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Cognitive behavioral therapy for kids with long-term conditions
Fri, 24 May 2019 08:16:38 EDT
The mental health of children and young people with some long term physical conditions could benefit from cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), according to a recent study. The systematic review used robust methods to bring together and make sense of the best science in this area.
Quantum computing boost from vapor stabilizing technique
Fri, 24 May 2019 08:16:35 EDT
A technique to stabilize alkali metal vapor density using gold nanoparticles, so electrons can be accessed for applications including quantum computing, atom cooling and precision measurements, has now been patented.
Crabs' camouflage tricks revealed
Fri, 24 May 2019 08:16:33 EDT
Crabs from a single species rely on different camouflage techniques depending on what habitat they live in, new research shows.
Virtual reality can spot navigation problems in early Alzheimer's disease
Thu, 23 May 2019 20:26:07 EDT
Virtual reality (VR) can identify early Alzheimer's disease more accurately than 'gold standard' cognitive tests currently in use, new research suggests.
Did Leonardo da Vinci have ADHD?
Thu, 23 May 2019 20:26:04 EDT
Leonardo da Vinci produced some of the world's most iconic art, but historical accounts show that he struggled to complete his works. New research now suggests the best explanation for Leonardo's inability to finish projects is that the great artist may have had attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
Spanish flu may have lingered two years before 1918 outbreak and vaccine could have treated it
Thu, 23 May 2019 20:25:57 EDT
The most severe pandemic in recent history, killing some 50 million people worldwide, the Spanish influenza, may have emerged up to two years earlier than previously believed. And, according to a new and influential study, its early manifestation was ignored at the time as a 'minor infection.'
A step closer to identifying cause of a blinding disease
Thu, 23 May 2019 18:49:41 EDT
A recent study offers an important step in unlocking the mystery of LHON's cause. The researchers had previously showed that the cells that connect the eye to the brain were sensitive to a certain free radical, known as 'superoxide,' and hypothesized that the presence of too much superoxide was likely the cause of LHON.
Experimental fertility preservation provides hope for young men
Thu, 23 May 2019 18:49:38 EDT
Testicular tissue samples obtained from 189 males who were facing procedures that could imperil fertility were cryopreserved at one university, proving the feasibility of centralized processing and freezing of testicular tissue obtained from academic medical centers scattered around the world.
Initially threatened by change, people adapt to societal diversity over time
Thu, 23 May 2019 18:49:36 EDT
With time, people can adapt to societal diversity and actually benefit from it, according to a new study. Those in power especially set the tone for integrating people into a new society.
Researchers create soft, flexible materials with enhanced properties
Thu, 23 May 2019 16:11:53 EDT
Polymer chemists and engineers have developed a new methodology that can be used to create a class of stretchable polymer composites with enhanced electrical and thermal properties. These materials are promising candidates for use in soft robotics, self-healing electronics and medical devices.
What we think we know -- but might not -- pushes us to learn more
Thu, 23 May 2019 16:11:50 EDT
Our doubts about what we think we know pique our curiosity and motivate us to learn more, according to new research.
Marching for climate change may sway people's beliefs and actions
Thu, 23 May 2019 16:11:44 EDT
Americans have a long tradition of taking to the streets to protest or to advocate for things they believe in. New research suggests that when it comes to climate change, these marches may indeed have a positive effect on the public.
On Mars, sands shift to a different drum
Thu, 23 May 2019 16:11:41 EDT
In the most detailed analysis of how sands move around on Mars, a team of planetary scientists has found that processes not involved in controlling sand movement on Earth play major roles on Mars.
Interplay between mitochondria and nucleus may have implications for new treatment
Thu, 23 May 2019 14:31:04 EDT
Mitochondria, the 'batteries' that produce our energy, interact with the cell's nucleus in subtle ways previously unseen in humans, according to new research.
Scientists (dis)solve a century-long mystery to treat asthma and airway inflammation
Thu, 23 May 2019 14:31:01 EDT
Research groups have solved a century-long puzzle about the presence of protein crystals in asthma. Normally, proteins do not crystallize in the body, but there are some instances where this process does occur.
Live fast, die young: Study shows tiny fishes fuel coral reefs
Thu, 23 May 2019 14:30:58 EDT
Scientists have long sought to understand how coral reefs support such an abundance of fish life despite their location in nutrient-poor waters. According to a new study, an unlikely group fuels these communities: tiny, mostly bottom-dwelling creatures called 'cryptobenthic' reef fishes.
Building a better salt trap: Scientists synthesize a molecular 'cage' to trap chloride
Thu, 23 May 2019 14:30:56 EDT
Researchers have synthesized a powerful new molecule to trap chloride salts. The technology has the potential to reduce its seepage into freshwater systems, which is a threat to drinkable water around the globe.
Women are less likely than men to be diagnosed with minor stroke
Thu, 23 May 2019 14:30:48 EDT
A new study find women experiencing a minor stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA) are less likely to be diagnosed with a stroke compared to men -- even though they describe similar symptoms in emergency departments.
Dissolving protein traffic jam at the entrance of mitochondria
Thu, 23 May 2019 14:30:46 EDT
Researchers have discovered a novel mechanism that ensures obstacle-free protein traffic into the powerhouse of the cell.
How to enhance or suppress memories
Thu, 23 May 2019 14:30:40 EDT
New research shows memories are pliable if you know which regions of the brain's hippocampus to stimulate -- a finding that could someday enable personalized treatment for people with PTSD, depression and anxiety.