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Sat, 21 Jan 2017 19:08:07 EST
Meditation and music may help reverse early memory loss in adults at risk for Alzheimer’s Disease
In a recent study of adults with early memory loss, scientists found that practice of a simple meditation or music listening program may have multiple benefits for older adults with preclinical memory loss. 
Sat, 21 Jan 2017 18:32:52 EST
Facts, beliefs, and identity: The seeds of science skepticism
From climate skeptics to anti-vaxxers, psychologists are studying what motivates and drives our decisions to pay attention to some facts while ignoring others.
Sat, 21 Jan 2017 18:32:45 EST
For health and happiness, share good news
Service members, including both active and recently separated, have been called upon to fight overseas and to assist during natural disasters at home. They can face unique challenges when they return in both the workplace and at home. New research, focused on these service member couples in Oregon, confirms supportive, responsive partners provide a buffer to loneliness and sleep deficits among military couples.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 19:38:03 EST
Processing speed training can improve cognitive ability, lift depression in the elderly
A new Processing Speed Training Game (PSTG) has been developed for a Tablet PC, which they say can significantly improve processing speed and inhibition among healthy older adults, while also reducing their depressive moods when played regularly.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 19:38:01 EST
Testing the water
A new theoretical model reveals how droplets grow around tiny particles on a surface.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 15:43:44 EST
Seoul virus outbreak associated with home-based rat-breeding facilities
Experts from CDC are working with the Illinois Department of Health and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services to investigate cases of Seoul virus infections among eight people who worked at several rat-breeding facilities in the two states. Seoul virus is not commonly found in the United States, though there have been several reported outbreaks in wild rats. This is the first known outbreak associated with pet rats in the United States.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 15:42:54 EST
Study of round worm that returns to life after freezing
The first molecular study of an organism able to survive intracellular freezing (freezing within its cells) is published in a new paper that represents a milestone in scientists’ understanding of an extraordinary adaptation.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 15:28:37 EST
Tracking movement of immune cells identifies key first steps in inflammatory arthritis
Using a novel approach for imaging the movement of immune cells in living animals, researchers have identified what appear to be the initial steps leading to joint inflammation in a model of inflammatory arthritis.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 12:11:38 EST
Researchers unlock mechanism of drug resistance in aggressive breast cancer
Scientists report findings of how triple negative breast cancer cells are able to bypass treatment with trametinib, a U.S. Food and Drug Administration-approved drug that belongs to a class of commonly used anti-cancer drugs called kinase inhibitors. The researchers also reported findings from laboratory models of breast cancer testing a potential treatment approach that could prevent the onset of resistance.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 10:09:10 EST
New 'smart needle' to make brain surgery safer
A new high-tech medical device to make brain surgery safer has now been developed.
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