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  • Stress Alters Children's Genomes

    Stress Alters Children's Genomes

    Poverty and unstable family environments shorten chromosome-protecting telomeres in nine-year-olds

    April 7, 2014

  • First Map of Developing Human Brain Created

    First Map of Developing Human Brain Created

    Scientists can use the map to figure out how developmental disorders like autism first begin

    April 3, 2014

  • The Emotional Blindness of Alexithymia

    The Emotional Blindness of Alexithymia

    Sometimes I work with children and adults who can't put words to their feelings and thoughts. It's not that they don't want to - it's more that they don't know how.

    April 3, 2014

  • Spike in Autism Numbers Might Reflect Rise in Awareness

    Spike in Autism Numbers Might Reflect Rise in Awareness

    About one in 68 children in the U.S. is diagnosed with autism, according to the latest U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data

    April 1, 2014

  • Statistical Flaw Punctuates Brain Research in Elite Journals

    Statistical Flaw Punctuates Brain Research in Elite Journals

    Neuroscientists need a statistics refresher. That is the message of a new analysis in Nature Neuroscience that shows that more than half of 314 articles on neuroscience in elite journals   during an 18-month period failed to take adequate measures to ensure that statistically significant study results were not, in fact, erroneous.

    March 27, 2014

  • Human Nose Can Detect 1 Trillion Odors

    Human Nose Can Detect 1 Trillion Odors

    What the the nose knows might as well be limitless, researchers suggest.

    March 20, 2014

  • Eavesdropping Deep within the Brain

    Eavesdropping Deep within the Brain

    Long-term recordings of neural activity may help researchers understand the roots of depression and OCD

    March 20, 2014

  • Prion Detection Method Shows Promise as Alzheimer’s Test

    Prion Detection Method Shows Promise as Alzheimer’s Test

    Researchers aim to detect Alzheimer symptoms long before they appear by tweaking an existing medical tool to sleuth out misfolded proteins linked with the illness

    March 20, 2014

  • How Science Mimics Faith

    How Science Mimics Faith

    People may use trust in science as others use religious faith to cope with life's uncertainties

    March 1, 2014

  • Food Tastes Bland While Multitasking

    Food Tastes Bland While Multitasking

    Paying mindful attention to one's food leads people to eat less but savor it more

    March 1, 2014

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