Medical research

Safe resumption of research is important, feasible

At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, just as public institutions and businesses closed, research programs performing human participant research (HPR) also largely ceased operations. Now, universities and healthcare organizations ...

Health

DIY device for monitoring sleep patterns

Audrey Duarte has spent most of her research career as a professor with the School of Psychology studying memory and aging. "It's really my bread and butter," Duarte says.

Neuroscience

A 'feeling' for dementia?

A research team led by the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE) concludes that personal perception can be an important indicator for the early detection of Alzheimer's disease. In a new study involving 449 ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

How fear transforms into anxiety

A deadly coronavirus pandemic, economic instability and civil unrest menace the mental well-being of millions. Understanding how, in vulnerable people, fear from such frightening events evolves into lifelong anxiety, is critical ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Closer threats inspire a more primitive kind of fear

Your brain handles a perceived threat differently depending on how close it is to you. If it's far away, you engage more problem-solving areas of the brain. But up close, your animal instincts jump into action and there isn't ...

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