Autism spectrum disorders

Neuroscientists reverse autism symptoms

Autism has diverse genetic causes, most of which are still unknown. About 1 percent of people with autism are missing a gene called Shank3, which is critical for brain development. Without this gene, individuals develop typical ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Study: Parental conflict can do lasting damage to kids

It stands to reason that parents who physically or emotionally abuse their children do them lasting damage, among other things by undermining their ability to trust others and accurately read their emotions.

Autism spectrum disorders

Mouse study suggests autism is not just a disease of the brain

Autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) are characterized by impaired social interactions and repetitive behaviors, often accompanied by abnormal reactions to sensory stimuli. ASD is generally thought to be caused by deficits in ...

Immunology

Breast milk and babies' saliva shape oral microbiome

Newborn breastfed babies' saliva combines with breastmilk to release antibacterial compounds that help to shape the bacterial communities (microbiota) in babies' mouths, biomedical scientists have found.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Lonely people stand farther from loved ones, study finds

A new study from the University of Chicago found that people who report feeling lonely also say they sit or stand physically farther away from close friends and family. Their "personal space" for intimate partners is larger ...

Medical research

Even non-sexual social contact can raise body temperature

(Medical Xpress) -- Researchers at the University of St Andrews found that non-sexual social interactions with men caused a noticeable rise in the temperature of a woman's face, without them even noticing.

Oncology & Cancer

Bestiality linked to penile cancer

(Medical Xpress) -- While there are already laws against such activity in many areas, a new study finds yet another reason to avoid bestiality, or sex with animals. The new study, published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, ...

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Interaction

Interaction is a kind of action that occurs as two or more objects have an effect upon one another. The idea of a two-way effect is essential in the concept of interaction, as opposed to a one-way causal effect. A closely related term is interconnectivity, which deals with the interactions of interactions within systems: combinations of many simple interactions can lead to surprising emergent phenomena. Interaction has different tailored meanings in various sciences. All systems are related and interdependent. Every action has a consequence.

Casual examples of interaction outside of science include:

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