People who have low levels of the so-called good cholesterol have long been known to be at higher risk of heart attacks and heart disease. Now, a new study suggests they may have a higher risk of cancer, too.
When Lynn Houston was 27, she met an affectionate young man during a business trip to Virginia. Although she lived in Arizona, the two began dating; they married six months later. But after she joined him in Virginia, he became distant and had angry flare-ups, Houston says.
Brianne Leckness stares into the camera, a crooked smile spread across her face. It's the epitome of youth -- a young girl with bows in her hair ready to tackle the world. A dog scampers behind her in a blur.
Substandard science has hurt a federal agency's seven-year effort to document possible links between industrial pollution and health problems in the Great Lakes region, an independent review panel said Friday
The first time that the 11 University of Iowa students met Associate Professor David Redlawsk in their political-science seminar, they could see former Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack over his shoulder while Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar's voice boomed in the background.
Fortune Small Business first met Diana Reed when she was a senior at the University of Iowa, double-majoring in business and dance, starring at football games as one of the Big Ten's top baton twirlers, and running her own for-profit twirling studio on the side. This week, the rest of the world got a look at Reed's talents, as the reigning Miss Iowa twirled her way down the red carpet at the Miss America pageant in Las Vegas.
Weather that originates at the sun, not here on Earth, is responsible for radio waves that cause an unusual shape of two belts of radiation that encircle Earth and contain "killer electrons" that can damage satellites and pose a risk to space travelers, scientists report.
While the number of companies implicated in the ongoing options back-dating imbroglio has cracked the 50-plus mark, a fair number of those companies may emerge from the saga unscathed, a new report suggests.
The hot emotions triggered by the amygdala, your brain's panic center, can be harmful when they make you do things you shouldn't. But they can be beneficial, too -- as I learned in April, when I participated in an experiment at the University of Iowa.
Suddenly, stunning investment insights are coming from the frontiers of one of the least likely fields you could imagine: neuroscience. In university and hospital laboratories around the world, researchers are using the latest breakthroughs in technology to trace the exact circuitry your brain uses to make the kinds of decisions you rely on as an investor.
So far, we've learned a little about how our brains are set up to respond to the world outside. Now let's think about how you can use these new insights into the brain to make yourself a better investor.