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Preterm Baby Head Size May Predict Long-Term IQ Problems
Preterm Baby Head Size May Predict Long-Term IQ Problems
News   Nov 15, 2018

Regular early head circumference assessments add valuable information when screening for long-term neurocognitive risk – according to new research by an international research collaboration, including the University of Warwick, UK and the University of Tennessee Knoxville, US.

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Abstract Reasoning Decline in Older Adults Leads to Depressive Symptoms
Abstract Reasoning Decline in Older Adults Leads to Depressive Symptoms
News   Nov 15, 2018

Age-related declines in abstract reasoning ability predict increasing depressive symptoms in subsequent years, according to data from a longitudinal study of older adults in Scotland. The research is published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science.

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Identifying Alzheimer's Drug Candidates with Anti-aging Properties
Identifying Alzheimer's Drug Candidates with Anti-aging Properties
News   Nov 14, 2018

Old age is the greatest risk factor for many diseases, including Alzheimer's disease (AD) and cancer. Geroprotectors are a recently identified class of anti-aging compounds. New research has now identified a unique subclass of these compounds, dubbed geroneuroprotectors (GNPs), which are AD drug candidates and slow the aging process in mice.

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Emotional Intelligence Test Designed for Job Interviews
Emotional Intelligence Test Designed for Job Interviews
News   Nov 14, 2018

The cognitive skills and personality of a future employee are examined during a job interview. However, qualifications and a nice character don’t necessarily mean that the interviewee will be a good boss or a competent colleague. To overcome this, Researchers have devised an emotional intelligence test that measures emotional competences at work.

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3D Microfluidic Platform Enables Neuronal Chemotactic Assays
3D Microfluidic Platform Enables Neuronal Chemotactic Assays
News   Nov 14, 2018

Shedding light on neural regeneration mechanism by recognizing subtle variation in the gradient profiles of guidance molecules.

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How Fast you Walk Says a Lot About Your Health
How Fast you Walk Says a Lot About Your Health
News   Nov 14, 2018

Researchers use gait speed as a way to identify patients who might have difficulties recovering from surgery, or other health issues.

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Anti-Aging Protein Protects the Brain from the Immune System
Anti-Aging Protein Protects the Brain from the Immune System
News   Nov 13, 2018

The choroid plexus is a complex network of cells that produce cerebrospinal fluid, and form an important barrier between the CNS and the blood. A new study has set out to discover why it also contains vastly higher levels of the anti-aging protein klotho that any other brain region.

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Shortage of Gene Silencing Molecules Linked to Pediatric Brain Tumor Development
Shortage of Gene Silencing Molecules Linked to Pediatric Brain Tumor Development
News   Nov 13, 2018

Researchers have added to evidence that a shortage of specific tiny molecules that silence certain genes is linked to the development and growth of pediatric brain tumors known as low-grade gliomas.

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Naturalness Key to Parent Choice
Naturalness Key to Parent Choice
News   Nov 13, 2018

Naturalness is the current benchmark for consumer choice among parents in a world of vast choice, ambiguous product descriptions and self-appointed experts.

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The Role of Oligodendrocytes in MS
The Role of Oligodendrocytes in MS
News   Nov 13, 2018

Mapping of a certain group of cells, known as oligodendrocytes, in the central nervous system of a mouse model of multiple sclerosis (MS), shows that they might have a significant role in the development of the disease. The discovery can lead to new therapies targeted at other areas than just the immune system.

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