In a new study published in PLOS ONE, researchers have uncovered novel insights into two genetic mutations that may be a cause of a rare form of color blindness called achromatopsia, paving the way for a cure for the condition.
Circadian rhythms enable all living beings to coordinate with the daily cycle, but how the body clock keeps accurate time, or how its malfunction affects people with sleep disorders, is not fully understood. Now, scientists say that a molecular "phosphoswitch" may provide the key.
When it comes to staying healthy, the advice is endless - drink more water, exercise more, take your vitamins, eat oily fish, drink more coffee, drink less coffee. But a new study appears to simplify the key to long-term health; it suggests that by replacing 1 hour of sitting each day with walking, we can decrease our chance of early death by 12-14%.
For many people, adolescence and early adulthood is a period filled with late nights and partying. But a new study suggests these late nights may have negative implications for weight management.
For the more than 5 million Americans who live with Alzheimer's disease, memory loss is an incurable aspect of the condition. Hope lies, however, in the form of a new brain prosthesis that is currently being tested in human patients.
What we find aesthetically pleasing depends largely on previous personal experience, according to research published in Current Biology.
Smartphone use can be obsessive, if not addictive. Now, smartphones are damaging romantic relationships and leading to higher levels of depression, according to research published in the journal Computers in Human Behavior.