Brain Response to Appetizing Food Cues Varies among Obese People

People who have the most common genetic mutation linked to obesity respond differently to pictures of appetizing foods than overweight or obese people who do not have the genetic mutation, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM).

– Endocrine Society|30-Jul-2014 9:00 AM EDT

Teen Insomnia Is Linked with Depression and Anxiety

A study of high school students by University of Adelaide psychology researchers has shed new light on the links between insomnia-related mental health conditions among teens.

– University of Adelaide|30-Jul-2014 9:00 AM EDT

New Studies Explore IB Students’ Preparedness for Success in the 21st Century

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These research findings, a compiled summary of studies over the last months of 2013 and 2014, demonstrate how the International Baccalaureate (IB) helps prepare students for success by creating college- and career-ready global citizens.

– International Baccalaureate|30-Jul-2014 8:50 AM EDT

ScratchJr: Coding for Kindergarten

ScratchJr, a free iPad app, is being released this week by researchers at the MIT Media Lab, Tufts University, and Playful Invention Company (PICO). With ScratchJr (scratchjr.org), children ages five to seven can program their own interactive stories and games. In the process, they learn how to create and express themselves with the computer, not just interact with it.

– Tufts University|30-Jul-2014 8:45 AM EDT

In the Quest to Treat Intracerebral Hemorrhage, Nanomaterials Show Promise

A research team led by Raymond Tak Fai Cheung, PhD and student Lynn Yan-Hua Sang, PhD of the University of Hong Kong suggests a new therapeutic strategy for intracerebral hemorrhage: injecting self-assembling peptide nanofiber scaffolds (SAPNS) directly into a hemorrhagic lesion.

– Arch Therapeutics, Inc.|30-Jul-2014 8:45 AM EDT

Parenting Skills Improve in ADHD Parents with Medication

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Parenting skills of adults with ADHD improve when their ADHD is treated with medication, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers. At least 25 percent of clinic-referred children with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder have a parent with ADHD.

– Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center|30-Jul-2014 8:00 AM EDT

First-Ever AACC Virtual Conference to Focus on Personalized Diagnostics

One of the major revolutions taking place in healthcare is the rise of personalized medicine, which is the practice of using genomic and other molecular analyses to tailor medical treatments to a patient’s individual biology. Personalized diagnostics—laboratory analyses that inform the practice of personalized medicine—will play a major role in the lab’s future. This fall, AACC’s first ever virtual conference will feature the latest science in this exciting field and the novel technologies driving it forward, all in a convenient format that people can access without leaving their offices or homes.

– American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC)|30-Jul-2014 8:00 AM EDT

Loyola to Offer Help for Couples Dealing with Sexual Dysfunction

Sexual dysfunction among couples is common, yet it often goes untreated, according to specialists at Loyola University Health System’s Sexual Wellness Clinic.

– Loyola University Health System|30-Jul-2014 7:00 AM EDT
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