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July 6, 2015

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July 6, 2015

July 6, 2015 — Over the same time period that multiple outbreaks of measles and whooping cough made headlines around the country, parents' views on vaccines became more ... read more

Significant Reduction in Serious Crimes After Juvenile Offenders Given Emotional Awareness Training

July 6, 2015 — Scientists believe that a simple two-hour emotional awareness course aimed at making young offenders less aggressive could hold the key to significantly reducing the seriousness of their future ... read more

REM Sleep Critical for Young Brain Development; Medication Interferes

July 3, 2015 — Rapid eye movement or REM sleep actively converts waking experiences into lasting memories and abilities in young brains, reports a new study. The finding broadens the understanding of ... read more

July 3, 2015 — The DNA molecule is chemically unstable giving rise to DNA lesions of different nature. That is why DNA damage detection, signaling and repair, collectively known as the DNA damage response, are ... read more

Documenting How Dementia Sufferers Benefit from GPS

July 3, 2015 — A brand new study of 200 dementia sufferers in Norway reveals that almost all experience greater peace of mind and increased levels of physical activity using GPS ... read more

Rapid Response to Kids' Stroke Symptoms May Speed Diagnosis

July 2, 2015 — A rapid response plan for children at a hospital quickly identified stroke and other neurological problems. One in four children with stroke-like symptoms were diagnosed with stroke and 14 percent ... read more

Infection With Wolbachia Bacteria Curbs Fighting Among Fruit Flies

July 2, 2015 — Male fruit flies infected with the bacterium, Wolbachia, are less aggressive than those not infected, according to research. This is the first time bacteria have been shown to influence ... read more

Mass Killings, School Shootings Are Contagious

July 2, 2015 — A team of researchers examined databases on past high-profile mass killings and school shootings in the US and fit a contagion model to the data to determine that these tragedies create a period of ... read more

July 2, 2015 — Prions are fascinating, enigmatic, and might teach us not only about rare prion diseases like Creutzfeld-Jakob disease, mad cow disease, or scrapie, but also about other more common neurodgenerative ... read more

Genes May Not Be to Blame for Link Between Migraine, Heart Disease

July 2, 2015 — Genes may not be to blame for the increased risk of heart disease some studies have shown in people with migraine, especially those with migraine with aura, new research shows. Aura are sensations ... read more

July 2, 2015 — Think you're a foodie? Adventurous eaters, known as 'foodies,' are often associated with indulgence and excess. However, a new study shows just the opposite -- adventurous eaters weigh ... read more

July 2, 2015 — Researchers have uncovered further evidence of a system in the brain that persistently maintains memories for long periods of ... read more

Water to Understand the Brain

July 2, 2015 — To observe the brain in action, scientists and physicians use imaging techniques, among which functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) is the best known. These techniques are not based on direct ... read more

Cancer Survivors Who Smoke Perceive Less Risk from Tobacco

July 2, 2015 — Cancer survivors who smoke report fewer negative opinions about smoking, have more barriers to quitting, and are around other smokers more often than survivors who had quit before or after their ... read more

Sharing Knowledge Positively Impacts Innovation in Retail

July 2, 2015 — A new study finds that a retail store should share customer service experiences with other units in the same chain to have more innovative behavior in its own ... read more

Bad Sleep Habits Linked to Higher Self-Control Risks

July 2, 2015 — Poor sleep habits can have a negative effect on self-control, which presents risks to individuals' personal and professional lives, according to researchers. Psychologists concluded a ... read more

Online Reader Comments Can Provide Valuable Feedback to News Sites

July 2, 2015 — Researchers have found that editors and owners of news organizations may want to pay more attention to what their readers are saying about their news stories in order to better serve their ... read more

July 2, 2015 — Researchers report that the deletion of the PTEN gene would enhance compensatory sprouting of uninjured CST axons. Furthermore, the deletion up-regulated the activity of another gene, the mammalian ... read more

Intrusiveness of Old Emotional Memories Can Be Reduced by Computer Game Play Procedure

July 2, 2015 — Unwanted, intrusive visual memories are a core feature of stress- and trauma-related clinical disorders such as posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), but they can also crop up in everyday life. New ... read more

Puccini’s ‘exotic inspiration’:Unusual Source of Madam Butterfly's Melodies Revealed

July 2, 2015 — The unexpected source of two of the most significant musical themes in Puccini’s masterwork Madama Butterfly has been revealed by an American music ... read more

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