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Article ID: 706342

Brain’s Cerebellum Found to Influence Addictive and Social Behavior

Albert Einstein College of Medicine

In a study published online today in the journal Science, researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, part of Montefiore, prove for the first time that the brain’s cerebellum—long thought to be mainly involved in coordinating movement—helps control the brain’s reward circuitry. The surprising finding indicates that the cerebellum plays a major role in reward processing and social behaviors and could potentially lead to new strategies for treating addiction.

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13-Jan-2019 8:00 PM EST
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Article ID: 706555

First Clinical Study Shows Mavoglurant Improves Eye Gaze Behavior in Fragile X Syndrome Patients

Rush University Medical Center

Researchers at Rush University Medical Center and the MIND Institute at UC Davis have found that mavoglurant, an experimental drug known as an mGluR5 negative modulator, can positively modify a key characteristic behavior in individuals with fragile X syndrome (FXS).

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15-Jan-2019 6:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 706670

Theater around the world, even in war zones, refugee camps and other remote areas

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Rutgers–New Brunswick is excited to invite media to watch an innovative Global Theater course that breaks through the barriers of distance, war, refugee camps and censorship to show students the real price many still pay to create theater against all odds.

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17-Jan-2019 1:05 PM EST

Arts and Humanities, Pop Culture

Article ID: 706666

Researchers map out the relationship between mental disorders

Aarhus University

Half of those who develop a severe mental disorder such as depression prior to the age 20, will also develop an anxiety disorder within the next 15 years. This is just one of the many results on the relationship between various mental disorders mapped out

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17-Jan-2019 12:55 PM EST

Article ID: 706651

Financial stress linked to heart disease risk among African Americans

Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Boston, MA -- Coronary heart disease (CHD) is the leading cause of death in the U.S., and African Americans are disproportionately affected. Prior studies have investigated how limited access to material resources due to financial hardship may influence health, but the association between that stress caused by financial hardship and coronary heart disease in African Americans has not previously been examined.

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17-Jan-2019 11:40 AM EST

Article ID: 706654

La conciencia plena puede aliviar síntomas de la menopausia

Mayo Clinic

La conciencia plena, o mindfulness, se relaciona con menos síntomas de menopausia en las mujeres, dice un estudio de Mayo Clinic recién publicado en Climacteric: The Journal of the International Menopause Society.

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17-Jan-2019 11:05 AM EST
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Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 706631

Martin Luther King III Inspires Hope, Respect at Commemoration for His Father

Cedars-Sinai

On what would have been his father’s 90th birthday, Martin Luther King III, the eldest son of the celebrated civil rights leader, addressed a capacity crowd in Cedars-Sinai's Harvey Morse Auditorium, taking them on a stirring journey through his childhood, his father's legacy and his vision for a united America. Downloadable video is available.

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17-Jan-2019 9:00 AM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 706539

Riding a Motorcycle Improved Metrics of Focus and Decreased Stress Biomarkers, According to a New Neurobiological Study

Harley-Davidson Motor Company

Motorcyclists have long championed riding as their main road to stress relief and positive mental health. Today, the results of a neurobiological study conducted by a team of three researchers from UCLA’s Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior yielded pioneering scientific evidence revealing the potential mental and physical benefits of riding.

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16-Jan-2019 9:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 706489

Mindfulness may ease menopausal symptoms

Mayo Clinic

Mindfulness may be associated with fewer menopausal symptoms for women, according to a Mayo Clinic study recently published in Climacteric: The Journal of the International Menopause Society. Researchers discovered that being mindful may be especially helpful for menopausal women struggling with irritability, anxiety and depression.

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15-Jan-2019 11:00 AM EST

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