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Fri, 27 Nov 2015 10:26:16 EST
How can I tell if they're lying?
Sarcasm, white lies and teasing can be difficult to identify for those with certain disorders. For those who suffer from diseases like Alzheimer's or Parkinson's, or neurodevelopmental conditions such as Autism spectrum disorder, identifying white lies may be even harder. But new video inventory may help, say researchers.
Fri, 27 Nov 2015 10:23:35 EST
Cognitive behavior therapy can help overcome fear of the dentist
Cognitive behavioral therapy could help many people with a dental phobia overcome their fear of visiting the dentist and enable them to receive dental treatment without the need to be sedated, according to a new study.
Fri, 27 Nov 2015 10:23:33 EST
White matter damage caused by 'skunk-like' cannabis, study shows
Smoking high potency 'skunk-like' cannabis can damage a crucial part of the brain responsible for communication between the two brain hemispheres, according to a new study.
Fri, 27 Nov 2015 10:23:31 EST
Personally tailored diabetes care reduces mortality in women, but not men, study suggests
A follow-up study to assess the effects of personally tailored diabetes care in general practice has revealed that such care reduces mortality (both all-cause and diabetes-related), in women, but not men.
Fri, 27 Nov 2015 10:19:40 EST
Even the elderly can recover from a severe traumatic brain injury
Even patients over the age of 75 may recover from severe traumatic brain injury, suggests new research. This is the first study to describe the results of surgically treated elderly patients with acute subdural hematomas.
Thu, 26 Nov 2015 10:43:03 EST
Functional human liver cells grown in the lab
A new technique for growing human hepatocytes in the laboratory has now been described by a team of researchers. This groundbreaking development could help advance a variety of liver-related research and applications, from studying drug toxicity to creating bio-artificial liver support for patients awaiting transplantations.
Thu, 26 Nov 2015 10:43:01 EST
Molecular trigger for cerebral cavernous malformation identified
Researchers in Italy, Germany and the United States have identified a regulatory protein crucial for the development of cerebral cavernous malformation -- a severe and incurable disease mainly affecting the brain microvasculature. The results show that the KLF4 protein plays a central role in the development of CCM lesions.
Thu, 26 Nov 2015 10:42:03 EST
Oxytocin increases social altruism
Nowadays, much emphasis is placed on sustainability. The degree to which people are willing to donate their own money for this depends on their level of oxytocin. Scientists have discovered that the willingness to donate increases with the quantity of this bonding hormone. However, oxytocin only has an effect with regard to social sustainability projects. The hormone does not increase the ability to participate in the case of purely environmentally oriented projects.
Thu, 26 Nov 2015 10:40:31 EST
Recommended levels of activity rarely achieved by obese children and those with liver disease
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is most common form of chronic liver disease in children and adolescents in western countries, and yet new research indicates that obese children rarely achieve recommended levels of activity.
Thu, 26 Nov 2015 10:38:56 EST
Stem cell study paves the way for patient therapies
Stem cells that have been specifically developed for use as clinical therapies are fit for use in patients, an independent study of their genetic makeup suggests. The research -- which focused on human embryonic stem cells -- paves the way for clinical trials of cell therapies to treat conditions such as Parkinson's disease, age-related degeneration of the eyes and spinal cord injury.
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