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Apr. 20, 2015 — Children raised in Romanian orphanages had blunted stress response systems, a study shows, while children placed with foster parents before the age of 2 showed stress responses similar to those of ... read more

Protecting Students from Homophobic Bullying

Apr. 17, 2015 — Students who are bullied because of sexual orientation have willing defenders among their classmates -- motivated by leadership, courage, their beliefs in justice, altruism and having lesbian, gay, ... read more

Two Drugs Reduce Teacher-Rated Anxiety, in Addition to ADHD, Aggression

Apr. 17, 2015 — The addition of risperidone to parent training and a stimulant also improves teachers’ assessments of anxiety and social avoidance, new research shows. Improvement in teacher-rated anxiety and ... read more

Apr. 16, 2015 — A licensed clinical psychologist is focusing on the ADHD-autism link to better understand why people with ADHD and autism may be more prone to substance abuse and, in the process, to develop more ... read more

Apr. 16, 2015 — If you are looking to raise money online for your favorite cause, listen up. A real-world analysis of human behavior shows that men treat online giving as a competitive enterprise. Men will donate ... read more

New Mouse Model for the Study of Neurofibromatosis

Apr. 16, 2015 — New mouse models for the study of principal malignant tumor associated with neurofibromatosis type 1 have been developed by researchers. Neurofibromatosis are disorders of the nervous system that ... read more

Teachers More Likely to Label Black Students as Troublemakers

Apr. 15, 2015 — Teachers are likely to interpret students' misbehavior differently depending on the student's race, according to new research findings. Racial differences in school discipline are widely ... read more

Should a Political Party Form a Coalition? Voters and Math Decide

Apr. 15, 2015 — A new paper proposes mathematical models to analyze political decision-making. "Mathematics is important in many aspects of social behavior. Politics is just one of these aspects, since some of ... read more

Apr. 15, 2015 — Neuroscientists have discovered how the powerful brain hormone oxytocin acts on individual brain cells to prompt specific social behaviors -- findings that could lead to a better understanding of how ... read more

Apr. 15, 2015 — A family therapist has one word for parents who want to raise a healthy, happy child: ... read more

Disruption of Sleep in Children Could Hamper Memory Processes

Apr. 15, 2015 — Sleep-disordered breathing can hamper memory processes in children, according to a new study. The research found that disrupted sleep had an impact on different memory processes and how children ... read more

How Molecule Protects Brain Cells in Parkinson's Disease Model

Apr. 15, 2015 — Researchers have found how a widely known but little-studied enzyme protects brain cells in models of Parkinson’s disease. These findings could provide valuable insight into the development of drug ... read more

Personalized Computer Feedback Can Mitigate Problem Gambling Behaviors

Apr. 14, 2015 — More than 1.6 million college-aged adults meet the criteria for problem gambling. This can lead to difficulties at work, school or home, and with relationships, personal finances, and mental and ... read more

Role of IRBIT Protien in Development of Behavior

Apr. 13, 2015 — The protein IRBIT has been identified by scientists as a key player in preventing hyperactivity and abnormal social behaviors from developing. The protein IRBIT is abundant in dendrites--the parts of ... read more

Mental Practice, Physical Therapy Effective Treatment for Stroke, Research Shows

Apr. 9, 2015 — A combination of mental practice and physical therapy is an effective treatment for people recovering from a stroke, according to researchers. Mental practice and physical therapy are interventions ... read more

Gene Loss Creates Eating Disorder-Related Behaviors in Mice

Apr. 9, 2015 — Building on their discovery of a gene linked to eating disorders in humans, a team of researchers has now shown that loss of the gene in mice leads to several behavioral abnormalities that resemble ... read more

Apr. 9, 2015 — If you had 10 chances to roll a die, would you rather be guaranteed to receive $5 for every roll ($50 total) or take the risk of winning $100 if you only roll a ... read more

Apr. 9, 2015 — Scientists have found a signal in the brain that reflects young children's aversion to members of the opposite sex (the 'cooties' effect) and also their growing interest in ... read more

Apr. 9, 2015 — The question if humans can communicate via pheromones in the same way as animals is under debate. Cell physiologists have demonstrated that the odorous substance Hedione activates the putative ... read more

Molecular Trigger Found for Schizophrenia-Like Behaviors, Brain Changes

Apr. 7, 2015 — A molecule in the brain that triggers schizophrenia-like behaviors, brain changes and global gene expression in an animal model has been discovered by researchers. The research gives scientists new ... read more

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