NIH-Funded trials are down, and Industry-funded trials are increasing – how will this trend impact public health over time?
New research shows that the amygdala is not just linked to fear, it’s also connected with pro-social behaviors such as charitable giving.
SSRI use in particular, and antidepressants in general, result in a significantly higher risk of autism for babies when pregnant moms use these medications.
Scientists love ancient sites like Pompeii, but what makes these sites so good for STEM outreach, educational websites, and online learning about science for kids?
When Universities hire researchers via cronyism, not competency, education, and ability, it hurts everyone. Dr. Valerie Dufeu shares an experience in which she was passed over due to bias.
What role does the pollen tube play in pollination, and how does it really work? The Department Molecular Biology, at Brown University, has illuminated the intriguing process of pollination in new research published today in Current Biology.
Scientists have figured out how a pigeon’s brain figures out where it is, and how to get home – it’s an internal GPS, or global positioning system, that uses the Earth’s magnetic fields to navigate – and it’s probably better than the one you’ve got in your SUV.
Is exposure to microgravity hurting our astronauts? A new study, published today in the journal Radiology, discusses 27 astronauts’ MRI (Magnetic resonance imaging) results which show that after prolonged time in space, optical abnormalities occur. Interview With Larry Kramer, M.D. Decoded Science had the opportunity to interview the professor of diagnostic and interventional imaging at […]
One more steak isn’t going to kill you, right? Maybe, or maybe not – a new study, published today in Online First by Archives of Internal Medicine, a JAMA/Archives journal shows that red meat is linked with increased risk of mortality. Whether you want to avoid dying of cardiovascular disease or cancer, you reduce your chances of […]
Bladder cancer, according to the CDC, is the 5th most common type of cancer, and has a high short-term survival rate. Unfortunately, however, the larger danger in this type of cancer comes from metastasis, or spread of the cancer cells. When bladder cancer spreads to other portions of the body, such as your lungs, your […]