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Chronic Pain Treatments Work Better Together, Says Anesthesiologist

10 years ago from Science Daily

People who suffer from debilitating neuropathic pain may get more relief and sleep better by combining two commonly-prescribed drugs.

Teen Attitudes Toward Smoking Linked To Likelihood Of Drinking And Using Drugs

10 years ago from Science Daily

New research looks at the specific ways parents and peers influence teenagers to smoke, drink and use marijuana in combination.

Manitoba health-care workers urged to share flu expertise

10 years ago from CBC: Health

The Manitoba government is calling on healthcare workers to share their expertise as it prepares for the fall flu season.

Public poll elicits nanotechnology view

10 years ago from UPI

WASHINGTON, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- Scientists say a poll of 1,001 U.S. adults finds 90 percent say they should be better informed about nanotechnology and synthetic biology developments.

Monkeys' Grooming Habits Provide New Clues To How We Socialize

10 years ago from Science Daily

A study of female monkeys' grooming habits provides new clues about the way we humans socialize. New research reveals there is a link between the size of the brain, in...

Celebrities Spawn Copycat Suicides, Study Confirms

10 years ago from Science Daily

Results of a new study warn against glamorizing celebrity suicides in the media. The study has found evidence that the increasing reach and influence of the media, combined with a...

The Dollars and Sense of Closing Schools for H1N1

10 years ago from Scientific American

Much has been made of the potential difficulties businesses face if numerous employees are out sick with the H1N1 "swine" flu . But there has been little information on the economic and...

Stay focused: Researchers sharpen photographs by capturing multiple low-quality images

10 years ago from Physorg

( -- For photographers, it's sometimes difficult to keep both the foreground and background of an image in focus. Focusing somewhere between the two can ensure that neither is blurry;...

Places To Play, But 'Stranger Danger' Fears Keep Inner-city Kids Home: Study

10 years ago from Science Daily

Fear of dangerous strangers in inner-city neighborhoods is keeping kids and teens from using playgrounds and parks to be physically active.

Good hackers meet to seek ways to stop the bad hackers

10 years ago from Physorg

The world of hackers is kind of like the "Star Wars" universe: There's a light side and a dark side of cracking computers.

Dramatized ads weave plot lines around product

10 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- In television's latest quest to discourage viewers from skipping ads, actors from NBC and ABC shows are appearing in character in commercials to interact with products in...

Social isolation worsens cancer

10 years ago from

Using mice as a model to study human breast cancer, researchers have demonstrated that a negative social environment (in this case, isolation) causes increased tumour growth. The work shows -...

Doctors hope to make artificial face

10 years ago from UPI

PORTLAND, Ore., Sept. 30 (UPI) -- Doctors in Oregon say they hope to give a woman a new face to replace the one she lost to a shotgun blast...

Moss may hold stem cell programming clues

10 years ago from UPI

TEL AVIV, Israel, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- Israeli and German scientists say they've discovered moss might provide information allowing researchers to better program stem cells for medical purposes.

Movie talk stays face-to-face

10 years ago from Science Alert

A study has found that most word-of-mouth talk about movies is offline – a surprise to marketers who focus on social media.

Brain's response to attention is studied

10 years ago from UPI

LA JOLLA, Calif., Sept. 30 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists say reductions in the firing rates of the brain's background nerve cells occur when monkeys intensely focus on a visual...

What Porn Users Taught Me

10 years ago from Science Blog

"By Jove, it's the reward circuitry!" A dedicated member of the "to each his own taste" club, I'm all for freedom of speech. However, my website happens to discuss the highs...

Video: "Home Alone" Star Grows Up

10 years ago from CBSNews - Science

Only On The Web: Returning to the silver screen, actor Devin Ratray ("Home Alone," TV's "Law & Order") discusses his new sci-fi action film, "Surrogates," starring Bruce Willis.

Perceptual Learning Relies On Local Motion Signals To Learn Global Motion

10 years ago from Science Daily

Researchers have long known of the brain's ability to learn based on visual motion input, and a recent study has uncovered more insight into where the learning occurs.

Study Questions Whether Women Are More Selective at Dating

10 years ago from Live Science

Maybe at least a part of that selectivity is due simply to environmental factors and social norms.

Young adults may outgrow bipolar disorder

10 years ago from Science Blog

COLUMBIA, Mo. ?Bipolar disorder, or manic-depression, causes severe and unusual shifts in mood and energy, affecting a person's ability to perform everyday tasks. With symptoms often starting in early adulthood,...

New local area codes for Montreal, eastern Ontario coming

10 years ago from CBC: Technology & Science

Phone users in eastern Ontario and regions surrounding Montreal will get new area codes starting in mid-2010, says an alliance of telecommunications companies.

CIA's 'Enhanced Interrogation' Techniques Were Counterproductive

10 years ago from Physorg

( -- The author of a new report suggests the belief that harsh interrogation and torture techniques are effective is a form of folk neuroscience that is not supported by...

Regina 'tweets' election news

10 years ago from CBC: Technology & Science

The City of Regina is turning to Twitter, Facebook and YouTube to spread the word about its upcoming municipal elections.

Interview: Ralph Eichler, ETH Zurich

10 years ago from Chemistry World

ETH president talks to Chemistry World about the allegations of research fraud within Peter Chen’s research group

Wealth link to alcohol crime

10 years ago from Physorg

( -- Rich rural towns show higher levels of alcohol-related crime than poorer communities, according to new research from the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre.

Autism and society's definition of 'normal'

10 years ago from The Guardian - Science

Denis Campbell's piece (Shortcuts, G2, 24 September) highlighting that 1 in 100 adults has autism shows that it is surely time to

Following in their footsteps

10 years ago from MIT Research

By her own account, Nancy Kanwisher ’80 PhD ’86 barely made it through graduate school at MIT. Today, Kanwisher is MIT's Walter A. Rosenblith Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience. But for two years as...