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Don’t go green with envy, but fish might be able to distinguish color more effectively than humans

Researchers have revealed that non-mammalian vertebrates might have a much more simple and effective way of deciphering between colour and greyscale information than humans, tracking explanations back to early evolution.

In neurodegenerative diseases, brain immune cells have a ‘ravenous appetite’ for sugar

At the beginning of neurodegenerative disease, the immune cells of the brain — the ‘microglia’ — take up glucose, a sugar molecule, to a much greater extent than hitherto assumed. These results are of great significance for the interpretation of brai…

Stress on mothers can influence biology of future generations

Biologists have found that mother roundworms can pass stress signals to future generations. The biologists report a mother roundworm exposed to a stressor can even under certain conditions pass the memory of that exposure to their grandchildren.

Pain relief without side effects with promising technique

Researchers have developed a completely new stimulation method, using ultra-thin microelectrodes, to combat severe pain. This provides effective and personalized pain relief without the common side effects from pain relief drugs.

Warm milk makes you sleepy — peptides could explain why

According to time-honored advice, drinking a glass of warm milk at bedtime will encourage a good night’s rest. Milk’s sleep-enhancing properties are commonly ascribed to tryptophan, but scientists have also discovered a mixture of milk peptides, called…

COVID-19-related parenting stress impacted eating habits of children

The incredible stress parents experienced during the COVID-19 pandemic had a negative effect on the eating habits of their children, according to a new study.

Mindful breathing for pain control: Like Yin and Yang

It’s long been known that meditative mindful breathing helps with various health conditions, including pain.

Optimal blood pressure helps our brains age slower

People with elevated blood pressure that falls within the normal recommended range are at risk of accelerated brain aging, according to new research. The research also found optimal blood pressure helps our brains stay at least six months younger than …

Mushroom consumption may lower risk of depression

Mushrooms have been making headlines due to their many health advantages. Not only do they lower one’s risk of cancer and premature death, but new research also reveals that these super-foods may benefit a person’s mental health.

Unraveling the mystery of why we overeat

Researchers are examining neurons and hormones associated with eating too much. This study is another step in understanding the brain circuits involved in eating disorders.