A new brain imaging study in this week’s JAMA Psychiatry from scientists in Penn Medicine and the National Institute on Drug Abuse Intramural Research Program shows how smokers suffering from nicotine withdrawal may have more trouble shifting from a key brain network—known as default mode, when people are in a so-called “introspective” state— and into a control network that could help exert more conscious, self-control over cravings and to focus on quitting for good.
– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania |3/12/2014 4:00 PM EDT
Anyone with blood pressure that’s higher than the optimal 120/80 mmHg may be more likely to have a stroke, according to a new meta-analysis published in the March 12, 2014, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.
– American Academy of Neurology (AAN)|3/12/2014 4:00 PM EDT
Research by Kris Byron (Syracuse/Whitman) and Greg Laurence (Univ. of Michigan), Flint., titled, “Diplomas, Photos, & Tchotchkes As Symbolic Self-Representations: Understanding Employees’ Individual Use Of Symbols,” examines, through interviews, workspace inventories and observations, employees’ tendency to personalize their workspaces with photos, memorabilia and other objects—even when rules prohibit it—and discover what this practice tells us about an individual’s self-expression, and work relationships.
– Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University|3/12/2014 3:00 PM EDT
"Where the North Sea Touches Alabama," a work of sociological fictocriticism by Allen Shelton, SUNY Buffalo State associate professor of sociology, published by University of Chicago Press, was nominated for 2013 PROSE award.
– SUNY Buffalo State|3/12/2014 3:00 PM EDT
A Penn team describes how a key cell-movement protein called IRSp53 is regulated in a resting and active state, and what this means for cancer-cell metastasis.
– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania |3/12/2014 2:00 PM EDT
Smaller, smarter cardiac monitoring available at the University of Michigan Frankel Cardiovascular Center will help patients find the answer to unexplained fainting or heart palpitations. Smaller than a key, it’s inserted just beneath the skin and allows wireless, remote monitoring of heart rhythms.
– University of Michigan Health System|3/12/2014 2:00 PM EDT
A new fossil species, Cotylocara macei, shows evidence of echolocation and the complex anatomy underlying this unique behavior that has evolved in toothed whales, dolphins, and porpoises.
– New York Institute of Technology|3/12/2014 2:00 PM EDT
Cardiovascular researchers from the Cardiovascular Research Center at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute, and University of California, San Diego have identified a small, but powerful, new player in the onset and progression of heart failure. Their findings, published in the journal Nature on March 12, also show how they successfully blocked the newly discovered culprit to halt the debilitating and chronic life-threatening condition in its tracks.
– Mount Sinai Medical Center|3/12/2014 2:00 PM EDT
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