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Still Connected After All These Years

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Many of us cannot picture ourselves working for the same organization for decades. But a growing number of UC San Diego academics have been teaching students, conducting research and connecting with the campus for a half century or more. Following are remarkable insights from a few of these extraordinary faculty members whose fondness for the campus continues into their golden years.

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Gambling Is Associated with 'Risk-Taking Behavior' in Young Teens, Study Finds

Gambling among young teens may be associated with increased use of alcohol, cigarettes, or marijuana according to a study that surveyed sixth- to eighth-graders in Italian schools. The research is reported in the February issue of the Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics, the official journal of the Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer.

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Anonymous Browsing Hinders Online Dating Signals

Big data and the growing popularity of online dating sites may be reshaping a fundamental human activity: finding a mate, or at least a date. Yet a new study in Management Science finds that certain longstanding social norms persist, even online.

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Newly Identified Pathway Links Fetal Brain Development to Adult Social Behavior

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Researchers at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, UCSF School of Medicine and other institutions have recently uncovered abnormalities in embryonic brain development in mice, including transient embryonic brain enlargement during neuron formation, that are responsible for abnormal adult brain structures and behavioral abnormalities.

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Can Games Help Train Future Doctors and Nurses?

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Kaizen, a Web-based gaming platform developed by UAB physicians, promotes learning through a mix of education, entertainment and competition.

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VUMC Study May Offer Answers for Treating Depression in Alcoholics

A study by researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center is offering a glimmer of hope to alcoholics who find it hard to remain sober because their abstinence is hounded by stubborn, difficult-to-treat depression.

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Teens Are More Caring When They Feel Support From Others

Research from the University of Rochester finds that caring for others dips during adolescence. But when young people feel supported from their social circles, their concern for others rebound.

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Health Care Providers’ Familiarity with Military Culture Critical to Improving Care for Veterans

Health care systems and providers need to understand the unique realities of military culture in order to work effectively with veterans and military families, according to the findings of a study by a University at Buffalo research team.

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Professor teaches leadership using popular Transformer Toys

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From Japan to Samoa: Understanding the Origins of Sexual Behavior

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Award-winning researcher focuses on mental health challenges facing sexual and gender minority groups.

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Rough Discipline, in Black and White

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In a time when questions of racial inequality once again roil the nation, a UC Santa Barbara researcher has found striking evidence that “some aspects of the ‘bad old days’ are not fully behind us.” Dick Startz, a professor of economics at UCSB, reports in a blog post for the Brookings Institution that black children are twice as likely as white children to receive corporal punishment at school.

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Prenatal Exposure to Flame Retardants Linked to Poorer Behavioral Function in Children

New research from the University of Cincinnati (UC) College of Medicine suggests that prenatal exposure to flame retardants and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) commonly found in the environment may have a lasting effect on a child’s cognitive and behavioral development, known as executive function.

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Brain Structure Governing Emotion Is Passed Down from Mother to Daughter, says UCSF Study

A study of 35 families led by a UC San Francisco psychiatric researcher showed for the first time that the structure of the brain circuitry known as the corticolimbic system is more likely to be passed down from mothers to daughters than from mothers to sons or from fathers to children of either gender.

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Community-Level Violence Linked to Teens’ Risky Sexual Behavior

Teens’ experiences with violence — either through fear of violence, observing violent events, or being victims of violence themselves — are associated with how likely they are to have sex and use condoms, new research from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health suggests.

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Therapy That Uses Storytelling May Be Key to Fighting Trauma From Bullying, Family Violence Among Teenagers

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In search of a less expensive, yet effective, form of therapy, a new study led by UB behavioral health researcher Ellen Volpe will investigate the effectiveness of narrative exposure therapy (NET) at treating PTSD and substance abuse among adolescents who have experienced multiple traumas.

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Experts Available to Discuss Increasing Rates of Food Addiction and Its Role in Obesity Epidemic

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In Risky Times, "Desperado" Male Spiders Work Harder to Mate

Male spider "desperados" work harder than their more attractive peers to get female attention, especially when there's predatory risk involved.

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UCI to Host Three-Day Food Justice Conference

Amid concerns about student access to affordable and healthy food, activists from several University of California campuses are sponsoring the second annual California Higher Education Food Summit. The three-day conference will feature workshops and speakers addressing food justice on California college and university campuses. The food justice movement aims to ensure equal access to nutritious, locally sourced food and living wages for all food system workers.