Psychology & Psychiatry

We start caring about our reputations as early as kindergarten

Kindergarteners don't use social media, but they do care about their public image. Research suggests that by the time kids go to elementary school, they're thinking critically about their reputation. In a Review published ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

First year of grade school sharpens kids' attention skills

The first year of elementary school markedly boosts a child's attentiveness, according to new research from the University of California, Berkeley, and the Max Planck Institute in Germany.

Genetics

Gene expression in mouse neural retina sequenced

The population of Eric Morrow's seminar "Neurogenetics and Disease" comprises mainly undergraduates who were skipping down the halls of their elementary schools when the first drafts of human genome sequences were published. ...

Ophthalmology

Myopia up in children confined to home during pandemic

(HealthDay)—For children aged 6 to 8 years, home confinement during the COVID-19 pandemic was associated with a significant myopic shift, according to a study published online Jan. 14 in JAMA Ophthalmology.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Incidence of COVID-19 increased in children since September

The incidence of laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 increased since September among children, adolescents, and young children, according to research published in the Jan. 13 early-release issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease ...

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