American Psychological Association Marks Mental Health Awareness Month with Focus on Children, Substance Abuse
The American Psychological Association will engage a variety of audiences to raise awareness during Mental Health Awareness Month in May with activities that include:
– American Psychological Association (APA)|4/23/2014 2:00 PM EDT
The humble aspirin may have just added another beneficial effect beyond its ability to ameliorate headaches and reduce the risk of heart attacks: lowering colon cancer risk among people with high levels of a specific type of gene.
– Case Western Reserve University|4/23/2014 2:00 PM EDT
By looking at a piece of material in cross section, Washington University in St. Louis engineer Parag Banerjee, PhD, and his team discovered how copper sprouts grass-like nanowires that could one day be made into solar cells.
– Washington University in St. Louis|4/23/2014 1:00 PM EDT
A fuel cell catalyst that converts hydrogen into electricity must tear open a hydrogen molecule. Now researchers have captured a view of such a catalyst holding onto the two halves of its hydrogen feast, provides insight into how to make the catalyst work better.
– Pacific Northwest National Laboratory|4/23/2014 1:00 PM EDT
Seventy of the nation’s top medical and veterinary students have been selected to participate in the 26th class of the HHMI Medical Research Fellows Program, a $2.8 million annual initiative to increase the training of future physician-scientists. The students will put their medical studies on-hold for one year to conduct intensive, mentored biomedical research at 32 fellowship institutions across the country.
– Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)|4/23/2014 1:00 PM EDT
Researchers have found a new target that could remain sensitive even when prostate cancer becomes resistant to current treatments.
– University of Michigan Health System|4/23/2014 1:00 PM EDT
The human Y chromosome has over the course of millions of years of evolution has preserved a small set of genes that has ensured not only its own survival but also the survival of men. Moreover, the vast majority of these tenacious genes appear to have little if any role in sex determination or sperm production. Taken together, these remarkable findings suggest that because these Y-linked genes are active across the body, they may actually be contributing to differences in disease susceptibility and severity observed between men and women.
– Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research|4/23/2014 1:00 PM EDT
In 2004, a team of Dana-Farber doctors discovered a gene mutation that could treated by a drug on the market for something else. This discovery transformed the way lung cancer is treated and began an era of precision medicine for lung cancer.
– Dana-Farber Cancer Institute|4/23/2014 12:40 PM EDT
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