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September 30, 2016

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September 30, 2016

Setting the Stage from Diagnoses to Dimensions

Sep. 29, 2016 — The case-control method, where researchers compare patients with a particular disease to healthy control participants, has increased understanding of disease-related effects at a group level. ... read more

Sep. 29, 2016 — The social ability of dogs is affected by genes that also seems to influence human behavior, according to a new study. The scientists have found a relationship between five different genes and the ... read more

Status Drives Men's Reproductive Success Across Non-Industrial World

Sep. 29, 2016 — The reproductive success of men in non-industrialized societies is closely tied to their social status, finds a new ... read more

Beauty of Standing out in a Crowd: Attractiveness Judged According to Who We Are With, Research Shows

Sep. 29, 2016 — Judgements of attractiveness vary depending on who is nearby, and how good-looking they are in comparison, research shows. A person will rank higher on a scale of attractiveness when compared ... read more

Why We Prize Authenticity, but Buy Something Else

Sep. 29, 2016 — Being lauded is not the same as being liked. And marketers should take this into account, suggests a new ... read more

Sep. 29, 2016 — A study using a new imaging method has revealed that, surprisingly, cocaine accumulates in the eyes of zebrafish. The findings indicate that chemicals – especially psychoactive drugs – need to be ... read more

Childhood Hypertension Associated With Cognitive Issues

Sep. 29, 2016 — Hypertension, more commonly known as high blood pressure, has increased significantly in children, paralleling the current childhood obesity epidemic.  Although we know that adult hypertension can ... read more

Nuclear Protein Causes Neuroblastoma to Become More Aggressive

Sep. 28, 2016 — Aggressive forms of neuroblastoma contain a specific protein in their cells' nuclei that is not found in the nuclei of more benign forms of the cancer, and the discovery could lead to new forms ... read more

In the Eye of the Beholder: First-of-Its-Kind Tool Measures Caregiver's Perception of Capabilities of Person With Dementia

Sep. 28, 2016 — Comprehensive occupational therapy care requires a family-centered approach including treatment for the person with dementia and education for the caregiver. Clinical assessments exist to evaluate ... read more

Sep. 28, 2016 — Over two thirds (68 per cent) of the public would like more rest, according to the world's largest ever survey on the topic. The study also revealed that nearly a third (32 per cent) of ... read more

Sep. 28, 2016 — Can having a few drinks help people with clinical depression feel better? Yes. At least in terms of biochemistry, say ... read more

Dementia: Catching the Memory Thief

Sep. 28, 2016 — It's over a hundred years since the first case of Alzheimer's disease was diagnosed. Since then we've learned a great deal about the protein 'tangles' and 'plaques' ... read more

Sep. 28, 2016 — In a new study, researchers investigated what parts of the brain may be involved in deciding if something is worth the effort. The team found a relevant pattern of activity in three areas of the ... read more

If Legalizing Pot, Consider Health, Not Profits, Analysis Says

Sep. 28, 2016 — A new analysis of marijuana legislation offers a framework for states that are considering legalizing the drug and want to protect public health, rather than corporate ... read more

Implicit Bias May Help Explain High Preschool Expulsion Rates for Black Children

Sep. 28, 2016 — Preschool teachers and staff show signs of implicit bias in administering discipline, but the race of the teacher plays a big role in the outcome, according to new research. The results help explain ... read more

Identifying Ecstasy's Dangerous Path

Sep. 28, 2016 — In an important discovery in the battle against the United States’ growing drug epidemic, an economist has found the Carolinas could be a hotspot for the trafficking and production of the drug ... read more

Paper Offers Insight on Antidepressant-Induced Female Sexual Dysfunction

Sep. 28, 2016 — One in six women in the U.S. takes antidepressants to improve her well-being, but what is she to do when the medication that is meant to help disrupts another area of her ... read more

Sep. 28, 2016 — Offspring with a father who smoked prior to conception had more than three times higher chance of early-onset asthma than children whose father had never smoked. Both a father's early smoking ... read more

Sep. 28, 2016 — The brain's biological clock stimulates thirst in the hours before sleep, according to a study. Scientists have known that rodents show a surge in water intake during the last two hours before ... read more

Sep. 28, 2016 — Depression in pregnancy increases the risk of behavioral and emotional problems in children, says a new ... read more

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