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October 13, 2015

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October 13, 2015

Local Government Supervisor Training Can Be More Efficient

Oct. 13, 2015 — City department supervisors would benefit from training roughly every eight to nine months on conceptual leadership skills, like strategic planning and conflict resolution, according to a study. ... read more

Oct. 13, 2015 — The average life span of smokers is more than 10 years shorter than that of non-smoker, and it is said that smoking is a factor which accelerates aging. However, the details of the mechanism which ... read more

'I Am Right for Your Child!' The Key to Winning Over Your Future in-Laws

Oct. 13, 2015 — The key to dealing with future in-laws who disapprove of your relationship may involve showing them what a good influence you are on their child, rather than manipulating them with gifts. An author ... read more

Workplace Mentors Benefit Female Employees More Than Men

Oct. 12, 2015 — The success of online networking sites such as LinkedIn illustrates the popularity of building a wide-ranging contact list. Yet when it comes to raising one's profile within the workplace, ... read more

Oct. 12, 2015 — Inhibiting infants' tongue movements impedes their ability to distinguish between speech sounds, researchers have found. The study is the first to discover a direct link between infants' ... read more

Oct. 12, 2015 — Conan Thompson becomes first baby to have a 3D printed model made of his face while still in the womb to help doctors determine whether he would need a lifesaving procedure at ... read more

Oct. 12, 2015 — New research delves into how children build their vocabularies and what words are easiest for them to learn. The scientists worked with 32 children who were all 2 years old, studying their word ... read more

Oct. 12, 2015 — Being able to understand speech is essential to our evolution as humans. Hearing lets us perceive the same word even when spoken at different speeds or pitches, and also gives us extra sensitivity to ... read more

New Optoelectronic Probe Enables Communication With Neural Microcircuits

Oct. 12, 2015 — The burgeoning field of optogenetics makes it possible for scientists to control brain activity using pulses of light. Now, researchers have developed an optoelectronic device which opens the ... read more

Study Examines Concussion-Like Symptom Reporting in Uninjured Athletes

Oct. 12, 2015 — Uninjured athletes reported concussion-like symptoms in a new study that suggests symptom reporting in the absence of recent concussion is related to male or female sex and preexisting conditions, ... read more

Oct. 12, 2015 — When people with anorexia nervosa decide what to eat, they engage a part of the brain associated with habitual behavior. These findings open up entirely new avenues for treatment development and ... read more

Women: A Longer Break from Work Leads to Less Interest in a Career

Oct. 12, 2015 — Family policy influences not only families’ economic behavior, but also sends out clear normative signals on which people base their individual life plans: The longer a mother takes a break from ... read more

Why Being Single Is Much More Than Handling Just Loneliness

Oct. 12, 2015 — With 51% of Britain’s population registered as unmarried, half of adult Americans currently unattached, and over half of the households in Paris, the city of love, made up by only-ones, having no ... read more

Oct. 12, 2015 — Researchers are using a high-precision instrument to inject toxins that alleviate migraine attacks. This means even better needle guidance and ... read more

Lithium Safe, Effective for Children With Bipolar Disorder, Study Suggests

Oct. 12, 2015 — A multicenter study of young patients with bipolar disorder provides what may be the most scientifically rigorous demonstration to date that lithium -- a drug used successfully for decades to treat ... read more

Hard-to-Detect Chromosomal Anomalies Explain Neurodevelopmental Birth Defects

Oct. 10, 2015 — Balanced chromosomal abnormalities (BCAs), a category of structural changes to the human genome, may account for a large portion of birth defects related to brain development and function, according ... read more

Exercise and Stop Smoking to Improve Depression After Heart Attack

Oct. 10, 2015 — Exercise and stop smoking to improve depression after a heart attack, experts ... read more

Blood Clotting Protein Triggers Immune Attack on Brain

Oct. 9, 2015 — A single drop of blood in the brain is sufficient to activate an autoimmune response akin to multiple sclerosis, new research shows. This is the first demonstration that introduction of blood in the ... read more

Pressure to 'Publish or Perish' May Discourage Innovative Research

Oct. 9, 2015 — The traditional pressure in academia for faculty to 'publish or perish' advances knowledge in established areas. But it also might discourage scientists from asking the innovative questions ... read more

Pain Is in the Brain

Oct. 9, 2015 — A new study might finally provide a new direction for research seeking to help patients suffering from neuropathic ... read more

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