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DFG to establish five new Research Units to pursue current issues in research areas

DFG to establish five new Research Units to pursue current issues in research areas

The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) is establishing five new Research Units. [More]
New research examines brain effects of the psychedelic chemical in magic mushrooms

New research examines brain effects of the psychedelic chemical in magic mushrooms

New research shows that our brain displays a similar pattern of activity during dreams as it does during a mind-expanding drug trip. [More]
Targeting ASIC-related neurotransmission may lead to new therapies for treating drug addiction

Targeting ASIC-related neurotransmission may lead to new therapies for treating drug addiction

University of Iowa researchers have discovered a new form of neurotransmission that influences the long-lasting memory created by addictive drugs, like cocaine and opioids, and the subsequent craving for these drugs of abuse. Loss of this type of neurotransmission creates changes in brains cells that resemble the changes caused by drug addiction. [More]

Exceptional speed prior to formal training is prerequisite for becoming world-class sprinters

New research shows world-class sprinters are born, not created. Grand Valley State University researchers found that exceptional speed prior to formal training is a prerequisite for becoming a world-class sprinter. [More]
Early life stress can have lasting negative impacts on the brain

Early life stress can have lasting negative impacts on the brain

For children, stress can go a long way. A little bit provides a platform for learning, adapting and coping. But a lot of it - chronic, toxic stress like poverty, neglect and physical abuse - can have lasting negative impacts. [More]

Women are more likely to be physically aggressive towards their partners than men

Women are more likely to be verbally and physically aggressive towards their partners than men suggests a new study presented as part of a symposium on intimate partner violence (IPV). [More]
Researchers reveal link between unhappy marital interactions and cardiovascular disease risk

Researchers reveal link between unhappy marital interactions and cardiovascular disease risk

The affairs of the heart may actually affect the affairs of the heart in ways previously not understood. [More]
Study confirms association between older maternal age at birth of last child and exceptional longevity

Study confirms association between older maternal age at birth of last child and exceptional longevity

Women who had their children later in life will be happy to learn that a new study suggests an association between older maternal age at birth of the last child and greater odds for surviving to an unusually old age. [More]
Study explores how visual skills of cricket players change with age

Study explores how visual skills of cricket players change with age

Scientists at Royal Holloway, University of London, will investigate how cricket players' ability to play shots changes over the course of a lifetime in a new study into eye movements and skill learning. [More]
BioLineRx announces in-licensing of BL-1110 compound for treatment of neuropathic pain

BioLineRx announces in-licensing of BL-1110 compound for treatment of neuropathic pain

BioLineRx Ltd., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company dedicated to identifying, in-licensing and developing promising therapeutic candidates, announced today it has in-licensed BL-1110, a novel compound for the treatment of neuropathic pain. [More]

Children with strong bonds to parents likely to be positive, responsive playmate

What social skills does a three-year-old bring to interactions with a new peer partner? If he has strong bonds to his parents, the child is likely to be a positive, responsive playmate, and he'll be able to adapt to a difficult peer by asserting his needs, according to a new University of Illinois study published in Developmental Psychology. [More]
Leading experts to discuss mild traumatic brain injury at AACN annual meeting

Leading experts to discuss mild traumatic brain injury at AACN annual meeting

It has been widely reported in the media that mild traumatic brain injury/concussion can cause prolonged physical and cognitive symptoms, and potentially permanent brain damage in some individuals. [More]
UT Arlington researchers use portable device to map brain activity responses during cognitive activities

UT Arlington researchers use portable device to map brain activity responses during cognitive activities

UT Arlington researchers have successfully used a portable brain-mapping device to show limited prefrontal cortex activity among student veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder when they were asked to recall information from simple memorization tasks. [More]
Majority of young people unaware of legal ramifications of underage sexting

Majority of young people unaware of legal ramifications of underage sexting

Sexting among youth is more prevalent than previously thought, according to a new study from Drexel University that was based on a survey of undergraduate students at a large northeastern university. [More]
Children who spend more time in less structured activities are able to set their own goals

Children who spend more time in less structured activities are able to set their own goals

Children who spend more time in less structured activities-from playing outside to reading books to visiting the zoo-are better able to set their own goals and take actions to meet those goals without prodding from adults, according to a new study by the University of Colorado Boulder. [More]
Calcium, vitamin D supplements may send blood levels too high for some women

Calcium, vitamin D supplements may send blood levels too high for some women

Calcium and vitamin D are commonly recommended for older women, but the usual supplements may send calcium excretion and blood levels too high for some women, shows a new study published online today in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society. [More]
Research explores the effects of food marketing and its impact on consumers

Research explores the effects of food marketing and its impact on consumers

Health-related buzzwords, such as "antioxidant," "gluten-free" and "whole grain," lull consumers into thinking packaged food products labeled with those words are healthier than they actually are, according to a new research study conducted by scholars at the University of Houston (UH). [More]
Research on effects of caffeine on young people after puberty

Research on effects of caffeine on young people after puberty

Caffeine intake by children and adolescents has been rising for decades, due in large part to the popularity of caffeinated sodas and energy drinks, which now are marketed to children as young as four. [More]
Low-income adolescents improve reading comprehension following 12 minutes of exercise

Low-income adolescents improve reading comprehension following 12 minutes of exercise

A new Dartmouth study shows 12 minutes of exercise can improve attention and reading comprehension in low-income adolescents, suggesting that schools serving low-income populations should work brief bouts of exercise into their daily schedules. [More]
Research finds food addicts lacking psychological inhibition

Research finds food addicts lacking psychological inhibition

Women with weight problems were more impulsive than average in a food-related psychology test, a new research paper has shown. [More]