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January 18, 2019

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January 18, 2019

Violence in PG-13 Rated Movies Not Linked to Violence in US Society

Jan. 18, 2019 — New research suggests that policy makers should remain focused on issues that have been demonstrated to impact criminal behavior, such as family environment, mental health, poverty and ... read more

Scientists Create a Renewable Source of Cancer-Fighting T Cells

Jan. 17, 2019 — A study by UCLA researchers is the first to demonstrate a technique for coaxing pluripotent stem cells -- which can give rise to every cell type in the body and which can be grown indefinitely in the ... read more

Telling Stories Using Rhythmic Gesture Helps Children Improve Their Oral Skills

Jan. 17, 2019 — For the first time it has been shown that a brief training session with rhythmic gestures has immediate benefits for narrative discourse in children of 5 and 6 years of ... read more

Psychological Distress Is a Risk Factor for Dementia

Jan. 17, 2019 — A new study suggests that vital exhaustion -- which can be perceived as an indicator of psychological distress -- is a risk factor for future risk of ... read more

Combination Therapy Treats Leishmaniasis, HIV Patients

Jan. 17, 2019 — Coinfection with visceral leishmaniasis (VL) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) has been observed in at least 35 countries on four continents and requires special case management. Currently, the ... read more

New Findings Reveal Surprising Role of the Cerebellum in Reward and Social Behaviors

Jan. 17, 2019 — A study in rodents found that the brain's cerebellum -- known to play a role in motor coordination -- also helps control the brain's reward circuitry. Researchers found a direct neural ... read more

Jan. 17, 2019 — Scientists have developed a gene therapy that blocks axonal degeneration, preventing axon destruction in mice and suggesting a therapeutic strategy that could help prevent the loss of peripheral ... read more

Jan. 17, 2019 — Researchers have discovered a set of genes that help to establish brain connections governing body ... read more

Can a Critic-Turned-Believer Sway Others? The Case of Genetically Modified Foods

Jan. 17, 2019 — When an advocate for one side of an issue announces that he or she now believes the opposite, can that message affect others' views? Research shows that such a conversion message can influence ... read more

Blocking Hormone Uptake Burns More Fat

Jan. 17, 2019 — A newly discovered regulatory mechanism helps the body control the rate of fat metabolism, according to a new study. The finding may lead to new drugs to help burn stored fat and reduce ... read more

Brain Cells That Make Pain Unpleasant

Jan. 17, 2019 — If you step on a tack, neurons in your brain will register two things: that there's a piercing physical sensation in your foot, and that it's not pleasant. Now, a team of scientists has ... read more

Jan. 17, 2019 — Researchers have tweaked the recipe for coaxing human stem cells into insulin-secreting beta cells and shown that the resulting cells are more responsive to fluctuating glucose levels in the ... read more

Researchers Race Against Extinction to Uncover Tree's Cancer-Fighting Properties

Jan. 17, 2019 — As the population of a fir tree in China dwindles, researchers are racing to replicate its cancer-fighting ... read more

A New Way to Transfer Energy Between Cells

Jan. 17, 2019 — Researchers have described a new method for the transmission of electrons between proteins that refutes the evidence from experiments until now. This process, involved in the generation of energy in ... read more

Scientists Search for New Methods to Cure Neurodegenerative Diseases

Jan. 17, 2019 — Most neurons in the human brain are generated from neural stem cells during embryonic development. After birth, a small reservoir of stem cells remains in the brain that keeps on producing new ... read more

Blister Fluid Could Help Diagnose Burn Severity

Jan. 17, 2019 — Severe burns can leave physical and psychological scars, especially in children. When a burn patient enters the clinic, doctors use factors such as the depth and size of the burn, as well as the time ... read more

Lack of Fair Access to Urban Green Spaces

Jan. 17, 2019 — People with higher incomes and more education tend to have greater access to urban green spaces than their less privileged neighbors, a new study of parks and greenery in 10 major North American ... read more

Jan. 17, 2019 — People's love for their local areas could be harnessed to tackle global environmental problems, researchers ... read more

Epigenetics Contribute to Male and Female Differences in Fear Memory

Jan. 17, 2019 — In a mouse model of traumatic memory, male mice recall fear-related memories better than female mice, according to a new ... read more

Jan. 17, 2019 — Scientists have developed a biological system which lets cells form a desired shape by molding their surrounding material -- in the first instance creating a self-curving cornea. The astonishing ... read more

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