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Researchers Develop New Tool to Assess Individual's Level of Wisdom

Researchers at University of San Diego School of Medicine have developed a new tool called the San Diego Wisdom Scale (SD-WISE) to assess an individual's level of wisdom, based upon a conceptualization of wisdom as a trait with a neurobiological as well as psychosocial basis.

Researchers develop new tool to assess individual's level of wisdom

(University of California - San Diego) Researchers at University of San Diego School of Medicine have developed a new tool called the San Diego Wisdom Scale (SD-WISE) to assess an individual's level of wisdom, based upon a conceptualization of wisdom as a trait with a neurobiological as well as psychosocial basis.

Differential brain network changes in Alzheimer's patients with and without CeVD

(Duke-NUS Medical School) A new study by researchers at Duke-NUS Medical School and the National University of Singapore Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, on a local cohort of 235 Singapore residents with prodromal and clinical Alzheimer's disease showed differential functional connectivity and structural network changes in the brains of patients with and without CeVD.

BU: HPV vaccine associated with improved fertility in some women

(Boston University School of Medicine) More than 40 percent of American teens are now getting vaccinated against human papillomavirus (HPV). But, despite HPV infection being associated with reduced semen quality and lower pregnancy rates, there is still public concern about whether the HPV vaccine itself could affect future fertility.

Sleep deprivation is an effective anti-depressant for nearly half of depressed patients

(University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) Sleep deprivation - typically administered in controlled, inpatient settings - rapidly reduces symptoms of depression in roughly half of depression patients, according the first meta-analysis on the subject in nearly 30 years, from researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

Scientists find way to convert bad body fat into good fat

(Washington University School of Medicine) Working in mice, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have identified a way to convert white fat, which stores calories, into brown fat that burns them.

Study suggests link between youth football & later-life emotional, behavioral impairment

(Boston University School of Medicine) A new study has found an association between participation in youth tackle football before age 12 and impaired mood and behavior later in life. The study appears in Nature's Translational Psychiatry.

Gun laws requiring domestic abusers to surrender firearms could save lives

(Boston University School of Medicine) The mass shooting in Plano, Texas, this month was the deadliest of 2017. It also fit a pattern: The shooter had targeted his estranged wife and her friends and family -- and had a history of intimate partner violence (IPV).

New lung cell type discovered

(Boston University School of Medicine) A recent study has identified a new lung cell type that is implicated in the body's innate immune defense against the bacteria Streptococcus pneumoniae -- one of the leading causes of pneumonia worldwide.

Parents not confident schools can assist child with chronic disease, mental health

(Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan) Most parents are sure schools would be able to provide basic first aid but are less confident about a school's ability to respond to more complex health situations, such as an asthma attack or mental health problem.

Vaping doubles risk of smoking cigarettes for teens

(University of Waterloo) Teenagers who try e-cigarettes double their risk for smoking tobacco cigarettes, according to a new study. The study -- from the University of Waterloo and the Wake Forest School of Medicine -- found that students in grades seven to 12 who had tried an e-cigarette are 2.16 times more likely to be susceptible to cigarette smoking.

Medical students not trained to prescribe medical marijuana

Although 29 states and the District of Columbia allow marijuana use for medical purposes, few medical students are being trained how to prescribe the drug. Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis surveyed...Show More Summary

Medical students not trained to prescribe medical marijuana

(Washington University School of Medicine) More than half of the states in the US now allow some type of legal marijuana use, primarily medical marijuana. But, in a survey of medical residents and deans at the nation's medical schools, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Show More Summary

People with Schizophrenia Left Out of Longevity Revolution

A team of researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System has analyzed eight published longitudinal studies of mortality in schizophrenia that met their strict research...Show More Summary

$3 million collaboration to develop new approaches for HIV therapy

(University of Liverpool) A collaboration between the University of Liverpool and the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (JHUSM) has been awarded a further $3m (£2.2m) to develop sophisticated new medicines for HIV.

People with schizophrenia left out of longevity revolution

(University of California - San Diego) A team of researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System have analyzed all eight published longitudinal studies of mortality...Show More Summary

Ending DACA could have dire public health consequences

(University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) The pending termination of DACA may reverse these mental health benefits for the 800,000 DACA beneficiaries, and trigger a public health crisis, according to an essay in the New England Journal of Medicine, co-authored by Atheendar. Show More Summary

How does a cell maintain its identity during replication?

(University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) Prior to cell division, chromosomes are seemingly a jumbled mess. Researchers have long assumed that genes become "silent" during cell division, not being transcribed into proteins or regulatory molecules. Show More Summary

Researchers develop new strategy to target KRAS mutant cancer

(University of California - San Diego) In a new study, published this month in Cancer Discovery, University of California San Diego School of Medicine researchers report that approximately half of lung and pancreatic cancers that originate with a KRAS mutation become addicted to the gene as they progress.

Researchers Develop New Strategy to Target KRAS Mutant Cancer

In a new study, published this month in Cancer Discovery, University of California San Diego School of Medicine researchers report that approximately half of lung and pancreatic cancers that originate with a KRAS mutation become addicted to the gene as they progress.

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