Former coal miners or citizens whose lives have been shaped by the coal mining industry in southern West Virginia spent their summer learning how to establish and operate bee colonies thanks to help from a University of Delaware bee researcher. The goal was to help get a socioeconomic growth program up and running for displaced miners in 14 counties in the southern part of the state.
School officials focused exclusively on bullying prevention efforts might want to consider the findings of a new study showing the highly damaging effects of multiple forms of victimization on school climate.
Researchers from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) hope to put a dent in the cycle of re-arrest and release among homeless adults with research on a smartphone app funded by a $3.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Biogerontology Research Foundation Trustee Jim Mellon announces the publication of his newest book, Juvenescence: Investing in the Age of Longevity. The book offers a survey of the emerging longevity industry, profiles of longevity companies, investment opportunities in the emerging industry, and aims to chart the major ideas of the field's thought-leaders and to serve as a layman's guide to geroscience.
Researchers at the University of Helsinki have found a genetic variation, which associates with the damage caused by maternal alcohol consumption. This genetic variation clarifies the role of genetic factors in the alcohol-induced developmental disorders and could be useful in future diagnostics.
Stress -- defined broadly -- can have a profoundly deleterious effect on the human body. Even individual cells have their own way of dealing with environmental strains such as ultraviolet radiation from the sun or germs. One response to stress -- called senescence -- can trigger cells to stop dividing in cases of cancer and aging. This may hold promise for treating inflammation-related disorders.
The new and rapidly evolving esports industry, while currently enjoying minimal regulatory oversight, would benefit in the long-term from a solid regulatory structure that embodies consumer protections.
A low level of education is the variable that can most accurately predict this, according to a study carried out among inmates of Andalusian prisons. On the other hand, other classic factors, like alcoholism or personality disorders, do not appear in the equation that best predicts violent crimes.
The National Institute on Drug Abuse has awarded $5 million to researchers at UCLA to develop a resource and data center for millions of pieces of research, lab samples, statistics and other data aimed at boosting research into the effects of substance abuse on HIV/AIDS.