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Research from Sandia shows brain stimulation during training boosts performance

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(DOE/Sandia National Laboratories) New research from Sandia published in Neuropsychologia shows that working memory training combined with a kind of noninvasive brain stimulation can lead to cognitive improvement under certain conditions. Improving working memory or cognitive strategies could be very valuable for training people faster and more efficiently.

Nemours Research aims to find new way to improve type 1 diabetes compliance in adolescents

(Nemours) Only 21 percent of adolescents with type 1 diabetes maintain the recommended A1C levels, often related to psychological and behavioral impediments. Researchers from Nemours Children's Health System were awarded $1.8 million...Show More Summary

'Alarmingly high' risk of death for people with opioid use disorder in general medical care

(Wolters Kluwer Health) Almost one-fifth of patients with opioid use disorder (OUD) in a large healthcare system died during a four-year follow-up period, reports a study in the Journal of Addiction Medicine, the official journal of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM). The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer.

How fear of death affects human attitudes toward animal life

(University of Arizona) When reminded of death, humans become more likely to support the killing of animals, no matter how they feel about animal rights, University of Arizona researchers found. Psychology's terror management theory may explain why. Show More Summary

Lyme disease researchers seek consensus as number of cases grows

(University of California - Santa Cruz) Scientists have built a large body of knowledge about Lyme disease over the past 40 years, yet controversies remain and the number of cases continues to rise. In the United States, reported cases of Lyme disease, which is transmitted from wild animals to humans by tick bites, have tripled in the past 20 years. Show More Summary

ACP urges Congress to 'move away' from harmful changes to patient care in AHCA

(American College of Physicians) The American College of Physicians (ACP) today sent a four-page letter to leaders in both the House and Senate urging Congress to "move away" from the harmful changes to patient care that would occur if the American Health Care Act (AHCA) were to become law. Show More Summary

Scientific discovery game significantly speeds up neuroscience research process

(University of Washington) A new scientific discovery game called Mozak is allowing video gamers to significantly speed up reconstructing the intricate architecture of brain cells, a fundamental task in 21st century brain science. These...Show More Summary

Brain's power to adapt offers short-term gains, long-term strains

(Penn State) Like air-traffic controllers scrambling to reconnect flights when a major hub goes down, the brain has a remarkable ability to rewire itself after suffering an injury. However, maintaining these new connections between brain regions can strain the brain's resources, which can lead to serious problems later, including Alzheimer's Disease, according to researchers.

Military service boosts resilience, well-being among transgender veterans

(University of Washington) Transgender people make up a small percentage of active-duty US military personnel, but their experience in the service may yield long-term, positive effects on their mental health and quality of life. A study...Show More Summary

Motion sickness drug worsens motion perception

(Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary) A new study led by Massachusetts Eye and Ear researchers found that oral promethazine, a drug commonly taken to alleviate motion sickness, temporarily worsened vestibular perception thresholds by 31 percent, lowering one's ability to perceive sensory information about motion, balance and spatial orientation.

Forging new defenses against Diabetic Kidney Disease

(Joslin Diabetes Center) Scientists at Joslin Diabetes Center have revealed an unexpected route to slow the progression of diabetic kidney disease, targeting a biological pathway that is the main channel for the metabolism of glucose in the cell.

Early career scientist receives recognition from Microscopy Society of America

(Virginia Tech) Rengasayee 'Sai' Veeraraghavan, a research assistant professor at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, became the sixth person in the world to receive the George Palade Award from the Microscopy Society of America. Show More Summary

Hormone-influenced social strategies shape human social hierarchy, study shows

(University of Texas at Austin) In a game of chicken, the most aggressive players are fueled by testosterone and are more willing to harm others; and while it may be easy to demonize such hawkish behaviors, psychology researchers from The University of Texas at Austin say there is sound evolutionary reason for their existence.

Statins may benefit cirrhotic patients with Hepatitis B or C infections

(Wiley) Infection with hepatitis B virus (HBV) or hepatitis C virus (HCV) can lead to cirrhosis as well as liver cancer. A Hepatology study from Taiwan has found that statins may provide benefits to patients with HBV- or HCV-related cirrhosis.

Robot radiology: Low cost A.I. could screen for cervical cancer better than humans

(Lehigh University) A result of 10 years work, Lehigh University's Sharon Xiaolei Huang and her team have created a cervical cancer screening technique that, based on an analysis of a very large dataset, has the potential to performShow More Summary

Medicare recipients using rehabilitation services report major functional improvements

(University of Vermont) A new study showing significant patient-reported functional improvement among Medicare recipients who utilize rehabilitation services offers hope for America's 65-and-older set, which is expected to double by 2050. That's assuming Medicare -- the nation's largest federal health insurance program for seniors -- survives recent talk of its demise.

Gallbladder cancer rates decreasing in men, not women; late-stage diagnosis on the rise

(University of Missouri-Columbia) Gallbladder cancer is a rare, but aggressive disease. A new study by University of Missouri School of Medicine researchers has found that gallbladder cancer rates have decreased in men in recent years but not in women. The researchers also found that more people are being diagnosed with late-stage disease.

Physicians vastly underestimate patients' willingness to share sexual orientation, study finds

(Johns Hopkins Medicine) A study that surveyed a national sample of emergency department health care providers and adult patients suggests that patients are substantially more willing to disclose their sexual orientation than health care workers believe.

Nanoparticle vaccine shows potential as immunotherapy to fight multiple cancer types

(UT Southwestern Medical Center) Researchers from UT Southwestern Medical Center have developed a first-of-its-kind nanoparticle vaccine immunotherapy that targets several different cancer types.

Study: Stressing about finances can be harmful to a baby's health

(MediaSource) It's normal for expectant moms to worry about how their new arrival will affect their family's budget -- but a new study shows how financial stress can affect the health of the baby. Researchers found that pregnancy-related anxiety was one reason why women experiencing financial stress deliver babies of lower birth weight.

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