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Thu, 21 Jun 2018 17:25:12 EDT
Writing away the body image blues
Body dissatisfaction among women is widespread and can lead to a number of worrisome outcomes, including eating disorders, depression and anxiety. While researchers know a lot about what makes women's body image worse, they are still short on empirically supported interventions for improving women's body image. A psychology professor tested the effect of three specific writing exercises on college women's body satisfaction.
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 17:24:55 EDT
'Antifreeze' molecules may stop and reverse damage from brain injuries
The key to better treatments for brain injuries and disease may lie in the molecules charged with preventing the clumping of specific proteins associated with cognitive decline and other neurological problems, researchers report.
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 17:24:37 EDT
Our intestinal microbiome influences metabolism -- through the immune system
The innate immune system, our first line of defense against bacterial infection, has a side job that's equally important: fine-tuning our metabolism.
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 14:11:29 EDT
New clues to improving chemotherapies
The work has important implications for understanding how human cancer cells develop resistance to natural product-based chemotherapies.
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 14:11:22 EDT
Researchers create matchmaking service, for peptides and antibiotics
Researchers have matched small proteins, called peptides, with antibiotics so they can work together to combat hard-to-treat infections that don't respond well to drugs on their own.
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 14:11:12 EDT
Brain's response to opioids: New research provides expanded insights
Opioids are powerful painkillers that act on the brain, but they have a range of harmful side effects including addiction. Researchers have developed a tool that gives deeper insights into the brain's response to opioids.
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 14:11:01 EDT
Majority of US adults prescribed epinephrine report not using it in an emergency
A new study shows in an emergency, 52 percent of adults with potentially life-threatening allergies didn't use the epinephrine auto-injectors (EAI) they were prescribed.
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 14:10:59 EDT
Psychiatric disorders share an underlying genetic basis
Researchers explored the genetic connections between brain disorders at a scale far eclipsing previous work on the subject. The team determined that psychiatric disorders share many genetic variants, while neurological disorders (such as Parkinson's or Alzheimer's) appear more distinct. The results indicate that psychiatric disorders likely have important similarities at a molecular level, which current diagnostic categories do not reflect.
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 14:10:54 EDT
Fish's use of electricity might shed light on human illnesses
African weakly electric fish, commonly called baby whales, use incredibly brief electrical pulses to sense the world around them and communicate with other members of their species. Part of that electrical mechanism exists in humans -- and by studying these fish, scientists may unlock clues about conditions like epilepsy.
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 14:10:40 EDT
Waking up is hard to do: Prefrontal cortex implicated in consciousness
Researchers discover that stimulating the prefrontal cortex can induce wake-like behavior in anesthetized rats.
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