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Crime, Gore and So Much More
While in New Orleans, I visited the Museum of Death. It s an extension of a museum by the same name set up in Hollywood. I was with friends from a forensic science conference, including a coroner, so it seemed appropriate. The exhibits were organized, although the space was limited. Located in the French Quarter, one block up from the rowdy Bourbon Street, the museum offers a small gift shop with mostly T-shirts. Still, it contained some promising displays ...
Psychology Today - Sun. Feb 19
Gene drives: Science, ethics, and public engagement
Gene drives are a rapidly developing field of research that holds promise for addressing persistent problems, such as eradicating mosquito-borne diseases and conserving endangered species, but that also risks harming entire ecosystems. Gregory E. Kaebnick , PhD, a research scholar at The Hastings Center, is a discussant in Science, Ethics, and Engagement in the Governance of Gene Drives It Takes a Village , a session that will take place from 3 00 to 4 30 ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Feb 18
B vitamins may improve schizophrenia symptoms
As schizophrenia does not yet have a cure, the standard treatment options available focus on eliminating the symptoms. A new, large-scale review of existing research suggests that B vitamins can reduce symptoms of schizophrenia.
Medical News Today - Sat. Feb 18
Declinism: Why You Think America is in Crisis
According to prevailing wisdom , America is on the brink of disaster. No matter where you look, things are bad, and getting worse. According to an ABC News poll taken right before the presidential election, two-thirds of the American electorate feel pessimistic about the future, and nostalgic for the past. By all accounts things are even worse now. Google-search the phrase America is getting worse, and you ll get almost 80 million results pages upon pages ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Feb 18
Forgiveness: 3 Misconceptions
When I began 30 years ago to apply social scientific methods to the ancient moral virtue of forgiveness , my students and I ran into a rather large problem. People were afraid to forgive. When we probed this fear, we began to realize a common theme across the fearful . They equated forgiving with automatically and dutifully going back into abusive situations. My spouse denigrates me. If I forgive, then I go back for more......but I do not want to go back f ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Feb 18
Don’t Bet on “Anything Goes” Regulation Change
Even with a new year, a new administration in the nation s capital and other changes, I m surprised to hear that some business owners and managers are thinking they can slide on issues like workplace policies and enforcement.
Psychology Today - Sat. Feb 18
Quality of life with those with advanced cancer improved through walking
Walking for just 30 minutes three times per week could improve the quality of life for those with advanced cancer, a new study published in the BMJ Open journal has found. Researchers from the University of Surrey collaborated with those form the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing Midwifery at King s College London to explore the impact of walking on the quality of life and symptom severity in patients with advanced cancer. Despite growing evidence of ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Feb 17
MU professor first in nation to develop medical curriculum tailored to Native ...
COLUMBIA, Mo. Feb. 17, 2017 -- Of all racial minorities, Native Americans have the most dramatic health inequalities in the U.S., including significantly higher rates of cardiovascular disease, cancer, Type 2 diabetes and substance abuse. Melissa Lewis, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the MU School of Medicine, led the first project in the nation to develop a mandatory medical school curriculum about indigenous health. Gi ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Feb 17
AVN-322 is a safe orally bio-available potent and highly selective antagonist
5-hydroxytryptamine subtype 6 receptor 5-HT6R has been extensively considered as a promising therapeutic target for the treatment of neuropathological disorders. 5-HT6R were hypothesized to be implicated in the processes of learning, memory retention, and cognition. Several selective 5-HT6R ligands are currently undergoing clinical trials for treatment of Alzheimer s disease and schizophrenia, SB-742457 and Lu-AE-58054. When tested against 70 therapeutic t ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Feb 17
New Penn research examines gun use, injury and fear in domestic violence
A weapon, whether a body part such as hands, fists and feet or an external instrument like a gun, often accompanies intimate-partner violence. Susan B. Sorenson of the University of Pennsylvania wanted to better understand just how frequently each type generally, and guns specifically, appeared in these cases. In collaboration with the Philadelphia Police Department, she studied more than 35,000 domestic-violence incidents from 2013. She found that assaila ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Feb 17
Quiz Time!
Hi kids It s quiz time again. As you know, at this time of year I like to do a pop quiz to see if you ve been paying attention to ol Doc King as he s banged on in Psychology Research Methods Class throughout the year. As you all know, this year the topic was Surveys . Surveys are a great way to gather data, often anonymously and in large amounts. Some people think that everyone always lies on them but actually when we compare the information gained there w ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Feb 17
3 Strategies to Talk With Kids About Suicidal Thoughts
A few months ago after a intense reaction to a sleep medication , I had the persistent idea I should jump out of my window. The idea came to me in a wave of images, thoughts and feelings all at once. As though I were watching a movie, I saw myself jump out of the window. I then heard a voice say, You should jump out of your window. And finally, I had the intense feeling that everything really would be a lot better if I jumped out of my window. Luckily, as ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Feb 17
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