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False beliefs could cost cancer patients their lives

...d therefore if I am going to get cancer. It is all predetermined and therefore if I stop smoking it won't do any good,"' he added. "We know that stopping smoking does good."Researchers say they would like to extend their study to other types of cancers, and to other beliefs about cancer....

Scientists breaking theory of cortex formation

...ment and cognition. To what extent are these areas predetermined by genes or shaped by the environment? The protomap and protocortex theories developed before 1990 claimed, respectively, that the task-specific regions of the cortex are spawned by a zone of "originator" cells; or that long nerve fibers from the tha...

Distinct Brain Sections Are Activated While Making Risky Decisions

...choose between pairs of monetary gambles that were predetermined to be certain, risky or ambiguous. In case risky choices the subjects were told the odds that they would win the gambles, but for the ambiguous choices they were not given this information. The participants were rewarded with a cash payout based upon...

India On Par with South Africa in AIDS Count

... in India. The risks of HIV are still relegated to predetermined ‘high-risk groups’ such as sex-workers ,truck-drivers and migrant laborers rather than a problem that is relevant to everybody, irrespective of their socioeconomic levels. ...

Growth Factors Help Neurons to Reach Their Correct Destination

...le fiber before it reaches out to connect with its predetermined partner. But until now, scientists could only speculate how the invisible bond was formed. ‘The question was how these motor neurons know where to go,’ says Pfaff. ‘It would be a disaster if you wanted to move your arm and instead bent your back.’ Ea...

Fast-Multiplying Lawsuits Can Stymie Medical Science, Authors Warn

...t a knowledgeable expert can design a study with a predetermined goal of discrediting earlier studies that linked a suspected toxin to a disease. Industries on the defensive have also attempted to impugn the credibility of researchers. As an example, the authors cite the case of Herbert Needleman, M.D., professor...

New Technique Helps Ultrasound Produce Cute Baby Image

...e pixels in an image and then manipulating it in a predetermined way, like adding effects in graphics software packages such as Photoshop, to change the overall appearance. In this way, every parent's first image of their baby will be more aesthetically pleasing, reported the online edition of New Scientist. ...

Pride, Even the Hubristic Kind, Allows Us to Survive

...ristic individuals were subject to view success as predetermined and based on innate abilities. The scientists advocated that both types of pride could have assisted our ancestors. In this manner, pride would be similar to the supposed basic emotions, such as fear, sadness and anger, which are said to have evolv...

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