Male contraceptive pill passes first safety test

This pill is very similar to the one women use — it combines two hormones at the same time, an androgen (male hormone) like testosterone, and progestin.

Researchers develop nanospears that can transport DNA to cells with pinpoint accuracy

This new technique is less harmful to the cells and more efficient than other non-viral DNA transfer techniques.

Lead exposure might be responsible for 10 times more premature deaths than previously thought

Scientists have discovered that nearly 412,000 yearly deaths in the US can be attributed to lead contamination.

Neanderthals were compassionate caregivers, researchers suggest

They took care of their community members without expecting anything in return.

Poor sleep linked to increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease

The findings underline the importance of good sleep for preserving brain health.

Scientists invent phone app that accurately monitors blood pressure

The research team also manufactured a new type of sensor and incorporated it in a phone case.

Air pollution exposure during fetal life linked to brain abnormalities in children

Brain abnormalities might lead to cognitive impairment. that could have significant long-term consequences.

We can’t grow new neurons in adulthood after all, new study says

Neurogenesis fully stops after the age of thirteen, researchers suggest.

Researchers develop a pill that mimics the effects of exercising

The compound essentially tricks the body to burn fat instead of glucose for energy.

LSD changes the way the brain reacts to music, study finds

Just imagine a music therapy session spiced up with some psychedelics.

Human skin bacteria might protect against skin cancer, scientists say

Maybe you should stop using antibacterial soap.

Taking fish oil and probiotics during pregnancy may reduce food allergies

Researchers suggest these findings need to be considered when updating guidelines for pregnant women.

Children struggle to hold pens because of too much touchscreen exposure

Experts say children’s finger muscles have to be exercised by playing with real toys.

Scientists successfully undo cocaine-induced cardiovascular damage in mice

Modulating a cocaine pathway dramatically reduced heart damage in mice on cocaine.

Childbirth can make women’s cells age faster than smoking or obesity

Scientists discovered that having children significantly shortened telomeres (genetic markers of aging).

Jymmin combines working out with music, makes people feel less pain

Scientists paired music composition software with sensors attached to the fitness machines.

Alcohol might lead to postsexual regret more than ecstasy or marijuana

Men experienced sexual dysfunction when consuming alcohol or taking molly, while women had problems when smoking pot.

Drinking two glasses of wine a day, keeps premature death away

A study found moderately drinking wine lowered risk of premature death more than exercising.

Google AI can now look at your retina and predict the risk of heart disease

After analyzing data from over a quarter million patients, the neural network can predict the patient’s age (within a 4-year range), gender, smoking status, blood pressure, body mass index, and risk of cardiovascular disease.

Scientists discover how ketamine is so good against depression

The team believed that ketamine affected a small part of the brain, called the lateral habenula, also known as the “anti–reward center.”