Social connection, social support and physical exercise key to overcoming adversity

David Creswell and his daughter recently bought ice skates, and on a good week, they hit the ice every couple of days. The new winter tradition is more than just fun, said Creswell, professor of psychology and neuroscience at Carnegie Mellon University’s Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences. The activity combines exercise and social […]

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Philly police now transport 2 of every 3 gunshot victims to hospital

As violence in Philadelphia continues at a high rate, “scoop-and-run” hospital transports—when a responding police officer takes a gunshot or stabbing victim to a trauma center as quickly as possible—have become a time-tested means for delivering patients to life-saving treatment. Twice as many patients are now brought to trauma centers by police, with survival rates […]

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Anticipation of the future reward shapes self-controlled choice

Research published in the Journal of Neuroscience shows the prefrontal cortex of the human brain is associated with anticipation of favorable future events and shapes how individuals make a choice, advancing our understanding of self-control in decision making. Using MRI functional scanning to observe participants awaiting an unexperienced reward, the research identified dynamic brain activity […]

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Understanding the genetic factors that drive Klinefelter syndrome and related diseases

The largest cohort of stem cell lines derived from patients with Klinefelter syndrome has been developed by KAUST researchers. These powerful cellular tools could be used to develop regenerative medicine therapeutic approaches and study a wide variety of diseases associated with chromosomal abnormalities, such as metabolic syndrome and type II diabetes, both of which are […]

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