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Forgotten But Not Gone: How The Brain Re-learns

11 years ago from Science Daily

Thanks to our ability to learn and to remember, we can perform tasks that other living things can not even dream of. However, we are only just beginning to get...

Report to Congress: Gulf War syndrome is real

11 years ago from LA Times - Science

A scientific panel chartered by Congress cites nerve gas drug and pesticides used during the conflict as being associated with veterans' neurological problems. ...

Drug-related Preference In Cocaine Addiction Extends To Images

11 years ago from Science Daily

When given a choice between viewing pictures of cocaine and a variety of other images, cocaine addicted individuals, as compared to healthy, non-addicted research subjects, show a clear preference for...

Researchers find link between nicotine addiction and autism

11 years ago from

Scientists have identified a relationship between two proteins in the brain that has links to both nicotine addiction and autism. The finding has led to speculation that existing drugs used...

Predicting the future for patients with severe traumatic brain injury

11 years ago from

'How will our loved one come out of this?' After an accident that results in severe traumatic brain injury (sTBI), the answer to this simple question can change everything for...

'Super' aged brains reveal first secrets of sharp memory in old age

11 years ago from Science Blog

Maybe you have an 85-year-old grandfather who still whips through the newspaper crossword puzzle every morning or a 94-year-old aunt who never forgets a name or a face. They don't...

Families, Friends, Schools And Neighborhoods Contribute To Adolescent Alcohol Misuse

11 years ago from Science Daily

A new longitudinal study examined how the four social environments of families, peers, schools, and neighborhoods have positive and negative effects on teen alcohol misuse. The study used periodic interviews...

Potential Sexual Partner? Brains Of Ovulating Women Respond Strongly To Male Masculine Faces

11 years ago from Science Daily

Scientists have long known that women's preferences for masculine men change throughout their menstrual cycles. A new study is the first to demonstrate differences in brain activity as women considered...

Personality Shapes Perception Of Romance, But Doesn't Tell The Whole Story

11 years ago from Science Daily

Researchers have found that measuring the quality of romantic relationships is more complex than earlier studies suggest. While personality has been found to be predictive of perceived relationship satisfaction and...

Novel imaging technique reveals brain abnormalities that may play key role in ADHD

11 years ago from Physorg

A study published today in the online advance edition of The American Journal of Psychiatry for the first time reveals shape differences in the brains of children with ADHD, which...

Black entrepreneurs 4 times more likely to be refused credit than white businesses

11 years ago from Physorg

A research paper, by Dr Stuart Fraser of Warwick Business School at the University of Warwick, has found that many Ethnic Minority owned Businesses (EMBs) in the UK struggle to...

Brampton councillor wants ban on addictive poppy derivative

11 years ago from CBC: Health

A city councillor in Brampton is pushing to have a legal substance closely related to opium banned from sale.

Put on a happy face: It helps you see the big picture

11 years ago from Physorg

That photo of your smiling kids on the refrigerator door might do more than justmake you feel good; you might make healthier food choices after looking at it. Anew study...

No honeymoon replays: People don't want to taint special memories

11 years ago from Physorg

That unforgettable honeymoon has a special place in your memory -- so specialthat you might be reluctant to try to repeat it. A new study in the Journal ofConsumer Research...

Necessary lattes? People short on self-control categorize more items as necessities

11 years ago from Physorg

Why do so many of us give up on those New Year's resolutions to lose weight orcurb luxury spending? A new study in the Journal of Consumer Research says ithas...

Effective global regulation

11 years ago from Physorg

Government ownership of banks - something unthinkable until very recently for the 'Anglo-Saxon' model of capitalism -- became a reality early in 2008. This was a policy response...

Still crazy (in love) after all these years

11 years ago from Sciencenews.org

A brain imaging study reveals that some people are as giddy as teenagers in love, even after two decades of marriage

CNET: Tech Frustration By Gender, Age

11 years ago from CBSNews - Science

When faced with a technology breakdown, levels of optimism and frustration vary depending on age and gender, according to a new study.

A Cascade of Influences Shaping Violent Teens

11 years ago from NY Times Health

Neither genetic nor environmental factors alone fully explain why some children become aggressive, according to a new study.

Interview: Fired up about fungi

11 years ago from Chemistry World

Russell Cox discusses his fiery introduction to chemistry and his work on polyketide biosynthesis

Court orders overbilling doctor to repay N.B. government

11 years ago from CBC: Health

The New Brunswick government has scored its first legal victory in forcing a doctor to repay overbilled money to the medicare system.

British Science Minister Claims Sixth Sense

11 years ago from Live Science

Lord Drayson apparently thinks he can foresee the future.

Classical music: Elgar helps calm zoo elephants

11 years ago from The Guardian - Science

The rousing, patriotic sweep of Elgar's Nimrod, the mournful tones of Nessun Dorma and the urgent eight-note allegro con brio opening to Beethoven's fifth – they have all been helping...

Gadget survey finds many bugs can't be fixed

11 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- Gadget makers love to sell us on all the things their devices can do, whether it's letting us chat with distant friends at any time or watch...

Janet B. Hardy dies at 92; doctor led study of young mothers and their babies

11 years ago from LA Times - Science

Dr. Janet B. Hardy, a Johns Hopkins University pediatrics professor who led a pioneering study of mothers and children that provided a wealth of information on teen pregnancy, medical concerns...

Obama seen likely to renew funds for birth control clinics

11 years ago from Physorg

Among a slew of executive orders Barack Obama is said to be drafting, observers believe one may lift a ban on US funding for overseas family planning groups that even...

Invisible bear makes cyclists safer in London

11 years ago from The Guardian - Science

A video clip featuring an 'invisible' moonwalking bear that has stealthily grown to be an internet hit has been revealed as a