Last month, a 20-year-long study published in Health Psychology found that when people think they're less active than similar-aged peers—even if they're equally or more active—they're more likely to die earlier. This is just the latest in a long line of research that's been mystifying psychologists as much as physicians for decades: How people feel about their health changes it.
Fewer trips to the dentist may be in your future, and you have mussels to thank.
Inspired by the mechanisms mussels use to adhere to inhospitable surfaces, UC Santa Barbara researchers have developed a new type of dental composite that provides an extra layer of durability to treated teeth. The potential payoff? Longer lasting fillings, crowns, implants and other work.
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