Researchers have identified genetic risk factors that may accelerate a teen's progression to becoming a lifelong heavy smoker.
Psychology & Psychiatry Mar 27, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
A monkey would probably never agree that it is better to give than to receive, but they do apparently get some reward from giving to another monkey.
Neuroscience Dec 23, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
The persistent, dependent use of marijuana before age 18 has been shown to cause lasting harm to a person's intelligence, attention and memory, according to an international research team.
Psychology & Psychiatry Aug 27, 2012 | 3 / 5 (18) | 17 |
Although many areas of the human brain are devoted to social tasks like detecting another person nearby, a new study has found that one small region carries information only for decisions during social interactions. ...
Neuroscience Jul 05, 2012 | 5 / 5 (5) | 0 |
A multi-national research team led by scientists at Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School has identified the reason why some patients fail to respond to some of the most successful cancer drugs.
Cancer Mar 18, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
Immune system cells of the brain, which scavenge pathogens and damaged neurons, are also key players in memory and learning, according to new research by Duke neuroscientists.
Neuroscience Oct 26, 2011 | 5 / 5 (5) | 2 |
A team of Duke University Medical Center and Australian scientists has found that addictive drugs may have hijacked the same nerve cells and connections in the brain that serve a powerful, ancient instinct: ...
Medical research Jul 11, 2011 | 4.8 / 5 (11) | 4 |
(Medical Xpress) -- Researchers at Duke University Medical Center have found an apparent correlation between religious practices and changes in the brains of older adults.
Neuroscience May 19, 2011 | 4.3 / 5 (8) | 129 |
Duke University biomedical engineers have grown three-dimensional human heart muscle that acts just like natural tissue. This advancement could be important in treating heart attack patients or in serving as a platform for ...
Medical research May 06, 2013 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
Learning, memory and habits are encoded in the strength of connections between neurons in the brain, the synapses. These connections aren't meant to be fixed, they're changeable, or plastic.
Autism spectrum disorders Feb 16, 2013 | 4.5 / 5 (2) | 0
Researchers have given rats the ability to "touch" infrared light, normally invisible to them, by fitting them with an infrared detector wired to microscopic electrodes implanted in the part of the mammalian brain that processes ...
Neuroscience Feb 12, 2013 | 5 / 5 (4) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—We all know about the dangers of negative stereotyping. But what about positive stereotyping? Is it really bad to assume that women are more in touch with their emotions or that immigrants work harder than ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Feb 01, 2013 | 4 / 5 (2) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—Many antibiotics can lose their ability to kill bacteria – Duke University bioengineers believe they can explain one of the reasons why.
Medical research Oct 19, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
If past experience makes you think there's going to be one more cashew at the bottom of the bowl, you're likely to search through those mixed nuts a little longer.
Neuroscience Aug 07, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
Stroboscopic training, performing a physical activity while using eyewear that simulates a strobe-like experience, has been found to increase visual short-term memory retention, and the effects last for 24 ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Jul 23, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |