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May 6, 2015

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May 6, 2015

Foreclosures Fueled Racial Segregation in U.S., Study Finds

May 6, 2015 — Some 9 million American families lost their homes to foreclosure during the late 2000s housing bust, driving many to economic ruin and in search of new residences. Hardest hit were black, Latino, and ... read more

First Evolutionary History of 50 Years of Music Charts Using Big Data Analysis of Sounds

May 6, 2015 — Evolutionary biologists and computer scientists have come together study the evolution of pop music. Their analysis of 17,000 songs from the US Billboard Hot 100 charts, 1960 to 2010, is the most ... read more

May 6, 2015 — When the boss puts employees' needs over his or her own, measurable improvements in customer satisfaction, higher job performance by employees, and lower turnover are the result, new research ... read more

Non-Euclidean Geometries for Grid Cells

May 6, 2015 — Grid cells, space-mapping neurons of the entorhinal cortex of rodents, could also work for hyperbolic surfaces. A new study tests a model (a computer simulation) based on mathematical principles, ... read more

Companies' Bottom Lines Benefit When Former Politicians Join Leadership Teams

May 5, 2015 — Companies can experience a significant improvement to their bottom lines when a former politician takes a leadership role, but company leaders who move into the political area do not provide the same ... read more

Traumatic Brain Injury Linked to Increased Road Rage

May 5, 2015 — Ontario adult drivers who say they have experienced at least one traumatic brain injury in their lifetime also report significantly higher incidents of serious road-related driving aggression, said a ... read more

Online Training Can Teach Psychotherapists Evidence-Based Treatments, Study Finds

May 5, 2015 — Psychotherapy treatments can lag years behind what research has shown to be effective because there simply are not enough clinicians trained in new methods. A new study proposes one solution to the ... read more

May 5, 2015 — Although the human ability to write evolved from our ability to speak, writing and talking are now such independent systems in the brain that someone who can't write a grammatically correct ... read more

How Relaxation Response May Help Treat Two Gastrointestinal Disorders

May 5, 2015 — Participating in a nine-week training program including elicitation of the relaxation response had a significant impact on clinical symptoms of the gastrointestinal disorders irritable bowel syndrome ... read more

Strategy Found for Safely Prescribing Antidepressants to Children and Adolescents

May 5, 2015 — Two new strategies to treat depression in young people have been developed for the use of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor class of medications. These strategies incorporate a new understanding ... read more

May 5, 2015 — America's best teachers rap their algebra lessons, use music to teach Kafka and find other ways to use their own creative interests to teach their students, finds a new study. Examining the ... read more

Nonstop Shopping: Impact of Mobile Technology on Purchasing Patterns

May 5, 2015 — Customers who adopted mobile technology for their grocery shopping shopped more often and placed larger orders, research shows. The data was collected between 2011 and 2013 from an Internet-only ... read more

'Tangles' Trigger Early-Stage Alzheimer's Abnormalities in Neocortical Networks

May 5, 2015 — A ground-breaking study has now, for the first time, characterized early-stage changes that occur inside individual, Alzheimer's-affected cells in the intact brain. Remarkably, the study ... read more

Accelerated Brain Aging in Type 1 Diabetes Related to Cognitive Complications

May 5, 2015 — The brains of people with type 1 diabetes show signs of accelerated aging that correlate with slower information processing, according to research. The findings indicate that clinicians should ... read more

The Dark Side of Cannabis: Panic Attacks, Nausea

May 5, 2015 — Although the use of cannabis as a medical drug is currently booming, we should not forget that leisure time consumption -- for example, smoking weed -- can cause acute and chronic harms. These ... read more

Proteomics Provides New Leads Into Nerve Regeneration

May 5, 2015 — Using proteomics techniques to study injured optic nerves, researchers have identified previously unrecognized proteins and pathways involved in nerve regeneration. Adding back one of these proteins ... read more

Americans Salute Sexual Freedom, but Still Frown on Extramarital Affairs

May 5, 2015 — Acceptance of premarital sex is at an all-time high along with an acceptance of homosexuality, find researchers. Researchers analyzed data from the General Social Survey, a nationally representative ... read more

Profiling Approach to Enable Right Lung Cancer Treatment Match

May 5, 2015 — A new way to genetically profile lung cancer samples has been developed by researchers, potentially allowing doctors to more easily identify the most appropriate treatment for ... read more

May 5, 2015 — A gene variant that influences whether Huntington’s disease breaks out earlier or later than expected has been identified by researchers. The findings can contribute to improved diagnosis and ... read more

Nerves Move to Avoid Damage

May 5, 2015 — New research can help explain the prevalence of widespread syndromes such as carpal tunnel syndrome and sciatica. According to the results, neural movements can be measured by using non-invasive ... read more

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