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February 24, 2017

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February 24, 2017

Values Gap in Workplace Can Lead Millennials to Look Elsewhere

Feb. 23, 2017 — Much has been made in popular culture about millennials as they join the working world, including their tendency to job hop. Although this behavior often is explained as a loyalty issue, new research ... read more

Feb. 23, 2017 — As the number of English learners continues to grow across the nation, new research indicates these students are being treated differently depending on where they go to ... read more

Top Professional Performance Through Psychopathy

Feb. 23, 2017 — The term “psychopath” is not flattering: such people are considered cold, manipulative, do not feel any remorse and seek thrills without any fear – and all that at other’s expense. A study is ... read more

Tired Teens 4.5 Times More Likely to Commit Crimes as Adults

Feb. 23, 2017 — Teenagers who experience sleep problems and exhibit anti-social behavior are more likely to commit violent crimes as adults, new research ... read more

OCD-Like Behavior Linked to Genetic Mutation

Feb. 22, 2017 — A new study found evidence suggesting how neural dysfunction in a certain region of the brain can lead to obsessive and repetitive behaviors much like obsessive-compulsive disorder ... read more

Feb. 22, 2017 — Scientists have found that as mice learn to associate a particular sound with a rewarding sugary drink, one set of prefrontal neurons becomes more active and promotes reward-seeking behavior while ... read more

Feb. 22, 2017 — There are neurons in your skin that are wired to sense itchy things. These neurons are separate from the ones that detect pain, and yet, chemical-induced itch is often accompanied by mild pain such ... read more

Making It Harder to 'Outsmart' Concussion Tests

Feb. 22, 2017 — Concussion testing on the athletic field depends upon comparing an athlete's post-concussion neurocognitive performance with the results of a previously administered baseline test. Experts ... read more

We Read Emotions Based on How the Eye Sees

Feb. 22, 2017 — We use others' eyes -- whether they're widened or narrowed -- to infer emotional states, and the inferences we make align with the optical function of those expressions, according to new ... read more

Brain Scans Could Predict Teens’ Problem Drug Use Before It Starts

Feb. 22, 2017 — There's an idea out there of what a drug-addled teen is supposed to look like: impulsive, unconscientious, smart, perhaps -- but not the most engaged. While personality traits like that could ... read more

Feb. 22, 2017 — Everyday in the workplace, colleagues actively compete for a limited amount of perks, including raises, promotions, bonuses and recognition. But new research shows that, more than often than not, ... read more

No Spoilers! Most People Don't Want to Know Their Future

Feb. 22, 2017 — Given the chance to see into the future, most people would rather not know what life has in store for them, even if they think those events could make them happy, according to new ... read more

Benefits of Cognitive Training in Dementia Patients Unclear

Feb. 22, 2017 — Positive effects of cognitive training in healthy elderly people have been reported, but data regarding its effects in patients with dementia is unclear, say ... read more

Superfluid Is Now Helping Brain Surgeons

Feb. 22, 2017 — A superfluid, which resembles brain tissue, makes ultrasound images easier to interpret during an operation. This will make it easier for surgeons to remove brain tumors more accurately, say ... read more

A Problem Shared Can Be a Problem Doubled

Feb. 22, 2017 — Customers perceive one and the same service problem very differently, depending on whether they are affected as individuals or in a group, investigators have found. Service failures that affect a ... read more

Feb. 22, 2017 — Research combines antibody precision with toxic oxygen burst to inactivate neural protein and temporarily abolish fear memory in ... read more

MRI-Guided Laser Surgery Proving Effective for Some Epilepsy Patients

Feb. 21, 2017 — The MRI-guided laser ablation method is far less invasive and time-consuming than conventional surgery and has produced good results for people with medial temporal lobe epilepsy, report ... read more

Cat Ownership Not Linked to Mental Health Problems

Feb. 21, 2017 — New research has found no link between cat ownership and psychotic symptoms, casting doubt on previous suggestions that people who grew up with cats are at higher risk of mental ... read more

Drugs That Alter Inhibitory Targets Offer Therapeutic Strategies for Autism, Schizophrenia

Feb. 21, 2017 — Researchers recently discovered that an inhibitory brain receptor triggers synaptic pruning in adolescence. Drugs that selectively target these receptors, when administered during adolescence, can ... read more

E-Cigarettes Popular Among Smokers With Existing Illnesses

Feb. 21, 2017 — Current and former smokers suffering from illnesses like chronic lung or cardiovascular disease are more likely to use e-cigarettes, investigators ... read more

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