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Scientists make living brain cells from Alzheimer's patients biobanked brain tissue Scientists, for the first time, generated induced pluripotent stem cells lines from non-cryoprotected brain tissue of patients with Alzheimer's disease.
Ketamine acts as antidepressant by boosting serotonin PET molecular imaging of the brain reveals that ketamine may act as an antidepressant by boosting serotonin activity in brain areas involved in
Probiotic Therapy Shows Promise for Treating Autism New research 'gives autism' to mice, then cures it with probiotic therapy.→ Jeremy Dean is a psychologist and author of PsyBlog. His latest book is "Making Habits, Breaking Habits: How to Make Changes That Stick"
Why I Was Wrong About Twitter Twitter opens the door to debating about questions like this: Outside psychology, what profession has the most insight into human behavior?read more
Sexting common, linked to sex among high-risk youth More than one in five middle-school aged children with behavioral or emotional problems has recently engaged in sexting, according to a new study.
Blood test could help diagnose concussions During a concussion, the brain bounces against the skull, and researchers believe the impact can cause changes they hope can be detected in blood tests.
Court debates abortion law A panel of judges ask how bad is too bad for Texas women seeking abortions.
Army takes on its own toxic leaders Army researchers are wondering if toxic officers have contributed to soldiers' mental health problems.
Creationist beliefs linked to personality type in new survey of churchgoers A new study suggests that a person's view on creationism may depend on whether or not they take in information by way of their senses or by intuition.
Brain rest after concussion linked to quicker recovery A new study provides some of the first evidence showing "cognitive rest" does make a difference.
Meditation for anxiety, depression? Some 30 minutes of meditation daily may improve symptoms of anxiety and depression, a new analysis of previously published research
One in, one out: How people put a limit on their social networks A new study has shown that people still put most of their efforts into communicating with small numbers of close friends or family, often operating unconscious one-in, one-out policies so that communication patterns remain the same even when friendships change.
Are gifted children getting lost in the shuffle? Gifted children are likely to be the next generation's innovators and leaders"”and yet, the exceptionally smart are often invisible in the classroom, lacking the curricula, teacher input and external motivation to reach full potential. This conclusion comes as the result of the largest scientific study of the profoundly gifted to date, a 30-year study.
Researchers link protein with breast cancer's spread to brain A cancer-research team has identified a protein that may be a major culprit when breast cancer metastasizes to the
Researchers target cancer stem cells in malignant brain tumors Researchers identified immune system targets on cancer stem cells – cells from which malignant brain tumors are believed to originate and regenerate – and created an experimental vaccine to attack them.
Is This the End of Marriage, Capitalism and Religion? What if the next big thing really isn't a thing at all? What if it's a way? And what if this way doesn't bring neatly folded answers but rather a basket of disheveled questions? Often what moves our world goes unnoticed because we are looking somewhere else for something more
The Autism Spectrum: Has It Really Changed? With all the talk of an expanded autism spectrum, and the changes in DSM5 I decided to go back to the original papers of Hans Asperger and Leo Kanner. How much has really changed in the presentation of autism, in the past 70 years? Less that you might more
Released inmates need programs to meet basic, mental health needs, study shows When inmates with severe mental illness are released from jail, their priority is finding shelter, food, money and clothes. Even needs as basic as soap and a place to bathe can be hard to come by for people leaving jail, according to a new study.
Stimulating brain cells stops binge drinking, animal study finds Researchers have found a way to change alcohol drinking behavior in rodents, using the emerging technique of optogenetics, which uses light to stimulate neurons.
Anxiety: Getting Excited Beats Trying to Calm Down People giving public speeches and taking a stressful maths test did better when they re-thought their performance anxiety.→ Jeremy Dean is a psychologist and author of PsyBlog. His latest book is "Making Habits, Breaking Habits: How to Make Changes That Stick"