Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

How systems thinking can help stop neglected tropical diseases

Despite being easy and inexpensive to treat, a group of common bacterial and parasitic infections kill hundreds of thousands of people in tropical countries each year. In a new paper, Yale SOM's Teresa Chahine and her co-authors ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Is COVID-19 widening the gender gap in academic medicine?

A new study finds that fewer women were first authors on COVID-19-related research papers published in the first half of this year. The difference was particularly striking during the first two months of the pandemic when ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Study: Children need self-regulation to learn

A considerable amount of development takes places in the brains of young children. Children experience a steep increase in their cognitive skills—including self-regulation—at an early age. What exactly is self-regulation? ...

Neuroscience

Blood pressure drug could help problem drinkers

A drug used to treat high blood pressure may alleviate anxiety induced by long-term heavy alcohol use, and also halt the damage such drinking can cause to the brain's ability to grow new cells, QUT research shows.

Medical research

Complex diseases get the big data treatment

The big data explosion, which allows scientists to analyse factors such as people's lifestyles, genes and medical records to develop personalised treatments for conditions, has so far mostly benefitted rare diseases with ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

How the mind processes complex spatial information

Northwestern University's David H. Uttal will discuss a program that has enhanced students' learning at a variety of levels, from basic spatial reasoning to solving complex problems involving the coordination of numerous ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Could there be a bright side to depression?

(Medical Xpress)—A group of researchers studying the roots of depression has developed a test that leads them closer to the idea that depression may actually be an adaptation meant to help people cope with complex problems ...

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