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Brain Markers for Angry Dreams

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Researchers have identified a pattern of brain activity that reflects anger experienced during dreaming according to a new study carried out on healthy adults and published in The Journal of Neuroscience. The study helps to clarify the neural basis of dream emotions.

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Three Tips for Beating Imposter Syndrome

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Researchers from the HSE Perm, in collaboration with an American colleague, confirmed the theory that impostor syndrome fully mediates the link between perfectionism and psychological distress.

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Common Myths Compromise Good Sleep

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People often say they can get by on five or fewer hours of sleep, that snoring is harmless, and that having a drink helps you to fall asleep. These are, in fact, among the most widely held myths about sleeping that not only shape poor habits, but may also pose a significant public health threat, according to a new study.

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School Bullying Linked to Poor Mental Health Ten Years Later
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Victims of bullying in secondary school have dramatically increased chances of mental health problems and unemployment in later life. New research reveals stark consequences a decade on for pupils subjected to bullying. Those who are the victims of persistent or violent bullying suffer the worst consequences.

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Emotional Mirror Neurons Found in the Rat
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Why is it that we can get sad, when we see someone else crying? Why is it that we wince, when a friend cuts his finger? Researchers from the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience have found that the rat brain activates the same cells when they observe the pain of others as when they experience pain themselves.

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Blood Test for Detecting Pre-symptomatic Alzheimer's Disease is Refined
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A research team have developed a method to detect the amyloid-beta (Aβ) peptide in human blood. They hope that their research will have implications in diagnosing and understanding the progression of Alzheimer's disease (AD).

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Sensitivity vs Specificity
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When developing diagnostic tests or evaluating results, it is important to understand how reliable those tests and therefore the results you are obtaining are. By using samples of known disease status, values such as sensitivity and specificity can be calculated that allow you to evaluate just that.

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A Further Dimension to Drug Discovery: Combining 3D Culture With iPSCs
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Running in parallel with advances in 3D cell culture is the growing use of human cells derived from induced pluripotent stem cells. Researchers are interested in testing drugs in the most physiologically relevant models possible, so, it was only a matter of time before these two approaches converged – providing optimized systems for disease modeling and drug toxicity testing.

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Stimulation Gives Working Memory a Boost
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A new study from Boston University researchers suggests that non-invasive stimulation using weak electrical current can reverse the effects of aging on working memory, at least temporarily, by synchronizing different rhythms of brainwave.

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New Neurons Until Ninety: Discovering Neurogenesis in the Adult Hippocampus
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Far from being a process that ends in maturity, a new study has found that the adult human brain is capable of producing new neurons until the tenth decade of life. This ability is substantially impaired in the brains of people with Alzheimer’s Disease (AD), which researchers say could help predict the onset of AD.

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Can Physical Exercise Help Keep Our Brain Healthy?
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Exercise might not be fun, but it’s good for your body. Over the years, science has well established that exercise can cut your risk of cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, and some types of cancer. But the ways that exercise affects the brain are still under investigation, although new research suggests it may be essential for the growth of new neurons.

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World Down Syndrome Day 2019: An Interview With Down Syndrome Expert Dr Julia Kinder
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Dr Julia Kinder is a Down syndrome expert, national speaker, author, career consultant, fitness guru, and family practice physician. March 21st is World Down Syndrome Day, and we caught up with Julia to ask her how scientists, parents, and doctors can work together to benefit the lives of people with Down syndrome.

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