Archive for September, 2010

Disabling a Gene (in Mice) Boosts Intelligence

September 29th, 2010
Disabling a Gene (in Mice) Boosts IntelligenceDeleting a certain gene in mice unlocks a mysterious area of the brain that is otherwise considered relatively inflexible, according to scientists at Emory University School of Medicine. Mice with ...

Meditation Improves Mental, Physical Well-Being in MS Patients

September 29th, 2010
Meditation Technique Improves Mental, Physical Well-Being in MS PatientsMindfulness meditation techniques have been found to ease fatigue and improve the effects of depression and overall quality of life in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). A ...

Vitamin C Elevates Mood of Hospital Patients

September 29th, 2010
Vitamin C Elevates Emotional State of Acute InpatientsVitamin C and mood -- a new study suggests that there may be a link between the two in acute care hospital settings. It is not uncommon for long-term ...

Men Respond to Stress by Shutting Down

September 29th, 2010
Men Respond to Stress by Shutting DownA new study finds that stressed men have diminished activity in brain regions responsible for understanding others' feelings. In the investigation, researchers had men look ...

Risky Sexual Actions Linked to Mania

September 29th, 2010
Risky Sexual Actions Linked to ManiaA new study suggests teens that experience the manic phase of bipolar disorder may be at risk for STI’s. The finding augments prior research that determined teens with ...

Social Rejection Literally Affects the Heart

September 29th, 2010
Social Rejection Literally Affects the Heart We all know that the phrase heartbroken is reflective of a social rejection. New research suggests the phrase may also have some physiological truth as researchers determine ...

Early Separation from Mother Leads to Issues

September 29th, 2010
Early Separation from Mother Leads to Issues A new behavioral model tested on mice suggests that early weaning and separation from their mothers promotes long-lasting hyperactivity and anxiety. Researchers developed the ...

How Not to Fail Under Pressure

September 28th, 2010
How Not to Fail Under PressureWe have all watched the unthinkable happen, and maybe it has happened to us -- choking or performing in a subpar manner because of a feeling of too much ...

Hand Preference Influence by Brain Stimulation

September 28th, 2010
Hand Preference Influence by Brain Stimulation Researchers have discovered that magnetic stimulation to a certain region of the brain can change whether we use the left or right hand to do a job. When the left ...

Middle-Age Suicide On the Rise

September 28th, 2010
Middle-Age Suicide On the RiseA new analysis shows a significant rise in suicide rates among middle-aged people. Sociologists Ellen Idler of Emory and Julie Phillips of Rutgers University paint baby boomers as the driving ...
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