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Feeling ‘in control’ can add years to your life

Feeling ‘in control’ can add years to your life

February 3, 2014

The less education you have, the more your attitude counts when it comes to staying alive and well.

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Divorce rate cut in half for couples who discussed relationship movies

Divorce rate cut in half for couples who discussed relationship movies

January 31, 2014

A new study finds that watching and discussing movies about relationships is as effective in lowering divorce rates as other, more intensive early marriage counseling programs.

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Finding points to possible new Parkinson’s therapy

Finding points to possible new Parkinson’s therapy

January 30, 2014

A new Medical Center study demonstrates that a single therapy could simultaneously repair the multiple types of neurological damage caused by Parkinson’s.

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Peeking into Schrödinger’s box

Peeking into Schrödinger’s box

January 20, 2014

How do you measure a 27-dimensional quantum state, when the act of measuring can lead to its collapse? (photo by Flickr user Martin Cathrae)

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What does compassion sound like?

What does compassion sound like?

December 26, 2013

Researchers believe they are the first to systematically quantify compassionate words and actions in doctor-patient interactions.

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Secret to Peanut-Shaped Star Orbits Peeled Away

Secret to Peanut-Shaped Star Orbits Peeled Away

November 27, 2013

Alice Quillen, professor of astronomy, and collaborators have created a mathematical model of what might be happening at the center of the Milky Way.

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Drug Shows Promise Treating Liver Failure-Related Seizures

Drug Shows Promise Treating Liver Failure-Related Seizures

November 17, 2013

Elevated levels of ammonia in the blood overwhelm the brain’s defenses. Bumetanide – a diuretic drug – can restore normal electrical activity in the brains of mice with the condition.

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Menstrual Cycle Influences Concussion Outcomes

Menstrual Cycle Influences Concussion Outcomes

November 13, 2013

If a woman suffers a concussion in the premenstrual phase when progesterone levels are naturally high, an abrupt drop in progesterone after injury produces a kind of withdrawal.

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Depression Therapy Effective for Poor, Minority Moms

Depression Therapy Effective for Poor, Minority Moms

November 8, 2013

The study tested the effectiveness of interpersonal psychotherapy, a short-term depression treatment that has worked with more advantaged populations. The comparison was clear: home-based, interpersonal psychotherapy lifted depression much more effectively than standard care.

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‘Seeing’ in the Dark

‘Seeing’ in the Dark

October 31, 2013

The eerie ability to see our hand in the dark suggests that the brain combines information from different senses to create perceptions.

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