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Asthma medicine halves risk of Parkinson's

I wanted to share this info: Asthma medicine halves risk of Parkinson’s Source: Science Daily Using data gathered from 100 million Norwegian prescriptions, researchers have found that asthma medicine can halve a patient’s risk of developing Parkinson´s disease. READ MORE: … Continue reading

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New genetic risk factor for developing autism spectrum disorder identified

I wanted to share this info: New genetic risk factor for developing autism spectrum disorder identified Source: Science Daily A new systematic analysis has been applied to a cohort of 2,300 families who have a single child affected with autism. … Continue reading

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Mouth clicks used in human echolocation captured in unprecedented detail

I wanted to share this info: Mouth clicks used in human echolocation captured in unprecedented detail Source: Science Daily Like some bats and marine mammals, people can develop expert echolocation skills, in which they produce a clicking sound with their … Continue reading

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New source for brain's development discovered

I wanted to share this info: New source for brain’s development discovered Source: Science Daily An unexpected source for the brain’s development has been discovered by researchers, a finding that offers new insights into the building of the nervous system. … Continue reading

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New findings on brain functional connectivity may lend insights into mental disorders

I wanted to share this info: New findings on brain functional connectivity may lend insights into mental disorders Source: Science Daily Ongoing advances in understanding the functional connections within the brain are producing exciting insights into how the brain circuits … Continue reading

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Yawning: Why is it so contagious and why should it matter?

I wanted to share this info: Yawning: Why is it so contagious and why should it matter? Source: Science Daily Feeling tired? Even if we aren’t tired, why do we yawn if someone else does? Experts have published research that … Continue reading

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Scents and social preference: Neuroscientists ID the roots of attraction

I wanted to share this info: Scents and social preference: Neuroscientists ID the roots of attraction Source: Science Daily Culminating a series of studies stretching back eight years, biologists have identified the cellular and molecular basis for social preference, known … Continue reading

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People become more economically conservative when angered

I wanted to share this info: People become more economically conservative when angered Source: Science Daily People tend to lean more economically conservative when they’re angry, according to a new article. Researchers came to the conclusion after running multiple studies … Continue reading

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How reading and writing with your child boost more than just literacy

I wanted to share this info: How reading and writing with your child boost more than just literacy Source: Science Daily Children who read and write at home — whether for assignments or just for fun — are building long-term … Continue reading

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Mind wandering is common during driving

I wanted to share this info: Mind wandering is common during driving Source: Science Daily Scientists have investigated mind wandering in volunteers during a driving simulation. Astonishingly, during the simulation, the volunteers reported mind wandering 70 percent of the time. … Continue reading

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Children's sleep quality linked to mothers' insomnia

I wanted to share this info: Children’s sleep quality linked to mothers’ insomnia Source: Science Daily Children sleep more poorly if their mothers suffer from insomnia symptoms – potentially affecting their mental wellbeing and development – according to new research. … Continue reading

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First look at potentially deadly metabolic disorder that strikes infants

I wanted to share this info: First look at potentially deadly metabolic disorder that strikes infants Source: Science Daily You may have never heard of congenital disorder of glycosylation, but parents whose children are born with forms of this rare … Continue reading

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Perfect mannequins a turnoff for some consumers

I wanted to share this info: Perfect mannequins a turnoff for some consumers Source: Science Daily Mannequins’ long legs, tiny waistlines and perfect busts can sour some shoppers on the products they’re wearing, especially consumers who don’t like the look of … Continue reading

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E-cigarettes can help smokers quit, but there's a catch

I wanted to share this info: E-cigarettes can help smokers quit, but there’s a catch Source: Science Daily Frequent e-cigarette use does help smokers quit — a finding that researchers say supports the use of e-cigarettes as a cessation aid … Continue reading

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Understanding perceptions of reputation, identity offers opportunity, study shows

I wanted to share this info: Understanding perceptions of reputation, identity offers opportunity, study shows Source: Science Daily Regardless of how people personally view another person, they also are aware of how that person sees themselves, as well as how … Continue reading

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Monkeys with Parkinson's disease benefit from human stem cells

I wanted to share this info: Monkeys with Parkinson’s disease benefit from human stem cells Source: Science Daily Japanese neurosurgeons report two new strategies to improve outcomes of iPS cell-based therapies for Parkinson’s disease in monkey brains. The findings are … Continue reading

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Dating? A magic formula to predict attraction is more elusive than ever

I wanted to share this info: Dating? A magic formula to predict attraction is more elusive than ever Source: Science Daily Dating websites often claim attraction between two people can be predicted from the right combination of traits and preferences, … Continue reading

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Robotic system monitors specific neurons

I wanted to share this info: Robotic system monitors specific neurons Source: Science Daily Engineers have devised a way to automate the process of patch-clamping, using a computer algorithm that analyzes microscope images and guides a robotic arm to the … Continue reading

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Millennials prefer healthy habits, less likely to choose opioids to manage pain

I wanted to share this info: Millennials prefer healthy habits, less likely to choose opioids to manage pain Source: Science Daily Often spending their days hunched over phones, tablets or computers and their free time at spin class or playing … Continue reading

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When making decisions, monkeys use different brain areas to weigh value and availability

I wanted to share this info: When making decisions, monkeys use different brain areas to weigh value and availability Source: Science Daily Seventeenth-century mathematician Blaise Pascal first introduced the idea of expected value, which is reached by multiplying the value … Continue reading

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When it comes to looking for jobs, it's not how many you know, but how well you know them

I wanted to share this info: When it comes to looking for jobs, it’s not how many you know, but how well you know them Source: Science Daily While online networking sites enable individuals to increase their professional connections, to … Continue reading

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Shifting school start times could contribute $83 billion to US economy within a decade

I wanted to share this info: Shifting school start times could contribute billion to US economy within a decade Source: Science Daily RAND Corporation and RAND Europe have released the first-ever analysis of the economic implications of a shift in … Continue reading

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Patient plays saxophone while surgeons remove brain tumor

I wanted to share this info: Patient plays saxophone while surgeons remove brain tumor Source: Science Daily Music is not only a major part of Dan Fabbio’s life, as a music teacher it is his livelihood. So when doctors discovered … Continue reading

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Stroke patient improvement with a brain-computer interface

I wanted to share this info: Stroke patient improvement with a brain-computer interface Source: Science Daily It is possible for stroke patients to improve motor function using special training involving connecting brain signals with a computer, research shows. READ MORE: … Continue reading

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Tiny nanopackages built out of DNA help scientists peek at how neurons work

I wanted to share this info: Tiny nanopackages built out of DNA help scientists peek at how neurons work Source: Science Daily Scientists have designed a way to use microscopic capsules made out of DNA to deliver a payload of … Continue reading

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Pain, emotions and the placebo effect

I wanted to share this info: Pain, emotions and the placebo effect Source: Science Daily In a pioneering study, researchers used fMRI technology to show that a person’s ability to reinterpret negative events and to control feelings influences how strongly … Continue reading

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Brain stimulation for children with learning difficulties?

I wanted to share this info: Brain stimulation for children with learning difficulties? Source: Science Daily Applying a brain stimulation method, which was previously suggested to enhance mathematical learning in healthy adults, may improve the performance of children with mathematical … Continue reading

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New science to optimize radiation dosage in pediatric imaging

I wanted to share this info: New science to optimize radiation dosage in pediatric imaging Source: Science Daily A new framework giving imaging practitioners the ability to optimize pediatric patients’ care for tailoring radiation doses for accurate imaging tasks. READ … Continue reading

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Biochemists simulate a protein-folding chaperone's functional dance

I wanted to share this info: Biochemists simulate a protein-folding chaperone’s functional dance Source: Science Daily Using a combination of computational and experimental techniques, a research team has demystified the pathway of interdomain communication in a family of proteins known … Continue reading

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Exclusion from school can trigger long-term psychiatric illness

I wanted to share this info: Exclusion from school can trigger long-term psychiatric illness Source: Science Daily Excluding children from school may lead to long-term psychiatric problems and psychological distress, a study of thousands of children has shown. READ MORE: … Continue reading

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Origins of autism: Abnormalities in sensory processing at six months

I wanted to share this info: Origins of autism: Abnormalities in sensory processing at six months Source: Science Daily The origins of autism remain mysterious. What areas of the brain are involved, and when do the first signs appear? New … Continue reading

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Inattentive kids show worse grades in later life

I wanted to share this info: Inattentive kids show worse grades in later life Source: Science Daily Researchers found that inattentiveness in childhood was linked to worse academic performance up to 10 years later in children with and without ADHD, … Continue reading

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Doping in sports: Official tests fail to pick up majority of cases

I wanted to share this info: Doping in sports: Official tests fail to pick up majority of cases Source: Science Daily A new scientific study has found that doping is far more common in professional sport than the rates suggested … Continue reading

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It's not a rat's race for human stem cells grafted to repair spinal cord injuries

I wanted to share this info: It’s not a rat’s race for human stem cells grafted to repair spinal cord injuries Source: Science Daily More than one-and-a-half years after implantation, researchers report that human neural stem cells (NSCs) grafted into … Continue reading

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Romance and affection top most popular sexual behaviors

I wanted to share this info: Romance and affection top most popular sexual behaviors Source: Science Daily Researchers have published a new US nationally representative study of sexual behavior, the first of its kind to capture a wide range of … Continue reading

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Complete remission of brain metastasis of difficult-to-treat tumor

I wanted to share this info: Complete remission of brain metastasis of difficult-to-treat tumor Source: Science Daily Medical researchers report a remarkable treatment response in a patient participating in a clinical trial of a novel immune-system-based cancer therapy. READ MORE: … Continue reading

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Using donor stem cells to treat spinal cord injury

I wanted to share this info: Using donor stem cells to treat spinal cord injury Source: Science Daily A new study in mice details a potential therapeutic strategy that uses stem cells to promote recovery of motor activity after spinal … Continue reading

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Brain's defense cells live longer than expected

I wanted to share this info: Brain’s defense cells live longer than expected Source: Science Daily In mice, microglia may persist the entire lifespan of the animal. The cells’ lifetime may be linked to their role in immune memory and … Continue reading

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Relative risk of Alzheimer's between men and women: Record corrected

I wanted to share this info: Relative risk of Alzheimer’s between men and women: Record corrected Source: Science Daily White women whose genetic makeup puts them at higher risk for Alzheimer’s disease are more likely than white men to develop … Continue reading

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'Marrying up' is now easier for men, improves their economic well-being, study finds

I wanted to share this info: ‘Marrying up’ is now easier for men, improves their economic well-being, study finds Source: Science Daily As the number of highly educated women has increased in recent decades, the chances of ‘marrying up’ have … Continue reading

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Reducing inflammation without lowering cholesterol cuts risk of cardiovascular events

I wanted to share this info: Reducing inflammation without lowering cholesterol cuts risk of cardiovascular events Source: Science Daily Investigators have announced results of a clinical trial culminating from 25 years of cardiovascular research work. The team reports a significant … Continue reading

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Burdens of spousal caregiving alleviated by appreciation, study finds

I wanted to share this info: Burdens of spousal caregiving alleviated by appreciation, study finds Source: Science Daily The fact that spouses often become caregivers for their ailing partners is quite common in American life — and few roles are … Continue reading

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Brain changes linked to physical, mental health in functional neurological disorder

I wanted to share this info: Brain changes linked to physical, mental health in functional neurological disorder Source: Science Daily An imaging study has identified differences in key brain structures of individuals whose physical or mental health has been most … Continue reading

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Chronic lack of sleep increases risk-seeking

I wanted to share this info: Chronic lack of sleep increases risk-seeking Source: Science Daily Sleepiness, reduced concentration and performance — more and more people are suffering from the consequences of a chronic lack of sleep. Researchers have now demonstrated … Continue reading

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Eating triggers endorphin release in the brain

I wanted to share this info: Eating triggers endorphin release in the brain Source: Science Daily Researchers have revealed how eating stimulates brain’s endogenous opioid system to signal pleasure and satiety. READ MORE: Eating triggers endorphin release in the brain … Continue reading

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Combination therapy works best for heart diseases

I wanted to share this info: Combination therapy works best for heart diseases Source: Science Daily A major international study has found that the combination of two drugs — rivaroxaban and aspirin — is superior to aspirin alone in preventing … Continue reading

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Augmented reality technology may help guide plastic and reconstructive surgery

I wanted to share this info: Augmented reality technology may help guide plastic and reconstructive surgery Source: Science Daily A plastic surgery research group has developed an augmented reality system that enables them to create 3D simulations of the desired … Continue reading

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Given the choice, zebrafish willingly dose themselves with opioids

I wanted to share this info: Given the choice, zebrafish willingly dose themselves with opioids Source: Science Daily Researchers devised a system that allowed zebrafish to self-administer doses of hydrocodone, an opioid commonly prescribed to people for pain, to study … Continue reading

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Fragile X syndrome: Early detection important

I wanted to share this info: Fragile X syndrome: Early detection important Source: Science Daily New insights into the long-lasting effects of Fragile X syndrome on connections in the brain during early development highlight the importance of early detection and … Continue reading

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Dancing can reverse the signs of aging in the brain

I wanted to share this info: Dancing can reverse the signs of aging in the brain Source: Science Daily Physical exercise has an anti-aging effect on the hippocampus region of the brain — an area that controls memory, learning and … Continue reading

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Ringing in ears keeps brain more at attention, less at rest, study finds

I wanted to share this info: Ringing in ears keeps brain more at attention, less at rest, study finds Source: Science Daily Tinnitus, a chronic ringing or buzzing in the ears, has eluded medical treatment and scientific understanding. A new … Continue reading

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Magic enzymes in 'magic' mushrooms analyzed

I wanted to share this info: Magic enzymes in ‘magic’ mushrooms analyzed Source: Science Daily Little fungi pack a punch: ‘Magic mushrooms’ of the Psilocybe species produce psychoactive compounds that alter perception when ingested. Recently, the effects on the neuronal … Continue reading

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New light on link between gut bacteria and anxiety

I wanted to share this info: New light on link between gut bacteria and anxiety Source: Science Daily New research sheds new light on how gut bacteria may influence anxiety-like behaviors. Investigating the link between gut bacteria and biological molecules … Continue reading

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How the human brain detects the 'music' of speech

I wanted to share this info: How the human brain detects the ‘music’ of speech Source: Science Daily Researchers have identified neurons in the human brain that respond to pitch changes in spoken language, which are essential to clearly conveying … Continue reading

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Toward an early Alzheimer's test

I wanted to share this info: Toward an early Alzheimer’s test Source: Science Daily Researchers have demonstrated the promise of an early blood test for Alzheimer’s disease. The results suggest that Alzheimer’s can be detected even before the onset of … Continue reading

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High achievers in competitive courses more likely to cheat on college exams

I wanted to share this info: High achievers in competitive courses more likely to cheat on college exams Source: Science Daily A new study finds that students who are known as “high achievers” and take highly competitive courses are the … Continue reading

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Playing the publishing ‘game’: Making the most of reviewers’ comments

I wanted to share this info: Playing the publishing ‘game’: Making the most of reviewers’ comments Source: Science Daily Reviewer comments on a scientific manuscript may seem critical and personal to authors, but they are generally well thought out and … Continue reading

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Young children's sense of self is similar to that of adults

I wanted to share this info: Young children’s sense of self is similar to that of adults Source: Science Daily Young children’s sense of self is similar to that of older kids and adults. The results show that our ability … Continue reading

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One in five women with postpartum mood disorders keep quiet

I wanted to share this info: One in five women with postpartum mood disorders keep quiet Source: Science Daily A recent study finds that 21 percent of recent mothers experiencing postpartum mood disorders, such as anxiety and depression, do not … Continue reading

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Panic disorder symptoms may be tied to acid-sensing receptor

I wanted to share this info: Panic disorder symptoms may be tied to acid-sensing receptor Source: Science Daily A pilot study — the first to evaluate the TDAG8 expression in patients with panic disorder — reveals significantly increased levels in … Continue reading

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How the emotions of others influence our olfactory sense

I wanted to share this info: How the emotions of others influence our olfactory sense Source: Science Daily The emotional facial expression of others influences how positive or negative we perceive an odor. The basis of this effect seems to … Continue reading

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HIIT releases endorphins in the brain

I wanted to share this info: HIIT releases endorphins in the brain Source: Science Daily Researchers have revealed that exercise-induced endorphin release in the brain depends on the intensity of the exercise. Endorphin release induced by exercise may be an … Continue reading

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Mathematical tools improve theory, prediction in psychiatry

I wanted to share this info: Mathematical tools improve theory, prediction in psychiatry Source: Science Daily Recent years have seen an explosion in the use of mathematical models to integrate insights emerging from studies of the brain and behavior. This … Continue reading

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Could nicotine reduction help curb addiction?

I wanted to share this info: Could nicotine reduction help curb addiction? Source: Science Daily 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. READ … Continue reading

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Altered mitochondria associated with increased autism risk

I wanted to share this info: Altered mitochondria associated with increased autism risk Source: Science Daily Mitochondria, the tiny structures inside our cells that generate energy, may play a key role in autism spectrum disorders (ASD). A provocative new study … Continue reading

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Personality drives purchasing of luxury goods

I wanted to share this info: Personality drives purchasing of luxury goods Source: Science Daily 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, … Continue reading

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Use of brain-computer interface, virtual avatar could help people with gait disabilities

I wanted to share this info: Use of brain-computer interface, virtual avatar could help people with gait disabilities Source: Science Daily Researchers have shown for the first time that the use of a brain-computer interface augmented with a virtual walking … Continue reading

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Discovery fuels hope for Rett syndrome treatment

I wanted to share this info: Discovery fuels hope for Rett syndrome treatment Source: Science Daily Researchers have relieved symptoms of Rett syndrome in a mouse model with a small molecule that works like the dimmer switch in an electrical … Continue reading

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Smokers in clinical studies who say they've quit often haven't

I wanted to share this info: Smokers in clinical studies who say they’ve quit often haven’t Source: Science Daily A new US study has found that a high proportion of smokers enrolled in stop-smoking programs during a hospital stay report … Continue reading

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Antipsychotics common for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities

I wanted to share this info: Antipsychotics common for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities Source: Science Daily Antipsychotic medication is frequently being prescribed to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, often without a psychiatric diagnosis, a new study has … Continue reading

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Psychotic disorders and obesity: New report shows big waistlines are to blame

I wanted to share this info: Psychotic disorders and obesity: New report shows big waistlines are to blame Source: Science Daily A number of factors, including obesity, shorten the lifespan for those with schizophrenia by 20 years and by 10 … Continue reading

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Children with fragile X syndrome have a bias toward threatening emotion

I wanted to share this info: Children with fragile X syndrome have a bias toward threatening emotion Source: Science Daily Anxiety occurs at high rates in children with fragile X syndrome (FXS), the most common form of inherited intellectual disability. … Continue reading

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A song's structure can be linked to its popularity

I wanted to share this info: A song’s structure can be linked to its popularity Source: Science Daily Music can elicit strong emotions, which can be hard to describe. A new study has found that a simple change in harmonic … Continue reading

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So-called 'bright girl effect' does not last into adulthood, study finds

I wanted to share this info: So-called ‘bright girl effect’ does not last into adulthood, study finds Source: Science Daily The notion that young females limit their own progress based on what they believe about their intelligence — called the … Continue reading

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Firing of neurons changes the cells that insulate them

I wanted to share this info: Firing of neurons changes the cells that insulate them Source: Science Daily Through their pattern of firing, neurons influence the behavior of the cells that upon maturation will provide insulation of neuronal axons, according … Continue reading

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Like adults, children show bias in attributing mental states to others

I wanted to share this info: Like adults, children show bias in attributing mental states to others Source: Science Daily Young children are more likely to attribute mental states to characters that belong to the same group as them relative … Continue reading

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Scientists find RNA with special role in nerve healing process

I wanted to share this info: Scientists find RNA with special role in nerve healing process Source: Science Daily The discovery in lab mice that an ‘anti-sense’ RNA is expressed after nerve injury to regulate the repair of damage to … Continue reading

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Serotonin may worsen tinnitus

I wanted to share this info: Serotonin may worsen tinnitus Source: Science Daily 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 … Continue reading

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The environment can become a noninvasive therapeutic approach to bolster white matter health

I wanted to share this info: The environment can become a noninvasive therapeutic approach to bolster white matter health Source: Science Daily Those parents you overhear transforming trips to the grocery store into sensory adventures — telling babies too young … Continue reading

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Opioid crisis in Staten Island affects all races, ages, and socioeconomic backgrounds

I wanted to share this info: Opioid crisis in Staten Island affects all races, ages, and socioeconomic backgrounds Source: Science Daily Contrary to media reports, the opioid epidemic on New York’s Staten Island is not confined to affluent young white … Continue reading

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Yoga and meditation improve mind-body health and stress resilience

I wanted to share this info: Yoga and meditation improve mind-body health and stress resilience Source: Science Daily A new research article investigates the effects of yoga and meditation on people by looking at physiological and immunological markers of stress … Continue reading

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Wealth disparity and family income impact the brain development of female youth

I wanted to share this info: Wealth disparity and family income impact the brain development of female youth Source: Science Daily Female teenagers living in neighborhoods with wide salary gaps and a low-income household show changes to their brain maturation … Continue reading

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The brains of newborns distinguish between caresses

I wanted to share this info: The brains of newborns distinguish between caresses Source: Science Daily The ability to distinguish between different kinds of caresses on the skin already exists at a very early age. This is evident from a … Continue reading

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A disposable alcohol test reveals whether you are fit to drive within two minutes

I wanted to share this info: A disposable alcohol test reveals whether you are fit to drive within two minutes Source: Science Daily A rapid alcohol test that measures the blood alcohol content from saliva has been developed. The disposable … Continue reading

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You may be as friendly as your genes

I wanted to share this info: You may be as friendly as your genes Source: Science Daily Scientists have found that CD38 and CD157 genes that regulate oxytocin, the supreme human social hormone, are associated with the sociality of young … Continue reading

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Social media culture can encourage risky and inappropriate posting behavior

I wanted to share this info: Social media culture can encourage risky and inappropriate posting behavior Source: Science Daily Young adults who adapt their behavior to match a social situation are just as likely to post offensive content online as … Continue reading

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Afternoon slump in reward response

I wanted to share this info: Afternoon slump in reward response Source: Science Daily 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 … Continue reading

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People favor highly reviewed products, even when they shouldn't

I wanted to share this info: People favor highly reviewed products, even when they shouldn’t Source: Science Daily When we’re trying to decide which cell phone case to buy or which hotel room to book, we often rely on the … Continue reading

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'Exquisite selectivity' of neuronal wiring in the cerebral cortex revealed by research

I wanted to share this info: ‘Exquisite selectivity’ of neuronal wiring in the cerebral cortex revealed by research Source: Science Daily Advanced technologies has been used to illuminate the connectivity pattern of chandelier cells, a distinctive kind of inhibitory cell … Continue reading

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Are there ethnic differences in cognitive outcomes based on BP targets?

I wanted to share this info: Are there ethnic differences in cognitive outcomes based on BP targets? Source: Science Daily A new article investigates how various blood pressure targets for older patients treated for hypertension were associated with cognitive function … Continue reading

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What is the global prevalence of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder?

I wanted to share this info: What is the global prevalence of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder? Source: Science Daily New reserach estimates the global prevalence of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) among children and youth. READ MORE: What is the … Continue reading

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Security issues with health apps for dementia patients uncovered by researchers

I wanted to share this info: Security issues with health apps for dementia patients uncovered by researchers Source: Science Daily Many health apps designed to assist dementia patients and their caregivers have inadequate security policies or lack security policies altogether, … Continue reading

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Do video game players make the best unmanned pilots?

I wanted to share this info: Do video game players make the best unmanned pilots? Source: Science Daily New research highlights the usefulness of video game players as unmanned aircraft operators. READ MORE: Do video game players make the best … Continue reading

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80 percent of Ebola survivors suffer disabilities one year after discharge

I wanted to share this info: 80 percent of Ebola survivors suffer disabilities one year after discharge Source: Science Daily New research highlights the need for long-term rehabilitation of Ebola survivors after almost 80 percent of those interviewed were found … Continue reading

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Better odor recognition in odour-colour synesthesia

I wanted to share this info: Better odor recognition in odour-colour synesthesia Source: Science Daily 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 … Continue reading

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Our brains do change from early to mid-adulthood

I wanted to share this info: Our brains do change from early to mid-adulthood Source: Science Daily Scientists have been able to accurately estimate an individual’s age from their brain structure. The researchers found that significant microstructural changes occur in … Continue reading

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Chronic stress induces fatal organ dysfunctions via a new neural circuit

I wanted to share this info: Chronic stress induces fatal organ dysfunctions via a new neural circuit Source: Science Daily New research reveals the mechanisms behind the effects of chronic stress and tiny inflammations in the brain on fatal gut … Continue reading

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Both chimpanzees and humans spontaneously imitate each other's actions

I wanted to share this info: Both chimpanzees and humans spontaneously imitate each other’s actions Source: Science Daily Decades of research has shown that apes, in spite of their proverbial aping abilities, are rather poor imitators, especially when compared to … Continue reading

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To reduce postoperative pain, consider sleep — and caffeine

I wanted to share this info: To reduce postoperative pain, consider sleep — and caffeine Source: Science Daily A new preclinical study found that a brief period of extended wakefulness before surgery enhances pain and prolongs recovery time after surgery. … Continue reading

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Despite benefits, half of parents against later school start times

I wanted to share this info: Despite benefits, half of parents against later school start times Source: Science Daily Leading pediatrics and sleep associations agree: Teens shouldn’t start school so early. Yet recent research finds parents are split almost down … Continue reading

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