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October 14, 2014

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12:27 PM | Sonic Hedgehog causes DNA damage, child brain tumors
Scientists at the IRCM and the University of Montreal discovered […]
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12:26 PM | Teenage baseball pitchers at risk for permanent shoulder injury
Young baseball pitchers who throw more than 100 pitches per […]
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12:25 PM | Light-activated drug could reduce side effects of diabetes medication  
Scientists have created a drug for type 2 diabetes that […]
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12:23 PM | Memories of pain during childbirth tied to intensity rather than length of labor
Childbirth is physically intense and, for many women, it is […]
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12:22 PM | Mars One (and done?)
In 2012, the “Mars One” project, led by a Dutch […]
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12:17 PM | Scientists create new protein-based material with some nerve
UC Berkeley scientists have taken proteins from nerve cells and […]
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12:05 PM | Acute phase plasma proteins are altered by electroconvulsive stimulation.
Acute phase plasma proteins are altered by electroconvulsive stimulation. J Psychopharmacol. 2014 Sep 29. pii: 0269881114552742. [Epub ahead of print] Glaviano A, O’Donovan SM, Ryan K, O’Mara S, Dunn MJ, McLoughlin DM. Download the paper. Abstract Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is … Continue reading →
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12:00 PM | October 10 is World Mental Health Day
The World Health Organization has marked October 10 as World Mental Health Day. Held every year on October 10, the Day is intendend to raise awareness about mental health problems around the world and to mobilize treatment resources to help...            Related StoriesKeeping Rural Veterans AliveAlexander the Corrector (Part Two of Two)The Personality of Being A Troll 
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11:46 AM | Your hand is not a perceptual ruler
Visual perception has a problem; it doesn't come with a ruler. Visual information is angular, and the main consequence of this is that the apparent size of something varies with how far away it is. This means you can't tell how big something actually is without more information. For example, the Sun and the Moon are radically different actual sizes, but because of the huge difference in how far away they are, they are almost exactly the same angular size; this is why solar […]
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11:10 AM | Prenatal genetic testing and autism: a delicate subject
I realise that the paper by Lei-Shih Chen and colleagues [1] covers a most sensitive topic when it comes to the autism spectrum, exploring: "the attitudes toward PGT [prenatal genetic testing] and termination decisions of 42 parents of children with ASD [autism spectrum disorder]". Indeed, this is not the first time that this research group has looked at this area of autism research [2] and it seems like they will be talking about it further too (see here).I chose to discuss the most […]

Chen LS, Xu L, Dhar SU, Li M, Talwar D & Jung E (2014). Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Qualitative Study of Attitudes toward Prenatal Genetic Testing and Termination Decisions of Affected Pregnancies., Clinical genetics, PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25251361

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10:30 AM | Best of Our Blogs: October 14, 2014
What drew you here today? Was it an illness, relationship issue, health question? Most likely you’re coping with a problem you’re anxious to resolve. That sense of urgency, the need to know, is an affliction that befalls all of us problems big and small. Here’s the answer you weren’t expecting. No matter how much research […]
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8:57 AM | High Emotional Intelligence linked with more delinquency among young women (but not men)
If, as research suggests, the psychological trait of sensation seeking is the catalyst for youthful delinquency, might high emotional intelligence (EI; having empathy for other people's emotions and good control over one's own) act as a calming restraint? That was the question Alison Bacon her colleagues posed in their study of 96 undergrads (average age 20; 48 women).Their "surprising and unprecedented" discovery was that for women, not only did high EI not moderate the link between sensation […]

Bacon, A., Burak, H. & Rann, J. (2014). Sex differences in the relationship between sensation seeking, trait emotional intelligence and delinquent behaviour, The Journal of Forensic Psychiatry & Psychology, 25 (6) 673-683. DOI: 10.1080/14789949.2014.943796

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4:01 AM | ADHD Awareness Month Road Trip
Sometimes I feel like I don’t have to explain ADHD at all. Just watch me live my life, and you’ll pretty much have it. I don’t mean “have it” as in have it. ADHD, thank goodness, is not contagious (as far as we know, but to watch some people’s reactions when I tell them I’ve […]
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3:16 AM | Cognitive Psychology Group Colloquium
When: Thursday 16th October, 12-1pmWhere: Keats Reading Room, Psychology Building Prof. Michael Humphreys, University of QueenslandDr. Kerry Chalmers, University of NewcastleTitle: Episodic Memory The distinction between episodic and semantic memory dominates most introductions to the study of human memory.  However, in practice this distinction is often ignored.  In an effort to understand whether the distinction is really important and whether it is the best way to introduce […]

October 13, 2014

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10:55 PM | What is Critical Listening when Dealing with Risk?
What is Critical Listening when Dealing with Risk? I was walking on a worksite the other day and engaged in a conversation with a worker. I asked how he was going. He explained that he was extremely busy, needed to get something done quite urgently and his co-worker was off sick. This raised some concern for […] The post What is Critical Listening when Dealing with Risk? appeared first on Safety Risk Blog.
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10:35 PM | 21 Warning Signs of an Emotionally Abusive Relationship
Is it possible that you are being abused and not even know it? Domestic violence is once again in the forefront of the news. This is in part due to abusive incidents with sports figures or celebrities that have become very public. Abuse is not always as obvious as being hit or shoved, called degrading […]
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9:30 PM | Yes folks... broccoli chemical impacts on autism presentation
Please do not adjust your set. Broccoli, or least a chemical found in broccoli called sulforaphane has, under placebo-controlled, double-blind experimental conditions, been reported to impact on the presentation of autism according to the paper by Kanwaljit Singh and colleagues [1] (open-access).Eat your greens @ Fir0002/FlagstaffotosI had to do a bit of a double-take myself when I first read about these results (see here). Indeed, even the authors themselves seemed to be a […]

Kanwaljit Singh, Susan L. Connors, Eric A. Macklin, Kirby D. Smith, Jed W. Fahey, Paul Talalay & Andrew W. Zimmerman (2014). Sulforaphane treatment of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), PNAS, Other:

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8:07 PM | When Science Becomes Art: Physicists Turn Higgs Boson Data into Music
So the Higgs Boson is a particle that gives away all the secrets to how other particles get their mass, correct? Well, is it possible that the Higgs Boson has a voice to match those secrets being told? Well, of course it does, and we have found the lovely voice … READ MORE
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6:43 PM | First-in-class thyrotropin-releasing hormone (TRH)-based compound binds to a pharmacologically distinct TRH receptor subtype in human brain and is effective in neurodegenerative models
First-in-class thyrotropin-releasing hormone (TRH)-based compound binds to a pharmacologically distinct TRH receptor subtype in human brain and is effective in neurodegenerative models Highlights First-in-class TRH-based compound JAK4D detects new receptor subtype in human brain. JAK4D elicits statistically significant effects in … Continue reading →
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6:11 PM | Shift to mass transit could save more than $100 trillion
More than $100 trillion in public and private spending could […]
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6:10 PM | White Slavery May Have Been Far More Common Than Previously Believed
A new study suggests that a million or more European […]
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6:04 PM | Drug may prevent development of invasive bladder cancer
A drug already approved for use in humans may prevent […]
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6:02 PM | Crocodiles are Sophisticated Hunters
Recent studies have found that crocodiles and their relatives are […]
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5:00 PM | The Jung Page
The Jung Page is hosted and edited by The Jung Center of Houston. Begun in 1995 by Jungian analyst Don Williams, The Jung Page provides online educational resources for the Jungian community around the world.
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3:45 PM | Love Crimes: When the Abused Believe It’s for Their Own Good
One of the most nurturing, compassionate women I know is also an abused wife who once shared her biggest regret. Did she regret staying with her abusive husband? No. The most regretful day of her life was when she phoned the police after he physically assaulted her yet again. “I ruined his life,” she said. […]
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2:58 PM | The Shocking Effect of ‘Hidden’ Sibling Bullying on Adult Depression
Around half of children were bullied by a sibling, sometimes with serious consequences, a new study finds. 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:Effects of Childhood Bullying Last at Least 40 Years The Workplace Behaviour That is Unexpectedly Worse Than Bullying The Effect Being Called ‘Fat’ Has on 10-Year-Old Girls, 9 Years Later Childhood Poverty and […]
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2:55 PM | Ebloa on the Brain
The purpose of this article is to describe how the Ebola virus affects the brain.
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2:55 PM | Ebola on the Brain
The purpose of this article is to describe how the Ebola virus affects the brain.
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2:48 PM | Swallowing frozen, encapsulated feces could cure C. difficile
A preliminary study has shown the potential of treating recurrent […]
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2:45 PM | Scientists create a ‘smart’ lithium-ion battery that warns of fire hazard
Scientists have developed a “smart” lithium-ion battery that gives ample […]
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