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October 21, 2016

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October 21, 2016

Oct. 21, 2016 — What students in school learn from a model experiment depends on how similar the model substances look to the originals, a new study has ... read more

Scientists Can Listen to Proteins by Turning Data Into Music

Oct. 20, 2016 — Transforming data about the structure of proteins into melodies gives scientists a completely new way of analyzing the molecules that could reveal new insights into how they work -- by listening to ... read more

Leisure Activities, Job Crafting Can Make Company 'Mistfits' More Productive

Oct. 20, 2016 — Finding meaning outside of work and proactively tailoring duties on the job may help people who fail to gel with a company's culture stay engaged and become more productive workers, according to ... read more

Music May Help Make High-Intensity Interval Training Viable Option for Average Person

Oct. 20, 2016 — Listening to music may make it easier for people to adopt short duration exercise regimens that could help them stay in shape, according to ... read more

170,000 Hate Crimes Go Unreported in the UK Each Year, According to New Research

Oct. 20, 2016 — English researchers have developed new hate crimes reporting systems to provide authorities with a clearer picture of the level of abuse in that ... read more

Advances Made in Alzheimer's Research

Oct. 20, 2016 — A major advance has been made in Alzheimer’s research, say researchers. They showed how a diseased vertebrate brain can naturally react to Alzheimer’s pathology by forming more neurons. Two ... read more

Pre-University Skills Course Boosts Students' A-Level Success

Oct. 20, 2016 — A course designed to teach sixth form students essential university-level study skills also significantly improves their A-level results, according to research from ... read more

Neighborhoods Important Factor in Risk of Stroke for All Races

Oct. 19, 2016 — Those living in more advantaged neighborhoods are less likely to have a stroke than are their counterparts who live in less advantaged neighborhoods, according to a new ... read more

Exercise May Help Ward Off Memory Decline

Oct. 19, 2016 — Exercise may be associated with a small benefit for elderly people who already have memory and thinking problems, according to new research. The research involved people with vascular cognitive ... read more

Patients With Insomnia Have Altered Activity in Specific Brain Regions

Oct. 19, 2016 — Specific brain regions, including those involved in awareness of self and tendency to ruminate, show altered activity in patients with insomnia when compared to good sleepers, according to a new ... read more

Abuse of Some Prescription Drugs Can Be a Risk for College Sexual Assaults, Regretted Sex

Oct. 19, 2016 — The abuse of prescription drugs by college students can play a role in negative sexual events such as sexual assault and regretted sex, new research has ... read more

Neurodevelopmental Model of Zika May Provide Rapid Answers

Oct. 19, 2016 — A newly study demonstrates fetal death and brain damage in early chick embryos similar to microcephaly--a rare birth defect linked to the Zika ... read more

Single Gene Linked to Some Cases of Autism Spectrum Disorder

Oct. 19, 2016 — Scientists have linked mutations in a single gene to autism in people who have a rare tumor syndrome typically diagnosed in childhood. The findings, in patients with neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1), ... read more

New Research Explores What It Means When a Child Loses a Pet

Oct. 19, 2016 — Given the relatively short lifespans of many pets, it’s not unusual for children to witness the realities of life played out in their homes. New research focuses on how children understand death in ... read more

Older Men Cling to 1950's, '60's Blueprint of Masculinity

Oct. 19, 2016 — Older men adhere closely to an idealized masculinity script that is incompatible with the realities of later life, a new study suggests. The mismatch between aging and the often ageless expectations ... read more

Going for a Run Could Improve Cramming for Exams

Oct. 19, 2016 — Ever worried that all the information you've crammed in during a study session might not stay in your memory? The answer might be going for a run, according to a new ... read more

Are Extraverts Always at an Advantage in Team-Based Work?

Oct. 19, 2016 — Extraverts are perceived as proactively contributing to teamwork because of their ability to develop energizing relationships with their teammates, research finds. These results show that ... read more

Preschoolers Correct Speaking Mistakes Even When Talking to Themselves

Oct. 18, 2016 — One of the differences between adults and preschoolers when it comes to private speech is that adults typically talk to themselves in their heads, while preschoolers talk to themselves aloud, ... read more

Folinic Acid Could Help Children With Autism Communicate Better

Oct. 18, 2016 — Prescription doses of folinic acid, which is a reduced form of a B vitamin known as folate, could help improve the language and communication skills of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). ... read more

A New Player in Appetite Control

Oct. 18, 2016 — Brain cells called glial cells play a critical role in controlling appetite and feeding behavior, neuroscientists have discovered. In a study of mice, the researchers found that activating these ... read more

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