Neuroscience

Women's brains appear three years younger than men's

Time wears differently on women's and men's brains. While the brain tends to shrink with age, men's diminish faster than women's. The brain's metabolism slows as people grow older, and this, too, may differ between men and ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Cannabis use may be associated with suicidality in young adults

An analysis of survey data from more than 280,000 young adults ages 18-35 showed that cannabis (marijuana) use was associated with increased risks of thoughts of suicide (suicidal ideation), suicide plan, and suicide attempt. ...

Medical research

Less is more for the next generation of CAR T cells

When researchers from Penn Medicine found that many patients with B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) treated with the investigational chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cell therapy targeting the CD22 antigen didn't ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Is empathy born in mom's first hugs?

Show your baby your love, and you'll get a kinder, gentler adult child as your reward, a new study suggests.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Mentally ill kids become less healthy adults

A new pair of studies from a Duke research team's long-term work in New Zealand make the case that mental health struggles in early life can lead to poorer physical health and advanced aging in adulthood.

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