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Putting feelings into words produces therapeutic effects in the brain

...egion is responsible for,” Lieberman said. If a friend or loved one is sad or angry, getting the person t...our feelings into words helps us heal better. If a friend is sad and we can get them to talk about it, that probably will make them feel better.” The right...

Imaging pinpoints brain regions that 'see the future'

...y cues, such as getting lost, spending time with a friend or attending a birthday party, participants were asked to recall a related event from their own past; to envision themselves experiencing such an event in their future life; or, to picture a famous celebrity -- specifically former U.S. President Bill...

Racing neurons control whether we stop or go

...avior on a task called the stop signal task with a friend of mine, William Cowan, who is a theoretical physicist, in the 1980s," Logan, Centennial Professor of Psychology, said. Stop signal tasks measure an individual’s ability to stop a planned action, like pressing a key on a keyboard or looking at a targ...

Making mice with enhanced color vision

... "green" they see is the same as the "green" their friend sees can attest to this -- the researchers only tested whether the mice could discriminate among the lights. "Each photoreceptor absorbs a range of wavelengths, but the efficiency changes with wavelength," Nathans explains. "For example, one pho...

Invasive ants territorial when neighbors are not kin

...s appear to use genetic differences to distinguish friend from foe, a finding that helps to explain why these ants form enormous colonies in California. In the December issue of the journal Molecular Ecology, the biologists provide the first data on territorial interactions among Argentine ants in the fi...

New brain-chemistry differences found in depressed women

...e women recalled the death or serious illness of a friend or family member, a past divorce or breakup with a boyfriend, or other major difficulties. They also had their brains imaged during a neutral emotional state. Just before the brain scans, the women also had their blood tested to measure levels of...

Distinguishing friend from foe in the battle against cancer

...l growth. But to cancer cells, rapamycin is both friend and foe. "Rapamycin is not as successful as initially expected in treating cancer," explains Ghosh. "Instead of killing cells, you end up triggering a survival response in them." This study, however, suggests that taking NF-kB out of the game would m...

New dwarf buffalo discovered by chance in the Philippines

...phate. Forty years later, Dr. Hamilcar Intengan, a friend of his who now lives in Chicago, recognized the importance of the bones and donated them to The Field Museum. If not for the attention and foresight of these two individuals, science might never have documented what has turned out to be an extremely...

Pittsburgh researchers discover that certain chemicals in the blood may indicate brain injury

...bused by another family member, babysitter, family friend or nanny." ...

The bioweapon is in the post

...revealed the gene was being ordered on behalf of a friend in another country. Experts are concerned that the checks currently employed by some companies aren't sufficient to exclude orders placed by terrorists. "We're taking this very seriously," says Endy. Together with the J. Craig Venter Institute in Ro...

Survey Uncovers Surprising Attitudes Towards HIV Vaccine Research

...arch, a majority expressed reluctance to support a friend or family member’s participation in an HIV vaccine clinical trial. These were among the conflicting findings of a telephone survey of more than 3,500 adults to assess attitudes, knowledge and awareness of HIV vaccine research in the United States. T...

Gene sequencing explains bioremediation 'bug'

...he immune system to fightinfection and distinguish friend from foe. The "big picture" behindthis ability is that cells build proteins called antibodies that bindto particular antigens, but the early steps of that process have beendifficult to study. Hermes should help reveal some secrets of thisprocess, the...

New therapy for HIV/AIDS eliminates needles and excessive toxicity

...he immune system to fightinfection and distinguish friend from foe. The "big picture" behindthis ability is that cells build proteins called antibodies that bindto particular antigens, but the early steps of that process have beendifficult to study. Hermes should help reveal some secrets of thisprocess, the...

UCSD Discovery Shows How Embryonic Stem Cells Perform 'Quality Control' Inspections

...he immune system to fightinfection and distinguish friend from foe. The "big picture" behindthis ability is that cells build proteins called antibodies that bindto particular antigens, but the early steps of that process have beendifficult to study. Hermes should help reveal some secrets of thisprocess, the...

Jumping gene helps explain immune system's abilities

...he immune system to fightinfection and distinguish friend from foe. The "big picture" behindthis ability is that cells build proteins called antibodies that bindto particular antigens, but the early steps of that process have beendifficult to study. Hermes should help reveal some secrets of thisprocess, the...

Same mutation aided evolution in many fish species, Stanford study finds

...d that the gene in question, called Eda, is an old friend to laboratory researchers who have found that mutations in the same gene in mice cause altered hair patterns. However, in mice similar alterations can also be created by defects in any one of three different genes. "Based on the mouse work you'd pred...

Plants respond similarly to signals from friends, enemies

Two soil-dwelling strangers ?a friend and a foe ?approach a plant and communicate with it in order to enter a partnership. The friend wants to trade nitrogen for food. The foe is a parasite that wants to burrow in and harm the plant. ...

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