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Study discovers link between cancer and autism A group of University of Iowa researchers has shown that although patients who have been diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have a higher burden of mutations in cancer-promoting oncogenes, they actually have lower rates of cancer. The multidisciplinary team, led by Benjamin Darbro, MD, PhD, assistant professor of medical genetics in the Stead [...]
Exposure to American Indian mascots activates stereotypes Ethnic brand imagery, including American Indian mascots, can strengthen stereotypes, causing detrimental societal consequences, according to a newly published study conducted by a University of Montana researcher. UM Assistant Professor Justin Angle, in partnership with researchers Sokiente Dagogo-Jack and Mark Forehand at the University of Washington and Andrew Perkins at Washington State University, found measurable [...]
How Fear and Uncertainty Are Reviving “Macho” Leadership Global economic uncertainty and the spike in terrorism has created a resurgence of populist attraction to authoritarianism and “macho” leaders.
How Fear and Uncertainty Is Reviving “Macho” Leadership Global economic uncertainty and the spike in terrorism has created a resurgence of the populist attraction to authoritarianism and made “macho” leaders. This trend is evident both
MIA= MENTAL ILLNESS ATTACK Hi, readers. I want to apologize for my absence. I had no use of a computer, because, you see, I tried to kill myself Saturday night a week ago. I … ...
Ultrasound headset may be new way to recognize concussion on the sidelines Mapping blood flow in the brain of athletes using an advanced form of ultrasound may make it easier to more accurately recognize concussions, according to a new study.
Can Talking to Friends Really Replace Therapy? I have to admit, as a therapist with many years of training, and still aiming to improve my work every day, it always frustrates me when I hear people equate … ...
Animal model for pediatric brain tumor created Research scientists have developed a model to explore therapies for a pediatric brain tumor known as choroid plexus carcinoma.
Living in a Mixed State You thought depression was tough. You thought mania was exhausting. Well, get ready for something really awful — the mixed state. Depression and mania mingle to produce an excruciating, unending, torturous feeling. The mixed state has got to be the worst feature of bipolar illness. … ...
Study links gang membership and depression Kids who decide to join gangs are more likely to be depressed and suicidal – and these mental health problems only worsen after joining, finds a new study co-authored by a Michigan State University criminologist. Gang membership is associated with greater levels of depression, as well as a 67 percent increase in suicidal thoughts and [...]
Nearly winning is more rewarding in gambling addicts Pathological gamblers have a stronger brain reaction to so-called near-miss events: losing events that come very close to a win. Neuroscientists of the Donders Institute at Radboud University show this in fMRI scans of twenty-two pathological gamblers and just as many healthy controls. The scientific journal Neuropsychopharmacology published their results in an early view article [...]
Gene defect may point to solution for Alzheimer’s University of Bergen researchers have found a protein that could hold the key to understanding how Alzheimer’s disease develops. Alzheimer’s disease is caused by protein (amyloid) deposition in the brain. New research at the University of Bergen (UiB) and Haukeland University Hospital shows that the protein PITRM1, which is found in mitochondria, otherwise known as [...]
I Know This Relationship Is Healthy For Me, Because… “Let there be spaces in your togetherness. And let the winds of the heavens dance between you.” -Kahlil Gibran, from The Prophet Sometimes I poll my friends and ask what … ...
Good Credit Scores Predict Lasting Love Money talks... and it speaks about romantic potential. New research links credit scores to important aspects of relationship formation and stability.
Reality vs. Phobias One of my biggest OCD fears is food contamination. I spent years refusing to eat beef or pork. I’ve thrown out so much canned cat food over botulism worries. It’s … ...
One MUST DO Strategy for Being Your Best as a Mom Being a mom is tiring. We have so much to do. People rely on us 24/7. And that’s okay. I wouldn’t NOT want to be a mom. But it is … ...
Device allows paralyzed man to swipe credit card, perform other movements New research is enabling a quadriplegic Ohio man to regain his ability to pick up objects, stir liquids and even play video games -- using his own thoughts.
Are humans the new supercomputer? Online computer games allow gamers to solve a class of problems in quantum physics that cannot be easily solved by algorithms alone. Citizen science games have already proved successful in advancing scientific endeavours, but had not previously been applied to quantum physics. A Danish team of scientists find, that players succeed where purely numerical optimization fails, and they present a new optimization method based on the observed player strategies that outperforms prominent, established numerical methods.
How LSD can make us lose our sense of self When people take the psychedelic drug LSD, they sometimes feel as though the boundary that separates them from the rest of the world has dissolved. Now, the first functional magnetic resonance images of people's brains while on LSD help to explain this phenomenon known as 'ego dissolution.'
A Badge, a Bible...and an Over-Valued Idea A state trooper is fired for preaching to motorists. Did the devil—or was it perhaps psychology—make him do it?