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February 15, 2019

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February 15, 2019

Stress-Free Training May Enhance Surgical Skill

Feb. 11, 2019 — It may be easier to learn surgical skills when a student feels less pressure and approaches surgery as a hobby, report ... read more

The Interplay Between Relationships, Stress, and Sleep

Feb. 6, 2019 — A new study documents how the quality of a person's romantic relationship and the life stress he or she experiences at two key points in early adulthood (at age 23 and 32) are related to sleep ... read more

Teens Too Low on Sleep, Activity, and Too High on Screen Time

Feb. 4, 2019 — Only 1 in 20 U.S. adolescents is meeting national recommendations for sleeping, physical activity, and screen time, according to new ... read more

Jan. 31, 2019 — Known for its role in relieving depression, the neurochemical serotonin may also help the brain execute instantaneous, appropriate behaviors in emergency situations, according to a new ... read more

Exercise Benefits Brains, Changes Blood Flow in Older Adults, Study Finds

Jan. 31, 2019 — Exercise training alters brain blood flow and improves cognitive performance in older adults, though not in the way you might think. A new study showed that exercise was associated with improved ... read more

Male Mice Hard-Wired to Recognize Sex of Other Mice

Jan. 31, 2019 — A male mouse identifies the sex of an unfamiliar mouse because of hard-wired brain physiology, not previous experience, investigators have ... read more

Jan. 31, 2019 — From the cab driver heading for Times Square to the commuter returning home on the freeway, we all carry maps in our head labeled with important locations. And a new study in mice shows that, by ... read more

Females Find Social Interactions to Be More Rewarding Than Males, Study Reveals

Jan. 30, 2019 — Females find same-sex social interactions to be more rewarding than males, and females are more sensitive to the rewarding actions of oxytocin than males, according to a new research on the brain ... read more

Jan. 30, 2019 — In a new study, researchers describe how, in a novel mouse model, epigenetic regulation negatively impacts a downstream gene specifically involved in neurodevelopment and associated ... read more

Brain Biomarkers Could Help Identify Those at Risk of Severe PTSD

Jan. 28, 2019 — A study has shed light on the neurocomputational contributions to the development of post-traumatic stress disorder in combat veterans. The findings revealed distinct patterns for how the brain and ... read more

Train the Brain to Form Good Habits Through Repetition

Jan. 28, 2019 — You can hack your brain to form good habits -- like going to the gym and eating healthily -- simply by repeating actions until they ... read more

Stress and Dream Sleep Are Linked to Pathways of Brain Cell Death and Survival

Jan. 28, 2019 — The first and most distinct consequence of daily mild stress is an increase in rapid-eye-movement (REM) sleep, a new study reports. The research also demonstrated that this increase is associated ... read more

Brain Pathway Linked to Impulsive Behaviors

Jan. 25, 2019 — Researchers have uncovered new details of a brain pathway that can cause impulsive ... read more

Alarming Numbers of Violent Injuries Among Schoolchildren

Jan. 24, 2019 — Nearly 1 in 5 fifth-graders has received violent injuries, the majority delivered by guns or knives, according to recent ... read more

White Math Teachers Treat Students Differently in Predominantly Black Schools

Jan. 24, 2019 — White math teachers in predominantly black middle schools are more likely to respond negatively to students' behavioral or academic issues - and this may have long-term negative consequences for ... read more

New Insights Into Why We Crave Fatty Foods When Dieting

Jan. 24, 2019 — Researchers have identified new brain circuits that may act as a brake on binge eating and junk food craving. In rats who had spent a month eating a low-fat diet, researchers successfully inhibited ... read more

Teens' Same-Gender Friendships Key to Later Satisfaction in Romantic Relationships

Jan. 24, 2019 — A new longitudinal study sought to identify the factors in adolescence that best predicted who would and would not have a satisfying romantic life in their late 20s. The study found that the skills ... read more

Jan. 24, 2019 — Scientists developed a novel-video based behavioral analysis system for long-term behavioral tracking of multiple mice. With this software, they discovered that social isolation of male mice during ... read more

Overlapping Genomic Regions Underlie Canine Fearfulness and Human Mental Disorders

Jan. 23, 2019 — Researchers have identified two novel anxiety-related genomic regions in German Shepherd dogs. The region associated with fearfulness corresponds with the locus of human chromosome 18, which is ... read more

Parental PTSD Affects Health Behavior and Aging Among Offspring of Holocaust Survivors

Jan. 22, 2019 — A new study on intergenerational transmission of trauma has found evidence that Holocaust survivors suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and their adult offspring exhibit more unhealthy ... read more

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