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Newswise: Exposure to ‘good bacteria’ during pregnancy buffers risk of autism-like syndrome in offspring
Released: 27-May-2020 5:30 PM EDT
Exposure to ‘good bacteria’ during pregnancy buffers risk of autism-like syndrome in offspring
University of Colorado Boulder

Inoculation with a beneficial microorganism during pregnancy fended off an autism-like syndrome in offspring, according to a new animal study. The paper is the latest to suggest that 'good bacteria' impacts the brain.

Released: 27-May-2020 4:45 PM EDT
Anxiety needs global health attention
King's College London

Led by King's College London in collaboration with the University of Zimbabwe and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, and published in The Lancet's EClinicalMedicine journal, the research examined a group of people with depression in Zimbabwe and found that people are nearly three times more likely to suffer this illness long-term if they also have a high level of anxiety.

Released: 27-May-2020 4:40 PM EDT
Age, gender and culture 'predict loneliness'
University of Exeter

Young people, men and people in "individualistic" societies report higher levels of loneliness, according to a large-scale global study.

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Released: 27-May-2020 4:20 PM EDT
Information technology played key role in growth of ancient civilizations
Washington State University

When it comes to the great civilizations of human history, the pen really might have been mightier than the sword.

Newswise: Human Growth Hormone Treatment After ACL Injury May Prevent Loss of Muscle Strength
Released: 27-May-2020 4:05 PM EDT
Human Growth Hormone Treatment After ACL Injury May Prevent Loss of Muscle Strength
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

A new study finds the use of HGH treatment in patients that have undergone ACL reconstructive surgery may prevent the loss of muscle strength and weakness.

22-May-2020 3:05 PM EDT
Biomarkers May Help Us Understand Recovery Time After Concussion
American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

A blood test may help researchers understand which people may take years to recover from concussion, according to a study published in the May 27, 2020 online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. The study looked at a biomarker called neurofilament light chain, a nerve protein that can be detected in the blood when nerve cells are injured or die.

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Released: 27-May-2020 3:55 PM EDT
Finding a genus home for Alaska's dinosaurs
Hokkaido University

A re-analysis of dinosaur skulls from northern Alaska suggests they belong to a genus that lived over a broad latitudinal range extending into the Arctic.

Newswise: Pediatric scoring scale helps surgeons decide whether to operate during COVID-19 delays
Released: 27-May-2020 3:40 PM EDT
Pediatric scoring scale helps surgeons decide whether to operate during COVID-19 delays
American College of Surgeons (ACS)

Pediatric surgeons have modified an evaluation tool for use in pediatric patients that allows surgeons to prioritize operations during COVID-19.

Released: 27-May-2020 3:20 PM EDT
Strong convictions can blind us to information that challenges them
University College London

When people are highly confident in a decision, they take in information that confirms their decision, but fail to process information which contradicts it, finds a UCL brain imaging study.

Released: 27-May-2020 2:40 PM EDT
Drastic Changes in Social Lives Raise Future Mental Health Concerns
University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin)

People’s social lives aren’t what they used to be. But exactly how they’ve changed and what it might mean for mental health is what psycho-linguistic researchers at The University of Texas at Austin are trying to figure out in the Pandemic Project.


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