Abuse

Abuse Alters Kids' Genes For The Worse

By | Thu, 07/24/2014 - 00:00

Abused or neglected children are affected as deep down as their own DNA, which becomes altered, thus leading to behavioral and psychological changes.

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The Science Behind The Dreaded Ice Cream Headache [VIDEO]

By | Wed, 07/23/2014 - 17:22

Brain freezes are a natural hazard of life. Here's why we get them.

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This Remarkable 17-Year-Old Might Be On His Way To Curing Cancer [VIDEO]

By | Wed, 07/23/2014 - 15:21

Teenage scientist Thomas Hunt is working on a project that aims to find an alternative to chemotherapy in stopping cancer.

ABI

The Boy Who Finally Found A Soundtrack

By | Wed, 07/23/2014 - 15:00

Two-year-old Alex Frederick needed two auditory brainstem implant surgeries but is currently doing well and able to hear.

DNA

Awkward During Puberty? Blame Your Parents

By | Wed, 07/23/2014 - 14:46

Researchers have identified genes responsible for the age at which a young girl reaches sexual maturation — genes they also believe may be linked to pre-disposition for various health conditions such as breast cancer.

Jealous Dogs

Dog Jealousy: What Canine Emotions Say About Our Own

By | Wed, 07/23/2014 - 14:00

Dogs get jealous when you pay more attention to other dogs, suggesting the emotion is more primitive than some psychologists thought.

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Faster Treatment For Bipolar Depression May Soon Be On The Way

By | Tue, 07/22/2014 - 18:45

Treatments for bipolar depression currently take more than one session to begin working. But a new, lower strength treatment may soon help them improve their moods instantly.

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Futuristic Hearing Aid Inspired By Hypersensitive Hearing Of Flies

By | Tue, 07/22/2014 - 16:18

The O. ochracea fly is the inspiration behind a new hypersensitive and sound-selective hearing aid that may revolutionize the market for hearing assistance technology.

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No, Hollywood, You Don't Only Use 10% Of Your Brain [VIDEO]

By | Tue, 07/22/2014 - 15:16

Hollywood, two-thirds of the population, and nearly half of science teachers are wrong — we use more than 10 percent of the brain’s capacity, maintaining energy and sustaining 86 billion neurons.

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Breakthrough May Offer 1st Schizophrenia Treatment Option Since 1950s

By | Tue, 07/22/2014 - 13:03

In the largest study ever conducted on a psychotic disorder, researchers have announced the identification of over 100 genetic loci linked to schizophrenia, which may help with developing new medicine.

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Stimulating The 'Feel Good' Hormone Could Wake You Up From Anesthesia

By | Tue, 07/22/2014 - 10:37

A study found that stimulating dopamine pathways in the brain of rats enabled them to regain consciousness from anesthesia much sooner.

Rape Kit

This Is What You'll Find In A Rape Kit [VIDEO]

By | Mon, 07/21/2014 - 18:43

Rape kits contain various tools to help identify a woman's rapist. Sometimes, the exam can take as long as seven hours.

HIV Successfully Destroyed In Human Cells

By Successfully Destroying HIV In Human Cells, Scientists Offer Hope For A Cure

By | Mon, 07/21/2014 - 15:00

HIV has successfully been destroyed in human cells for the first time by a newly engineered two-step treatment.

Mental Health Research Has Hopeful Future

Active And At-Rest Brains Function The Same: What This Means For Mental Illnesses

By | Sun, 07/20/2014 - 15:31

Resting brains functions much like brains undergoing activity, which will help mental illness research.

Smells And Colors Have Associations In Our Brains

You Don't Have To Have Synesthesia To Smell Colors

By | Sun, 07/20/2014 - 14:33

Smells have certain colors associated with them, even among people without synesthesia, and regardless the culture you belong to.

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