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Mandarin Makes You More Musical?

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Mandarin makes you more musical – and at a much earlier age than previously thought. That’s the suggestion of a new study from the University of California San Diego. But hold on there, overachiever parents, don’t’ rush just yet to sign your kids up for Chinese lessons instead of piano.

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Reading Disabilities, Specific Language Impairment, Word Learning, Book reading, Reading impairment treatment

Reading Picture Books with Children Holds Promise for Treating a Common Language Disorder

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A clinical trial of interactive book reading finds that children with Specific Language Impairment need to hear a word 36 times to learn it vs. 12 times for typically-developing children. Treatment materials are freely available to speech-language pathologists.

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The Tasmanian Tiger Had a Brain Structure Suited to a Predatory Life Style

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Brain scans suggest the action-planning part of the cortex was large in these extinct predators.

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Mississippi River, Nitrogen, Dead Zone, Pollutants, Microbes, Wetlands, floodplain

Mighty River, Mighty Filter

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Researchers are reviving one of the Mississippi River's main filters: the floodplain. The result is a unique environment that removes nitrogen, a contributor to the Gulf of Mexico's dead zone.

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Biology, Brain, Hippocampus, Neuron, Dendrite, Alzheimer Disease & Associated Disorders

Study Identifies Molecular Signal for Maintaining Adult Neuron

Research in mice points to better understanding of how the structure of nerve cells in the adult hippocampus may deteriorate, which can lead to Alzheimer’s disease and other neurological disorders.

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Physician Assisted Suicide, Ethics, Euthanasia, Critical Care Medicine, SCCM

Physician-Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia in the ICU - Experts Debate Ethical Issues

Physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia (PAS/E) is a topic of intense debate in society, not least among critical care medicine specialists, who treat many patients at or near the end of life. Core ethical issues involved in PAS/E will be discussed and debated in a unique panel discussion at the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) 46th Critical Care Congress, to be held January 21 to 25, 2017, at the Hawaii Convention Center in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. These issues are also discussed in Critical Care Medicine, SCCM’s official journal, published by Wolters Kluwer. The session will be broadcast live at www.sccm.org/live. Follow #SCCMLive.

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Vitamin B-12, and a Knockoff Version, Create Complex Market for Marine Vitamins

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Vitamin B-12 exists in two different, incompatible forms in the oceans. An organism thought to supply the essential vitamin B-12 in the marine environment is actually churning out a knockoff version.

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UT Southwestern Researchers Identify Novel Mechanism That Protects Pancreas From Digestive Enzymes

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UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have uncovered the mechanism by which the stress hormone FGF21 keeps digestive enzymes from damaging the pancreas.

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Heat From Earth’s Core Could Be Underlying Force in Plate Tectonics

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For decades, scientists have theorized that the movement of Earth’s tectonic plates is driven largely by negative buoyancy created as they cool. New research, however, shows plate dynamics are driven significantly by the additional force of heat drawn from the Earth’s core. The new findings also challenge the theory that underwater mountain ranges known as mid-ocean ridges are passive boundaries between moving plates. The findings show the East Pacific Rise, the Earth’s dominant mid-ocean ridge, is dynamic as heat is transferred.

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Study Finds Current Corporate Sustainability Reporting Misses the Mark

A new study finds that corporate sustainability reporting often focuses on issues that are unimportant to stakeholders, and offers specific suggestions to improve the content of future corporate sustainability reporting efforts.

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Heart, Heartbeat, Passwords, Password, Security, Healthcare, Health Records, Health, Encryption, Engineering, Computer Engineering, ecg, Electronic Records, Authentication, data encryption, ehealth, Electrocardiograph, Privacy, Cybersecurity, Binghamton, Binghamton University, SUNY Binghamton, State University of New York at Binghamton

Heartbeat Could Be Used as Password to Access Electronic Health Records

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Researchers at Binghamton University, State University of New York have devised a new way to protect personal electronic health records using a patient’s own heartbeat.

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Extreme Space Weather-Induced Blackouts Could Cost US More Than $40 Billion Daily

New study finds more than half the loss occurs outside the blackout zone

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New Avenue for Anti-Depressant Therapy Discovered

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Researchers have made a ground-breaking discovery revealing new molecular information on how the brain regulates depression and anxiety. In so doing, they identified a new molecule that alleviates anxiety and depressive behaviour in rodents. The research, led by Eleanor Coffey, Research Director at Åbo Akademi University in Finland is a collaborative effort between scientists in Finland and the US.

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New Data Show Heightened Risk of Birth Defects with Antidepressants Prescribed During Pregnancy

A new Université de Montréal study in the British Medical Journal reveals that antidepressants prescribed to pregnant women could increase the chance of having a baby with birth defects.

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Delirium Could Accelerate Dementia-Related Mental Decline

When hospitalised, people can become acutely confused and disorientated. This condition, known as delirium, affects a quarter of older patients and new research by UCL and the University of Cambridge shows it may have long-lasting consequences, including accelerating the dementia process.

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Super-Resolution Imaging Offers Fast Way to Discern Fate of Stem Cells

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Scientists funded by the National Institutes of Health have developed a new way to identify the state and fate of individual stem cells earlier than previously possible.

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Researchers Develop Ways to Improve Machining, Milling Processes

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Fixing flaws introduced during the machining of large components used in the aircraft and heavy equipment industries can be time-consuming for manufacturers – and costly if they must scrap the flawed parts after they’ve been fabricated. A new approach developed by researchers at Missouri University of Science and Technology is helping manufacturers eliminate those flaws before the parts are created.

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Cardiovascular disease, , Heart Attack, stroke, , Statins, Diabetes, Physicians, American Heart Association, , Prevention, Primary Care, Primary prevention

Experts Urge for Wider Prescription of Statins in Treatment and Prevention

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Researchers from Florida Atlantic University and Harvard Medical School address the possible but unproven link between statins and diabetes, as well as the implications of prescription of statins for clinicians and their patients. They emphasize that the risk of diabetes, even if real, pales in comparison to the benefits of statins in both the treatment and primary prevention of heart attacks and strokes. The editor-in-chief published the commentary and his editorial online ahead of print.

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Talking to Children About STEM Fields Boosts Test Scores and Career Interest

A new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences finds parents who talk with their high schoolers about the relevance of science and math can increase competency and career interest in the fields.

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Neuropathy, Pathology, pain, Drug Development, Peripheral Nerve Disorders, Cell Biology, Neuroscience

Blocking Neuron Signaling Pathway Could Lead to New Treatments for Peripheral Neuropathy

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Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, with colleagues at the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, the University of Manitoba and St. Boniface Hospital Albrechtsen Research Centre in Canada, have identified a molecular signaling pathway that, when blocked, promotes sensory neuron growth and prevents or reverses peripheral neuropathy in cell and rodent models of type 1 and 2 diabetes, chemotherapy-induced neuropathy and HIV.







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