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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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Targeting Drunk Women Accounts for Sexual Aggression, Not 'Blurred Lines'

    Targeting Drunk Women Accounts for Sexual Aggression, Not 'Blurred Lines'

    Crossed signals from alcohol-impaired perception do not cause unwanted come-ons, new research suggests. Instead, aggressors simply target women who appear inebriated

    March 7, 2014

  • Can Heart Surgery Change a Person's Personality?

    Can Heart Surgery Change a Person's Personality?

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    March 1, 2014

  • 500 Drugs Updated with Directions for Child Use Since 2002

    500 Drugs Updated with Directions for Child Use Since 2002

    That’s the good news. Bad news: Half of drugs used in kids are still unlabeled, which is a problem because of the risk of improper dosing or usage 

    March 10, 2014

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