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670,000 Person Study Suggests Sex Differences and Autistic Traits Have Impacts on Cognitive Empathy
670,000 Person Study Suggests Sex Differences and Autistic Traits Have Impacts on Cognitive Empathy
News   Nov 13, 2018

Scientists have completed the world’s largest ever study of typical sex differences and autistic traits, involving well over half a million people. They tested and confirmed two long-standing psychological theories: the Empathising-Systemising theory of sex differences and the Extreme Male Brain theory of autism.

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‘Strongest Evidence Yet’ That Being Obese Causes Depression
‘Strongest Evidence Yet’ That Being Obese Causes Depression
News   Nov 13, 2018

“Our research shows that being overweight doesn’t just increase the risks of chronic diseases such as cancer and cardiovascular disease; it can also lead to depression.”

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Neurons that Fire Together, Wire Together? Not Always
Neurons that Fire Together, Wire Together? Not Always
News   Nov 12, 2018

As the adage goes "neurons that fire together, wire together," but a new paper that analyzed connections in the visual cortex of mice suggests that things aren't always that simple.

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Soundwave Surgery Improves Life for Parkinson's Patients
Soundwave Surgery Improves Life for Parkinson's Patients
News   Nov 12, 2018

A high-tech form of brain surgery that replaces scalpels with sound waves improved quality of life for people with Parkinson’s disease that has resisted other forms of treatment, a new study has found.

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Alzheimer's and Heart Disease Share Genetic Risk in Some Patients
Alzheimer's and Heart Disease Share Genetic Risk in Some Patients
News   Nov 12, 2018

Genetics may predispose some people to both Alzheimer’s disease and high levels of blood lipids such as cholesterol, a common feature of cardiovascular disease, according to a new study by an international team of researchers led by scientists at UC San Francisco and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

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Call for Ban on Widely Used Insecticides
Call for Ban on Widely Used Insecticides
News   Nov 12, 2018

Public health experts have found there is sufficient evidence that prenatal exposure to widely used insecticides known as organophosphates puts children at risk for neurodevelopmental disorders.

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Solution to 125-Year-Old Neuroscience Mystery Provides Clues to Epilepsy Treatment
Solution to 125-Year-Old Neuroscience Mystery Provides Clues to Epilepsy Treatment
News   Nov 12, 2018

Scientists have solved a 125-year-old mystery of the brain, and, in the process, uncovered a potential treatment for acquired epilepsy.

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Nanoscaffold Developed to Enhance CNS Stem Cell Therapy
Nanoscaffold Developed to Enhance CNS Stem Cell Therapy
News   Nov 12, 2018

Biodegradable nanoscaffolds have been developed to overcome a host of challenges in stem cell therapies for CNS diseases and injuries

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In Live Brain Function, Researchers are Finally Seeing Red
In Live Brain Function, Researchers are Finally Seeing Red
News   Nov 12, 2018

"The development of this probe represents another triumph in the field of directed evolution, honored this year with the Nobel Prize for Chemistry.”

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People Link Body Shapes With Personality Traits
People Link Body Shapes With Personality Traits
News   Nov 12, 2018

“Our research shows that people infer a wide range of personality traits just by looking at the physical features of a particular body.”

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