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Alzheimer's, Antonio Terracciano, FSU College of Medicine, Dementia

Personality Changes Don't Precede Clinical Onset of Alzheimer's

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Findings of a new and comprehensive study from FSU College of Medicine Associate Professor Antonio Terracciano and colleagues, published today in the journal JAMA Psychiatry, has found no evidence to support the idea that personality changes begin before the clinical onset of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) or dementia.

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New Wayne State Research Findings Offers Hope to People with Fibromyalgia

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A novel psychological therapy that encourages addressing emotional experiences related to trauma, conflict and relationship problems has been found helpful for people with the chronic pain condition fibromyalgia. A research team led by Mark A. Lumley, Ph.D., professor of psychology in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Wayne State University, in collaboration with a team from the University of Michigan Medical Center led by David A. Williams, Ph.D., professor of anesthesiology, has released the results of its research in the prestigious journal, PAIN.

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Concussion, concussion care, mTBI, traumatic brain injuries, Traumatic Brain Injury, traumatic brain injury rehab, Traumatic Brain Injury Research, pediatrcs, Return to School

Studies Inconsistent on When Concussed Students Should Return to Learn, Policies and Protocols May Be Needed

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Reintegration into school has been a noticeably neglected area of focus in concussion research, particularly in comparison to research on return-to-play. When and how a student should be fully integrated into the classroom are just two questions UAB and Children’s of Alabama researchers are looking to answer.

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UGA Study of Same-Sex Couples Reveals Causes of Work, Family Stress

People in same-sex relationships can face considerable angst when deciding whether to disclose their sexual orientation at work, and that anxiety can affect their home life as well, according to a new University of Georgia study.

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Brain, Brain Research, Parietal Cortex, Aaron Wilber, GPS

Researcher Sheds New Light on How Brain Operates Like GPS

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Florida State University’s Aaron Wilber, assistant professor of psychology and neuroscience, discovers new insights into how the brain is organized to help a person navigate through life.

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Family Tension, Mother Daughter Relationship, Depression

Midlife Depression May Stem From Tension with Mothers and Siblings

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Relationships with our mothers and siblings continue to have an effect on our well-being, particularly at midlife. A new study led by an Iowa State University researcher found that tension with our mothers and siblings is associated with symptoms of depression.

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Alcohol Use Affects Levels of Cholesterol Regulator through Epigenetics

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In an analysis of the epigenomes of people and mice, researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine and the National Institutes of Health report that drinking alcohol may induce changes to a cholesterol-regulating gene.

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Psychiatry, Aging, Neurobiology, Wisdom Scale, Gerontology

Researchers Develop New Tool to Assess Individual’s Level of Wisdom

Researchers at University of San Diego School of Medicine have developed a new tool called the San Diego Wisdom Scale (SD-WISE) to assess an individual’s level of wisdom, based upon a conceptualization of wisdom as a trait with a neurobiological as well as psychosocial basis.

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Study Suggests You Can ‘Pick Up’ a Good or Bad Mood From Your Friends

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New research suggests that both good and bad moods can be ‘picked up’ from friends, but depression can’t. A team led by the University of Warwick has examined whether friends’ moods can affect an individual therefore implying that moods may spread across friendship networks.







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