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Organic printing inks may restore sight to blind people

ons, 05/02/2018 - 15:40
A simple retinal prosthesis is under development. Fabricated using cheap and widely-available organic pigments used in printing inks and cosmetics, it consists of tiny pixels like a digital camera sensor on a nanometric scale. Researchers hope that it can restore sight to blind people.
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New report details experiences of graduates with student loan debt during the Great Recession

ons, 05/02/2018 - 15:40
Most non-borrowers (81 percent) reported that their undergraduate education was worth the cost, compared with 69 percent of graduates who took out student loans.
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Scientists map key brain-to-spinal cord nerve connections for voluntary movement

ons, 05/02/2018 - 15:40
Researchers trying to help people suffering from paralysis after a spinal cord injury or stroke mapped critical brain-to-spinal cord nerve connections that drive voluntary movement in forelimbs, a development that scientists say allows them to start looking for specific repair strategies. The study is an important step toward one day rehabilitating motor circuits to help motor function recover after an injury or disease damages the central nervous system, the scientists report in Cell Reports.
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Study sheds light on how 'dopamine neurons' contribute to memory formation in humans

ons, 05/02/2018 - 15:40
Research sheds light on how the human brain rapidly forms new memories, providing insights into potential new treatments for memory disorders. A new study examined neurons that produce dopamine, a compound that acts as a transmitter for nerve impulses. It found that these dopamine neurons play a critical role in the formation of episodic memory, which allows people to remember such things as where they parked the car in the morning and what they had for dinner last night.
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Where brain cells get their information may determine their roles in diseases

ons, 05/02/2018 - 14:47
Scientists find differences in communication pathways to two cell types implicated in psychiatric and movement disorders.
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Paramedics find better drug to tame violent patients

ons, 05/02/2018 - 14:46
Paramedics are using a new drug to quickly calm violent patients and they have the data to prove it works. Researchers found the sedative, droperidol, was a safer and faster option for paramedics to use compared with the internationally accepted, midazolam. The drug is also easier to administer. Other ambulance services from around the world are now looking to make the change.
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Apps for children should emphasize parent and child choice, researchers say

ons, 05/02/2018 - 00:35
Parents don't need to fear their children playing with iPads and other devices, researchers say. Mindful play with an adult, combined with thoughtful design features, can prove beneficial to young developing minds. New research shows that thoughtfully designed content that intentionally supports parent-child interactions facilitated the same kind of play and development as analog toys.
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Vitamin D improves weight gain and brain development in malnourished children

ons, 05/02/2018 - 00:35
High dose vitamin D supplements improve weight gain and the development of language and motor skills in malnourished children, according to a new study.
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To improve future relationship with your kids, turn up the music

ons, 05/02/2018 - 00:35
Children who grow up listening to music with their parents report having better quality relationships with their moms and dads when they reach young adulthood, researchers found.
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Formate prevents most folic acid-resistant neural tube defects in mice

tir, 05/01/2018 - 21:17
A multi-institutional research team has developed a novel folic acid-resistant neural tube defect mouse model of the human condition by silencing the Slc25a32 gene, and, in most of the mutant mice, neural tube defects can be prevented by formate supplementation.
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Down side of being dubbed 'class clown'

tir, 05/01/2018 - 21:17
Being dubbed the class clown by teachers and peers has negative social repercussions for third-grade boys that may portend developmental and academic consequences for them, researchers found.
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'Smart' dresser prototype guides people with dementia in getting dressed

tir, 05/01/2018 - 18:08
A new study describes how a 'smart home' prototype may help people with dementia dress themselves through automated assistance, enabling them to maintain independence and dignity and providing their caregivers with a much-needed respite.
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A search for cleft palate's cause reveals a map of the facial genome

tir, 05/01/2018 - 18:08
Once upon a time in Europe, pregnant women avoided rabbits to prevent their babies from being born with a 'harelip.' But, that isn't the only misconception about the condition now known as cleft lip. Researchers report the popular modern belief that the condition is caused by a gene is wrong. Their research could transform how we understand the formation of the face.
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Posting, commenting and customizing on Facebook help involve, empower older adults

tir, 05/01/2018 - 18:08
Social networking sites, such as Facebook, offer tools and activities that may help older adults feel more empowered and less isolated, according to researchers. In a study of Facebook use, older adults who posted a lot of personal stories on the social networking site felt a higher sense of community, and the more they customized their profiles, the more in control they felt.
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Soccer coaches are an untapped resource in assessing and developing player psychology

tir, 05/01/2018 - 18:08
Soccer coaches should be empowered to make reliable assessments of player psychological characteristics, propose sports researchers. Citing the extensive experience of coaches in working with many talented players as an untapped resource in sports psychology research, they suggest that coaches could provide unique insights into the psychological characteristics required for player success. Using coach assessments could help teams to foster talented players and enhance their performance and well-being.
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Acupuncture possible treatment for dental anxiety

tir, 05/01/2018 - 18:08
Researchers have found evidence that acupuncture could help people who experience dental anxiety.
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A rose is a rose is a rose: Mathematical model explains how two brains agree on smells

tir, 05/01/2018 - 18:08
Scientists have discovered why the brain's olfactory system is so remarkably consistent between individuals, even though the wiring of brain cells in this region differs greatly from person to person. To make sense of this apparent paradox, the researchers developed a computational model showing that two brains need not have previously sniffed the same exact set of odors in order to agree on a new set of scents.
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Gliomas: Persistence pays off in discovery that could lead to improved treatment and survivability of patient

tir, 05/01/2018 - 18:07
Gliomas are the most common type of central nervous system cancer but how these tumors develop is not fully understood. Sheri Holmen, PhD a researcher at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) and professor of surgery at the University of Utah just published the results of her research on gliomas in Cell Reports. The work is focused on a mutated gene that is a critical piece of the puzzle for glioma development, according to Holmen's work.
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Curves or angles? Shapes in businesses affect customer response

tir, 05/01/2018 - 18:07
When you're waiting in a busy restaurant or doctor's office, it may matter whether the tables, light fixtures and other objects are round or square. In a laboratory study, researchers found the shape of physical objects in a service business affected customer satisfaction, depending on how crowded the business was in the experimental scenarios.
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Lightning carries potential danger to people with deep brain stimulators

tir, 05/01/2018 - 13:55
Patients receiving deep brain stimulation are warned that their neurostimulators may dysfunction when confronted by electromagnetic fields generated by particular electrical devices found at work, home, and in the hospital. A new and potentially dangerous source of dysfunction has been identified: nearby lightening.
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