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Jan 25 2018 | Stanford Medicine - Scope
An ongoing project aims to understand how brain cells regulate their outgoing signals. The lab’s research specifically focuses on a brain structure called the thalamus and its connections — via nerve cells — to the cortex.
Jan 24 2018 | Stanford Medicine - Scope
Using MRI brain scans in elementary school students, research showed that a better attitude toward math was linked to better function of the hippocampus — an important memory center in the brain — while the children did arithmetic problems.
Jan 24 2018 | Stanford Medicine - Scope
Ischemic strokes account for about 85 percent of the roughly 750,000 strokes suffered annually in the United States, Stanford neurologist Greg Albers, MD, said.
Jan 22 2018 | Stanford Medicine - Scope
Sleep – so precious, but for many, so elusive. Does technology actually help?
Jan 22 2018 | KQED - Science
Since October, when dozens of women accused Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment, a torrent of stories about male sexual misconduct has roiled workplaces in entertainment, journalism, government and the restaurant industry. Even yoga teachers now face a day of reckoning.
Jan 19 2018 | Stanford Medicine - Scope
Worry, particularly obsessive worrying, could be considered as a separate emotional trait from anxiety and depression when determining best treatment options for those with mental health disorders.
Jan 19 2018 | Psychology Today
Harness the power within for better health.
Jan 18 2018 | BBC Future
In December 1963 two boys hit upon an idea for a school science project – stay awake for as long as possible. And it shed new light on what happens inside our tired brains.
Jan 15 2018 | Reuters
During a stressful time, smelling a partner’s scent might help ease anxiety, a study suggests.
Jan 10 2018 | Stanford Medicine - Scope
It’s probably not all that surprising that brand new Stanford undergraduates would be interested in messing around with robots, computer programming and touch-based feedback systems, but mechanical engineering professor Allison Okamura, PhD., found it interesting how many of her students chose to...