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April 16, 2014

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1:09 PM | New Study Outlines ‘Water World’ Theory of Life’s Origins
Life took root more than four billion years ago on […]
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1:08 PM | Gene panel screens dozens of genes for cancer-associated mutations
As many as 10 percent of women with a personal […]
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1:06 PM | More should be done for female parolees
As the female prison population grows, a new study funded […]
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1:00 PM | Hair from infants gives clues about their life in the womb
Like rings of a tree, hair can reveal a lot […]
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12:59 PM | The key to easy asthma diagnosis is in the blood
Using just a single drop of blood, a team of […]
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12:57 PM | Gamma rays shed light on dark matter’s shrouded life
Gamma rays pouring from the center of our galaxy are […]
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12:55 PM | Stem cell research findings may lead to osteoporosis, bone tissue treatments
Stem cells in bone marrow need to produce hydrogen sulfide […]
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12:53 PM | Floating nuclear plants could ride out tsunamis
New power plant design could provide enhanced safety, easier siting, […]
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12:49 PM | Excitons observed in action for the first time
Technique developed at MIT reveals the motion of energy-carrying quasiparticles […]
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12:49 PM | A Fundamental Question About Kids, Survival and the Zombie Apocalypse
I was at a party this weekend, a phrase that used to mean one thing and now means something else entirely. While my 7-year-old boy stared blissfully into the light breeze having his face painted by a classmate and his … Continue reading →The post A Fundamental Question About Kids, Survival and the Zombie Apocalypse appeared first on Author Garth Sundem.
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12:30 PM | Does Animal-Assisted Therapy Help At-Risk Boys?
If existing behavioural programs aren’t working, can therapeutic sessions with a dog help boys who have problems at school?Photo: criben / ShutterstockA new paper by Abbey Schneider et al (2014) investigates the success of a program designed to help boys who are considered ‘at-risk’ – by matching them up with a specially trained dog and handler.In Colorado, a group of elementary schools take part in a program called the Human Animal Bond in Colorado (HABIC). It is […]

Schneider, A.A.,, Rosenberg, J., Baker, M., Melia, N., Granger, B. & Biringen, Z. (2014). Becoming relationally effective: High-risk boys in animal-assisted therapy, Human-Animal Interaction Bulletin, 2 (1) 1-18. Other: Link

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11:53 AM | What’s going on in the mind of a Skyping baby?
A new study will look at how young children respond to video calls Growth CurveHuman Development by Laura Sanders 7:54am, April 16, 2014 BABY FACE TIME  Lots of families use video calling to connect with long-distance relatives, but scientists don’t know how babies handle the technology.code6d/istockphotoIt’s hard living far away from family, especially when […]
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11:45 AM | Nueva inciativa para la difusión de las neurociencias
En ocasiones los avances en las neurociencias se quedan para el ámbito clínico y académico, de ahí la importancia de nuevas inciativas como Escuela con Cerebro Aquí únicamente se muestra el resumen, para leer la entrada entera pulsa sobre el título.
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10:45 AM | Does Sluggish Cognitive Tempo (SCT) Exist?
Sluggish cognitive tempo is a long-time component believed to either be a part of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or may be its own stand-alone concern. Parts of what we now call sluggish cognitive tempo (SCT) has been around since the 1960s, but it was in the late 1980s — long before any attention deficit hyperactivity […]
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8:00 AM | Have you exercised your memory lately?
We’ve often heard someone’s memory described as 'weak' or 'strong'. But with the majority of psychological memory models drawing on information processing analogies with terms like 'storage', 'retrieval', and 'input', where did the idea of memory’s strength come from?In a recent article published in the Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences, Alan Collins of Lancaster University reviewed British and American texts dating between 1860 and 1910 that focused on […]
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5:54 AM | Joined by HDAC (inhibitors)
I'm treading quite carefully with this post which came about following my [non-expert] reading of the paper abstract from Anand Venkatraman and colleagues [1] on a potential downside to the use of HDAC (histone deacetylase) inhibitors for treating spinocerebellar ataxia type 1 (SCA1), a progressive disease affecting movement and other knock-on functions. This follows other work suggesting that certain HDAC inhibitors might offer some important new lines of investigation when it […]

Venkatraman A, Hu YS, Didonna A, Cvetanovic M, Krbanjevic A, Bilesimo P & Opal P (2014). The histone deacetylase HDAC3 is essential for Purkinje cell function, potentially complicating the use of HDAC inhibitors in SCA1., Human molecular genetics, PMID:

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4:01 AM | Do Men or Women Say “I Love You” First in Relationships?
If you ask 100 people at the mall whether men or women fall in love more quickly, most would predict women. That’s the stereotype, right?  In a survey of 171 people, researchers confirmed that most (over 70%) believe women fall in love first and are quicker to say “I love you” compared to men. However, the survey also found that the stereotype is WRONG. In reality, men fell in love more quickly than women and were also the first to say “I love you.” […]

April 15, 2014

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10:58 PM | Do You Care If The Grass Is Always Greener On The Other Side – Why Maybe You Should!
Do You Care If The Grass Is Always Greener On The Other Side – Why Maybe You Should! Keeping up with the Joneses or staying ahead of the Smiths– have you ever heard that expression? What about the expression, the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence? It’s easy to see […]
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10:42 PM | Kahneman on Intuitive Statistics and Small Samples
Lately, I’ve been reading Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman, whose work on judgment and decision-making almost cannot be over-stated in its importance (hey, he won a Nobel Prize for it, and there isn’t even a Nobel for psychology!). In the book, Kahneman discusses early conversations with his long-time collaborator Amos Tversky and how he came Continue Reading
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10:21 PM | Further Secrets of Adulthood — for Habits
I collect axioms, paradoxes, maxims, teaching stories, proverbs, and aphorisms of all sorts, because I love to see complex ideas distilled into a few words. For years, I’ve been writing my “Secrets of Adulthood,” which are the principles I’ve managed to grasp as I’ve become an adult. Right now, I’m hard at work editing my […]
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6:33 PM | Life-style determines gut microbes
The gut microbiota is responsible for many aspects of human […]
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6:29 PM | Real-time audio of spanking shows kids misbehave within 10 minutes
A new study based on real-time audio recordings of parents […]
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4:50 PM | Gorski on Charting – Patient Placement
One more cartoon published one the  Medivance Billing services blog. If you remember, I told you I’ve had “the privilege and honor of illustrating each blog post with my Mental Health Humor  style of cartooning” – LOL I’m quoting myself! The cartoon series created for Terry is titled “Gorski On Charting“. In his latest article […]
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4:45 PM | Is it Possible to Inherit a Resistance to Cocaine?
     As to date, human genetic studies have shown that cocaine addiction is heritable. Shocking? Not really. When you think of a cocaine addict producing offspring, you’d assume that the offspring would be at high risk or rather, predisposed to using cocaine. We’ve thought for years that yes, addiction is heritable and tends to […]
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3:55 PM | The Benefits of Stress
Stress. What comes to your mind when you hear, read or write this word? Most people consider stress to be bad. Many books and articles have been written about it. Much advice has been given on how to manage or overcome it. It is an unpleasant condition, which each of us try to avoid. But […]
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1:20 PM | Are People Born Nice or Nasty?
Genes which influence social behaviour enable some 'nice' people to overcome feelings of fear.→ Dr Jeremy Dean is a psychologist and author of PsyBlog. His latest book is "Making Habits, Breaking Habits: How to Make Changes That Stick" Related articles:How We Know Babies Are Born With The Structure of Language People Are More Moral in the Morning People Are Happier When They Do The Right Thing Intelligent People Are More Inclined to Trust Others Do Posh People Cheat More Than the Lower […]
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1:14 PM | Air Pollution Over Asia Makes Pacific Storms More Intense
In the first study of its kind, scientists have compared […]
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1:06 PM | When it comes to underage sex trafficking, pimps may not be the problem
Media portrayals of underage sex trafficking include pimps luring girls […]
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1:04 PM | Outgoing behavior makes for happier humans
Across cultures, extroverts have more fun Happy is as happy […]
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1:02 PM | Study builds on the power of whey protein for improved body composition
Whey protein consumption may lead to significant decreases in body […]
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