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Astrocytes Derived from Stem Cells in Record Time

News   Aug 24, 2018 | Original story sourced from Lunds University

Astrocytes Derived from Pluripotent Stem Cells in 2 Weeks

The picture shows astrocytes grown from embryonic stem cells. These are very similar to the astrocytes found in the brain of adult humans, both in terms of appearance, genetic profile and function. Credit: Isaac Canals



MRI Scans Shows Promise in Predicting Dementia


Doctors may one day be able to gauge a patient's risk of dementia with an MRI scan. Using a new technique for analyzing MRI data, researchers were able to predict who would experience cognitive decline with 89 percent accuracy.


'Boomeranging' Back Home Hurts Young Adults' Mental Health


The number of young adults living in their own household has dropped dramatically in the last decades in the United States, and a growing proportion of young people will move back in with their parents at some point in time. These “boomerang” moves are associated with an increase in depressive symptoms, a recent MPIDR study suggests.


We Are Numbed to the Harm of Digital Insults


From online forums to community groups, research and experience shows people are more willing to insult and use menacing language online than in person, especially when there’s the protection of anonymity behind a computer. New research indicates that people react less strongly to malicious speech on digital platforms and see the victims as less “harmed” than if the words were said directly to a person.



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