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January 27, 2015

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12:16 PM | Entrevista a D. Ignacio Abaitua sobre Enfermedades Raras
Entrevista realizada a D. Ignacio Abaitua Borda, Jefe de Área, Instituto de Investigación de Enfermedades Raras, quien nos habla sobre su labor. El artículo original está en Entrevista a D. Ignacio Abaitua sobre Enfermedades Raras
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11:30 AM | Best of Our Blogs: January 27, 2015
There are many situations when darkness seems to win over hope. It’s the time when you’re tired from doing too much. It’s the moment when you feel defeated, rejected and isolated. It’s when you feel least like trying and most like giving up. But I’ve found that during those dark moments, there is always, always, […]
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9:38 AM | No one noticed when this man's speech was fed to him by a 12-year-old. Welcome to the Cyranoid Illusion
Imagine if the words that came out of your mouth were spoken by another person. Would anyone notice? This idea was explored by social psychologist Stanley Milgram, famous for his studies into obedience, but he never published his results.Milgram called the hybrid of one person's body and another person's mind, a Cyranoid, after the play Cyrano de Bergerac, in which the handsome Christian woos a woman using the graceful words provided by plain-looking Cyrano. Now the concept has been resurrected […]
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9:33 AM | Siblings, genetics and the autisms (plural)
The paper by Ryan Yuen and colleagues [1] suggesting that most siblings with autism do not share the same genetic variations thought to contribute to the condition has garnered quite a few media headlines of late (see here and see here).Applying the concept of whole-genome sequencing whereby the complete genetic blueprint of a person is mapped to provide "the most comprehensive collection of an individual's genetic variation" [2], 340 genomes from 85 families with two children with a […]

Yuen, R., Thiruvahindrapuram, B., Merico, D., Walker, S., Tammimies, K., Hoang, N., Chrysler, C., Nalpathamkalam, T., Pellecchia, G., Liu, Y. & Gazzellone, M. (2015). Whole-genome sequencing of quartet families with autism spectrum disorder, Nature Medicine, DOI: 10.1038/nm.3792

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6:34 AM | Internal consistency is overrated, or How I learned to stop worrying and love shorter measures, Part I
[This is the first of a two-part series motivating and introducing precis, a Python package for automated abbreviation of psychometric measures. In part I, I motivate the search for shorter measures by arguing that internal consistency is highly overrated. In part II, I describe some software that makes it relatively easy to act on this […]
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5:25 AM | Risk, Safety and Fundamental Attribution Error
Risk, Safety and Fundamental Attribution Error What do they say about damn lies and statistics? Well, maybe safety hasn’t heard about that one, nor it seems has the CFMEU or ACT Regulator. Recently the Secretary of the CFMEU trotted out yet again the statistic that the ACT Building and Construction Industry has a ‘shocking’ record […] The post Risk, Safety and Fundamental Attribution Error appeared first on Safety Risk.
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5:01 AM | Warning! Valentine’s Day May Be Hazardous for Your Relationship’s Health
Valentine’s Day typically serves as a time to show appreciation for that special someone in our lives or as an opportunity to take a relationship to the next level. It’s a time to celebrate love in all of its forms. But can it be a dangerous time for the health of your relationship?  Holidays can be stressful, but your relationship probably made it through Thanksgiving, Christmas, Chanukah, Festivus, and New Year’s in one piece. Congratulations! Valentine’s Day […]
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1:55 AM | ADHD Types I and II?
One of my students included this very interesting 9-minute TED talk in a psychology class project. The speaker proposes that, as with diabetes, there are now arguably two forms of ADHD. We could call the inborn variety ADHD Type I; Type II would be what one doctor calls “Acquired Attention Deficit Disorder”, developed through excessive Internet use. […]
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12:14 AM | BPhope 2015 Blogger
The offer! I got and Email in early December that BP Hope was updating it site for 2015.  I thought it’s been 4 years in Aprils Maybe I could dray the bloggers… I thought there was only 4 peers, I could come up with and idea for them so I offered: “I would like to […]

January 26, 2015

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11:35 PM | The 6 Worthwhile Benefits of Life in the Slow Lane
“Stop beating yourself up. You are a work in progress; which means you get there a little at a time, not all at once.” — Unknown I’ve been practicing yoga, on and off, for fifteen years. It’s helped me through and out the other side of infertility, kept me company on the long and winding […]
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11:00 PM | Natural Breakdown of Petroleum Underground Can Lace Arsenic into Groundwater
In a long-term field study, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and Virginia Tech scientists have found that changes in geochemistry from the natural breakdown of petroleum hydrocarbons underground can promote the […]
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10:41 PM | Study: Bad middle managers are just a reflection of their bosses
Keeping middle managers happy with their supervisors is the key to retaining the lower-level workers they manage and avoiding expensive turnover costs, according to a Vanderbilt University study. “Middle managers’ […]
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10:32 PM | Scientists take big step in making graphene a viable silicon substitute
A new study moves the wonder material graphene a major step closer to knocking silicon off as the dominant workhorse of the electronics industry. While silicon is ubiquitous in semiconductors and […]
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10:17 PM | Scientists find fish in extreme environment half-mile beneath Antarctic ice
Using a specially designed hot-water drill to cleanly bore through a half mile of ice, a National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded team of researchers has become the first ever to reach […]
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10:14 PM | ‘Total cost of ownership’ information gives hybrid, plug-in vehicles a boost
Sales of hybrid and plug-in electric vehicles have slumped, but new Indiana University research shows some consumers are more likely to buy when they see data that shows the total […]
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10:13 PM | Research implicates metabolic process of the liver in the spread of colorectal cancer
Colorectal cancer is a cancer on the move: about 50 percent of patients with the disease see their cancer spread, typically to the liver. By identifying genes that become activated […]
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10:11 PM | Evidence-based care eliminates racial disparity in colon cancer survival rates
For the past two decades, the National Cancer Institute has documented a persistent racial disparity in colon cancer survival rates in the United States. African-American patients have consistently had lower […]
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9:35 PM | Research team shapes future of combat rations
What kinds of rations might the military be using to feed its warfighters 15 years from now? Seeking to provide a window into the future of combat feeding, the Consumer […]
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9:27 PM | Satellite witnesses developing US nor’easter
National Weather Service forecasters have been tracking a low pressure area that moved from the Midwest into the Atlantic Ocean today, and is expected to become a strong nor’easter that […]
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9:25 PM | Beating the clock: UGA researchers develop new treatment for rabies
Successfully treating rabies can be a race against the clock. Those who suffer a bite from a rabid animal have a brief window of time to seek medical help before […]
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7:20 PM | Kindness – How do Children Become Kind?
[This is a non-technical piece I did for the Powering Kindness campaign on the development of kindness in children, and how it relates to changes in brain function]. It’s an age-old argument – are we born to be kind to others or … Continue reading →
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6:59 PM | Congratulations Psych Central!
Celebrate 20 years with Dr. John Let’s celebrate (and Congratulate) Psych Central’s 20th Anniversary with Founder Dr. John Grohol… Yes, it was twenty years ago, Psych Central began pioneering the cyberspace frontier with forums, message boards and a network designed to share information about mental health issues. Thus, “Cyber Advocacy” was born 20 years ago […]
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6:00 PM | Bad Valentine’s Day Gifts: Do They Hurt Your Relationship?
Now that Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, you may be worried about picking out the perfect gift for your partner. Is it something he will like? Will she be disappointed by your efforts? And how is a partner’s response to your Valentine's Day gift related to thoughts about the future of your relationship? Click to read more ...
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5:29 PM | Poisoned Synapses not Crocodile Bile the Likely Killer of Mozambique Beer Drinkers
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5:00 PM | Minds on the Edge
MINDS ON THE EDGE: Facing Mental Illness connects the dots between personal dilemmas facing individuals and families who are living with mental illness, medical practices that can be obstacles to treatment, and public policies that all too often fall short in providing support that could make a positive difference.
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4:45 PM | 5 Tips for Becoming a Better Listener
I’m a big fan of Elizabeth Bernstein‘s work in the Wall Street Journal, and she wrote an interesting piece, “How Well Are You Listening? We’re naturally bad listeners, even with loved ones; steps to avoid burn-out.” Here are some of the key steps she outlines, for being a better listener: 1. Look for hints that […]
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4:24 PM | Life In The Sandwich Generation
Are you part of the sandwich generation (link is external)? One of the burdens assumed by adult children is caring for their aging parents while dealing with their own children at the same time. According to Pew Research Center, about...            Related StoriesMotherhood and Caring in ChildrenCan You Get Addicted to Your Smartphone?Weight Bias and the Belief in a Just World 
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4:24 PM | Father forgive me for I have sinned and have depression
I am guilty. I’m not sure what I’m guilty of but I’m certain I am guilty. I was brought up Catholic and went to a Catholic elementary school. The nuns taught us about the different kinds of sins – venial sins, a sort of lesser gateway sin that wouldn’t send us directly to hell, unlike mortal sins – […]
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3:59 PM | What To Do When Someone Asks You For A Recommendation & You Have To Say No
What should you do when you're asked for a therapist reference you can't, in good conscience, give?
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3:00 PM | I Kissed a Spider (and it wasn’t awful)
Well, not exactly. But at least I didn’t kill it. That – for me – is major progress. Lately I’ve found myself having a number of conversations about why we human beings spare – or kill – what we choose to spare or kill. Growing up, my family lived in a humid place near a […]
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