Parkinson’s disease and your appendix High levels of improperly shaped proteins in the appendix may be an indicator of Parkinson's disease in the brain.

Researchers found higher levels of mis-folded proteins in the appendix of Parkinson’s patients compared to healthy controls. The researchers suggest that this finding of alpha-synuclein in the appendix may mean that misfolded alpha-synuclein can travel from the appendix to the brain as one of the potential mechanisms that leads to Parkinson’s disease.

Electric hand dryers in restrooms aren’t as clean as you think Scientists sampled air, surfaces, and dust from restrooms in three hospitals in the UK, Italy, and France and found that bathrooms with hand dryers were more contaminated than those with paper towels.

Scientists sampled air, surfaces, and dust from restrooms in three hospitals in the UK, Italy, and France and found that bathrooms with hand dryers were more contaminated than those with paper towels.

When it comes to buying seafood, there are five kinds of people. Which one are you? Consumers are becoming more conscious than ever about their food, and companies are following their lead by finding out what matters to them.

What makes a person choose a certain kind of fish when shopping at the grocery store? A group of German researchers surveyed shoppers to better understand their buying decisions. This makes it easier for aquaculture farmers to be profitable and consumers to be satisfied.

What the ruby slippers from The Wizard of Oz can teach us about conservation Researchers from the Smithsonian meticulously analyze the 80-year-old ruby slippers and learned how to preserve them for future generations

Scientists use advanced lab techniques to examine every detail of the ruby slippers to understand what they are made of, the age of the materials, and their present state. As a result, they learned how to protect them from deteriorating further.

Does the age of grapes impact the smell of your wine? Different stages of Cabernet Sauvignon and Riesling grape development are associated with quite a few changes in wine aroma.

Different stages of Cabernet Sauvignon and Riesling grape development are associated with quite a few changes in wine aroma.