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How Can You Measure How Much Pain a Baby Feels?

The FDA is issuing a new warning on anesthesia for infants, and it poses a difficult question for doctors. What's more dangerous: pain or pain treatment? The post How Can You Measure How Much Pain a Baby Feels? appeared first on WIR...

Study confirms prescription weight-loss medication helps with opiate addiction recovery

(University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston) Researchers from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have confirmed that a prescription weight-loss pill decreases the urge to use opiates such as oxycodone. In a study...Show More Summary

What Will It Take to End International Killer Whale Capture?

The West may have rejected whale captivity, but the painful relationship between humans and orcas is far from over

Female Cockroaches Sync Up Their Virgin Births

Female roaches are quicker to give virgin birth, or birth without sex, when in the company of other females.

BRCA testing on the rise for those without breast or ovarian cancers

(University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston) More women are requesting BRCA gene testing associated with certain types of cancer thanks to increased interest in the procedure. Traditionally women tested for mutations in the cancer-susceptibility genes BRCA1 and BRCA2 have been those diagnosed with early onset breast or ovarian cancer in order to guide treatment options.

Schizophrenia-associated gene research funded by $3.1 million NIH grant

(Emory Health Sciences) A research team at Emory University is embarking on a multipronged study of 3q29 deletion syndrome, a genetic mutation associated with a 40-fold increased risk for schizophrenia and a range of other neuropsychiatric conditions including mild to moderate intellectual disability, autism and anxiety.

Relativity Variables: Velocity, Doppler-Bondi k, and Rapidity

Traditional presentations of special relativity place emphasis on “velocity”, which of course has an important physical interpretation… carried over from Galilean physics. However, in many situations, working only with velocities can be tedious in calculations and may obscure the underlying geometry. Show More Summary

What's Popular at #CNS2017?

Memory wins again! Word cloud for 835 poster titles at CNS 2017. The 2017 Cognitive Neuroscience Society annual meeting will start tomorrow, March 25. To no one's surprise, memory is the most popular topic in the bottom-up abstract submission...Show More Summary

People often use the word 'you' rather than 'I' to cope with negative experiences

Researchers say it may seem contradictory that a means of generalizing to people at large is used when reflecting on one's most personal and idiosyncratic experiences.

Why This One Dead Sea Creature Is Such a Big Deal

Not even military dolphins could save this vaquita. The carcass of one of the endangered porpoises, whose Spanish name translates to "little cow," was discovered floating near the Baja California shoreline Sunday in the latest blow to a rapidly diminishing population, NBC Los Angeles reports. The vaquita was found by...

Friday assorted links

1. Who’s complacent?  Not St. George, Utah. 2. Review of David Goodhart, The Road to Somewhere, quite an interesting book, most of all for the UK. 3. Kenneth Arrow was right about information being a public good: “David Pogue tested 47 pill-reminder apps to find the best.”  And two-year fellowships at Brookings. Show More Summary

Most Lithuanians still emigrate for economic reasons

(Kaunas University of Technology) Independent research, initiated and carried out by Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) interdisciplinary migration research cluster shows that introduction of Euro in Lithuania coincides with the fourth wave of emigration. In 2015, more than 40 thousand people left Lithuania, and in 2016 -- around 50 thousand.

3 Mind Hacks that Helped Me Overcome Social Anxiety

For many years I used to struggle with bad social anxiety, which also became a source of depression, general anxiety and panic attacks. Through years of trial and error, I learned methods and mind hacks that not only dissolve social anxiety, but — if practiced […]

“CERN Invented the Web” Isn’t an Argument for Anything

I mentioned in passing in the Forbes post about science funding that I’m thoroughly sick of hearing about how the World Wide Web was invented at CERN. I got into an argument about this a while back on Twitter, too, but had to go do something else and couldn’t go into much detail. It’s probably…

The Central Problem of Academic Hiring

A bunch of people in my social-media feeds are sharing this post by Alana Cattapan titled Time-sucking academic job applications don’t know enormity of what they ask. It describes an ad asking for two sample course syllabi “not merely syllabi for courses previously taught — but rather syllabi for specific courses in the hiring department,”…

Committed has a Website You are cordially invited to visit to read about our book on involuntary psychiatric care. There are links to reviews, radio shows, and some stuff about us and where we'll be speaking. I hope you like the new website. Show More Summary

The arcuate fascicle – connection matters

Researchers discover brain structure that helps us to understand what others think

King Tut's Grandmom? Huge Alabaster Statue Unearthed Along Nile

A statue carved in alabaster that possibly represents King Tut's grandmother ? Queen Tiye ? has been unearthed on the west bank of Luxor along the Nile River.

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