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Genetic risk factor for binge eating discovered
Boston --Researchers have identified a gene CYFIP2 associated with binge eating. This finding represents one of the first examples of a genome-wide significant genetic factor to be identified for binge eating in model organisms or humans. In addition, the researchers discovered a network of downregulated genes involved in myelination the process of forming a sheath around a nerve fiber to allow nerve impulses to move quickly that also was associated with b ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Oct 26
Reading the right sexual cues
Both college men and women focus primarily on a photographed woman s nonverbal emotional cues when making snap decisions about whether she is expressing sexual interest at a particular moment in time. But their judgments also are based to a large degree on how attractive she is and the provocativeness of her attire. Physical attractiveness plays a much larger role in how college men than women make these quick judgments. Female students in turn tend to pic ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Oct 26
School Principals Shape Students’ Values Via School Climate
Over time, students personal values become more similar to those of their school principal, according to new research published in Psychological Science , a journal of the Associational for Psychological Science . The findings indicate that principals values are linked with aspects of school climate which are, in turn, linked with students own values. Given the vast amount of time children spend in school, it is important to assess the impact that schools ...
Psychological Science - Wed. Oct 26
On The Days Just Getting Out Of Bed Is An Accomplishment
Written by Desiree Nunez
Huffington Post - Wed. Oct 26
Marijuana Use Among Young People
McLean Hospital Guest Blogger Staci Gruber, PhD
Huffington Post - Wed. Oct 26
Machine learning and the hunt for dementia
We ve seen some tremendous improvements recently in the ability of machines to understand and interpret human speech. Indeed, there has even been tremendous progress in making machines sound more human than they currently do.
Huffington Post - Wed. Oct 26
Creepy Clowns Prowl the Uncanny Valley
Halloween gives children the opportunity to celebrate and tame fearful figments of the imagination. Celebrants who play at spooky, scary, fantastical, or satirical portrayals strengthen their sense of the normal and their confidence in the permissible. We Americans gleefully now spend more than 3 billion each year on readymade Halloween costumes and decorations. Last weekend, for example, I saw scores of little costumed denizens as they made their way to t ...
Psychology Today - Tue. Oct 25
The Dark Side of Oxytocin
Perhaps thanks to the way that people think of them as some kind of magic potion, hormones such as testosterone or oxytocin can acquire an aura of positive or negative prejudice . Indeed, testosterone could be seen as the archetypical rogue hormone, with all kinds of bad behaviour routinely ascribed to it, and oxytocin as its virtuous opposite. But as I pointed out in a previous post , hormones are not in fact substances which transform good human beings i ...
Psychology Today - Tue. Oct 25
10 Subtle Signs of Psychosis
The stereotype of psychotic person characterizes him or her as someone who is hearing voices that aren t there, who is being told to commit bizarre actions by these voices, who is feeling mentally raped by his or her acquaintances or who is convinced that the CIA is taping his or her conversations. However, this stereotype only captures the extreme end of the spectrum of psychosis. There are a number of more subtle signs that you or a loved one may be mild ...
Psychology Today - Tue. Oct 25
A new look at vitamin D challenges the current view of its benefits
A simple Google search for what does vitamin D do highlights the widely used dietary supplement s role in regulating calcium absorption and promoting bone growth. But now it appears that vitamin D has much wider effects -- at least in the nematode worm, C. elegans . Research at the Buck Institute shows that vitamin D works through genes known to influence longevity and impacts processes associated with many human age-related diseases. The study, published ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Oct 25
Large-scale program effectively promotes and supports healthy breastfeeding in...
A multipronged approach to supporting healthy breastfeeding among new mothers was effective when implemented at the population level, according to research published in PLOS Medicine . In cluster-randomized evaluations of two programs in Viet Nam and Bangladesh, Purnima Menon of the International Food Policy Research Institute in Washington, DC, and colleagues compared the effect of a program combining intensive interpersonal counseling IPC , mass media MM ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Oct 25
Cranberry disrupts harmful bacteria's ability to communicate, spread and becom...
CARVER, Mass., Oct. 18, 2016 - Scientists from McGill University and INRS-Institut Armand-Frappier in Canada recently released a novel investigation showing that cranberry extract successfully interrupted the communication between bacteria associated with problematic and pervasive infections. The authors of the data published in Nature s Scientific Reports , Eric D 233 ziel, professor-investigator at INRS-Institut Armand-Frappier and Nathalie Tufenkji, pro ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Oct 25
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