Excess of Immune Cells Found in Brains of People with Autism
Excess of Immune Cells Found in Brains of People with Autism
An accumulation of T cells and astrocytes in postmortem brain tissue hints at possible autoimmune origins for many cases of autism.
Excess of Immune Cells Found in Brains of People with Autism
Excess of Immune Cells Found in Brains of People with Autism

An accumulation of T cells and astrocytes in postmortem brain tissue hints at possible autoimmune origins for many cases of autism.

An accumulation of T cells and astrocytes in postmortem brain tissue hints at possible autoimmune origins for many cases of autism.

physiology
Smells of Nature Lower Physiological Stress
Smells of Nature Lower Physiological Stress
Ashley Yeager | Jan 2, 2020
In a virtual reality experiment, participants recovered faster from a small electric shock when they could smell natural scents than when they could smell urban odors.
Sleep Study in Antarctica Explores Role of Cultural Differences
Sleep Study in Antarctica Explores Role of Cultural Differences
Alejandra Manjarrez | Dec 1, 2019
Habits such as napping might influence how humans cope with extreme environments, such as those at a polar research facility in winter.
Exercising Before Eating Burns More Fat: Study
Exercising Before Eating Burns More Fat: Study
Emily Makowski | Nov 27, 2019
Men had better fat-burning results when they had breakfast after cycling instead of beforehand.
Blue Whales’ Hearts Can Beat Exceptionally Slowly
Blue Whales’ Hearts Can Beat Exceptionally Slowly
Ashley Yeager | Nov 26, 2019
Slowing to just two beats per minute, the animals’ heart rate shows how they survive plunging far below the ocean’s surface to eat.
Endocrinologist and Reproductive Physiologist Wayne Bardin Dies
Endocrinologist and Reproductive Physiologist Wayne Bardin Dies
Catherine Offord | Nov 18, 2019
Bardin’s work helped lead to the development of long-acting contraceptive devices for women.
Martha Muñoz Uncovers the Drivers and Dampers of Biodiversity
Martha Muñoz Uncovers the Drivers and Dampers of Biodiversity
Nicoletta Lanese | Nov 1, 2019
The Yale biologist says that organisms’ behavior, physiology, and morphology engage in a constant “evolutionary dance.”
Image of the Day: Drones Measure Whales
Image of the Day: Drones Measure Whales
Emily Makowski | Oct 2, 2019
Researchers estimate whale body mass from aerial images.
Rabbit Study May Hint at Origin of Female Orgasm in Humans
Rabbit Study May Hint at Origin of Female Orgasm in Humans
Catherine Offord | Oct 1, 2019
It could be a throwback to a mechanism that induces ovulation during sex, researchers propose, but not everyone thinks the results can be extrapolated to people.
Time Spent in Nature Is Good for You
Time Spent in Nature Is Good for You
Jef Akst | Oct 1, 2019
Research has repeatedly suggested that spending time in natural environments improves mental and physical well-being. Now, scientists are gathering the data needed to incorporate this phenomenon in health-care guidelines.