Could nicotine reduction help curb addiction?

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A new study examining the effects of nicotine reduction among more vulnerable smokers supports the FDA’s recent recommendation for lowering nicotine to non-addictive levels.
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Altered mitochondria associated with increased autism risk

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Altered mitochondria associated with increased autism risk
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Mitochondria, the tiny structures inside our cells that generate energy, may play a key role in autism spectrum disorders (ASD). A provocative new study suggests that variations in mitochondrial DNA originating during ancient human migrations may play an important role in predisposition to ASD.
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Personality drives purchasing of luxury goods

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People who are extraverted and on low incomes buy more luxury goods than their introverted peers to compensate for the experience of low financial status, finds new research.
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Use of brain-computer interface, virtual avatar could help people with gait disabilities

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Use of brain-computer interface, virtual avatar could help people with gait disabilities
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Researchers have shown for the first time that the use of a brain-computer interface augmented with a virtual walking avatar can control gait, suggesting the protocol may help patients recover the ability to walk after stroke, some spinal cord injuries and certain other gait disabilities.
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Discovery fuels hope for Rett syndrome treatment

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Discovery fuels hope for Rett syndrome treatment
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Researchers have relieved symptoms of Rett syndrome in a mouse model with a small molecule that works like the dimmer switch in an electrical circuit.
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Smokers in clinical studies who say they've quit often haven't

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Smokers in clinical studies who say they’ve quit often haven’t
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A new US study has found that a high proportion of smokers enrolled in stop-smoking programs during a hospital stay report having quit when in fact they have not. The findings mean that in these kinds of study it is vital to check claims of having quit using an objective measure.
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Antipsychotics common for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities

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Antipsychotics common for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities
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Antipsychotic medication is frequently being prescribed to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, often without a psychiatric diagnosis, a new study has found.
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Psychotic disorders and obesity: New report shows big waistlines are to blame

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Psychotic disorders and obesity: New report shows big waistlines are to blame
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A number of factors, including obesity, shorten the lifespan for those with schizophrenia by 20 years and by 10 years for those with bipolar disorder compared to the general population. In the first study to compare long-term weight gain across psychotic disorders, researchers show that expanding waistlines and the way body fat is distributed are largely to blame.
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Children with fragile X syndrome have a bias toward threatening emotion

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Children with fragile X syndrome have a bias toward threatening emotion
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Anxiety occurs at high rates in children with fragile X syndrome (FXS), the most common form of inherited intellectual disability. Children with co-occurring anxiety tend to fare worse, but it can be hard to identify in infants. A new study reports that infants and children with FXS show bias toward threatening emotion, rather than positive emotion, a pattern highly linked with anxiety.
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A song's structure can be linked to its popularity

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A song’s structure can be linked to its popularity
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Music can elicit strong emotions, which can be hard to describe. A new study has found that a simple change in harmonic structure can contribute to our preference for certain songs. Analyzing the chords of over 500 pop songs between 1958 and 1991, the study reveals a link between those showing higher ‘harmonic surprise’ (chords that do not usually follow each other) and their popularity in the Billboard Top 100 chart.
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So-called 'bright girl effect' does not last into adulthood, study finds

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So-called ‘bright girl effect’ does not last into adulthood, study finds
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The notion that young females limit their own progress based on what they believe about their intelligence — called the ‘bright girl effect’ — does not persist into adulthood, according to new research.
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Firing of neurons changes the cells that insulate them

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Firing of neurons changes the cells that insulate them
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Through their pattern of firing, neurons influence the behavior of the cells that upon maturation will provide insulation of neuronal axons, according to a new study. The findings suggest the existence of a complex and nuanced interplay between neurons and the non-neuronal cells that support and protect them.
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Like adults, children show bias in attributing mental states to others

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Young children are more likely to attribute mental states to characters that belong to the same group as them relative to characters that belong to an outside group, according to new findings. The study shows that 5- and 6-year-olds were more likely to describe interactions between two characters in terms of what they were thinking and feeling when the characters had the same gender or geographic origin as them.
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Scientists find RNA with special role in nerve healing process

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Scientists find RNA with special role in nerve healing process
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The discovery in lab mice that an ‘anti-sense’ RNA is expressed after nerve injury to regulate the repair of damage to the nerve’s myelin coating could lead to a treatment that improves healing in people.
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Serotonin may worsen tinnitus

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Serotonin may worsen tinnitus
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Millions of people suffer from the constant sensation of ringing or buzzing in the ears known as tinnitus, creating constant irritation for some and severe anxiety for others. Research shows why a common antidepressant medication may worsen the condition.
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The environment can become a noninvasive therapeutic approach to bolster white matter health

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The environment can become a noninvasive therapeutic approach to bolster white matter health
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Those parents you overhear transforming trips to the grocery store into sensory adventures — telling babies too young to babble that broccoli is GREEN, radishes are RED and tangerines are ORANGE — are onto something. Being exposed to a complex and stimulating environment rich with new sights, sounds and a full vocabulary can play a powerful role in strengthening infants’ developing brains.
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Opioid crisis in Staten Island affects all races, ages, and socioeconomic backgrounds

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Contrary to media reports, the opioid epidemic on New York’s Staten Island is not confined to affluent young white residents, and affects all neighborhoods, races, ages, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
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Yoga and meditation improve mind-body health and stress resilience

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Yoga and meditation improve mind-body health and stress resilience
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A new research article investigates the effects of yoga and meditation on people by looking at physiological and immunological markers of stress and inflammation. By studying the participants of an intensive three-month yoga and meditation retreat, the researchers found that the practices positively impacted physiological and immunological markers of stress and inflammation, and in addition improved subjective wellbeing.
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Wealth disparity and family income impact the brain development of female youth

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Wealth disparity and family income impact the brain development of female youth
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Female teenagers living in neighborhoods with wide salary gaps and a low-income household show changes to their brain maturation that could indicate a higher risk of developing mental illness in adulthood.
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The brains of newborns distinguish between caresses

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The brains of newborns distinguish between caresses
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The ability to distinguish between different kinds of caresses on the skin already exists at a very early age. This is evident from a study in which the blood supply in brains of infants 6 to 10 weeks old was investigated.    
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A disposable alcohol test reveals whether you are fit to drive within two minutes

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A disposable alcohol test reveals whether you are fit to drive within two minutes
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A rapid alcohol test that measures the blood alcohol content from saliva has been developed. The disposable test fits easily into a small wallet and reveals the user’s fitness to drive within couple of minutes.
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You may be as friendly as your genes

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Scientists have found that CD38 and CD157 genes that regulate oxytocin, the supreme human social hormone, are associated with the sociality of young individuals. They found that young adults who have higher expression of the CD38 gene as well as differences in CD157 gene sequence are friendlier and more socially adept than others. They have more close friends and show greater social skills.
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Social media culture can encourage risky and inappropriate posting behavior

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Social media culture can encourage risky and inappropriate posting behavior
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Young adults who adapt their behavior to match a social situation are just as likely to post offensive content online as those who act impulsively, according to a new study — suggesting there’s a wider social media culture that encourages risky behavior.
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Afternoon slump in reward response

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Afternoon slump in reward response
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Activation of a reward-processing brain region peaks in the morning and evening and dips at 2 p.m., finds a study of healthy young men. This finding may parallel the drop in alertness people tend to feel in mid-afternoon.
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People favor highly reviewed products, even when they shouldn't

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People favor highly reviewed products, even when they shouldn’t
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When we’re trying to decide which cell phone case to buy or which hotel room to book, we often rely on the ratings and reviews of others to help us choose. But new research suggests that we tend to use this information in ways that can actually work to our disadvantage.
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'Exquisite selectivity' of neuronal wiring in the cerebral cortex revealed by research

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‘Exquisite selectivity’ of neuronal wiring in the cerebral cortex revealed by research
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Advanced technologies has been used to illuminate the connectivity pattern of chandelier cells, a distinctive kind of inhibitory cell type in the mammalian brain. Scientists reveal for the first time how this candelabra-shaped cell interacts in a highly selective way with hundreds of excitatory cells in its neighborhood, receiving information from some, imparting information to others.
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Are there ethnic differences in cognitive outcomes based on BP targets?

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A new article investigates how various blood pressure targets for older patients treated for hypertension were associated with cognitive function and if ethnic differences existed in long-term cognitive outcomes.
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What is the global prevalence of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder?

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New reserach estimates the global prevalence of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) among children and youth.
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Security issues with health apps for dementia patients uncovered by researchers

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Security issues with health apps for dementia patients uncovered by researchers
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Many health apps designed to assist dementia patients and their caregivers have inadequate security policies or lack security policies altogether, new research concludes.
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Do video game players make the best unmanned pilots?

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New research highlights the usefulness of video game players as unmanned aircraft operators.
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80 percent of Ebola survivors suffer disabilities one year after discharge

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80 percent of Ebola survivors suffer disabilities one year after discharge
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New research highlights the need for long-term rehabilitation of Ebola survivors after almost 80 percent of those interviewed were found to have major limitations in mobility, cognition and vision.
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Better odor recognition in odour-colour synesthesia

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Better odor recognition in odour-colour synesthesia
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People who see colors while perceiving smells are better at distinguishing between different smells and different colors, and are better at naming odors, compared to a group without synesthesia.
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Our brains do change from early to mid-adulthood

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Scientists have been able to accurately estimate an individual’s age from their brain structure. The researchers found that significant microstructural changes occur in the brain from early to mid-adulthood. Until now, scientists thought that brain structure was relatively stable during this period of life, and this is one of the first studies to show that our brains continue to change throughout our early and mid-adulthood.
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Chronic stress induces fatal organ dysfunctions via a new neural circuit

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Chronic stress induces fatal organ dysfunctions via a new neural circuit
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New research reveals the mechanisms behind the effects of chronic stress and tiny inflammations in the brain on fatal gut failure.
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Both chimpanzees and humans spontaneously imitate each other's actions

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Both chimpanzees and humans spontaneously imitate each other’s actions
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Decades of research has shown that apes, in spite of their proverbial aping abilities, are rather poor imitators, especially when compared to human children. Current theories hold that apes are worse imitators because they lack this social and communicative side of imitation. A new study has instead targeted the interactive side of imitation directly, and finds that the divide between humans and chimpanzees is less clear cut.
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To reduce postoperative pain, consider sleep — and caffeine

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A new preclinical study found that a brief period of extended wakefulness before surgery enhances pain and prolongs recovery time after surgery. Caffeine administration helped to reduce the harmful effects of sleep loss on subsequent surgical pain.
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Despite benefits, half of parents against later school start times

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Despite benefits, half of parents against later school start times
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Leading pediatrics and sleep associations agree: Teens shouldn’t start school so early. Yet recent research finds parents are split almost down the middle on whether they support delays in school start times that might permit their 13- to 17-year-olds to sleep later on school days.
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Rebutting the claim that antidepressants do not work

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Rebutting the claim that antidepressants do not work
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A theory that has gained considerable attention in international media suggest that antidepressant drugs, such as the SSRIs, do not exert any actual antidepressant effect. A research group has now analyzed data from clinical trials and can rebut this theory.
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How whip-like cell appendages promote bodily fluid flow

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How whip-like cell appendages promote bodily fluid flow
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Researchers have revealed that a molecule called Daple is essential for the correct orientation and coordinated beating of cilia on the surface of cells lining ventricles in the brain. Without Daple, the cilia develop a random arrangement and cannot produce a uniform flow of CSF. This in turn leads to a build-up of fluid, which is associated with swelling of the head, known as hydrocephalus.
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Flexibility at work key to helping women maintain careers after childbirth

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Flexibility in the workplace is the key to helping women maintain their career trajectory after childbirth, new research has shown.
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Artificial neural networks decode brain activity during performed and imagined movements

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Artificial neural networks decode brain activity during performed and imagined movements
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Filtering information for search engines, acting as an opponent during a board game or recognizing images: Artificial intelligence has far outpaced human intelligence in certain tasks. Researchers are showing how ideas from computer science could revolutionize brain research. They illustrate how a self-learning algorithm decodes human brain signals that were measured by an electroencephalogram (EEG).
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Cigarette makers shifted stance on nicotine patches, gum, study shows

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Cigarette makers shifted stance on nicotine patches, gum, study shows
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Tobacco companies have known for decades that, without counseling, NRT hardly ever works, and that consumers often use it to complement smoking. This insight from the formerly secret industry documents, outlines a new report.
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Brain regions most likely to cause epilepsy seizures

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Brain regions most likely to cause epilepsy seizures
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Scientists have developed a new way to detect which areas of the brain contribute most greatly to epilepsy seizures, according to a new study. The strategy could help surgeons select specific brain areas for removal to stop seizures.
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Communicating in a foreign language takes emotion out of decision-making

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Communicating in a foreign language takes emotion out of decision-making
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If you could save the lives of five people by pushing another bystander in front of a train to his death, would you do it? And should it make any difference if that choice is presented in a language you speak, but isn’t your native tongue? Psychologists know communicating in a foreign language matters. In a new study, they take a major step toward understanding why.
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How particular fear memories can be erased

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How particular fear memories can be erased
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Researchers have devised a method to selectively erase particular fear memories by weakening the connections between neurons involved in forming these memories. In their experiments, they found that fear memory can be manipulated in such a way that some beneficial memories are retained while others, detrimental to our daily life, are suppressed. The research, done using a mouse model, offers insights into how PTSD/specific phobias may be better treated.
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Surprising discovery about how neurons talk to each other

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Surprising discovery about how neurons talk to each other
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New findings challenge existing dogma that neurons release fixed amounts of chemical signal at any one time and could have implications for brain disorders including Parkinson’s and schizhophrenia.
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Older users like to snoop on Facebook, but worried others might snoop on them

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Older users like to snoop on Facebook, but worried others might snoop on them
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Older adults are drawn to Facebook so they can check out pictures and updates from family and friends, but may resist using the site because they are worried about who will see their own content, according to a team of researchers.
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Young people with chronic illness more likely to attempt suicide

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Young people with chronic illness more likely to attempt suicide
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Young people between the ages of 15 and 30 living with a chronic illness are three times more likely to attempt suicide than their healthy peers, according to a new study.
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Telling people not to 'down' drinks could make them drink more

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Telling people not to ‘down’ drinks could make them drink more
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Campaigns designed to stop young people ‘bolting’ drinks can be ineffective and can even make them more likely to do it, new research suggests.
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Gender norms are still important for women's choice of college major

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Traditional cultural norms about gendered roles and femininity still matter for women’s choice of college major, according to new research. Researcher have shown how long-held cultural norms about femininity may contribute to ongoing gender segregation in academia, and to the college majors that women decide to pursue in particular.
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Brain chemical NPGL controls appetite and body fat composition: Beneficial for our ancestors; potential cause of obesity pandemic

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Brain chemical NPGL controls appetite and body fat composition: Beneficial for our ancestors; potential cause of obesity pandemic
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NPGL, a recently discovered protein involved in brain signalling, has been found to increase fat storage by the body – even when on a low-calorie diet.
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Estrogen-mediated brain protection directly linked to intake of fatty acids found in oils

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Estrogen-mediated brain protection directly linked to intake of fatty acids found in oils
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Scientists are increasingly appreciating estrogen’s role in brain health. The latest research connecting DHA synthesis to estrogen production, and consequentially brain health, backs up further the old adage that a daily intake of fish oil is good for you.
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Experiences of stroke survivors with visual impairments examined

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Experiences of stroke survivors with visual impairments examined
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A new study identifies simple measures that could substantially improve the quality of life of stroke survivors with visual impairments.
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Scientists use magnetic fields to remotely stimulate brain — and control body movements

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Scientists use magnetic fields to remotely stimulate brain — and control body movements
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Scientists have used magnetism to activate tiny groups of cells in the brain, inducing bodily movements that include running, rotating and losing control of the extremities — an achievement that could lead to advances in studying and treating neurological disease.
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Scientists give star treatment to lesser-known cells crucial for brain development

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Scientists give star treatment to lesser-known cells crucial for brain development
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After decades of relative neglect, star-shaped brain cells called astrocytes are finally getting their due. To gather insight into a critical aspect of brain development, a team of scientists examined the maturation of astrocytes in 3-D structures grown in culture dishes to resemble human brain tissue. The study confirms the lab-grown cells develop at the same rate as those found in human brains.
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Computer scientists use music to covertly track body movements, activity

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Computer scientists use music to covertly track body movements, activity
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Researchers have demonstrated how it is possible to transform a smart device into a surveillance tool that can collect information about the body position and movements of the user, as well as other people in the device’s immediate vicinity.
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Fundamental pathology behind amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

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Fundamental pathology behind amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
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Scientists have identified a basic biological mechanism that kills neurons in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and in a related genetic disorder, frontotemporal dementia (FTD), found in some ALS patients. ALS is popularly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. The researchers were led by J. Paul Taylor, M.D., Ph.D., chair of the St. Jude Cell and Molecular Biology Department and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator; and Rosa Rademakers, Ph.D., of the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida. The findings appear today in the journal Neuron.
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Making surgery safer by helping doctors see nerves

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Making surgery safer by helping doctors see nerves
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A new noninvasive approach that uses polarized light to make nerves stand out from other tissue could help surgeons avoid accidentally injuring nerves or assist them in identifying nerves in need of repair.
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The nerve-guiding 'labels' that may one day help re-establish broken nervous connections

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The nerve-guiding ‘labels’ that may one day help re-establish broken nervous connections
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Working with fruit flies, scientists have identified different labels that attract and control specific nerves. In theory, the ‘right’ labels may re-form nervous connections if delivered to the site of injury.
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Now and Zen: Lower prenatal stress reduces risk of behavioral issues in kids

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Now and Zen: Lower prenatal stress reduces risk of behavioral issues in kids
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Expectant mothers may want to consider adopting today’s trend towards stress management, in light of new research pointing to its ability to lower the risk of problematic behavior in their offspring. Researchers found that mothers who are exposed to high levels of stress during pregnancy have kids who are more than twice as likely to have chronic symptoms of hyperactivity and conduct disorder.
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Roots of schizophrenia: Excess of methionine during pregnancy?

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Roots of schizophrenia: Excess of methionine during pregnancy?
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An abundance of an amino acid called methionine, which is common in meat, cheese and beans, may provide new clues to the fetal brain development that can manifest in schizophrenia, pharmacology researchers report.
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Voter behavior influenced by hot weather

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Voter behavior influenced by hot weather
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Hot weather can affect human behavior and has been linked to political rebellions and riots. A new study, the first to examine the influence of changes in temperature on peaceful and democratic political behavior, finds that voter behavior can change with increases in state-level temperature. For every 10C rise in temperature, voter turnout increased by 1.4 percent. In addition, when the weather was warmer, citizens chose to vote for the incumbent party.
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Modelling human psychology

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Modelling human psychology
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A human being’s psychological make-up depends on an array of emotional and motivational parameters, such as desire, suffering or the need for security. In addition, it includes spatial and temporal dimensions that also play a key role in rationalizing the decisions we make and planning our actions.
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Brain tumor cells' adaptation to oxygen deprivation mapped

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Brain tumor cells’ adaptation to oxygen deprivation mapped
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The most aggressive variant of brain tumor – glioblastoma – has an average survival rate of 15 months. There is therefore an urgent need for new treatment strategies for this group of patients. A research team has now identified new factors which may affect the tumor cells’ ability to resist treatment.
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Navigation and spatial memory: New brain region identified to be involved

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Navigation and spatial memory: New brain region identified to be involved
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Navigation in mammals including humans and rodents depends on specialized neural networks that encode the animal’s location and trajectory in the environment, serving essentially as a GPS, findings that led to the 2014 Nobel Prize in Medicine. Failure of these networks to function properly, as seen in Alzheimer’s disease and other neurological conditions, results in severe disorientation and memory deficits. Researchers have now uncovered striking neural activity patterns in a brain area called the retrosplenial cortex that may assist with spatial memory and navigation.
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White matter connectome with cortical lesion map clarifies temporal auditory comprehension

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A new reports a novel mapping methodology adapted for stroke brains. Researchers combined connectome-lesion symptom mapping with traditional voxel-based cortical lesion symptom mapping to assess brain networks supporting auditory comprehension. Results confirm the middle, inferior and posterior temporal regions are the most important for speech comprehension and shed light on potential contributions of temporal lobe network connections in understanding spoken language.
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Detecting a concealed weapon or threat is not easy, even for experienced police officers

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Detecting a concealed weapon or threat is not easy, even for experienced police officers
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Terrorist attacks and bombings at concerts, sporting events and airports underscore the need for accurate and reliable threat detection. However, the likelihood of a police officer identifying someone concealing a gun or bomb is only slightly better than chance, according to new research.
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Child's home learning environment predicts 5th grade academic skills

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Child’s home learning environment predicts 5th grade academic skills
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Children whose parents provide them with learning materials like books and toys and engage them in learning activities and meaningful conversations in infancy and toddlerhood are likely to develop early cognitive skills that can cascade into later academic success.
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Marijuana use amongst youth stable, but substance abuse admissions up

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Marijuana use amongst youth stable, but substance abuse admissions up
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While marijuana use amongst youth remains stable, youth admission to substance abuse treatment facilities has increased.
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How decision-making habits influence the breast cancer treatments women consider

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How decision-making habits influence the breast cancer treatments women consider
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A new study finds that more than half of women with early stage breast cancer considered an aggressive type of surgery to remove both breasts. The way women generally approach big decisions, combined with their values, impacts what breast cancer treatment they consider, the study also found.
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Computer tech: 'Organismic learning' mimics some aspects of human thought

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Computer tech: ‘Organismic learning’ mimics some aspects of human thought
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A new computing technology called ‘organismoids’ mimics some aspects of human thought by learning how to forget unimportant memories while retaining more vital ones.
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Gaining influence over others does not increase autonomy

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Gaining influence over others does not increase autonomy
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Moving up the greasy pole in the office does not make people feel more personally free, new research has shown.
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Same-sex couples do not influence their adoptive children's gender identity

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Same-sex couples do not influence their adoptive children’s gender identity
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There is no major difference in the gender identity development of children raised by same-sex parents compared to those adopted by heterosexual couples. The toys that children prefer to play with in their preschool years are much more tell-tale about whether they will grow up to conform to typical gender norms.
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Understanding alternative reasons for denying climate change could help bridge divide

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Understanding alternative reasons for denying climate change could help bridge divide
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Scientists have explored alternative reasons for climate change denial, specifically economic, social or cultural influences on why individuals or entire communities remain skeptical of climate change.
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Granulins are brain treasure, not trash

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Granulins are brain treasure, not trash
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Using new tools, researchers can see granulins inside cells within lysosomes, and propose that granulins have important jobs in the lysosome that are necessary to maintain brain health, suppress neuroinflammation, and prevent neurodegeneration.
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Doctors trained at lowest-ranked medical schools prescribe more opioids

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Physicians trained at the United States’ lowest-ranked medical schools write more opioid prescriptions than physicians trained at the highest-ranked schools, according to a study. The study suggests that better training for physicians, and for general practitioners in particular, could help curb the nation’s opioid epidemic.
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Coke or Pepsi? Partner's choices can make you miserable

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Coke or Pepsi? Partner’s choices can make you miserable
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It might not seem like a big deal if you like Coke while your partner likes Pepsi — but new research suggests preferring different brands can affect our happiness in relationships more than shared interests or personality traits.
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From thousands of suspects, researchers ferret out cancer-causing genes

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From thousands of suspects, researchers ferret out cancer-causing genes
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A team of researchers has identified specific gene combinations that can cause deadly brain cancer glioblastoma, using new technology that can also pinpoint triggers of other types cancers.
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Brain injury in kids might lead to alcohol abuse

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Brain injury in kids might lead to alcohol abuse
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Researchers have surveyed previous studies to investigate the relationship between traumatic brain injuries and alcohol abuse. They found evidence that traumatic brain injuries in children and adolescents could be a risk-factor for alcohol abuse in later life, and advise that brain injury survivors should be given special attention to address potential substance abuse issues.
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Circular RNA linked to brain function

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Circular RNA linked to brain function
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Circular RNA is linked to brain function, scientists have shown for the first time. When a RNA molecule called Cdr1as was deleted from the genome of mice, the animals had problems filtering out unnecessary information — like patients suffering from neuropsychiatric disorders.
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Why expensive wine appears to taste better: It's the price tag

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Why expensive wine appears to taste better: It’s the price tag
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Price labels influence our liking of wine: The same wine tastes better to participants when it is labeled with a higher price tag. Scientists have discovered that the decision-making and motivation center in the brain plays a pivotal role in such price biases to occur. The medial pre-frontal cortex and the ventral striatum are particularly involved in this.
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Brain scan study adds to evidence that lower brain serotonin levels are linked to dementia

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Brain scan study adds to evidence that lower brain serotonin levels are linked to dementia
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In a study looking at brain scans of people with mild loss of thought and memory ability, researchers report evidence of lower levels of the serotonin transporter — a natural brain chemical that regulates mood, sleep and appetite.
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Are your tweets feeling well?

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Are your tweets feeling well?
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A study finds opinion and emotion in tweets change when you get sick, a method that public health workers could use to monitor health trends.
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Secret to happiness may include more unpleasant emotions

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Secret to happiness may include more unpleasant emotions
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People may be happier when they feel the emotions they desire, even if those emotions are unpleasant, such as anger or hatred, according to new research.
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Links between parents' earnings, gender roles, mental health

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Links between parents’ earnings, gender roles, mental health
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New research suggests that some mothers’ and fathers’ psychological well-being may suffer when their work and family identities – and the amount of financial support they provide – conflict with conventional gender roles.
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Transgender TV characters have the power to shape audience attitudes

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Transgender TV characters have the power to shape audience attitudes
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Watching transgender characters on fictional TV shows has the power to influence attitudes toward transgender people and policy issues, according to new research.
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Supportive relationships linked to willingness to pursue opportunities

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Supportive relationships linked to willingness to pursue opportunities
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Psychologists have discovered that people with supportive spouses were more likely to take on potentially rewarding challenges and that those who accepted the challenges experienced more personal growth, happiness, psychological well-being and better relationship functioning months later.
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Novel software can recognize eye contact in everyday situations

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Novel software can recognize eye contact in everyday situations
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Human eye contact is an important information source. Nonetheless, so far, possibilities to recognize eye contact in everyday situations have been very limited. Computer scientists have now developed a method by the aid of which it is possible to detect eye contact, independent of the type and size of the target object, the position of the camera, or the environment.
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Imagining an action-consequence relationship can boost memory

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Imagining an action-consequence relationship can boost memory
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Imagining an action between two objects (the umbrella being lodged in the door lock) and a potential consequence (not being able to lock the door) may help people improve their memory for relationships with other objects, according to a recent story.
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How the brain recognizes familiar faces

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How the brain recognizes familiar faces
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Scientists have located two areas in the brain that help us recognize familiar faces. The discovery will help them delve deeper into the relationship between face recognition, memory, and social knowledge.
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Mental health programs in schools: Growing body of evidence supports effectiveness

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School-based mental health programs can reach large numbers of children, with increasing evidence of effectiveness in improving mental health and related outcomes, according to a research review/
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Novel stem cell-derived model created of inflammatory neurological disorder

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Novel stem cell-derived model created of inflammatory neurological disorder
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An international team of scientists, has created a human stem cell-based model of a rare, but devastating, inherited neurological autoimmune condition called Aicardi-Goutieres Syndrome (AGS). In doing so, the team was able to identify unusual and surprising underlying genetic mechanisms that drive AGS and test strategies to inhibit the condition using existing drugs.
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What algae can tell us about political strategy

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What algae can tell us about political strategy
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Cells compete for nutrients. Political campaigns compete for voters. According to new research general principles may begin to explain how differing strategies play out where groups compete for resources.
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New kinds of brain cells revealed

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New kinds of brain cells revealed
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Scientists analyzed methylation patterns of neurons to find new subtypes.
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Political party influences lawmakers' tweets more than gender

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Political party influences lawmakers’ tweets more than gender
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Politicians are often expected to have expertise in certain areas, based on their gender. A researcher looked at whether US representatives’ tweets support this stereotype. She found that political party plays more of a role than gender in lawmakers’ Twitter habits.
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New guidelines aim treat brain tumors more effectively

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New guidelines aim treat brain tumors more effectively
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New European guidelines aim to treat brain tumors more effectively.
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Mapping the brain, neuron by neuron

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Mapping the brain, neuron by neuron
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A mathematician and computer scientist joined an international team of neuroscientists to create a complete map of the learning and memory center of the fruit fly larva brain, an early step toward mapping how all animal brains work.
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Genes and motor skills development linked

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Genes and motor skills development linked
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Genes for many may be widely associated with determining certain traits and characteristics. Now a study is demonstrating that they could also influence neural motor skills. This could lead to new insights in the treatment of motor skills impairments such as Cerebral Palsy.
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Too near, or too far? What fruit flies teach us about personal space

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Too near, or too far? What fruit flies teach us about personal space
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Until now, little has been understood about the mechanisms that allow us to determine when someone is ‘too near’ our personal space or too far away. A biologist has found dopamine levels in fruit flies can give us clues into humans’ need for personal space.
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People with mental illness reoffend less if on specialty probation

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People with mental illness reoffend less if on specialty probation
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Each year, some 2 million people with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and other mental illnesses are arrested for various crimes, inadvertently turning the US correctional system into the nation’s primary provider of inpatient psychiatric care. But an eight-year study now offers a solution.
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