric stimulation through…
Gene Action Tracks an Autoimmune Disease: Systemic Sclerosis

January 11, 2017

Systemic sclerosis (Ssc) is a rare disease in which collagen gloms up internal organs and toughens the skin…
Secure passwords can be sent through your body, instead of air

September 29, 2016

Sending a password or secret code over airborne radio waves like WiFi or Bluetooth means anyone can eavesdrop,…
Study: knees, hips – but not ankles – power the fastest olympic sprinters

August 21, 2016

As fans around the world have marveled at the athletic feats performed in the 2016 Summer Olympics, University…
Warmer body temp puts the heat on the common cold

July 13, 2016

A new Yale study reveals how body temperature affects the immune system’s response to the common cold virus.…
Time Cues Help Keep Humans Looking Human

April 30, 2016

Researchers believe that genetically modified bacteria can help explain how a developing animal keeps all of its parts…
More Than Just Strikeouts, Throwing Fast Gave Us The Ability To Evolve

April 11, 2016

Regardless of how your team fared this first week of the baseball season, you can always marvel at…
Researchers examine how a face represents a whole person in the brain

October 29, 2015

The sight of a face offers the brain something special. More than a set of features, it conveys…
Leggy and lean: the genes are linked

September 22, 2015

If you’re tall, you’re also more likely to be slim, new genetic research has revealed. The study, which…
Shouldering the Burden of Evolution

September 9, 2015

As early humans increasingly left forests and utilized tools, they took an evolutionary step away from apes. But…
Scientists are pioneering research on ‘body maps’ in babies’ brains

September 9, 2015

For more than half a century, scientists have studied how the surface of the body is mapped in…
The Human Body has gone through Four Stages of Evolution, Study Suggests

September 2, 2015

A close analysis of 1,523 fossil elements dating back 430,000 years and belonging to a minimum of 19…
60 days and 60 nights … in bed

August 28, 2015

On 9 September, the first of 12 men will go to bed for 60 days as part of…
Facebook just as bad as regular media in context of eating disorders (or worse)

July 15, 2015

The role of conventional media, full of the “thin ideal” content, is well recognized in the development of…
How To Grow Back The Back – Engineered Cartilage Surfaces

July 3, 2015

You’re going to shrink today.  You did yesterday, and you will again tomorrow.  By bedtime every night, you’re…
A Coordinated Effort of Physical Movement

June 4, 2015

In all animals — from humans to fruit flies — coordinated physical movement relies on two regimes of…
Regulation of body heat production by high order chromatin structure

May 16, 2015

A research group at the University of Tokyo have demonstrated that, in addition to previously known transcription factor-mediated…
Exploring a new frontier of cyber-physical systems: The human body

May 14, 2015

Yesterday the National Science Foundation (NSF) announced two, five-year, center-scale awards totaling $8.75 million to advance the state-of-the-art…
Illuminating the Dark Zone

April 30, 2015

The human body is a cross between a factory and a construction zone — at least on the…
Why we have chins

April 14, 2015

Look at a primate or a Neanderthal skull and compare it with a modern human’s. Notice anything missing?…
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