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June 28, 2022

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The neural and cognitive complexity of the octopus could originate from a molecular analogy with the human brain, according to a new study. The research shows that the same ...
Neuroscientists have been studying the formation of fear memories in the emotional hub of the brain -- the amygdala -- and think they have ...
Researchers have found that one key role of the neuromodulator noradrenaline, produced by the locus coeruleus, is to help the brain learn from ...
Evidence of structured vocal sequences in wild chimpanzee communication provides insights into human ...
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Many Pain Medications Can Be Used for Spine-Related Pain in Older Adults

Now a new review study has found acetaminophen is safe in older adults, but non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (ibuprofen) may be more effective for spine-related pain. Non-steroidal ...

Association Between Children Conceived Via Infertility Treatments and Education and Mental Health Outcomes

Children conceived through medically assisted reproduction (MAR) fare better at school but are more likely to have mental health problems by their late teens, according to a new ...

Study Shows Link Between Cyberbullying and Suicidality in Early Adolescence

Researchers found that targets of cyberbullying were more likely to report suicidal thoughts and attempts, above and beyond offline ...

Smoking Cessation Through a Healthcare System Model Is Shown More Effective Than Telephone 'Quitlines' in the Short Term

During three months of treatment for smoking cessation following hospital discharge, a healthcare system-based model using proven medications and counseling calls achieved better quit rates for ...

Supernumerary Virtual Robotic Arms Can Feel Like Part of Our Body

Researchers have developed a virtual robotic limb system which can be operated by users' feet in a virtual environment as extra, or supernumerary, limbs. After training, users reported feeling ...

People Less Outraged by Gender Discrimination Caused by Algorithms

People are less morally outraged when gender discrimination occurs because of an algorithm rather than direct human involvement, according to new ...

Scientists Discover New Genetic Disease That Delays Brain Development in Children

Scientists have identified a new genetic disease, which causes some children's brains to develop abnormally, resulting in delayed intellectual development. The majority of patients with the ...

Environmental Factors Predict Risk of Death

Along with high blood pressure, diabetes, and smoking, environmental factors such as air pollution are highly predictive of people's chances of dying, especially from heart attack and stroke, a ...

Flu Vaccination Linked to 40% Reduced Risk of Alzheimer's Disease

People who received at least one influenza vaccine were 40% less likely than their non-vaccinated peers to develop Alzheimer's disease over the course of four years, according to a new ...

'Brain Bleeds' in Babies First Year Can Lead to Long-Term Sight Problems, Study Finds

Severe 'brain bleeds' experienced by some babies in the first year following their birth can lead to long-term sight problems, researchers have found as part of a ten-year follow-up ...

New Deep Learning Model Helps the Automated Screening of Common Eye Disorders

Automation in disease diagnosis is reliant on deep learning models that can accurately and efficiently identify measurements of tumors, tissue volume, or other sorts of abnormalities. Now, ...

Sight Problems May Increase Dementia Risk in Older Adults

Older adults with untreated sight conditions may be at increased risk of dementia, according to a new systematic review and meta-analysis of 16 studies involving 76,373 ...

Developmental Dyslexia Essential to Human Adaptive Success

Researchers say people with developmental dyslexia have specific strengths relating to exploring the unknown that have contributed to the successful adaptation and survival of our ...

Women Achieving Childbearing Desires Drives Contraception Use

The increased use of contraception in many countries is not because more women at any moment want to delay pregnancy or have no further children. Instead, it is because contraception is helping more ...

A New Model Sheds Light on How We Learn Motor Skills

Researchers have developed a mathematical model of motor learning that reflects the motor learning process in the human brain. Their findings suggest that motor exploration -- that is, increased ...

Smart Implants to Monitor Healing

Researchers are creating patient-specific 3D-printed smart metamaterial implants that double as sensors to monitor spinal ...

Improved Protein Function Opens Way for New Drug Development Concept

Researchers describe how they have improved the ability of a protein to repair oxidative DNA damage and created a new protein function. Their innovative technique can lead to improved drugs for ...

Silence for Thought: Special Interneuron Networks in the Human Brain

Scientists map prominent differences in the neural circuits of mice, monkeys, and ...

Researchers Discover Solutions to Gender Bias in Autism Diagnoses

A new study demonstrates that an equal number of girls and boys can be identified as having concerns for autism spectrum disorder when screened earlier, correcting large gender differences in current ...

Researchers Untangle the APOE4 Gene, the Most Significant Genetic Risk Factor for Alzheimer's Disease

Researchers have discovered two important novel aspects of the gene: 1) human genetic background inherited with APOE4 is unique to APOE4 patients and 2) the mechanistic defects due to APOE4 are ...

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