Researchers studied the relationship between ageing and offspring rearing patterns in the Seychelles warbler, and found that females who had assistance from other female helpers benefitted from a longer, healthier lifespan. The findings help explain why social species, such as humans, which live in groups and cooperate to raise offspring, often have longer lifespans. The […]Continue Reading ...
New research published by the American Psychological Association has found that the rate of certain mental health disorders has increased significantly over the last decade among young adults, but not among older adults. Lead author of the study, Jean Twenge (San Diego State University), believes the use of digital media and electronic media may be […]Continue Reading ...
Developmental dyslexia is one of the most widespread learning disabilities. Different therapeutic approaches and learning strategies are used to tackle the reading and writing difficulties associated with dyslexia, but to-date it is impossible to cure dyslexia. Furthermore, for many affected individuals it takes a long time until they receive a dyslexia diagnosis. Children with dyslexia […]Continue Reading ...
No association between antiepileptic drug use and dementia risk found in over 100,000 patients followed in general and neuropsychiatrist practices in Germany Epilepsy is a common neurological condition with a prevalence of around 2%. Many antiepileptic drugs are available to prevent epileptic seizures, allowing up to 80 percent of patients to become seizure-free. However, previous […]Continue Reading ...
Jan 24 2019 Science and music have a reputation for going hand in hand. But for Crick postdoc and professional musician John J. Williamson, the synergy goes much deeper than their basis in patterns. Depending on who you ask, music and science are poles apart, or peas in a pod. On the one hand, schools […]Continue Reading ...
Zinc is one of the essential components in the diet of all living organisms. It is the second most abundant biological trace element after iron. Zinc is of great importance in various metabolic functions and its deficiency can cause many problems. It is involved in cellular metabolism, growth, development, cellular physiology, and immune function. Approximately […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain For decades, scientists have examined how regions of the brain communicate to understand autism. Researchers at University of Utah Health believe the symptoms of autism may result from sustained connections between regions of the brain. The details of their study are available November 16 in the journal JAMA Network Open. “People […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: Wikimedia Commons Cognitive flexibility—the brain’s ability to switch between different rules or action plans depending on the context—is key to many of our everyday activities. For example, imagine you’re driving on a highway at 65 miles per hour. When you exit onto a local street, you realize that the situation has changed and you […]Continue Reading ...
Epilepsy is a common neurological condition with a prevalence of around 2%. Many antiepileptic drugs are available to prevent epileptic seizures, allowing up to 80 percent of patients to become seizure-free. However, previous research has found a positive association between the use of AEDs and dementia. The goal of the present study, which will be […]Continue Reading ...
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 13, 2019 — The correlation between posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and cardiovascular disease (CVD) is not independent and is explained by physical and psychiatric conditions and smoking, according to a study published online Feb. 13 in the Journal of the American Heart Association. Jeffrey F. Scherrer, Ph.D., from the Saint Louis University School […]Continue Reading ...
Almost 2.3 million people are evicted from their homes annually and four evictions are filed every minute in the United States. A study published in the journal Sexually Transmitted Diseases outlines a correlation researchers found between America’s eviction crisis and the high rate of sexually transmitted infections. The study is part of an ongoing collaboration […]Continue Reading ...
Researchers from the Catalonian Institute of Bioengineering (Instituto de Bioingeniería de Cataluña) and the Seville Chemical Research Institute (Instituto de Investigaciones Químicas de Sevilla) have described a new method for the transmission of electrons between proteins that refutes the evidence from experiments until now. This process, involved in the generation of energy in both animal […]Continue Reading ...
Research suggests interventions designed to mitigate influence of low SES on brain and mental health may be most beneficial for children younger than age five The relationship between socioeconomic status (SES) and brain anatomy is mostly stable from childhood to early adulthood, according to a longitudinal neuroimaging study of more than 600 healthy young people […]Continue Reading ...
Richard Jaimes/Unsplash”> It’s still unclear whether a shorter or longer gap between pregnancies increases the risk of complications in the next pregnancy. Credit: Richard Jaimes/Unsplash Women often wonder what the “right” length of time is after giving birth before getting pregnant again. A recent Canadian study suggests 12-18 months between pregnancies is ideal for most […]Continue Reading ...
Researchers at the University of Utah have discovered that the symptoms seen in autism may be linked to how regions of the brain communicate. Andrii Vodolazhskyi | Shutterstock The study, which has recently been published in the journal JAMA Network Open, suggests that the symptoms may be the result of sustained connections between brain regions. […]Continue Reading ...
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