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Therapeutic strategies targeting Alzheimer's disease-related molecules
Therapeutic strategies targeting Alzheimer s disease AD -related molecule 946 -amyloid A 946 , Tau protein and BACE enzyme have been recently explored. However the therapeutic efficacy for a single target is not ideal. The clinical trials that clean A 946 from the brain in AD patients were largely unsuccessful. It is well known that the inflammatory response is one component of AD pathogenesis, leading to a series of irreversible pathological events. Epide ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Aug 5
Detecting blood alcohol content with an electronic skin patch
Overconsumption of alcohol can lead to errors in judgment, causing, for example, some people to get behind the wheel when they are impaired. To help imbibers easily and quickly know when they ve had enough, scientists have developed a flexible, wearable patch that can detect a person s blood-alcohol level from his or her sweat. The monitor, reported in the journal ACS Sensors , works quickly and can send results wirelessly to a smartphone or other device. ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Aug 5
Drink-seeking rats provide sobering look into genetics of alcoholism
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Alcohol-craving rats have provided researchers with a detailed look into the complicated genetic underpinnings of alcoholism. By comparing the genomes of rats that drank compulsively with those that abstained, Purdue and Indiana University researchers identified 930 genes associated with alcoholism, indicating that it is a highly complex trait - on par with human height - influenced by many genes and the environment. The study confir ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Aug 5
At least 1 in 10 young people in Britain report a recent distressing sexual pr...
Around one in ten young men and one in eight young women in Britain who are sexually active have experienced a distressing sexual problem lasting at least three months in the past year, according to new research published in the Journal of Adolescent Health . [1] The study showed that very few young people experiencing difficulties had sought professional help about their sex lives. The researchers say that failing to address problems in early adulthood co ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Aug 5
Millennials less sexually active than Gen-X peers
Since time immemorial, older generations have fretted over the sexual habits of young people. In today s world, however, elders might just be wondering why young people are having so little sex, according to a new study by San Diego State University psychology professor Jean M. Twenge. A research team also including Ryne Sherman from Florida Atlantic University and Brooke Wells from Widener University analyzed data from 26,707 respondents to the General So ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Aug 5
Comparing sexual experiences related to alcohol and marijuana use among adults
A new study, published in Archives of Sexual Behavior by researchers affiliated with New York University s Center for Drug Use and HIV Research CDUHR , compared self-reported sexual experiences related to use of alcohol and marijuana. Since marijuana has increased in popularity in the U.S., the researchers examined if and how marijuana use may influence risk for unsafe sexual behavior. With marijuana becoming more accepted in the U.S. along with more liber ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Aug 5
New Research From Psychological Science
Read about the latest research published in Psychological Science The Effect of Relative Encoding on Memory-Based Judgments Marissa A. Sharif and Daniel M. Oppenheimer Some theories of decision making suggest that when people encode a stimulus, they represent where the stimulus lies in a distribution rather than the absolute value of the stimulus. How does this tendency to represent information as relative rather than absolute influence decision making In ...
Psychological Science - Fri. Aug 5
Locking doors in mental health hospitals does not lower suicide rate
Locking the doors of mental health hospitals does not reduce the risk of suicide or of patients leaving without permission, according to a study published in The Lancet Psychiatry .
Medical News Today - Fri. Aug 5
Why 'Eroticized Rage" Is a Nonsense Concept
The term eroticized rage may be unknown to most, but it is very familiar amongst therapists who specialize in sex addiction . Now, sex addiction is very controversial in its own right and the American Psychiatric Association APA declined to include it in the latest version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual DSM 5 which came out in 2013. I take a very critical view of it in my upcoming book Modern Sexuality , but instead of harping more on it here, I ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Aug 5
Above and Beyond
As a firefighter in Pierce County, Washington, it is Jo Kummerle s job to save lives. But, going above and beyond the call of duty, she has saved lives off-duty as well. Three years ago, Kummerle s mother was in kidney failure and had to start dialysis. Kummerle tried to donate one of her own kidneys, but learned she wasn t a match. Luckily, even though no family members or friends turned out to be matches, Kummerle s mother was able to receive a transplan ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Aug 5
Are the Results of Animal Therapy Studies Unreliable?
Animal-assisted therapy is a growth industry. According to a survey conducted by the Human Animal Bond Research Initiative, 69 of family practice physicians have worked with animals in medical settings. And Yale researchers reported that when it comes to the treatment of children with behavior problems, the public views animal-based therapies about as acceptable as psychotherapy and much more acceptable than drug treatments. These interventions are attract ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Aug 5
Cara Delevingne Hopes Talking About Depression Will Help Her Fans
When it comes to mental health, Cara Delevingne just gets it.
Huffington Post - Fri. Aug 5
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