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Federal Law Could Allow Once Criminal Marketing of Psychotropic Drugs to Now Occur With Impunity—Increase Drug Risks Especially to Children & the Elderly

<b>“</b>The reason why off-label promotion is illegal is that you can greatly magnify the number of people who will be harmed.<b>”</b> — Sydney Wolfe, head of …

American Psychiatric Association

Eating nuts, peanuts daily could lower death risk from cancer, other diseases

Previous research has hailed peanuts and nuts for their health benefits. Now, a new study supports such research, finding that consuming these foods …

Can cinnamon compound prevent cancer? - Futurity

Adding the compound that gives cinnamon its distinctive flavor and smell to the diet of mice appears to protect them from colorectal cancer.

Explaining 'Epigenetics': The Health Buzzword You Need to Know

Most of us get an introduction—whether we remember it or not—to genetics in our first biology class. We learn that genes, made up of DNA, are the …

Genetics

What Does Quantum Theory Tell us About Free Will?

One often hears that quantum theory saves free will from classical Newtonian or even Darwinian determinism. Investigating such claims, however, …

New study claims to find genetic link between creativity and mental illness

Results imply creative people are 25% more likely to carry genes that raise risk of bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. But others argue the evidence is flimsy<p>The ancient Greeks were first to make the point. Shakespeare raised the prospect too. But Lord Byron was, perhaps, the most direct of them …

Creativity

Medicine Without Blood

Proponents of “blood management” hope that transfusions will one day be a thing of the past.<p>In the mid-1660s, the English physician Richard Lower performed an unprecedented medical feat.<p>“[I] selected one dog of medium size, opened its jugular vein, and drew off blood, until ... its strength was …

Medicine

Genetics plays role in deciding at what age women have first child, says study

Delayed motherhood has often been ascribed to sociological factors, but new findings show a genetic component, which also links to number of children<p>Women are starting families later in life despite an apparently stronger genetic drive to have children when they are younger, according to Oxford …

Genetics

There's New Evidence for an Alternate Theory of the Origin of Life

How the building blocks of life helped build each other.<p>Four billion years ago, primordial Earth was a hellish wasteland, and life as we know it didn't exist. But scattered across a radiation soaked, asteroid-pummeled planet, steaming cauldrons of cosmic chemicals were busy cooking up life's …

Biology

12 Illuminating Facts About General Relativity

This year marks the 100th anniversary of a scientific breakthrough that fundamentally changed our world.<p>In 1915, Albert Einstein presented his theory …

Physics

Domestic Violence Reported By 1 In 6 Women At Fracture Clinics

One in six women arriving at orthopedic fracture clinics have been victims of physical, emotional, or sexual violence at the hands of an intimate …

Study Links Epigenetic Changes in Mom’s DNA to Babies’ Autism Symptoms

Researchers studying families at high risk for autism have linked epigenetic changes on the DNA of pregnant mothers to the severity of their …

Autism

Science's Path from Myth to Multiverse

<i>From Quanta Magazine (find original story here).</i><p>We can think of the history of physics as an attempt to unify the world around us: Gradually, over …

Physics

Neuromorphic Circuits Don't Just Simulate the Brain, They Outrun It

Researchers unveil a proof-of-concept 100 neuron hardware nanobrain.<p>Actually simulating a human brain is a long, long way off—much longer than many neuro-enthusiasts would like us to think. But that doesn't mean powerful, practical neuromorphic computing is quite so distant.<p>Potentially opening up a …

Quantum Computing

Psychiatry Through the Lens of Institutional Corruption

When you write a book, you usually do so in response to a prompt of some type, and in the process of researching and writing the book, you will come …

American Psychiatric Association

Spooky Quantum Action Might Hold the Universe Together

Author: Jennifer Oulette, Quanta Magazine. Jennifer Oulette, Quanta Magazine Science<p>Date of Publication: 05.10.15.<p>Time of Publication: 7:00 am. 7:00 …

Dark Matter Waves at the Center of Galaxies --"The 'Operating System' of the Universe"

In cosmology, cold dark matter is a form of matter the particles of which move slowly in comparison with light, and interact weakly with …

How the brain tells good from bad

Eating a slice of chocolate cake or spending time with a friend usually stimulates positive feelings, while getting in a car accident or anticipating …

'Dark Sky' is the Open Source Dark Matter Simulator

Dark Sky provides a statistical model that can be compared against empirical observations of our universe.<p>Pretty cool, huh?<p>What you are looking at is a visualization from the Dark Sky simulations, one of the largest and most sophisticated models of how dark matter evolves that has ever been …

Dark Matter

Stephen Hawking Explains The Origin of the Universe

The Origin of the Universe, a lecture, by Stephen HawkingAccording to the Boshongo people of central Africa, in the beginning, there was only …

Physics