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Spatial memory decays when the entorhinal cortex is not functioning properly, a new mouse model shows. The study, say the authors, provides new information about how dysfunction of this circuit may contribute to memory loss in Alzheimer's disease.
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Investigators have identified a natural molecular pathway that enables cells to burn off calories as heat rather than store them as fat. This raises the possibility of a new approach to treating and preventing obesity, diabetes, and other obesity-linked metabolic disorders including cancer.
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Volunteers in a brain science experiment learned associations between patterns and color such that when shown the patterns later, they were still biased to perceive the color even if it wasn't really there.
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Researchers have shed light on how we perceive and recognize specific visual stimuli.
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If you have ever chopped chilies and then accidentally touched your eyes you will be familiar with the burning sensation that this causes. However, the substance responsible for this sensation can also have beneficial effects. Unfortunately, it often causes side effects such as a strong burning…
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Telling yourself 'I can do better,' can make you do better at a given task, a study has found. Over 44,000 people took part in an experiment to discover what motivational techniques really worked. The researchers tested which physiological skills would help people improve their scores in an online…
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NIH seeks research applications on the mechanisms and processes of resilience.
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An emerging field, known as implementation science, may help reduce the nearly 150,000 instances of mother-to-child HIV transmissions that occur annually around the world, mostly in developing countries. A team of scientists and program managers has been studying a variety of implementation science…
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Falling up to six months before an elective surgery was common and caused injuries among adults of all ages, according to researchers. Surprisingly, the frequency of falls among middle-aged patients was higher than those who were elderly. The study suggests that falling may be an important…
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Wearable, wireless sensors have now been developed by researchers, based on carbon nanotubes, that can detect toxic gases and can be worn by soldiers to detect hazardous chemical agents.
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A new piece of software has been developed that analyses mutations in proteins. These mutations are potential inducers of diseases, such as cancer. The development is free, easy, versatile and, above all, fast bioinformatics application that is capable of analyzing and combining the information…
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Corporate volunteering programs are widely credited by business leaders and volunteers for giving participants valuable work-related skills. A new study suggests there is some truth to these claims, but that skill development is linked to personal characteristics and the nature of the volunteering…
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The appetite hormone CART is regulated by glucose and is found in greater quantity in people with type 2 diabetes, researchers have discovered.
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Not all withdrawn individuals are the same, but for emerging adults who do everything they can to avoid social interaction, combining that with things like violent video games or pornography can cause big problems.
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Since the completion of the human genome an important goal has been to elucidate the function of the now known proteins: a new molecular method enables the investigation of the function for thousands of proteins in parallel. Applying this new method, an international team of researchers was able to…
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Fruit and vegetable availability is often assumed to be a purchase barrier, yet fruit and vegetable availability does not necessarily result in frequent purchases. Rather, in-store marketing of less-healthy foods may be a major influencing factor in consumer spending habits regarding fruits and…
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Group art therapy shows promise in reducing a wide range of psychological symptoms commonly experienced by refugee children, according to a pilot study of Syrian refugee children living in Turkey.
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A new microscopy technique (LM-method) developed to detect Lyme disease is unable to distinguish infected patients from healthy controls, yielding false-positive results that could lead doctors to over-diagnose a patient, according to new research.
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Can a computer game train your brain to resist sweets? The game is designed to improve a person's "inhibitory control," the part of the brain that stops you from giving into unhealthy cravings -- even when the smell of French fries is practically begging you to step inside a fast food restaurant.…
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A quiet transformation has been brewing in medicine, as large-scale DNA results become increasingly available to patients and healthcare providers. Amid a cascade of data, physicians, counselors and families are sorting out how to better understand and use this information in making health care…
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Dementia, accidents, or traumatic events can make us lose the memories formed before the injury or the onset of the disease. Researchers have now shown that some memories can also be erased when one particular gene is switched off.
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Parents and society shouldn't shift the blame for young people's sexual behavior on what teens supposedly see and read in the media about intimate encounters. So says a researcher who led a thorough systematic analysis of 22 relevant studies on the topic.
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Free radicals cause cell damage and death, aging and disease, and scientists have sought new ways to repel them for years. Now, a new study outlines the discovery of a protein that acts as a powerful protectant against free radicals.
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You might not want to depend on your smartphone app alone to help you avoid or achieve pregnancy, say the authors of a new study. A review of nearly 100 fertility awareness apps finds that most don't employ evidence-based methodology.
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New therapies are improving care, but early diagnosis remains critical in the effective treatment of invasive, a potentially deadly fungal infection, according to new guidelines.
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