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Multi-center Study Explores Schizophrenia-linked Condition
News   Feb 14, 2020

A large-scale, multi-center study has provided insights into brain changes in those with a rare genetic disorder associated with schizophrenia.

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Study Highlights Link Between Nutrition and Psychological Wellbeing
News   Feb 14, 2020

A new study has found that that risk of malnourishment is linked to psychological distress among Canadians aged 45 years and older.

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Injection of "Mental Viagra" Hormone Boosts Brain Activity Associated With Attraction
News   Feb 13, 2020

A new study by scientists at Imperial College London explores whether an injection of the hormone kisspeptin could be utilized in the treatment of men with sexual problems that are psychological in origin, an example being low libido.

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Hunting Down the Brain Area Responsible for Consciousness
News   Feb 13, 2020

Researchers have reported that a specific area in the brain, the central lateral thalamus, appears to play a key role in consciousness.

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When It Comes to Sci Comms, Keep It Simple
News   Feb 13, 2020

When scientists and others use their specialized jargon terms while communicating with the general public, the effects are much worse than just making what they’re saying hard to understand.

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Autism-linked Gene Controls Growth of Developing Brain
News   Feb 13, 2020

New research suggests that Foxp1, a gene previously associated with autism, also plays a key role in the growth of the developing brain.

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Fender or Fraud? Digital Simulations Mimic Guitar Amplifiers
News   Feb 13, 2020

A new study demonstrates that digital simulations of guitar amplifiers can sound just like the real thing. The implications are that as the software models continue to improve, they can replace traditional analogue guitar amplifiers, which are bulky, fragile and expensive.

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Long-distance Skiers Show Reduced Risk of Parkinson's
News   Feb 13, 2020

Long-distance skiers have shown a reduced risk of Parkinson’s disease, in a new study, which could be explained by a “motor reserve” in the brains of those who are physically active.

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Vaccine for Shingles May Also Reduce Risk of Stroke
News   Feb 13, 2020

A new study found that Zoster Vaccine Live, one type of shingles vaccination, may prevent some older adults from having a stroke, according to preliminary research to be presented at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2020.

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Simple Blood Test Could Help Predict Progression of Parkinson’s Disease
News   Feb 13, 2020

A new study suggests that a blood test for inflammatory and cell senescence biomarkers could be a reliable predictor of cognitive decline in Parkinson’s disease.

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