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Wed, 25 Feb 2015 21:01:13 EST
Study maps extroversion types in the brain's anatomy
Scientists have mapped the similarities and the differences in the brain between the two different kinds of extroverts: 'Agentic' go-getters and 'affiliative' people persons.
Wed, 25 Feb 2015 21:00:01 EST
Million person study examines long-term effects of blocking inflammation
Inflammation -- the body's response to damaging stimuli -- may have a protective effect against cardiovascular disease, according to a new study. The finding is one of the outcomes of research using a powerful new genetic tool that mimics the behaviour of certain anti-inflammatory drugs.
Wed, 25 Feb 2015 20:58:18 EST
Developers help fund transit through value capture plans
Transit improvements increase property values, and cities increasingly are asking real estate developers to help fund transit facilities that will benefit their projects, according to a new report.
Wed, 25 Feb 2015 16:40:04 EST
Sleeping over 8 hours a day associated with greater risk of stroke
People who sleep for more than eight hours a day have an increased risk of stroke, according to a study -- and this risk doubles for older people who persistently sleep longer than average. However, the researchers say it is unclear why this association exists and call for further research to explore the link.
Wed, 25 Feb 2015 16:39:04 EST
Helmet add-ons may not lower concussion risk in athletes
Football helmet add-ons such as outer soft-shell layers, spray treatments, helmet pads and fiber sheets may not significantly help lower the risk of concussions in athletes, according to a new study.
Wed, 25 Feb 2015 15:18:39 EST
Felling of tropical trees has soared, satellite shows, not slowed as UN study found
The rate at which tropical forests were cut, burned or otherwise lost from the 1990s through the 2000s accelerated by 62 percent, according to a new study which dramatically reverses a previous estimate of a 25 percent slowdown over the same period.
Wed, 25 Feb 2015 15:18:37 EST
Hidden gene gives hope for improving brain function
The mechanism a novel gene uses to affect brain function and elicit behavior related to neuropsychiatric disease has been identified by an international team of researchers. They discovered that a gene called Gomafu might be key to understanding how our brain rapidly responds to stressful experiences.
Wed, 25 Feb 2015 15:18:35 EST
New compound may lead to development of cheaper anti-cancer drugs
A new compound developed at the University of Toronto Scarborough could play an important role in developing cheaper anti-cancer drugs.
Wed, 25 Feb 2015 15:17:55 EST
How the 'mute' cicada sings
'Mute' cicadas may use the sound of wing impact to communicate. Most male cicadas use specialized physical mechanisms, like the tymbal and/or the stridulatory organs, to produce loud and diverse sounds for communication. "Mute" cicadas from the genus Karenia do not have any specialized sound-producing structures, but the name is somewhat misleading, as they are still able to produce sounds.
Wed, 25 Feb 2015 15:17:47 EST
Antifreeze protein from ticks fights frostbite in mice
A protein that protects ticks from freezing temperatures also prevents frostbite when introduced in mice, a new study has found. The research is the first to demonstrate the protein's ability to boost frostbite resistance in an adult mammal.
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