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February 20, 2019

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February 20, 2019

Keep Calm and Don't Carry on When Parenting Teens

Feb. 19, 2019 — In a new study, psychologists find that mothers and fathers who are less capable of dampening down their anger are more likely to resort to harsh discipline aimed at their teens, and that fathers in ... read more

New Model Mimics Persistent Interneuron Loss Seen in Prematurity

Feb. 19, 2019 — Research-clinicians created a novel preclinical model that mimics the persistent interneuron loss seen in preterm human infants, identifying interneuron subtypes that could become future therapeutic ... read more

No Evidence Tougher Policies Deter Adolescent Cannabis Use

Feb. 19, 2019 — A new study has found no evidence that teenage cannabis use is lower in countries with tougher ... read more

Depression Reversed in Male Mice by Activating Gene That Helps Excite Neurons

Feb. 18, 2019 — Directly activating a gene important to exciting our excitatory neurons and associated with major depression may help turn around classic symptoms like social isolation and loss of interest, at least ... read more

Parents: Keep Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Away from Kids

Feb. 18, 2019 — Seven in 10 parents think they should have a say in whether dispensaries are located near their child's school or daycare and most say they should be banned within a certain distance of those ... read more

Hormone Therapy May Increase Cardiovascular Risk During Gender Transition

Feb. 18, 2019 — People receiving hormone therapy during gender transition had an elevated risk for cardiovascular events, such as strokes, blood clots and heart attacks. Findings underscore the importance of ... read more

Drinking Contexts Associated With Early Onset of Alcohol Intoxication Among Adolescents

Feb. 16, 2019 — New research has begun to identify the circumstances by examining relationships between early age of first intoxication (less than 15 years), drinking in different contexts such as one's own ... read more

Open-Science Model for Drug Discovery Expands to Neurodegenerative Diseases

Feb. 15, 2019 — Parkinson's disease and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis are the newest frontiers for open science drug discovery, a global movement led by academic scientists that puts knowledge sharing and ... read more

Children With Autism More Likely to Face Maltreatment, Study Finds

Feb. 15, 2019 — A recent study of 11 counties in Middle Tennessee revealed that children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) were nearly 2.5 times more likely than children without ASD to be reported to the Child ... read more

Brain Discovery Explains a Great Mystery of Alzheimer's, Parkinson's

Feb. 15, 2019 — One of the great mysteries of neuroscience may finally have an answer: Scientists have identified a potential explanation for the mysterious death of specific brain cells seen in Alzheimer's, ... read more

First Model of Mitochondrial Epilepsy

Feb. 15, 2019 — Researchers have become the first to describe a model of mitochondrial epilepsy which raises hope for better therapies for patients with this incapacitating condition.Despite the severity of this ... read more

Feb. 15, 2019 — Scientists have detailed a less invasive method of neural stimulation that would use an untethered ultrasmall electrode activated by light, a technique that may mitigate damage done by current ... read more

People Who Cunningly Use Cooperation and Egoism Are 'Unbeatable'

Feb. 15, 2019 — Scientists have developed an experiment that enables them to examine the success rate of cooperative and egoistic behavior ... read more

Feb. 15, 2019 — Researchers have clarified, for the first time, the mechanism behind a very rare brain disorder called MICPCH (microcephaly, disproportionate pontine and cerebellar hypoplasia) syndrome in animal ... read more

Blood Clot Discovery Could Pave Way for Treatment of Blood Diseases

Feb. 15, 2019 — Scientists have discovered new ways in which the body regulates blood clots, in a discovery which could one day lead to the development of better treatments that could help prevent and treat ... read more

Live Better With Attainable Goals

Feb. 15, 2019 — Those who set realistic goals can hope for a higher level of well-being. The key for later satisfaction is whether the life goals are seen as attainable and what they mean to the person, as ... read more

Feb. 14, 2019 — New research shows that an immersive virtual reality environment treats 45 percent of children with autism, freeing them from their fears and phobias -- and that the treatment ... read more

Brain Connections That Disadvantage Night Owls Revealed

Feb. 14, 2019 — 'Night owls' -- those who go to bed and get up later -- have fundamental differences in their brain function compared to 'morning larks,' which mean they could be disadvantaged by ... read more

Feb. 14, 2019 — Caring texts sent to active-duty military had important findings in reducing ... read more

Giving Keener 'Electric Eyesight' to Autonomous Vehicles

Feb. 14, 2019 — Autonomous vehicles relying on light-based image sensors often struggle to see through blinding conditions, such as fog. But researchers have developed a sub-terahertz-radiation receiving system that ... read more

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