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Survey: Nearly 60 Percent of Seniors Use Cell Phones While Driving

April 21, 2017

With April designated as National Distracted Driving Awareness month, a team of researchers at the Training, Research and Education for Driving Safety (TREDS) program at University of California San Diego School of Medicine has released survey results describing the habits of senior drivers in California.

Big Girls Don’t Cry

April 27, 2012

A study to be published in the June 2012 issue of Journal of Adolescent Health looking at the relationships between body satisfaction and healthy psychological functioning in overweight adolescents has found that young women who are happy with the size and shape of their bodies report higher levels of self-esteem.

Breathing is a Rhythm for Life, and More

April 1, 2016

Respiration is more than just an essential rhythm for life. A new study has found that rhythmic neural patterns that control breathing also coordinate movements of muscles on the mouth and face that serve a variety of sensory, ingestive and social behaviors.

Hungry for Love: Gut Molecule Discovered that Flips the Feeding-to-Mating Switch

February 9, 2022

Scientists have identified a molecule released from the fruit fly gut after a protein-rich meal that switches their focus from eating to courtship. The discovery of Dh31, a type of chemical messenger, opens the door to unexplored areas of gut-to-brain communication.

Graphic Warnings on Cigarette Labels Led Smokers to Hide Packs

June 2, 2022

Graphic warning labels led smokers to hide their packs but not change other smoking behaviors according to report by University of California San Diego Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science researchers.

New Technique Helps Link Complex Mouse Behaviors to the Genes that Influence Them

July 4, 2016

…for specific genes linked with 66 different physical and behavioral traits.

First-ever study of LGBT+ experiences in physics reveals red flags

April 27, 2022

LGBT+ physicists often face harassment and other behaviors that make them leave the profession, according to a new study, which comes as physics as a discipline has attempted to grapple with equity and inclusion issues.

Using Personal Data to Predict Blood Pressure

October 4, 2018

Engineers at UC San Diego used wearable off-the-shelf technology and machine learning to predict an individual’s blood pressure and provide personalized recommendations to lower it based on this data.

Massive Study Links Nearly 600 Genomic Regions to Self-Regulating Behaviors

August 26, 2021

Researchers identified 579 locations in the human genome associated with a predisposition to self-regulation-related behaviors, such as addiction. With data from 1.5 million people of European descent, the effort is one of the largest genome-wide association studies to date.

Do Obese Children Need to Attend Treatment to Lose Weight?

May 30, 2017

…it provides both parents and children with education and behavior therapy techniques but is provided mainly in a hospital setting. Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine have found that parent-based therapy (PBT) has similar outcomes to FBT and could be more cost-effective.

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