Brett Fordyce

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Is Your Empathy Determined by Your Genes?

In this divided world, there is a growing interest in cultivating empathy—in populations ranging from preschoolers to police officers. And for good …

University of California

<b>A shared biological mechanism may drive the progression of both Alzheimer’s disease and chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a neurodegenerative condition associated with repeated concussions and brain trauma, according to a new study led by UC San Francisco scientists.</b><p>Both Alzheimer's and CTE are …

How Cynical Are You? Take This Quick Test to Find Out

Cynicism can creep up on you a little bit at a time if you're not careful.<p>It's common to hear people say things like, "You just can't trust anyone nowadays," or, "It really is every man for himself in today's world." People who say such things often believe a healthy dose of skepticism and distrust …

Relationships

Your brain registers more than you think you see, NYU researchers find

Your brain is capable of retaining information about things you think you haven't noticed, according to a team of scientists in a study published in …

Internet search engines give people a wildly exaggerated view of their own intelligence

(NaturalNews) Having immediate access to the sum of human knowledge and experience via the internet is inimitably amazing. However, new research …

Spread by trade and climate, bugs butcher America’s forests

<b>By Michael Casey and Patrick Whittle,</b> <i>Associated Press</i><p>PETERSHAM, Mass. — In a towering forest of centuries-old eastern hemlocks, it’s easy to miss one …

Using magnets instead of antibiotics as a new treatment method for blood infection

Magnets instead of antibiotics could provide a possible new treatment method for blood infection. This involves the blood of patients being mixed …

The link between Parkinson's disease and gut bacteria

What do the contents of your stomach have to do with Parkinson’s disease? A new study from a group of researchers at the California Institute of …

Neuroscience

New Research Shows How "Lost" Memories Can Be Recovered

This Magnet Will Jog Your Memory<p>We believe we’ve figured out a lot about how our brains handle memories. We’ve identified the parts of the brain that …

Nuclear Fusion: Germany’s Wendelstein 7-X ‘Stellarator’ Is Operating As Expected

If there is a holy grail of humankind’s quest for clean and limitless energy, it is to replicate the process that has been powering our sun for the …

How Fasting Allows The Brain To Recharge Itself

When done correctly, it could even ward off cognitive decline, research finds.<p>We know that fasting can be great for the body, with benefits including improved metabolic health, increased longevity and better heart health, but we’re still figuring out what kind of role it could play in a healthy …

Neuroscience

Brain scans dispel theory about stimuli and autism

A new study challenges the hypothesis that nerve cells in the brains of people with autism spectrum disorders do not reliably and consistently …

Why Scientists Are Still Flummoxed by Alzheimer's

Preventing memory loss and restoring it once it’s gone is the holy grail of brain science. In the United States alone, an estimated 5 million people …

Family History of Heart Disease? You Can Still Cut Risk 50 Percent

DNA isn’t destiny when it comes to heart attacks. That's at least the takeaway from a new study of more than 55,000 adults published in the <i>New</i> …

The amazing brains of the real-time interpreters

The world’s most powerful computers can’t perform accurate real-time interpreting of one language to another. Yet human interpreters do it with ease. Geoff Watts meets the neuroscientists who are starting to explain this remarkable ability.<p>One morning this summer I paid a visit to the sole United …

Language

Parkinson's disease 'may start in gut'

<b>Scientists in California say they have transformed understanding of Parkinson's disease.</b><p>Their animal experiments, published in the journal Cell, suggest the brain disorder may be caused by bacteria living in the gut.<p>The findings could eventually lead to new ways of treating the disease, such as …

How Successful People Beat Stress - SUCCESS

<i>The ability to stay calm under pressure is a massive predictor of performance. In this article, originally published on LinkedIn Pulse, Dr. Travis</i> …

Self-help

Inspired by nature: the thrilling new science that could transform medicine | Laura Parker

Jeffrey Karp is at the forefront of a new generation of scientists using nature’s blueprints to create breakthrough medical technologies. Can bioinspiration help to solve some of humanity’s most urgent problems?<p>In the summer of 2005, Jeffrey Karp, a bioengineer at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) …

Bacteria get dangerously weird in space

By Shayla Love<p>, Features Intern<p>In 2006, Cheryl Nickerson sent a culture of salmonella bacteria for a ride on the space shuttle Atlantis. Eleven days later, she watched anxiously from the Kennedy Space Center in the dead of night as her bacteria returned safely.<p>Nickerson, a microbiologist at Arizona …

A Personalized Nutrition Company Will Use Your DNA To Tell You What To Eat

Is a diet based on your genome the future of nutrition?<p>Dieting in the United States is a multi-million dollar industry. Over the past few decades, there have been diets that focus on increasing protein, eliminating fats, lowering calories—you name the food group, a diet fad has been centered around …

Shoulder Impingement Syndrome

Shoulder impingement syndrome is a common source of pain in the shoulder. It is found in about 50% of patients who come to the doctor with a complaint of shoulder problems. Shoulder impingement is often referred to as rotator cuff tendonitis or shoulder bursitis (Figure 2). It is really an …

Pain

3 Science-Backed Ways to Stop Overthinking Everything in Life

Overthinking is both a blessing and a curse. While some see it as a sign of a curious, analytical brain primed for problem-solving, others believe it …

Self-Centeredness May Sabotage Self-Control, Study Finds

A new study identifies a unique brain mechanism that improves self-control by projecting your decision-making outcomes onto a "future self." This …

Stronger muscles lead to stronger brain

A study led by the University of Sydney in Australia has found that gradually increasing muscle strength through activities such as weightlifting …

9 DIY Ways to Improve Your Mental Health

1 of 10<p>Better health<p>Let's be upfront: Sometimes, achieving better mental health requires professional help. People may need a therapist, or even …

Future medical breakthroughs may come from an unexpected industry

By Vivek Wadhwa<p>Contributor, Innovations<p>Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, recently announced a $3 billion effort to cure all disease during the lifetime of their daughter, Max. Earlier this year, Silicon Valley billionaire Sean Parker donated $250 million to increase collaboration among …

Microbiome

You might be working yourself to death (really)

A lack of flexibility in high-stress jobs may literally be a matter of life and death, experts warn.<p>A new study shows that people with little control …

Why Telling Lies Trains Our Brains to Be Dishonest

<i>This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.</i><p>Imagine you are a lawyer faced with the task of sending out an …

This Is How to Overcome Social Anxiety: 5 Tips Backed by Research

Your mind races. Your palms sweat. The words don’t come out of your mouth right, if they come at all. We’ve all been there at one time or another. …

5 Easy Tips To Improve Your Mental Health

We are living in a hectic world where things seem to happen at a fast rate and require more of our thinking power to adapt to the changing …

Mental Health