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August 13, 2020

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When You're Smiling, the Whole World Really Does Smile With You

From Sinatra to Katy Perry, celebrities have long sung about the power of a smile -- how it picks you up, changes your outlook, and generally makes you feel better. But is it all smoke and mirrors, ...

AI-Enhanced Precision Medicine Identifies Novel Autism Subtype

A novel precision medicine approach enhanced by artificial intelligence has laid the groundwork for what could be the first biomedical screening and intervention tool for a subtype of autism, reports ...

Excess Weight Among Pregnant Women May Interfere With Child's Developing Brain

Obesity in expectant mothers may hinder the development of the babies' brains as early as the second trimester, a new study ...

Math Shows How Brain Stays Stable Amid Internal Noise and a Widely Varying World

A new theoretical framework shows that many properties of neural connections help biological circuits produce consistent ...
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New Study Suggests ADHD Like Behavior Helps Spur Entrepreneurial Activity

Many people have experienced a few nights of bad sleep that resulted in shifting attention spans, impulsive tendencies and hyperactivity the next day -- all behaviors resembling ADHD. A new study ...

Trustful Collaboration Critical for Outcome of Therapy

A trusting therapeutic relationship and outcome-oriented collaboration between therapist and patient are critical for the successful treatment of mental illness. And it pays to start early in ...

Teens' Social Media Use Does Not Raise Risk for Depression, Study Finds

New findings refute popular wisdom and may provide relief to parents and educators concerned with adolescents' heavy use of social media -- particularly during the COVID-19 ...

Study Pinpoints Five Most Likely Causes of Post-Traumatic Stress in Police Officers

A combination of genetic and emotional differences may lead to post-traumatic stress (PTS) in police officers, a new study finds. Based on biological studies of officers in major cities, the study ...

Prenatal Depression Can Alter Child's Brain Connectivity, Affect Behavior

Altered brain connectivity may be one way prenatal depression influences child behavior, according to new ...

Study Finds ATV-Related Head and Neck Injuries Among Youth Continue to Remain High

A new study analyzed data regarding ATV-related head and neck injuries treated in U.S. emergency departments from 1990 through 2014 involving patients younger than 18 years of ...

Highly Sensitive Dopamine Detector Uses 2D Materials

A supersensitive dopamine detector can help in the early diagnosis of several disorders that result in too much or too little dopamine, according to new ...

New Reporter Mouse Strain Offers Powerful Genetic Tool to Identify P2X2-Expressing Cells

Researchers created a reporter mouse strain in pursuit of a new way to answer an old question: Is purinergic receptor gene P2X2 expressed in particular populations of sensory nerve cells? They were ...

People Who Feel Dizzy When They Stand Up May Have Higher Risk of Dementia

Some people who feel dizzy or lightheaded when they stand up may have an increased risk of developing dementia years later, according to a new study. The condition, called orthostatic hypotension, ...

Placebos Prove Powerful Even When People Know They're Taking One

Researchers have demonstrated that placebos reduce brain markers of emotional distress even when people know they are taking ...

Key to Dialogue Between Brain Cells to Protect Against Stroke

LSU Health New Orleans research has unlocked a key fundamental mechanism in the communication between brain cells when confronted with stroke and found DHA not only protected neuronal cells and ...

REM Sleep Tunes Eating Behavior

Despite our broad understanding of the different brain regions activated during rapid-eye-movement sleep, little is known about what this activity serves for. Researchers have now discovered that the ...

Vitamin D Twice a Day May Keep Vertigo Away

Taking vitamin D and calcium twice a day may reduce your chances of getting vertigo again, according to a new ...

Education May Be Protective for People With Gene for Familial Early Onset Alzheimer's

Even for people who carry the gene for early onset Alzheimer's disease, more years of education may slow the development of beta-amyloid plaques in the brain that are associated with the ...

Implanted Neural Stem Cell Grafts Show Functionality in Spinal Cord Injuries

Researchers report successfully implanting specialized grafts of neural stem cells directly into spinal cord injuries in mice, then documenting how the grafts grew and filled the injury sites, ...

Autism: How a Gene Alteration Modifies Social Behavior

A team of researchers has discovered a new connection between a genetic alteration and social difficulties related to autism: A mutation in the neuroligin-3 gene reduces the effect of the hormone ...

Body Weight Has Surprising, Alarming Impact on Brain Function

As a person's weight goes up, all regions of the brain go down in activity and blood flow, according to a new brain imaging ...

New Molecule Reverses Alzheimer's-Like Memory Decline

A drug candidate previously shown to slow aging in brain cells, successfully reversed memory loss in a mouse model of inherited Alzheimer's disease. The new research also revealed that the drug, ...

Can Sleep Protect Us from Forgetting Old Memories?

Researchers report that sleep may help people to learn continuously through their lifetime by encoding new memories and protecting old ...

Study Reveals Greater Excitability in Social Brain Regions of Autistic Men Compared to Women

New findings suggest that autistic men, but not women, have enhanced neural excitability in their social brain regions, and this may impact their ability to navigate social ...

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