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How the brain tells our limbs apart

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Researchers use cutting-edge technologies to uncover differences in neural control for arms and legs.

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Depression linked to reduced arginine levels

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People suffering from major depressive disorder, MDD, have reduced arginine levels, a new study shows.

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Haloperidol does not prevent delirium or improve survival rates in ICU patients

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Prophylactic use of the drug haloperidol does not help to prevent delirium in intensive care patients or improve their chances of survival. Therefore, there is no reason anymore to administer the drug as a preventive measure to reduce the burden of delirium. This was revealed following a three-year, large-scale study among 1,800 patients in 20 Dutch ICUs.

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An improved anti-addiction medication

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Drug addiction continues to plague vast numbers of people across the world, destroying and ending lives, while attempts to develop more effective pharmaceutical addiction treatments continue. Scientists now report the development of a potent new medicine to fight addiction, which might also be an effective treatment for epilepsy and other conditions.

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Younger and older siblings contribute positively to each other's developing empathy

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A new longitudinal study looked at whether younger siblings also contribute to their older sisters' and brothers' empathy in early childhood, when empathic tendencies begin to develop. The research found that beyond the influence of parents, both older and younger siblings positively influence each other's empathic concern over time.

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Fake news ‘vaccine’: online game may ‘inoculate’ by simulating propaganda tactics

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A new online game puts players in the shoes of an aspiring propagandist to give the public a taste of the techniques and motivations behind the spread of disinformation -- potentially 'inoculating' them against the influence of so-called fake news in the process.

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Innuendo and pointing suspicion in news coverage can fuel conspiracy theories

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Innuendo and hinting at fake information in news coverage is enough to fuel belief in conspiracy theories, new research shows.

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MRI stroke data set released

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Researchers have compiled, archived and shared one of the largest open-source data sets of brain scans from stroke patients. The data set, known as ATLAS, is available for download. Researchers globally are using the scans to develop and test algorithms that can automatically process MRI images from stroke patients. In the long run, scientists hope to identify biological markers that forecast which patients will respond to various rehabilitation therapies and personalize treatment plans.

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Social media as good a barometer of public health attitudes as traditional phone polling

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Social media data can be used as an additional source of information to gauge public opinion about health issues alongside traditional data sources like phone-based polling, according to new research.

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Countries investing in well-being allocate resources to child and adolescent psychiatry

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A new research report shows that a high ranking in the Human Development Index is connected with the availability of mental health services. In a comparison between 17 European and Asian countries, Norway, Switzerland and Finland had the highest ratio of child and adolescent psychiatrists.

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How people cope with difficult life events fuels development of wisdom, study finds

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How a person responds to a difficult life event such as a death or divorce helps shape the development of their wisdom over time, a new study suggests.

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Tracking traffic in the divided world of a nerve cell

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Axonal and dendritic proteins embedded in the membrane at either end -- called transmembrane proteins -- are built in the same cellular factory and travel on the same cellular highway. But for the cell to function property, they must be delivered to the correct domain. So how does the cell regulate that voyage?

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Brain size of human ancestors evolved gradually over 3 million years

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Modern humans have brains that are more than three times larger than our closest living relatives, chimpanzees and bonobos. Scientists don't agree on when and how this dramatic increase took place, but new analysis of 94 hominin fossils shows that average brain size increased gradually and consistently over the past three million years.

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Creative couples' intervention significantly helps people with Alzheimer's communicate

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For couples with decades of shared memories, a partner's decline in the ability to communicate because of dementia is frightening and frustrating. Communication strategies they've used before simply don't work anymore. By getting creative, an in-home intervention to support couples affected by dementia is showing that 'practice does make perfect,' both for the caregiver and the care receiver or person with dementia, and can improve their communication behaviors in just 10 weeks.

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Getting sleepy? Fruit flies constantly tune into environmental temperature to time sleep

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Humans and fruit flies may have not shared a common ancestor for hundreds of millions of years, but the neurons that govern our circadian clocks are strikingly similar.

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Novel mechanism behind schizophrenia uncovered

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Researchers have uncovered a novel mechanism in which a protein--neuregulin 3--controls how key neurotransmitters are released in the brain during schizophrenia. The protein is elevated in people with schizophrenia and other severe mental illnesses, but the study is the first to investigate how it causes such severe mental illness.

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Securing a child's future needs to start during parents' teen years

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A child's growth and development is affected by the health and lifestyles of their parents before pregnancy -- even going back to adolescence -- according to a new paper.

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Film Memento helped uncover how the brain remembers and interprets events from clues

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In the Christopher Nolan film Memento (2000) the protagonist suffers from long-term memory loss and is unable to retain new memories for no longer than a few minutes. The events unfold in reversed chronological order. The results deepen our understanding of how the brain functions, how narratives work in film, and memory mechanisms impaired by conditions such as Alzheimer's disease.

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Zika virus could help combat brain cancer

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Researchers show that infection by Zika caused death of cells from glioblastoma, the most common and aggressive kind of malignant brain tumor in adults. Scientists foresee the use of genetic engineering to neutralize Zika virus' infectious whilst preserving the viral particles which induce the death of tumoral cells.

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Jymmin: How a combination of exercise and music helps us feel less pain

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Pain is essential for survival. However, it could also slow rehabilitation, or could become a distinct disorder. How strongly we feel it depends on our individual pain threshold. Scientists have discovered that this threshold can be increased by a new fitness method called Jymmin. It combines working out on gym machines with free musical improvisation -- and makes us less sensitive towards physical discomfort.

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