Air pollution boosts Alzheimer’s disease risk

A new study has found that adults exposed to high levels of air pollution were at an increased risk of developing Alzheimer's disease.

Rob Spahr-Emory • futurity
April 11, 2024 ~4 min

Team finds new source for sleep-related brain waves

A new study may pave the way for new approaches to treating sleep-related disorders, researchers say.

Brian Bell-UC Irvine • futurity
April 11, 2024 ~5 min

New theory may clarify ‘mysteries’ of Parkinson’s disease

A new theory "reinforces the idea that Parkinson’s... may be fueled by toxicants and is therefore largely preventable."

Mark Michaud-U. Rochester • futurity
April 11, 2024 ~8 min

Working odd hours can take a serious toll on health by age 50

People who work a job with nonstandard hours are more likely to report sleep issues, poor health, and depression symptoms by age 50.

Robert Polner-NYU • futurity
April 11, 2024 ~6 min

1 ice grain from Jupiter’s moon may be enough to find signs of life

If life exists on moons orbiting Saturn and Jupiter, instruments headed there in the fall may just need a tiny ice grain to find it.

Hannah Hickey-U. Washington • futurity
April 10, 2024 ~7 min

AI may cut mammogram false positives without missing cancer

Using AI to help doctors read mammograms may reduce false positives in testing without missing breast cancer cases, a new study shows.

Tamara Schneider-Washington University in St. Louis • futurity
April 10, 2024 ~6 min

Seafood waste isn’t as bad as previously thought

New research shows that previous estimates of seafood loss and waste in the United States were too high.

U. Florida • futurity
April 10, 2024 ~5 min

Camera monitors breath to track calorie burn

The estimates of calories burned made by smartwatches and other devices vary wildly. A cheap thermal camera could change that.

Byron Spice-Carnegie Mellon • futurity
April 10, 2024 ~7 min

Brain stimulation fights depression and anxiety in older adults

A noninvasive brain stimulation treatment shows promise for improving depression and anxiety in older adults.

Jill Pease-Florida • futurity
April 10, 2024 ~6 min

Can intervention lower arthritis risk after ACL surgery?

The number of people who face early knee osteoarthritis symptoms after ACL surgery is staggering, but not much is being done to address it.

Kim Ward-Michigan State • futurity
April 10, 2024 ~5 min