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Young Adults in the 21st Century: 6 New Ways They Are Living
In 1956, there was not much mystery in the question of how young adults were living their lives. The median age at which men got married was 22.5. That means by that by age 22.5, half of all men who would get married had already done so. For women, the age at which they first married was even younger 20.1. Now, half of all men who will eventually marry for the first time still have not done so by the time they reach 29.2. The age of first marriage for wome ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Apr 15
Plasma genotyping to predict treatment benefit in patients with NSCLC
GENEVA, Switzerland, 15 April 2016 - The benefit of plasma genotyping to predict treatment benefit in patients with non-small-cell lung cancer NSCLC is confirmed in three studies presented today at the European Lung Cancer Conference ELCC 2016 in Geneva, Switzerland.1 Researchers however warned that plasma tests are unlikely to fully replace tissue biopsies. Patients with NSCLC are tested for epidermal growth factor receptor EGFR mutations which indicate t ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Apr 15
Patients with EGFR expressing NSCLC benefit most from necitumumab added to che...
GENEVA, Switzerland, 15 April 2016 - Patients with epidermal growth factor receptor EGFR expressing advanced squamous non-small-cell lung cancer benefit most from necitumumab added to gemcitabine and cisplatin chemotherapy, according to a subgroup analysis from the SQUIRE trial presented today at the European Lung Cancer Conference ELCC 2016 in Geneva, Switzerland.1 The randomised phase III SQUIRE trial demonstrated that the addition of necitumumab to gemc ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Apr 15
Greenness around homes linked to lower mortality
Women live longer in areas with more green vegetation, according to new research funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences NIEHS , part of the National Institutes of Health. Women with the highest levels of vegetation, or greenness, near their homes had a 12 percent lower death rate compared to women with the lowest levels of vegetation near their homes. The results were published Apr. 14, 2016 in the journal Environmental Health Pe ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Apr 15
How the brain consolidates memory during deep sleep
RIVERSIDE, Calif. - Research strongly suggests that sleep, which constitutes about a third of our lives, is crucial for learning and forming long-term memories. But exactly how such memory is formed is not well understood and remains, despite considerable research, a central question of inquiry in neuroscience. Neuroscientists at the University of California, Riverside report this week in the Journal of Neuroscience that they now may have an answer to this ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Apr 15
Heavy cannabis use associated with reduced dopamine release in brain
New York, NY, April 14, 2016. In a recent study, researchers found evidence of a compromised dopamine system in heavy users of marijuana. Lower dopamine release was found in the striatum - a region of the brain that is involved in working memory, impulsive behavior, and attention. Previous studies have shown that addiction to other drugs of abuse, such as cocaine and heroin, have similar effects on dopamine release, but such evidence for cannabis was missi ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Apr 15
Self-understanding helps criminal substance abusers
Impulsiveness, crime and problems with social interaction. Many substance abusers also struggle with antisocial personality disorders, which makes it difficult for them to complete a drug or alcohol treatment programme. New research from the Centre for Alcohol and Drug Research at Aarhus BSS reveals that just six additional counselling sessions may lower the drop-out rate and increase the outcome of the treatment programme. A total of 175 substance abusers ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Apr 15
Multiple paternity may offer fewer advantages than previously thought
Promiscuity is common among females in the animal kingdom. Mating with multiple males can increase genetic diversity and enhance the survival of the offspring. When given a choice, female house mice mate with multiple males. The females select their partner on the basis of their scent markings. These chemical signals provide a surprising amount of information about possible partners, including their health and disease resistance, explains Kerstin Thonhause ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Apr 15
New Research From Psychological Science
Read about the latest research published in Psychological Science Infections and Elections Did an Ebola Outbreak Influence the 2014 U.S. Federal Elections and if so, How Alec T. Beall, Marlise K. Hofer, and Mark Schaller Did the Ebola outbreak influence the 2014 U.S. federal elections In the second of three studies, the researchers analyzed state-specific preferences for Republican and Democratic candidates before and after the Ebola outbreak for 32 U.S. S ...
Psychological Science - Fri. Apr 15
Scientists develop recipe for testosterone-producing cells
Researchers led by teams at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Wenzhou Medical University of China have discovered a way to keep adult stem cells that are destined to become testosterone-producing cells multiplying and on track to fulfill their fate, a new study reports. The findings could eventually help scientists develop transplantable cells that can churn out testosterone, avoiding the multitude of drawbacks associated with other w ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Apr 14
Shorter times to blood transfusion associated with decreased death risk in tra...
CINCINNATI--Patients who get blood quickly after severe injuries are less likely to die, according to researchers from the University of Cincinnati UC Department of Emergency Medicine. The research was published in the April 2016 issue of the Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery . More than 180,000 people die from trauma every year, says Elizabeth Powell, MD, assistant professor of emergency medicine in the UC Department of Medicine and lead author on ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Apr 14
Overweight individuals more likely to make unhealthier choices when faced with...
Overweight people make unhealthier food choices than lean people when presented with real food, even though both make similar selections when presented with hypothetical choices, according to research led by the University of Cambridge and published today in the journal eNeuro . The researchers found that when making hypothetical food choices, lean and overweight people showed highly comparable patterns both in terms of their choices and the accompanying b ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Apr 14
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