Fat on the belly can cause changes in the immune system

Fat on the belly can cause changes in the immune system

A link between the amount of fat in the abdomen and flexibility of thought was found by a group of researchers at Iowa State University. According to the researchers, a lower amount of muscle and higher amount of fat in this area of the body can cause a change in the immune system, which in […]

Robotic insect moving at 3 cm per second can also be crushed

Robotic insect moving at 3 cm per second can also be crushed

A small robot very similar to a ground insect that moves relatively fast and can literally be crushed without damage was developed by a group of researchers at the Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL). The researchers from the School of Engineering have in fact developed what is described in the press release as […]

Mad Cow Disease: scientists believe they’ve discovered the cause

Mad Cow Disease: scientists believe they’ve discovered the cause

In a study published in PNAS, a team of researchers investigated the causes of mad cow disease, a neurodegenerative bovine disease that first appeared in the UK in the 1980s and then became relatively widespread in the 1990s. It is a disease that belongs to a group of diseases linked to so-called prions, proteins that […]

Green tea plants can counter tuberculosis

Green tea plants can counter tuberculosis

A new antioxidant found in the green tea plant by a team of researchers at the University of Singapore (NUS) is promising to fight tuberculosis. This is announced by the same team of scientists, who have collaborated with other international researchers including some Americans and New Zealanders, after carrying out laboratory investigations and after discovering […]

Half of Americans will be obese by 2030 second study

Half of Americans will be obese by 2030 second study

Approximately half the adult population in the United States will be obese by 2030 according to a worrying new study by researchers at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. The study also predicts that a quarter of the adult population will be suffering from severe obesity by 2030 and that in 29 states more […]

Global warming could cause even more powerful hurricanes than ever calculated

Global warming could cause even more powerful hurricanes than ever calculated

Often when reference is made to the climate change that is bringing about and will bring about the ongoing global warming, more frequent and more powerful hurricanes and tornadoes are mentioned. And it is precisely this forecast that is the basis of a new study conducted by Edward Wolf, Professor Emeritus of the Tandon School […]

Regular consumption of chili reduces the risk of death from heart attack or brain attack

Regular consumption of chili reduces the risk of death from heart attack or brain attack

A new study highlights the positive properties of chilli, a typically Italian food. According to the study, which appeared in the Journal of American College of Cardiology, those who regularly consume chili pepper are characterized by a 23% lower risk of mortality for each cause than those who do not consume it. The researchers analyzed […]

Teeth of Denisovans and modern Asians do not resemble each other according to a new study

Teeth of Denisovans and modern Asians do not resemble each other according to a new study

The supposed similarities between the teeth of modern Asian humans and Denisovans, the now known extinct human population that lived at the same time as the Neanderthals and Homo sapiens, has been refuted by a new study involving researchers from the Centro Nacional de Investigación sobre la Evolución Humana (CENIEH). It is estimated that the […]

New Zika virus vaccine protects fetus in pregnant monkeys

New Zika virus vaccine protects fetus in pregnant monkeys

A new experimental vaccine against the Zika virus reduces the number of viruses in pregnant Rhesus macaques females, which is injected before conception, produced by researchers at the University of California at Davis. The study, published in Science Translational Medicine, shows that it is possible to act by vaccine on this virus even before conception […]

World’s oldest fossil forest discovered in New York City quarry

World’s oldest fossil forest discovered in New York City quarry

It is considered to be the oldest fossil forest ever discovered near Cairo, New York State. The forest, about 386 million years old according to the researchers, is in fact at least 2-3 million years older than the fossil forest of Gilboa, also located in New York State about forty kilometers from Cairo. The new […]