Tel Aviv University study sheds light on brain mechanism activated by uncertainty
253 articles from TUESDAY 1.9.2020
The effect of military training on the sense of agency and outcome processing
A new Tel Aviv University study examined the brain's reactions in conditions of uncertainty and stressful conflict in an environment of risks and opportunities. The researchers identified the areas of the brain responsible for the delicate balance between desiring gain and avoiding loss along the way.
There's a shortage of info on drugs for children in Canada
A collaborative study between researchers from the UniversitÃ© libre de Bruxelles (Belgium), the Royal Military Academy of Belgium , found that working in a highly hierarchical environment such as the military is detrimental for the sense of agency and for the neural processing of outcomes of one's own actions. Yet, groups undergoing specific training targeting responsibility and accountability,...
UH Mānoa researchers predict location of novel candidate for mysterious dark energy
The research team manually reviewed monographs of all new drugs approved by Health Canada between 2007 and 2016. During this time, Health Canada approved 281 drugs, 270 of which had clear benefit for children. However, only 75 (28 per cent) of the drug monographs were approved for children and there were only 10 (4 per cent) drugs approved for use in newborns.
Ultraviolet B exposure expands proenkephalin+ regulatory T cells with a healing function
UH researchers explain what may be the cause of the universe's accelerating growth.
Understanding the link between hearing loss and dementia
Skin exposure to ultraviolet B (UVB) induces expansion of regulatory T (Treg) cells with immunosuppressive activity. Here researchers found that UVB-expanded skin Treg (UVB-skin Treg) cells had a tissue repair function. UVB-skin Treg cells expressed proenkephalin (PENK) and amphiregulin (AREG), which promoted keratinocyte outgrowth and skin wound healing. Their results provide a new implication in...
Understanding the psychological aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic
Scientists have developed a new theory as to how hearing loss may cause dementia and believe that tackling this sensory impairment early may help to prevent the disease.
University of South Carolina redefining aircraft production process
Research at SMU to understand the psychological aspects of COVID-19 points to two main areas: message framing and emotion-regulation.
Unravelling mother to baby transmission of Zika virus
The University of South Carolina College of Engineering and Computing will transform the manufacturing and simulation processes used in aircraft production through a $5.7 million NASA grant. The research team's atom to airframe to spaceframe approach will make urban air mobility possible by dramatically increasing the production rate of aircraft.
VAT cuts do not increase consumer purchasing power
Researchers have discovered that when a pregnant mother is infected by Zika virus, it can remain in the placenta for months, causing damage that can be dangerous to the fetus. These findings advance our understanding of mother to baby transmission and provide the groundwork for the future development of drugs and vaccines.
Venom from honeybees found to kill aggressive breast cancer cells
An empirical study published in the Journal of Political Economy finds that VAT cuts are less likely to be passed on to consumer prices than VAT hikes. Following a temporary VAT cut, prices can even be higher than on onset.
Weight shaming appears to be declining more in the USA than in the UK
Honeybee venom induces cancer cell death in hard to treat triple-negative breast cancer with minimal effect on healthy cells
Words matter: Revealing 'how' restaurateurs land investors online
Americans are less likely to blame people with obesity for their condition, and are more likely to believe that obesity has a medical explanation now than 3 years ago, suggest the results of two online surveys involving more than 6,000 UK and US adults, being presented at The European and International Congress on Obesity (ECOICO 2020), held online this year from 1-4 September.
Yale trial addresses health disparities in alcohol treatment
Online crowdfunding is a multibillion dollar industry, but crafting a compelling pitch that stands out among thousands of projects and lands investors is challenging, especially in the restaurant industry. Researchers at the Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management have identified linguistic styles that could tip the scales for restaurateurs seeking financial backing online.
Your paper notebook could become your next tablet
Yale researchers are completing a first-of-its-kind clinical trial to test the efficacy of an automated bilingual alcohol screening and intervention tool for use in emergency departments (EDs). The computerized tool, administered to English- and Spanish-speaking Latino patient volunteers, is designed to address health disparities in the treatment of alcohol use disorders.
Radiocarbon dating and CT scans reveal Bronze Age tradition of keeping human remains
Purdue engineers developed a simple printing process that renders any paper or cardboard packaging into a keyboard, keypad or other easy-to-use human-machine interfaces.
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Brain protein linked to seizures, abnormal social behaviors
Using radiocarbon dating and CT scanning to study ancient bones, researchers have uncovered for the first time a Bronze Age tradition of retaining and curating human remains as relics over several generations.
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AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine candidate begins late-stage U.S. study
A team has found a new mechanism responsible for the abnormal development of neuronal connections in the mouse brain that leads to seizures and abnormal social behaviors.
Rare cinnamon black bear with cubs captured and moved out of Fort St. John, B.C.
Trial participants will receive either two doses of the experimental vaccine, dubbed AZD1222, four weeks apart, or a placebo, the company said. The trial is being conducted under U.S. government's Operation Warp Speed program, which aims to accelerate development, manufacturing and distribution of vaccines and treatments for COVID-19. U.S. President Donald Trump has said a vaccine for the novel...
New Jersey and California are starting to reopen indoor dining and movie theaters after months of closure
A family of black bears that was generating hourly calls to the conservation officer service in Fort St. John, B.C., has been tranquilized and relocated, wildlife officials...
Long neglected after landmark discovery, armored dinosaur finally gets its due
The two states, along with New York, had some of the worst outbreaks in the US, but they've gotten them largely under...
Rival powers jockey for the lead in hypersonic aircraft
When the bones of the early armored dinosaur Scelidosaurus were unearthed in 1858 in west Dorset, England, they comprised the first complete dinosaur skeleton ever identified. Its face was plastered in horny scutes, a bit like the face of a marine...
Rival powers jockey for the lead in hypersonic aircraft
The US, China and Russia are pouring money into aircraft that can fly at five times the speed of...
Bronze Age tradition of keeping human remains uncovered
The US, China and Russia are pouring money into aircraft that can fly at five times the speed of sound.
Bronze age Britons made keepsakes from parts of dead relatives, archaeologists say
Experts say the tradition of commemorating the dead is "inconceivably macabre" by today's standards.
Pieces of bone were turned into ornaments, and may have been placed on displayBronze age Britons remembered the dead by keeping and curating bits of their bodies, and even turning them into instruments and ornaments, according to new research on the remains.Archaeologists found that pieces of bone buried with the dead were often from people who had died decades earlier, suggesting their remains...