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Article ID: 708176

Why Some Brain Tumors Respond to Immunotherapy

Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Fewer than 1 in 10 patients with glioblastoma—the most common type of brain cancer—respond to immunotherapy; a new study reveals how to detect patients who may respond.

15-Feb-2019 11:05 AM EST

Article ID: 708163

Blood clot discovery could pave way for treatment of blood diseases

University of Exeter

Scientists have discovered new ways in which the body regulates blood clots, in a discovery which could one day lead to the development of better treatments that could help prevent and treat conditions including heart diseases, stroke and vascular dementia.

15-Feb-2019 10:05 AM EST

Article ID: 708132

Men’s Porn Habits Could Fuel Partners’ Eating Disorders, Study Suggests

Ohio State University

A woman whose boyfriend or husband regularly watches pornography is more likely to report symptoms of an eating disorder, new research suggests. In addition to finding an association between a partner’s porn habits and eating disorder symptoms, the research also found a higher incidence of those symptoms in women who said they feel pressure from their boyfriends or husbands to be thin.

14-Feb-2019 3:05 PM EST

Article ID: 708122

Effective self-control strategies involve much more than willpower, research shows

Association for Psychological Science

It's mid-February, around the time that most people waver in their commitment to the resolutions they've made for the new year. Many of these resolutions - whether it's to spend less time looking at screens, eat more vegetables, or save money for retirement - require us to forego a behavior we want to engage in for the one we think we should engage in. In a new report, leading researchers in behavioral science propose a new framework that outlines different types of self-control strategies and emphasizes that self-control entails more than sheer willpower to be effective.

14-Feb-2019 2:05 PM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Article ID: 708123

Can we repair the brain? The promise of stem cell technologies for treating parkinson's disease

IOS Press

Cell replacement may play an increasing role in alleviating the motor symptoms of Parkinson's disease (PD) in future. Writing in a special supplement to the Journal of Parkinson's Disease, experts describe how newly developed stem cell technologies could be used to treat the disease and discuss the great promise, as well as the significant challenges, of stem cell treatment.

14-Feb-2019 2:05 PM EST

Article ID: 708119

Neural processing with trauma and adversity interact to increase core symptom of PTSD


Lifetime adversity and increased neural processing during a traumatic event combine to increase the frequency of intrusive traumatic memories and the distress they cause, according to a new study in Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging.

14-Feb-2019 1:05 PM EST

Article ID: 708128

Discovering a new form of communication in the brain

Case Western Reserve University

'Ephaptic Coupling' only sounds like a Valentines' Day science story. Actually, it's the description of a 4th and newly discovered form of communication in the brain.

14-Feb-2019 12:05 PM EST

Article ID: 708028

SAVE THE DATE: American Neurological Association announces key science to be presented at 144th Annual Meeting October 13-15, 2019 in St. Louis

American Neurological Association (ANA)

The American Neurological Association (ANA), the professional organization representing the nation’s top academic neurologists and neuroscientists, has announced the key areas of science to be explored at its 144th Annual Meeting, October 13-15, 2019 at the Marriott St. Louis Grand.

14-Feb-2019 9:00 AM EST

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