» Shining new light on stepparent fairy-tale stereotype
06/05/21 16:57 from ScienceDaily: Mind & Brain News
Although the fairy tale of the wicked stepmother is a tale as old as time, the effects of blending children with their new stepfamilies may not be as grim as once thought. In fact, new research shows that stepchildren are not at a disadv...

» International study links brain thinning to psychosis
05/05/21 15:37 from ScienceDaily: Mind & Brain News
Subtle differences in the shape of the brain that are present in adolescence are associated with the development of psychosis, according to an international team. The 'sobering' results were made using the largest study to date of brain ...

» Novel CBD analog shows promising pain-halting effects in mice
05/05/21 15:13 from ScienceDaily: Mind & Brain News
Studies have shown that while CBD reduces pain sensation in animals, its ability to do so in humans is limited by low bioavailability, the extent to which the drug successfully reaches its site of action. Now, new research suggests this ...

» Restricting growth, spread of head and neck cancers
05/05/21 13:44 from ScienceDaily: Mind & Brain News
Researchers have discovered a key molecule that allows cancer stem cells to bypass the body's natural immune defenses, spurring the growth and spread of head and neck squamous cell cancers. Their study, conducted in mice, also demonstrat...

» Too much, too little sleep linked to elevated heart risks in people free from disease
05/05/21 13:03 from ScienceDaily: Mind & Brain News
People who clock six to seven hours of sleep a night had the lowest chance of dying from a heart attack or stroke when compared with those who got less or more sleep, according to a new study. This trend remained true even after the rese...

» Prediabetes may not be as benign as once thought
05/05/21 13:02 from ScienceDaily: Mind & Brain News
People with prediabetes were significantly more likely to suffer a heart attack, stroke or other major cardiovascular event when compared with those who had normal blood sugar levels, according to new research. Researchers said the findi...

» When algorithms go bad: How consumers respond
05/05/21 11:50 from ScienceDaily: Mind & Brain News
Consumers are less forgiving of brand failures when algorithms are anthropomorphized, use machine learning, or are used for subjective or interactive tasks.

» How accurate are virtual assessments of cognitive function?
05/05/21 11:48 from ScienceDaily: Mind & Brain News
A new analysis examines the accuracy and reliability of virtual compared with in-person cognitive assessments for diagnosing dementia or mild cognitive impairment.

» New study deconstructs Dunbar's number (number of friends)
05/05/21 01:10 from ScienceDaily: Mind & Brain News
An individual human can maintain stable social relationships with about 150 people, not more. This is the proposition known as 'Dunbar's number' - that the architecture of the human brain sets an upper limit on our social lives. A new st...

» Gene therapy in Alzheimer's disease mouse model preserves learning and memory
04/05/21 23:16 from ScienceDaily: Mind & Brain News
Researchers have used gene therapy to prevent learning and memory loss in a mouse model of Alzheimer's disease, a key step toward eventually testing the approach in humans with the neurodegenerative disease.

» Being around children makes adults more generous
04/05/21 23:15 from ScienceDaily: Mind & Brain News
New psychology research suggests adults are more compassionate and donate more to charity when they are in the presence of children.

» Neighborhood disadvantage may be an environmental risk factor for brain development
04/05/21 23:14 from ScienceDaily: Mind & Brain News
A new study suggests that certain neighborhoods - particularly those characterized by poverty and unemployment - may pose an environmental risk to the developing brains of children, impacting neurocognitive performance and even brain size.

» New neuroimaging technique studies brain stimulation for depression
04/05/21 17:57 from ScienceDaily: Mind & Brain News
Despite increased use of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation in psychiatry, the rates at which patients respond to the therapy and experience remission of often-disabling symptoms have been modest at best. Now, a team of psychia...

» Why does heart scarring cause abnormal rhythms in some people but not others?
04/05/21 17:57 from ScienceDaily: Mind & Brain News
Scientists have shed light on why some people who have a stroke do not also have abnormal heart rhythms, even though their hearts contain similar scar tissue.

» The sensitive brain at rest
04/05/21 17:57 from ScienceDaily: Mind & Brain News
You know that raw overwhelm people have been reporting after months of a pandemic, compounded by economic issues and social unrest? Does fatigue and compulsive social media scrolling strike a familiar chord?

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