The Pain of Social Distress

Almost everyone has been in a stressful social situation‒ tripping in the quad, running into a new friend and immediately forgetting their name, getting called on in class when you don’t know the answer, or eve...

Connection between Walking and PTSD

Mental stress affects the lives of many, and in some cases can lead to suicidal ideations.  In a recent issue of The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, Dr. Simon Rosenbaum and colleagues examined the associ...

Advancements in Wound Repair

Before recent technological developments, the standard care for wounds resulted in substantial scarring and discomfort. However, a new approach that is preventative of permanent scarring is now available. In a ...

The Human Face & Communication

Think about all of the interactions you have on a daily basis. As humans, we spend much of our lives interacting face-to-face with other people. Now consider how many emotions and thoughts run through your brai...

Cancer & The Gut Microbiota: An Unexpected Link

Not all bacteria are created equal. They are a part of the one hundred trillion microorganisms that make up the gut microbiota and reside in the warm, nutrient-rich home of the human intestine. The gut microbio...

Pre-Columbian Andean Mummy Gut Microbiome

The human microbiome consists of all bacteria that inhabit the human body in areas such as the skin, mouth, and intestines. Each person has his or her own unique microbiome composition. The microbiome is essent...

Genetic Contributions to Psychiatric Disorders

        The development of psychiatric illnesses, like most illnesses, is multifaceted and is at least in part due to genetics. Recent research reveals that genetic mutations and genomic disruptions contribute...

The Twisted Relationship Between Cancer and Dementia

It is well known that cancer and dementia are devastating diseases that have affected thousands across the globe as well as drastically altered the world of medical research. Recent studies reveal a possible re...