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A Higher Power for Those Who Don’t Believe in... This article is not directed toward individuals who do not find themselves struggling to embrace a Higher Power of their understanding while working toward recovery. It is directed at those who may want to embrace something, yet cannot identify with what they are comfortable. Several … ...
Genetic factors are responsible for creating anatomical patterns in the brain cortex The highly consistent anatomical patterning found in the brain’s cortex is controlled by genetic factors, reports a new study by an international research consortium led by Chi-Hua Chen of the University of California, San Diego, and Nicholas Schork of the J. Craig Venter Institute, published on July 26 in PLOS Genetics. The human brain’s wrinkled [...]
Smell test may predict early stages of Alzheimer’s disease Researchers from Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC), New York State Psychiatric Institute, and NewYork-Presbyterian reported that an odor identification test may prove useful in predicting cognitive decline and detecting early-stage Alzheimer’s disease. Their two studies, presented at the Alzheimer’s Association’s International Conference in Toronto, Canada, suggest that the University of Pennsylvania Smell Identification Test (UPSIT) [...]
Witnesses confuse innocent and guilty suspects with ‘unfair’ lineups, psychology research shows Police lineups in which distinctive individual marks or features are not altered can impair witnesses’ ability to distinguish between innocent and guilty suspects, according to new research in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. The research, conducted by a team of psychology researchers from the University of Warwick in the UK, [...]
Can a brain scan predict when stress will cause eventual memory loss? “My workload has shot up after my last promotion, I know that I’m stressed out,” says a management executive from Delhi. “I feel anxious all the time, and since starting this job six months ago, I seem to be forgetting small things on a daily basis. Did I take my supplements this morning? Where did [...]
Elite cyclists are more resilient to mental fatigue, study finds As British cyclist Chris Froome celebrates his third Tour de France victory, research from the University of Kent and Australian collaborators shows for the first time that elite endurance athletes have superior ability to resist mental fatigue. Professor Samuele Marcora, Director of Research in Kent’s School of Sport and Exercise Sciences, co-authored a report in [...]
Scientists identify novel genes linked to motor neuron disease Published today in Nature Genetics, the study reveals three new risk genes for ALS and one of these – C21orf2 – increases an individual’s risk of developing the dis-ease by 65 per cent. These results could aid the development of personalised treatments for people with ALS by using gene therapy – an approach which involves [...]
Imaging the brain at multiple size scales: New technique can reveal subcellular details MIT researchers have developed a new technique for imaging brain tissue at multiple scales, allowing them to peer at molecules within cells or take a wider view of the long-range connections between neurons. This technique, known as magnified analysis of proteome (MAP), should help scientists in their ongoing efforts to chart the connectivity and functions [...]
Regardless of age or health conditions, many seniors not retired from sex Despite societal perceptions that older adults’ love lives are ancient history, many seniors are anything but retired from sex, a new study suggests. Many seniors consider sexual activity essential to their well-being, happiness and quality of life. And some of these vivacious seniors are finding their golden years to be an optimal time for exploring [...]
Fighting Lung Cancer Stigmas Saves Lives How reframing lung cancer can lead to earlier diagnoses, more knowledge about the disease and maybe, just maybe, a cure.
Shocking New Findings About ADHD. You’ll Never Guess!... Last week, researchers from University of Toronto published a study looking at the long-term effects of ADHD in women. The title of the paper was “Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder casts a long … ...
Childhood Trauma: Overcoming the Hurt of Invalidation “When we deny our stories, they define us. When we own our stories, we get to write a brave new ending.” — Brene Brown I talk about my childhood trauma because I lived in denial for most of my life. I write about it because I … ...
How To Stop Fighting With Your Partner A few weeks ago my husband and I had a fight. When we first married, twenty plus years ago, we had fight once or twice a week. Now, once or … ...
There Are Four Flirting Styles, Each With Its Own Tells How to tell if someone is flirting with you.  
6 Reasons Adolescents Skip Their Meds Adolescents suffer from bipolar disorder at the same rate as adults. Diagnosis in teens and children has increased 40 fold over the last 10 years, bringing the diagnosis rate for … ...
When Are Puppies At Their Cutest? Most dogs on Earth die before they are three months old. New research shows how being cute can save a puppy from an early death.
Overhyped Brain Training Turns Out To Have Unexpected Benefit Until now brain training has proved more of a fad than a useful a treatment.  
Imaging the brain at multiple size scales Researchers have developed a new technique for imaging brain tissue at multiple scales, allowing them to image molecules within cells or take a wider view of the long-range connections between neurons. The technique, magnified analysis of proteome, should help scientists chart the connectivity and functions of neurons in the human brain.
Can a brain scan early in a period of stress predict eventual memory loss? New research shows that even a brief period of stress -- as few as three days -- can cause the hippocampus to start shrinking. This shrinking of the hippocampus -- a change in the brain's structure -- actually precedes the onset of a change in behavior, namely, the loss of memory.
Study compares cognitive outcomes for treatments of brain lesions Among patients with one to three brain metastases, the use of stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) alone, compared with SRS combined with whole brain radiotherapy, resulted in less cognitive deterioration at three months, according to a study.