Archive for August, 2012

Mouse Study Suggests a Possible Treatment, S107, for PTSD

August 31st, 2012
Mouse Study Suggests an Eventual Treatment for PTSDLaboratory research with mice suggests a new drug may prevent learning and memory deficits associated with stress-related disorders. Using ...

Supernatural Reasoning Increases With Age

August 31st, 2012
Supernatural Reasoning Increases With AgeContrary to popular belief, a reliance on supernatural explanations for major life events, such as death or an illness, often increases rather than declines with age, according to ...

Do We Really Get Wiser As We Get Older? Japanese Show Wisdom Earlier than Americans

August 31st, 2012
Do We Really Get Wiser As We Get Older?  Japanese Show Wisdom Earlier than AmericansDo we get wiser as we get older? It depends on where ...

A Female Character on TV Mitigates Effects of Media Sex, Violence

August 31st, 2012
A Female Character on TV Mitigates Effects of Media Sex, Violence New research finds that a strong, positive female character reduces the negative effects of sexually ...

Politician’s Verbal Display of Emotions Predict Violent Actions

August 31st, 2012
Politician's Verbal Display of Emotions Predict Violent Actions When political leaders use oration to provoke emotions, the emotions may predict if a group will commit an ...

Info Overload May Not Be Much of a Problem After All

August 31st, 2012
Info Overload May Not Be Much of a Problem After AllA new study says fear of information overload appears to be more hype than substance. Using a focus-group methodology, Northwestern University researchers ...

Math Ability Tied to Communication Among Brain Regions

August 30th, 2012
Math Ability Tied to Communication Among Brain RegionsAre you weak in math? Perhaps it is because your brain regions do not communicate well, suggests a new study. Researchers ...

Cancer Drug Shows Potential to Prevent Learning Disabilities

August 30th, 2012
Cancer Drug Shows Potential to Prevent Learning DisabilitiesA new mouse study shows that a drug originally developed to stop cancerous tumors may hold the potential to prevent abnormal ...

Stress Hampers Kids’ Learning Ability

August 30th, 2012
Stress Hampers Kids' Learning Ability  The stresses of poverty -- such as crowded conditions, financial worry, and lack of adequate child care -- can lead to impaired learning ...

Chocolate Tied to Lower Stroke Risk in Men

August 30th, 2012
Chocolate Tied to Lower Stroke Risk in MenMen who eat chocolate on a regular basis may have a lower chance of suffering a stroke, according to a new Swedish study. For a decade, researchers followed ...