A dietary study on pregnant mice shows how fiber consumption influences the metabolic development of their offspring, thus determining their health and weight as adults. These findings could apply to humans as well.
PhD student Heidemeyer suffers from imposter syndrome: ‘I am afraid that people will think that I am not smart enough’. She opens up about her experiences.
Trauma can have long lasting effects on a person’s psyche, but it can also change their genetic material. This way, trauma is inheritable and makes the generations to follow more susceptible for disease and mental disorders.
The poop of a dog says a lot about the quality of the food it is eating. In order to produce gold standard pet food, scientists analyze doog poop.
Fish living in dark caves have rapidly adapted to their environment during evolution. New research shows that some of those changes occur within two years, without mutations to the DNA.
The ability to learn does not stop with childhood. It is possible to acquire new skills with motivation, even in old age, brain researchers report.
Researchers have developed a method that determines the structure of foodstuffs at a molecular level with the help of tiny fluorescent beads.
A new malaria control method focuses on female mosquitoes and her eggs.
Last month, in the Dutch town of Doetinchem, nature managers applied sun cream onto the bark of beech trees. Is that really necessary?
The brains of adolescent fruit flies are wired to make them sleep longer than adults, which is important for brain development. Scientists believe that human brains work similarly and that this is the reason why children and teenagers sleep longer.
The body needs vitamins and minerals to carry out many vital processes. We therefore must eat them regularly, but in which quantities?
Do you know that feeling that everyone around you knows exactly what they are doing, while you’re just muddling on? Many people, in all kinds of professions, suffer from this so-called imposter syndrome. Even scientists, and especially PhD students, struggle with this.
Time pressure for the development of a corona virus vaccine makes researchers utilize new techniques. These promise shorter production times. But how will scientists know whether they are affective?
The poisonous rough-skinned newt Taricha granulosa, which can kill an adult human, turns out not to be poisonous itself. The poison is made by its little helpers.
Butterflies come in all shapes and colors. Mother Nature has tricks to color those butterflies as well as the rest of the world.
Scientists are researching feverishly to find solutions for the corona crisis. And they seem to have found a promising one.
From fundamental research to an application
Studies have shown that natural sweeteners (honey and maple syrup) interfere less with our blood glucose levels than refined sugar. They are thus considered to be healthy. However, this is only a small piece in the puzzle of nutritional science, the overall picture looks a little different.
Methods that allow an early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease are as important as a good therapy
Both good and bad bacteria in our gut affect our health. Can’t we kill those bad bacteria?