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Newswise: How Information Is Like Snacks, Money, and Drugs—to Your Brain

Article ID: 714644

How Information Is Like Snacks, Money, and Drugs—to Your Brain

University of California, Berkeley Haas School of Business

A new study by researchers at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business has found that information acts on the brain's dopamine-producing reward system in the same way as money or food.

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19-Jun-2019 3:05 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Newswise: Mineral Discovery Made Easier: X-Ray Technique Shines a New Light on Tiny, Rare Crystals

Article ID: 714641

Mineral Discovery Made Easier: X-Ray Technique Shines a New Light on Tiny, Rare Crystals

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Like a tiny needle in a sprawling hayfield, a single crystal grain measuring just tens of millionths of a meter – found in a borehole sample drilled in Central Siberia – had an unexpected chemical makeup. And a specialized X-ray technique in use at Berkeley Lab confirmed the sample’s uniqueness and paved the way for its formal recognition as a newly discovered mineral: ognitite.

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19-Jun-2019 3:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 714648

Cornell Partnership Aims to Improve Food Security in Latin America

Cornell University

Cornell University and the Core Foundation have signed a Memorandum of Agreement to explore new ways to promote food security and agricultural innovation in Peru and across Latin America.

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19-Jun-2019 3:05 PM EDT

Law and Public Policy

Newswise: SDSC Receives New Funding for West Big Data Innovation Hub

Article ID: 714606

SDSC Receives New Funding for West Big Data Innovation Hub

University of California San Diego

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a second round of funding for the country’s four Big Data Innovation Hubs – organizations where academics, community leaders, regional business, and local and state government representatives collaborate to help solve grand challenges of regional importance.

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19-Jun-2019 3:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 714635

American Psychological Association's 127th Annual Convention Aug. 8 - 11, 2019, Chicago

American Psychological Association (APA)

The American Psychological Association’s 127th annual convention will take place Aug. 8-11, 2019, at the McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago.

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19-Jun-2019 3:00 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 714627

Mayo Clinic to host Sixth Annual Metastatic Breast Cancer Conference

Mayo Clinic

Mayo Clinic will host the Sixth Annual Metastatic Breast Cancer Conference at the Omni Scottsdale Resort and Spa at Montelucia in Scottsdale, Arizona, Sept. 19–20. This program is a joint effort among Mayo Clinic, Baylor College of Medicine, and Theresa's Research Foundation.

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19-Jun-2019 2:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 714631

People with multiple physical conditions have faster brain decline, higher suicide risk

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Researchers have developed a way to measure the impact of living with multiple chronic illnesses - a situation called multimorbidity. Among their first findings: those with higher multimorbidity scores experience faster decline in their thinking and memory, and have a higher risk of dying by suicide.

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19-Jun-2019 2:05 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Newswise: Study: Eyes hold clues for treating severe autism more effectively

Article ID: 714628

Study: Eyes hold clues for treating severe autism more effectively

University of Vermont

In a new study, researchers demonstrate that assessment tools capturing implicit signs of word knowledge among those with severe autism can be more accurate than traditional assessments of vocabulary, pointing the way toward better inventions and potentially spurring much needed new research.

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19-Jun-2019 2:05 PM EDT

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