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Migraine mutations reveal clues to biological basis of disorder

10 years ago from Physorg

Fifteen percent to 20 percent of people worldwide suffer from migraines - excruciating headaches often presaged by dramatic sensations, or "auras." By studying a rare, inherited form of migraine,...

Too Many Choices Can Spoil The Research

10 years ago from Science Daily

The more choices people get, the less consistent they are in making those choices, according to a new study. The study's findings may affect the way researchers examine consumer choices.

Hard Work While Fatigued Affects Blood Pressure

10 years ago from Science Daily

When fatigued individuals perceive a task as being achievable and worth doing, they increase their effort to make up for their diminished capability due to fatigue. As a result, blood...

Researchers Study Hidden Homicide Trend

10 years ago from Science Daily

Gun-related homicide among young men rose sharply in the United States in recent years even though the nation's overall homicide rate remained flat, according to a new study. Between 1999...

Independent Thinkers Judge Distances Differently Than Holistic Types

10 years ago from Science Daily

Every day we're faced with decisions that involve spatial judgments. Which line should we choose at the supermarket? Which route should we take to work? A new study in the...

Mixed Feelings Not Remembered As Well As Happy Or Sad Ones

10 years ago from Science Daily

Imagine you're about to step onto a rollercoaster at an amusement park. You are filled with apprehension and joy, mixed emotions that last beyond the dizzying ride. How will you...

Lack Of Fragile X And Related Gene Fractures Sleep

10 years ago from Science Daily

Lack of both the fragile X syndrome gene and one that is related could account for sleep problems associated with the disorder, which is the common cause of inherited mental...

Crowds hide fearful looks from brain

10 years ago from Science Alert

Facial expressions showing fear are harder for the brain to detect in crowds than individually or in small groups, according to research.

Men doing field research on women are limited to certain subjects

10 years ago from Physorg

From the Petri dish in the controlled environment of a sterile laboratory to the faraway fields of another country, virtually anything can be the topic of scientific study. However, a...

Low Childhood IQ Linked To Type Of Dementia

10 years ago from Science Daily

Children with lower IQs are more likely decades later to develop vascular dementia than children with high IQs, according to new research in Neurology.

Study Examines Sensation Seeking Behavior, Addiction and Smoking Cessation

10 years ago from Newswise - Scinews

The tendency to become addicted to nicotine and other drugs involves an interplay of genetics and environmental factors. In a unique study looking at the chemistry underlying the propensity to...

Seniors With Type 2 Diabetes May Experience Memory Declines Immediately After Eating Unhealthy Meal

10 years ago from Science Daily

Adults with type 2 diabetes who eat unhealthy, high-fat meals may experience memory declines immediately afterward, but this can be offset by taking antioxidant vitamins with the meal, according to...

Review: Strong, innovative Web browsers emerge

10 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- With all the recent attention on the new Firefox 3 Internet browser, it's easy to miss two strong, innovative rivals. Add it all up, and Microsoft Corp.'s...

Casual sex rates low for many women

10 years ago from UPI

LONDON, June 25 (UPI) -- A British professor says her research disputes the theory that the sexual revolution and feminist movement have freed women to enjoy casual sex.

It's Email, But At A Snail's Pace

10 years ago from Science Daily

Bournemouth University researchers are using live snails to send emails as part of a 'slow art' project aimed at encouraging people to explore notions of time.

New study highlights difficulty in detecting threats in crowds

10 years ago from Physorg

Understanding and interpreting facially-expressed emotions such as happiness, sadness, fear or anger is something most of us take for granted. It is an evolutionary skill we've developed in order to...

Negotiating through the glass ceiling

10 years ago from Physorg

There are fewer women than men involved in high-profile international business deals. But that may change with the results of a new Tel Aviv University study on the role of...

Non-voters: It's all in God's hands

10 years ago from MSNBC: Science

People who believe that God is involved in worldly affairs are less likely to participate in national elections than others, according to a new survey.

Why shopping — and adventure — feel so good

10 years ago from MSNBC: Science

Scientists have identified a primitive area of the brain that makes us adventurous -- a finding which may help explain why people routinely fall for "new" products when shopping.

Poor and uninsured patients more likely to experience racial discrimination

10 years ago from Physorg

A new study in Health Services Research tried to disentangle the impact of a patient's racial and ethnic background, being poor and having no health insurance on the likelihood they...

Late-life remarriage: Stepfamilies make caring more complex

10 years ago from Physorg

Late-life remarriage complicates caring for an ailing spouse, according to a University of Michigan researcher who is conducting one of the first known studies to focus on the challenges facing...

Computer predicts who dies on death row: study

10 years ago from Physorg

A computer programme designed by US researchers can predict with chilling accuracy the very few men among the thousands on America's Death Row who will actually be executed, according to...

Gender and demographic differences are poor predictors of juror satisfaction

10 years ago from Physorg

Communication Theory explored the impact of gender, demographic differences, and emotion on the experience of jury deliberation. Researchers found that neither gender nor demographic characteristics affected juror satisfaction with overall...

Online anthropology draws protest from aboriginal group

10 years ago from News @ Nature

South African tribe objects to multimedia images of remains.

Mind may control athletes' performance

10 years ago from Science Alert

A study has found the performance enhancing effects of growth hormone could be in the mind, as athletes felt they improved whether or not they received the drug.

A study lays the foundations to distinguish the different human ways for paying attention

10 years ago from Physorg

Is it possible to compensate attention problems through other attention ways? Does it produce the same effects to direct someone's attention in a voluntary (endogenous) or in an involuntary way...

Implicit political attitudes can predict future voting behavior

10 years ago from Physorg

In many political elections, undecided voters come to a decision about who they will vote for only a few days before the vote, if not the very same day of...

Taser "Parties" Pitching Them To Women

10 years ago from CBSNews - Science

Not just for police anymore, the controversial weapons are being marketed to civilians, making them even more controversial. Maggie Rodriguez went to one such "party," and allowed herself to get...