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Depression in soldiers linked to brain disruption from injury

(Radiological Society of North America) Using multiple brain imaging techniques, researchers have found that a disruption of the circuitry in the brain's cognitive-emotional pathways may provide a physical foundation for depression symptoms in some service members who have suffered mild traumatic brain injury in combat. Show More Summary

Alcohol consumption shows no effect on coronary arteries

(Radiological Society of North America) Researchers using coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) have found no association between light to moderate alcohol consumption and coronary artery disease (CAD), according to a study being presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).

who’s afraid of w.e.b. dubois?

At the Social Science History Association meetings, I was part of the Author Meets Critics panel about The Scholar Denied, Aldon Morris’ book on the career of W.E.B. DuBois and the institutions that shape academic discourse. The panel included Vilna Bashi Treitler and Melissa F. Weiner. The conversation was interesting and focused on how DuBois […]

Paul Nuttall and Working Class Voters

Who's that knight on a white charger? Why, it's none other than Paul Nuttall, Eddie Hitler look-a-like and the latest leader of our purple friends in the United Kingdom Independence Party. His election by a landslide suggests a desire...Show More Summary

New guidelines aim to improve understanding of scientific data

(University of East Anglia) Researchers from University of East Anglia have produced new guidelines aimed at improving the communication and understanding of scientific data -- using knowledge of how the human brain processes visual and written information.

When judging other people, first impressions last

(Cornell University) A well-known saying urges people to 'not judge a book by its cover.' But people tend to do just that -- even after they've skimmed a chapter or two, according to Cornell University research.

Physical-environment checklist leads to sharp drop in inpatient suicides in VA

(Veterans Affairs Research Communications) The Mental Health Environment of Care Checklist, put in place at Veterans Affairs hospitals in 2007, has led to a sharp reduction in inpatient suicides, says a new VA study.

UTSW researchers' international study zeros in on gene that limits desire to drink alcohol

(UT Southwestern Medical Center) In the largest study of its kind, UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers and colleagues in Europe identified a gene variant that suppresses the desire to drink alcohol.

Prevention program safeguards children's brains from effects of poverty

(University of Georgia) Participation in a prevention program shown to remove the effects of poverty on brain development, according to 14-year study.

IU study finds activity trackers can work when paired with wellness coaching

(Indiana University) While critics have debated the effectiveness of activity trackers, a recent study by faculty in the IU School of Public Health-Bloomington found activity trackers can work, if paired with wellness coaching. The study was published in the American College of Sports Medicine's Health and Fitness Journal.

An exercise in good health

(Queen's University) A new Scientific Statement from the American Heart Association led by Queen's University professor Robert Ross provides unequivocal evidence to confirm that cardiorespiratory fitness, a reflection of overall cardiovascular health, should be measured in clinical practice to provide additional information for patient management.

Comparing gait parameters can predict decline in memory and thinking

(Mayo Clinic) A Mayo Clinic study recently published in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease found that problems associated with gait can predict a significant decline in memory and thinking.

Power poses don't help and could potentially backfire, Penn study shows

(University of Pennsylvania) The idea behind power poses, that if you stand in a 'powerful' position, broad posture, hands on hips, shoulders high and pushed back, you will suddenly feel psychologically and physiologically stronger, is intuitively appealing, especially for people without much confidence. The problem is that it's simply not true, according to a new Penn study.

Report highlights coffee's potential role in reducing cognitive decline

(Kaizo) A new report from the Institute for Scientific Information on Coffee (ISIC), a not-for-profit organisation devoted to the study and disclosure of science related to coffee and health, highlights the potential role of coffee consumption in reducing the risk of cognitive decline.

It takes less than a second to tell humans from androids

(University of California - Berkeley) It can be hard to tell the difference between humans and androids in such sci-fi TV shows as 'Westworld.' But in real life, beyond our screens, the human brain takes less than a second to tell between reality and fantasy, according to new research from the University of California, Berkeley.

UT professor develops algorithm to improve online mapping of disaster areas

(University of Tennessee at Knoxville) Yingjie Hu, UT assistant professor of geography, has developed an algorithm to improve online mapping of disaster areas.

Secret phenotypes: Disease devils in invisible details

(Georgia Institute of Technology) The human eye often falls short in the hunt for faint genetic drivers that raise the risk of devastating neurological diseases such as autism and schizophrenia. But little eludes a microscope optic attached to a computer, and algorithms that can relate previously hidden phenotypes to subtle genetic mutations.

Researcher suggests kratom may have medical benefit as opioid alternative

(American Osteopathic Association) Anecdotal evidence and current scientific research indicate kratom may have a medical benefit as an alternative to opioids. This special report, to publish in the JAOA, highlights how a DEA ban on kratom...Show More Summary

Springer Nature provides Italian universities hit by earthquake free access to electronic content

(Springer) Springer Nature will open its digital resources to two Italian universities affected by the earthquakes of this past August and October. In addition to the journal titles to which they already subscribe, Università degli Studi...Show More Summary

New approach needed in way Tourette's syndrome is portrayed, research shows

(University of Kent) Media stereotypes of people with Tourette's syndrome are leading to the stigmatizing of adolescents with the condition by their peers.

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