News tagged with life sciences
(Medical Xpress)—UCLA life scientists have identified a gene previously implicated in Parkinson's disease that can delay the onset of aging and extend the healthy life span of fruit flies. The research, ...
Genetics May 06, 2013 | 4.8 / 5 (18) | 1 |
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 |
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 |
A new study with college roommates shows that a particular style of thinking that makes people vulnerable to depression can actually "rub off" on others, increasing their symptoms of depression six months later.
Psychology & Psychiatry Apr 18, 2013 | 4 / 5 (3) | 0 |
Being exposed to arguments between parents is associated with the way babies' brains process emotional tone of voice, according to a new study to be published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Ps ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Mar 25, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
People suffering from complicated grief may have difficulty recalling specific events from their past or imagining specific events in the future, but not when those events involve the partner they lost, according to a new ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Mar 18, 2013 | 2 / 5 (1) | 0 |
paying attention to one's current experience in a non-judgmental way—might help us to learn more about our own personalities, according to a new article published in the March 2013 issue of Perspectives on Psychological Sc ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Mar 14, 2013 | 5 / 5 (6) | 1 |
(Medical Xpress)—Scientists at The University of Manchester have for the first time identified why a patient who appears outwardly healthy may develop Parkinson's disease.
Parkinson's & Movement disorders Dec 18, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 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 |
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 |