News tagged with life sciences
Why older adults become fraud victims more often: Brain shows diminished response to untrustworthiness
Why are older people especially vulnerable to becoming victims of fraud? A new UCLA study indicates that an important clue may lie in a particular region of the brain that influences the ability to discern who is honest and ...
Neuroscience Dec 03, 2012 | 3.4 / 5 (5) | 2 |
Fresh insight into the parasite that causes malaria suggests a new way to develop drugs and vaccines to tackle the disease.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Nov 28, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
The first in-depth investigation of whether youthful happiness leads to greater wealth in later life reveals that, even allowing for other influences, happy adolescents are likely to earn more money as adults.
Psychology & Psychiatry Nov 19, 2012 | 4.3 / 5 (4) | 0 |
New research on posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in soldiers challenges popular assumptions about the origins and trajectory of PTSD, providing evidence that traumatic experiences in childhood - not combat - may predict ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Nov 19, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Political mindsets are the product of an individual's upbringing, life experiences, and environment. But are there specific experiences that lead a person to choose one political ideology over another?
Psychology & Psychiatry Oct 22, 2012 | not rated yet | 1 |
(Medical Xpress)—A University of British Columbia and Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics (CMMT) study has revealed that childhood poverty, stress as an adult, and demographics such as age, sex and ethnicity, ...
Genetics Oct 18, 2012 | not rated yet | 1 |
Evidence of biological process that embeds social experience in DNA that affects entire networks of genes
(Medical Xpress)—Early life experience results in a broad change in the way our DNA is "epigenetically" chemically marked in the brain by a coat of small chemicals called methyl groups, according to researchers at McGill ...
Genetics Oct 11, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
A new field of developmental neuroscience changes our understanding of the early years of human life
By the time our children reach kindergarten their learning and developmental patterns are already taking shape, as is a trajectory for their future health. Now, for the first time, scientists have amassed a large collection ...
Neuroscience Oct 08, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—A new study by researchers at the Silver School of Social Work has found that among 60 young adults with a history of significant mental health difficulties, few used psychiatric services, medications, ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Oct 03, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
When you rear-end the car in front of you at a stoplight, you may feel a mix of different emotions such as anger, anxiety, and guilt. The person whose car you rear-ended may feel angered and frustrated by your carelessness, ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Sep 24, 2012 | not rated yet | 1 |
A new study from USC researchers is the first to show that controlled fasting improves the effectiveness of radiation therapy in cancer treatments, extending life expectancy in mice with aggressive brain tumors.
Cancer Sep 11, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
Researchers with the University of Maryland College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (AGNR) and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently completed a study to determine the level of ...
Health Sep 11, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Transporting a vaccine at -140 degrees Celsius on the difficult roads of Sub-Saharan Africa is problematic, but five students in life sciences have gone to Tanzania to attempt to find a solution.
Medications Aug 06, 2012 | 3.7 / 5 (3) | 0
Scientists are beginning to understand one of life's enduring mysteries - why women live, on average, longer than men.
Genetics Aug 02, 2012 | 5 / 5 (4) | 0 |
The body has a built-in system known as autophagy, or 'self-eating,' that controls how cells live or die. Deregulation of autophagy is linked to the development of human diseases, including neural degeneration and cancer.
Medical research Aug 01, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |