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May 26, 2015

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May 26, 2015

Can a Little Loving Kindness Improve Our Mental Health?

May 26, 2015 — Mindfulness - an ancient Buddhist approach to meditation - is attracting increasing attention in the 21st century as a non-invasive treatment for stress and depression. But can it improve mental ... read more

Attitudes About Complementary and Alternative Medicine Predict Use Among Cancer Patients

May 26, 2015 — Attitudes and beliefs about complementary and alternative medicines (CAM) were found to be a better predictor of CAM usage than socio-demographic factors alone – such as race, sex, or education – ... read more

May 25, 2015 — A new study explores 'sleeping beauties,' research papers that remain dormant for years and then suddenly explode with great impact upon the scientific community. A prime example is a ... read more

Patterns of Brain Activity Reorganize Visual Perception During Eye Movements

May 25, 2015 — Oscillations of activity observed in the brain could have a role in resetting the sensitivity of neurons after eye movements. Further results suggest these waves could also have a role in supporting ... read more

May 25, 2015 — Certain special fats found in blood are essential for human brain growth and function, new research suggests. New published studies show that mutations in the protein Mfsd2a causes impaired brain ... read more

'Pain Sensing' Gene Discovery Could Help in Development of New Methods of Pain Relief

May 25, 2015 — A gene essential to the production of pain-sensing neurons in humans has been identified by an international team of researchers. The discovery could have implications for the development of new ... read more

May 25, 2015 — Researchers have created a "brainstorm barometer" that allows computers to calculate the brain functions of very premature babies during their first hours of life. The new research method ... read more

Depression Associated With 5-Fold Increased Mortality Risk in Heart Failure Patients

May 23, 2015 — Moderate to severe depression is associated with a 5-fold increased risk of all cause mortality in patients with heart failure, according to research. The results show that risk was independent of ... read more

Helmet Add-Ons May Not Lower Concussion Risk in Athletes

Feb. 25, 2015 — Football helmet add-ons such as outer soft-shell layers, spray treatments, helmet pads and fiber sheets may not significantly help lower the risk of concussions in athletes, according to a new ... read more

Parents Are Integral in Stopping Rise as Teen E-Cigarette Usage Triples

May 22, 2015 — Though many think e-cigarettes are helping to reduce the number of smokers in the US, research is showing the opposite is true when it comes to teens. Experts recently released data showing that in ... read more

May 22, 2015 — A novel mouse has been developed that exhibits the symptoms and neurodegeneration associated with the most common genetic forms of frontotemporal dementia (FTD) and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis ... read more

May 21, 2015 — Using human embryonic stem cells, researchers have created a model that allows them to track cellular behavior during the earliest stages of human development in real-time. The model reveals, for the ... read more

Study on Neurogenesis in the Olfactory Bulb

May 21, 2015 — The integration of new neurons in the adult brain is a phenomenon more generally compromised in the brains of depressed patients, new research shows. This new work confirms that neurogenesis in the ... read more

Facebook Status Updates Reveal Low Self-Esteem and Narcissism

May 21, 2015 — People who post Facebook status updates about their romantic partner are more likely to have low self-esteem, while those who brag about diets, exercise, and accomplishments are typically ... read more

Raising a Glass to the Holidays: Research Finds Extra Alcohol Sold, Consumed on Holidays

May 21, 2015 — Asking people about what they drink on holidays and other special occasions shows we drink around the equivalent of 12 million more bottles of wine a week than we previously thought in England. ... read more

May 21, 2015 — Monitoring oxygen levels in human tumors growing in a mouse brain using EPR oximetry with implantable resonators provides opportunities to evaluate and optimize various strategies being developed to ... read more

Anti-Stroke Drug Effective Treatment for Middle-Ear Infections, Researchers Say

May 21, 2015 — An existing anti-stroke drug is an effective treatment for middle-ear infections, showing the ability to suppress mucus overproduction, improve bacterial clearance and reduce hearing loss, according ... read more

May 22, 2015 — Animals with large brains are considered to be more intelligent and more successful than those with smaller brains. Researchers have now provided the first experimental evidence that large brains ... read more

How a Schizophrenia Risk Gene Affects the Brain

May 22, 2015 — Brain imaging studies have already revealed that mental illnesses involve alterations in both the structure and connectivity of the brain. Scientists have now, for the first time, shown how the ... read more

From Reverberating Chaos to Concert Halls, 'Good Acoustics' Is Culturally Subjective

May 22, 2015 — Play a flute in Carnegie Hall, and the tone will resonate and fill the space. Play that same flute in the Grand Canyon, and the sound waves will crash against the rock walls, folding back in sonic ... read more

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