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Mediterranean diet may help women receiving IVF to achieve successful pregnancies

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New research has found that women who follow a "Mediterranean" diet in the six months before assisted reproductive treatment have a significantly better chance of becoming pregnant and giving birth to a live baby...

Study proves ‘muscle memory’ exists at a DNA level

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A study led by researchers at Keele University has shown for the first time that human muscles possess a 'memory' of earlier growth -- at the DNA level. Periods of skeletal muscle growth are 'remembered'...

Brain Pacemaker Shows Promise in Slowing Alzheimer’s Progression

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While most treatments for Alzheimer’s disease focus on improving memory, researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center conducted a study aimed at slowing the decline of problem-solving and decision-making skills in these...

Why Do We Trust, or Distrust Strangers? The Answer is Pavlovian

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Our trust in strangers is dependent on their resemblance to others we’ve previously known, finds a new study by a team of psychology researchers. Its results show that strangers resembling past individuals known to...

Researchers look to explore which cognitive functions are most affected by cannabis use, and...

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A new study aims to clear the haze around cannabis impairment, gauging which cognitive functions are most affected and how long the impairment lasts. University of Alberta psychiatrist Scot Purdon said there is sufficient data...

Men Hold Secret to Protect Women From Multiple Sclerosis

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Men are much less likely to get multiple sclerosis (MS) than women and one reason is that they are protected by high levels of testosterone. Scientists have now discovered how it works. Using a mouse...

Jackpotting attacks hit U.S. ATMs; spit out cash in seconds

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Jackpotting is an attack/technique to exploit ATMs to make them dispense cash without withdrawing it from a bank account – Now, U.S. ATMs are under Jackpotting attack. The trend of hacking ATMs (automatic teller machines) is not new but...

Motivational music increases risk-taking but does not improve sports performance

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A new study finds that listening to motivational music during sport activities and exercise increases risk-taking behavior but does not improve overall performance. The effect was more noticeable among men and participants who selected their...

What Happens in the Brain Before a Bungee Jump ?

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Surjo R. Soekadar, psychiatrist and neuroscientist at the University of Tübingen, and his doctoral candidate Marius Nann have for the very first time succeeded in measuring the readiness potential, outside a laboratory and under...

How the Brain Controls Sex

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A research team led by Professor Julie Bakker at Liège University (Belgium) and Professor Ulrich Boehm at Saarland University (Germany) has made a major advancement in our understanding of how the brain controls sex....

Are Religious People Really, On Average, Less Smart than Atheists ?

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Of course, there are examples of extremely intelligent individuals with strong religious convictions. But various studies have found that, on average, belief in God is associated with lower scores on IQ tests. “It is...

UNCOVERING THE EARLY ORIGINS OF HUNTINGTON’S DISEASE

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With new findings, scientists may be poised to break a long impasse in research on Huntington’s disease, a fatal hereditary disorder for which there is currently no treatment. One in 10,000 Americans suffer from the...

Glial Cells Play Key Role in Regulating Motivation for Drug in Heroin Addiction

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Scientists studying addiction know that heroin and other opioids induce plasticity in brain cells. Now, University at Buffalo researchers have made the novel discovery that in certain types of brain cells, drug-induced plasticity can...

Emotional Images Sway People More than Emotional Words

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Can your behavior be influenced by subtle, barely visible signals, such as an emotionally charged image briefly flashed on a TV screen or roadside billboard? It may sound like hysteria about covert advertising —...

Stem Cells that Build a Fly’s Nervous System Discovered

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Scientists at Columbia’s Zuckerman Institute have uncovered new insights into how stem cells transform into brain cells that control leg movements. The surprising details of this process, observed in the brains of fruit flies,...