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Women Need Mindfulness Even More than Men Do

How many women do you know who proudly claim to be better than men at multitasking? Even the media seems to want to “prove” that women are better multitaskers. For example, when a study by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania found that there are more neural connections between the left …

Should Human Stem Cells Be Used To Make Partly Human Chimeras?

An intense debate has flared over whether the federal government should fund research that creates partly human creatures using human stem cells.<p>The National Institutes of Health declared a moratorium in late September on funding this kind of research. NIH officials said they needed to assess the …

Genetics

Rise of the Microglia

Microglia, the immune cells of the brain, have long been the underdogs of the glia world, passed over for other, flashier cousins, such as …

Magnets Might 'Unlock' Paralyzed Arm After Stroke

Stimulation could ultimately "teach" the brain how to move the paralyzed arm.<p>People who suffer a stroke face many physical and emotional hurdles on their long road to recovery. But now, there may be a glimmer of hope for those with one common stroke symptom: partial arm paralysis that leaves the …

The Brain

Physical fitness linked to a more 'youthful' brain by Japanese scientists

Physical fitness has been linked to a having a "younger" brain for the first time.<p>Scientists at the University of Tsukuba in Japan have found that …

Anxious people have one big thing in common when it comes to an important social skill

People are pretty good at judging whether a crowd is friendly, but anxious people may be worse at this task, a new study finds.<p>The research, which was presented Monday at a meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, could point toward a better way to diagnose anxiety and other mental-health …

Scientists discover the on-off switch for human consciousness deep within the brain - ExtremeTech

By on July 7, 2014 at 7:56 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Researchers at George Washington …

5 Scientific Ways to Make Yourself Smarter | Inc.com

About a decade ago, some early scientific research suggested that playing memory games could increase "fluid intelligence," which is the capacity to solve problems in novel situations, independent of acquired knowledge.<p>A spate of apps, books, and classes resulted, all claiming to make people …

The Brain

How to Never Get Angry: 3 New Secrets From Neuroscience

They’re one inch from your face, boiling with rage, screaming and yelling at you.<p>And all you want to do is scream and yell back. But you know that’s …

The Music That You are Listening to is Impacting Your Mental Health

How you regulate your emotions is one of the most important factors of your mental health; clinical music therapists have long known about the power …

Depression Drug Medical Fraud: Vast Majority Prescribed Dangerous Mind-altering Drugs Don’t Even Have Depression | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

<i>A recent study indicates that more than two-thirds of people who have been prescribed antidepressants are likely not suffering from depression at</i> …

New Compound May Block The Proteins Causing Alzheimer’s Disease, Research Suggests

This could be the drug we need.<p>One of the most common areas of research in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease focuses on amyloid beta, the sticky …

Mindfulness backlash: Could meditation be bad for your health?

A cure-all for everything from stress to anger, or a load of marketing hype that could making you more anxious? Anna Hart gets to grips with the growing mindfulness backlash<p>I have a confession: meditation seriously stresses me out. I’ve downloaded apps like Headspace, Digipill and Calm. I’ve been …

Mindfulness

Birth Order Doesn't Affect Personality, but It Does Affect Intelligence

In case you hadn't noticed, haha.<br>Read More

Psychology

Want to watch live brain surgery? National Geographic now airs it as it happens

Tonight, for the first time ever, viewers from across the world can tune in to National Geographic Channel to watch <i>Brain Surgery Live</i>, which is, as …

Rett syndrome: One mom shares her moving story

Rett syndrome is a rare brain disorder that mostly affects young girls: First they develop normally, but then they suffer a devastating regression of skills. As TODAY marks Rett Syndrome Awareness Month, NBC’s Janet Shamlian profiles Stephanie Bohn, a motivated mom who is launching a campaign to …

How often should you get a mammogram? It's complicated - TODAY.com

For most women age 40 or older, getting a mammogram is a yearly ritual — kind of like paying taxes.<p>You may not enjoy it, but you do it. Because there has long been one simple mantra: mammograms save lives.<p>Closed Captioning<p>ON<p>OFF<p>apply | reset x<p>font<p>size<p>color<p>Hoda Kotb shares her breast cancer journey …

One-fifth of youngsters suffer from 'high anxiety'

<b>Almost one in five young people lives with high levels of anxiety, according to figures on wellbeing published by the Office for National Statistics.</b><p>The study looked at the wellbeing and mental health of 7.5 million young people in the UK aged 16 to 24.<p>The figures also show a rising proportion of …

Mini Implantable Microscopes to Watch Living Cells Inside the Body

How miniature, implantable microscopes will cut down on the need for invasive medical testing.<p><b>To get an up-close look at a patient's tissue</b>, a doctor typically does a biopsy—chops off a tiny chunk of organ or tumor and sends it to a lab for processing. The lab encases the tissue in paraffin wax, …

Amazing Microscopic Video Footage of a T Cell Attacking a Cancer Cell

A T cell attacks a cancer cell

Microscope photos: See a beautiful blood-brain barrier

Nikon releases the results of its annual Small World Photomicrography Competition, and algae, larva, and bat embryos have never looked so good.<p>As a slight arachnophobe, I'm a bit surprised to discover that I find the above photo of live newborn lynx spiderlings stunning -- and the subjects rather …

Cancer Cells

Prize-winning microscopic photography captures the marvels of what we can’t see

Scientists aren’t the only ones who can experience the beauty of a mouse colon at 63x magnification—and it is beautiful. At high magnification, even a worm or a moth’s antenna can be stunning, and photomicrography makes these wonders of the atomic world visible to everyone.<p>Photomicrography is the …

Nikon

A Microbiologist Recreated 'Starry Night' With Bacteria In A Petri Dish

And it's not too shabby.<p>If only Vincent van Gogh could have lived to see this strikingly accurate reproduction of his iconic "Starry Night" -- especially since, instead of oil on canvas, the work is a bacteria on petri. Because even with these most minute of materials, the night sky still swirls …

Biology