Archive for the 'Science News' Category

Why Sleep Deprivation Eases Depression

Monday, April 29th, 2013

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Click Here To Read:  Why Sleep Deprivation Eases Depression Glial activity reveals how sleep deprivation elevates mood By David Levine in Scientific American in the May/June 2013 issue.

Violence Can Change Children’s Chromosomes

Thursday, April 25th, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  Violence Can Change Children’s Chromosomes on the Psychiatric Alert Website on  April 24, 2013.

This is your brain on music

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  This is your brain on music By Elizabeth Landau on the CNN website on April 15, 2013.

Stress circuits in brain undergo profound learning early in life

Saturday, April 13th, 2013

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Click Here to Read: Stress circuits in brain undergo profound learning early in life on The News Medical website on April 8, 2013.

What the Brain Can Tell Us About Art

Saturday, April 13th, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  What the Brain Can Tell Us About Art By Eric R. Kandel in The New York Times on April 12, 2013.

We dream to remember, scientists say

Saturday, April 13th, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  We dream to remember, scientists say By Geoffrey Mohan in the LA Times on April 13, 2013.

Researchers say dreaming is the brain’s way of “rehearsing” memory so that it lasts. (Los Angeles Times

Neuroscientists show ‘jumping genes’ may contribute to aging-related brain defects

Thursday, April 11th, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  Neuroscientists show ‘jumping genes’ may contribute to aging-related brain defects on the Xpress Medical Website from the Journal Neuroscience on April 8, 2013.

Reliability of neuroscience research questioned

Thursday, April 11th, 2013

Tobii_Image_EyeTracking_NeuroScience_WS623Click Here to Read:  Reliability of neuroscience research questioned on the Medical Xpress website from the Journal Neuroscience on April 10, 2013.

New research shows how our bodies interact with our minds in response to fear and other emotions

Wednesday, April 10th, 2013

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Click Here to Read: New research shows how our bodies interact with our minds in response to fear and other emotions  on the Medical Express website from the Journal Psychology & Psychiatry on April 8, 2013.

London’s date with the fun side of brain science

Tuesday, April 9th, 2013

CHANGING-MINDSLondonShowClick Here to Read: London’s date with the fun side of brain science by Sandhya Sekar and Liz Else on the Culture Lab website on April 8, 2013.

Changing Minds by Chloe Ride of Winchester School of Art, depicting the confusion a person with Alzheimer’s may feel (Image: Russell Sach)

Depressive symptoms and white blood cell count in coronary heart disease patients

Tuesday, April 9th, 2013

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Click Here to Read: Depressive symptoms and white blood cell count in coronary heart disease patients: Prospective findings from the Heart and Soul Study by Hester E. Duivisa, Nina Kuppera, Brenda W. Penninxb, Beeya Nac, Peter de Jongea, d, Mary A. Whooleyc in Pychoneuroendocrinology  Volume 38, Issue 4, April 2013, Pages 479–487.

Computers Draw Images from Dreams

Sunday, April 7th, 2013

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Click Here to Read: Computers Draw Images from Dreams by Stephanie Poulos on the Counsel and Heal News website on April 5, 2013.

Obama to Unveil Initiative to Map the Human Brain

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

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Click Here to Read: Obama to Unveil Initiative to Map the Human Brain By John Markoff and James Gorman in The New York Times on April 2, 2013.

Cori Bargmann of Rockefeller University will help lead a study of the brain in action.

Pity Earth’s Creatures

Monday, March 25th, 2013

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Click Here to Read: Pity Earth’s Creatures By Edward Hoagland in The New York Times on March 23, 2013.

CERN confirms Higgs discovery

Saturday, March 23rd, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  CERN confirms Higgs discovery By Bryan Dyne  on the World Socialist Web Site on  March 23,  2013.

A proton-proton collision inside the CMS detector of the LHC. The event is the Higgs boson decaying into four electrons. [Credit: CERN]

Universe’s Age? Planck Space Probe Data Push Back Date Of Big Bang That Started It All

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

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Click Here to Read: Universe’s Age? Planck Space Probe Data Push Back Date Of Big Bang That Started It All By Lori Hinnant and Seth Borenstein in The Huffington Post on March 21, 2013.

Phil Plaite, writer Slate Magazine.

Two ships passing in the night: neuroscience and social media

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

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Click Here to Read: Two ships passing in the night: neuroscience and social media By Scicurious on the Scientific American Blog on March 18, 2013

When Exercise Stresses You Out

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

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Click Here to Read: When Exercise Stresses You Out By Gretchen Reynolds  in The New York Times on March 13, 2013.

Global Temperatures Highest in 4,000 Years

Saturday, March 9th, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  Global Temperatures Highest in 4,000 Years By Justin Gillis in The New York Times on March 7, 2013.

Scientists like Brian Bencivengo of the National Ice Core Laboratory examine ice cores to determine past air temperatures at the location from which the core was obtained

The Higgs, From Theory to Reality

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

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Click Here to Read: The Higgs, From Theory to Reality  in The New York Times on March 4, 2013.

The long road to find the Higgs boson is littered with subatomic particle discoveries and canceled colliders, but it ends with a discovery and a theory validated nearly 50 years after the idea was born.

Peter Higgs in 2012.Gavin Rodgers/Rex Features, via Associated Press