Research uncovers critical RNA processing aberrations in ALS and FTD

Research by a Barrow Neurological Center scientist on mechanisms of dysfunctional RNA processing in ALS and frontal temporal dementia was published in the April issue of Acta Neuropathologica.
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Using Edge AI technology to observe behavior of cattle

A joint project team led by Tokyo Institute of Technology, Shinshu University and Information Services International-Dentsu, Ltd. developed cattle observing systems equipped with a "Sense and Think Collar" that utilizes state-of-the-art Edge AI technology, under the supervision of Tokyo Tech's Center of Innovation Research Center for the Earth Inclusive Sensing Empathizing with Silent Voices.
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Marijuana users weigh less compared to non-users

New evidence from Michigan State University suggests that those who smoke cannabis, or marijuana, weigh less compared to adults who don't.
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Two studies uncover brain mechanisms underlying decision making process

New research conducted in the Cognitive Neuroscience group of SISSA shows that a perceptual decision - recognizing an object and taking the appropriate action - is triggered as soon as the brain's processing networks accumulate the exact right quantity of sensory information.
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Bacteria play a role in the development of stomach ulcers in pigs

Stomach ulcers are common in pigs, like they are in humans. Until recently, the cause of this disease was unclear.
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Mustang Bio soars after its novel gene therapy cured ‘Bubble Boys’

Shares of the tiny biotechnology company Mustang Bio shot up last week following a scientific breakthrough that cured eight infants suffering from the devastating "Bubble Boy" immune system disorder.
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Thanos, CBD, and Disembodied Pig Brains: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

An awful lot happened this week—some of it good, much of it bad, and a bit of it just plain weird. In the good news category, the Hubble Space Telescope , New York City passed a world-first law requiring owners of large buildings to reduce their climate impact, scientists used a modified 747 to find evidence…Read more...
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How the death of a patient affected this nocturnist

I am a nocturnist (a nocturnal hospitalist). I love my job, but many nights my work can seem unfulfilling. For one, taking care of hospitalized adult patients is primarily spent managing exacerbations of chronic diseases. Therefore, the reality is that most patients will not be cured, only managed. Additionally, there is the loneliness factor, the […] Find jobs at Careers by Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Differences in Depression Between Men and Women

Depression is one of the most difficult conditions to contend with and manage. This is due in part to the fact that it can go undiagnosed for years. Many people suffer with depression not realizing that the problems they are having and the way they are feeling can be addressed and improved with help, time, and effort. And while anyone can suffer with depression, there are some significant differences in the way that it affects men versus women. Although there are several symptoms of depress...
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How to get to sleep in the heatwave - 9 tips to help you drop off when it's hot

It's one of the hottest Easters on record - but that can make it almost impossible to get a good night's sleep [Author: Zahra Mulroy]
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USMLE Step 1 tips that may surprise you

To reach my current position as a general cardiologist, I have taken nine board exams. I have also been teaching medical students for over ten years with several colleagues who write questions for the USMLE Step 1 exam. Through this experience, I have observed a number of themes about what works and does not work […] Find jobs at Careers by Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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I’m Concerned My Boyfriend Has Developed Intimate Feelings for a Female Co-Worker

I have been dating a guy for the past 6 months. We met online and both live very busy lives where our careers are very important to us. He currently travels for work to another state Monday-Thursday every week. I am his first serious girlfriend and the only girlfriend he’s introduced to his parents (that don’t even live in the same state as we do). Throughout our 6-month relationship he has taken many steps to show how committed he is to me. For example, when I had received an interview for scho...
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Mentally ill prisoners face months-long waits for hospital transfer

Exclusive: Prisoners are being left awaiting adequate treatment for up to half a yearFamilies of prisoners who killed themselves express their angerPrisoners with severe mental health problems are waiting up to six months to be transferred to hospital to get treatment, a Guardian investigation has found.Government guidelines in England and Wales stipulate that prisoners who are acutely mentally ill should be transferred to a hospital within 14 days of the first medical recommendation. But accord...
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Beyoncé rocks, but so did Woodstock | Brief letters

Roger Waters | Rock concerts | Use-by dates | Exercise | SmartphonesRegarding Jeremy Beecham’s thoughts on Roger Waters (Letters, 19 April), I think we can take it as read Waters would not encourage Madonna to support the Assad regime by playing Damascus.John WarburtonEdinburgh• You failed to mention the two most important filmed rock concerts (Homecoming review – Beyoncé documentary is a triumphant celebration, 19 April): Monterey Pop and Woodstock. To write about seminal filmed rock gigs witho...
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One Thing That Predicts The Best Relationships (M)

The one thing that predicts satisfying romantic relationships. → Support PsyBlog for just $4 per month. Enables access to articles marked (M) and removes ads. → Explore PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: Accept Yourself: How to feel a profound sense of warmth and self-compassion The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Changing What You Do
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A Common Early Sign Of High IQ

People with high intelligence are likely to have this attribute. → Support PsyBlog for just $4 per month. Enables access to articles marked (M) and removes ads. → Explore PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: Accept Yourself: How to feel a profound sense of warmth and self-compassion The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Changing What You Do
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A nurse’s downfall was telling the truth

These events happened over 18 years ago. Some content has been changed to protect the innocent and the guilty. Searching for positive changes in the health care industry. We are not a number, and the patients are not a number. I’m not good at lying. My eyes go to the left or look downward, and […] Find jobs at Careers by Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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April Is Stress Awareness Month

April is Stress Awareness Month. When I first read that in a local newspaper, my response was “Really? As if we’re not all very well-aware that we are stressed — sometimes to the max. Do we really need a month to focus on it? Then I read what it’s actually about: April as Stress Awareness Month was initiated by the Health Resource Network in 1992 to encourage health organizations to develop and distribute educational materials and hold public events about stress. Okay. That makes sense. But a...
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From HRT to libido: 10 questions about menopause that all women should be asking

Menopause is a complex yet commonly misunderstood phenomenon — so here's all the info you need about the effects of this major change [Author: Jane Collins]
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I couldn't save my brother from Aids. But his death made me the man I am

There was no relief from grieving my brother – until I realised an important lessonWhen my older brother Jerry became ill with Aids in the 1980s, he was working as a psychologist in New York and I was living in a small cottage in Berkeley, California, with the man who is now my husband. I would phone Jerry every evening and fly in once a month to help him clean his apartment and stock up on food, as well as to discuss his treatments with his doctors and HIV researchers. On one occasion, while he...
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Life lessons from the native tribe with the healthiest hearts in the world

A few years ago, I read reports of an indigenous tribe living deep in the Amazon rainforest whose members had hardly any evidence of heart disease. In fact, the researchers concluded after a year-long study that the Tsimane, as they are called, had the healthiest hearts in the world, a title previously held by Japanese women.
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I always find it interesting how certain traditions and customs get started. With Easter here on Sunday. I thought I would post this article about Easter, Easter Eggs, the Easter Bunny and fertility.For those you who celebrate it, Happy Easter!From the article:In the British Isles and Germany, the spring fertility festival involved eggs and bunnies, because they Click here for the St. Gerard Fertility Necklace are natural symbols of fertility, and it also involved worshipping tr...
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Accomplishing both my childhood and medical school dreams

When I was five years old, I wanted to be Aurora from Sleeping Beauty. I admired her because I, too, had long, blonde hair and loved to play in the woods. During the movie, I sang with the music. “I know you. I walked with you once upon a dream. I know you. That look […] Find jobs at Careers by Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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I Like Having a Billion Things Wrong with Me

From a teen in Canada: I’m 15, my sister has many mental disorders, when i was 12 i was depressed, i’;m happy now. i’m overwhelmingly sexually attracted to girls. I’m quite dark, i like dark humor, im nice, im also a jerk. I never show anger publicly, on my own i scream silently at the smallest things. Im a huge movie fan, when i see a scene where my favorite character gets attention i freak out. i love it. it’s like a walking seizure. I have a lot of desires. one day i want to be a hero, the ot...
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5 Easy Breakthrough Ways to Build New Habits and Break Old Ones

You’d like to read more regularly. You want to write a novel. You’d like to start running. You’d like to build a new business. You’d like to learn a new language, or play the piano, or paint, or start a journaling practice. You’d like to stop smoking. You’d like to stop using your phone every 5 minutes. Maybe you’ve been wanting to do these things for a long time now. But you haven’t. Maybe you feel like a failure. Maybe you feel really lazy. Maybe you think you’re incapable or not smart enou...
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Bowel cancer: Symptoms, prevention and treatment - essential facts

Around 41,000 people in the UK are diagnosed with this type of cancer each year. We take a look at the signs to be aware of… [Author: Adam Beresford]
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Gourmia GAF680 Digital Free Fry Air Fryer Review No Oil Healthy Frying – LCD Display – 8 Presets – 1700 Watt – 6 Qt Basket Pan HEALTHY COOKING: Roast, bake, broil, grill and fry all of your favorite foods with a fraction of the calories. RADIVECTION 360 TECHNOLOGY: Circulates turbo heated air to evenly fry food to crispy perfection without a drop of oil. QUICK RESULTS: The 1700 watt Express Heat System cooks food 30% faster than an oven. 8 CHEF-at-a-TOUCH PRESETS: Enjoy a variety of popular dishes with just a tap, or adjus...
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