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Poverty Marks a Gene, Predicting Depression

A long line of research links poverty and depression. Now, a study by Duke University scientists shows how biology might underlie the depression experienced by high-risk adolescents whose families are socio-economically disadvantaged.

The research is in Molecular Psychiatry. (full access paywall)

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Summary: Researchers identify a biological pathway for depression in high risk teens who come from socioeconomically disadvantaged families.Source: Duke.New study of high-risk teens reveals a
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I somehow see were that would make sense because the world is so into money being your est friend
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Social Network Conspiracy Theories About Zika Putting Vulnerable People at Risk

Conspiracy theories and pseudoscientific claims refuting the facts around Zika virus vaccines could be putting vulnerable people at risk, according to a new study published in Vaccine. By analyzing social media in real time, researchers were able to identify conversations about Zika virus vaccines and pinpoint the conspiracy theories being discussed.

The research is in Vaccine. (full access paywall)

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Summary: A new study reports pseudoscientific claims and conspiracies spread through social networks refuting facts about the Zika virus and potential vaccines could potentially be putting the most vu
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If you believe in it yes. 
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Depression Decreases Chances of Pregnancy in Women

Women with severe depressive symptoms have a decreased chance of becoming pregnant, while the use of psychotropic medications does not appear to harm fertility, a study by researchers from the Boston University Schools of Public Health and Medicine shows.

The research is in American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.(full access paywall)

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Summary: According to researchers, women who are severely depressed have decreased chances of becoming pregnant.Source: Boston University Medical Center.Women with severe depressive symptoms h
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Well, it's only logical! It's like the wild animals put in cages seeming unable to or subconsciously refusing to procreate for the sake of those potential offspring. People should think more about those 'cages' and trying to eliminate them first.
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Shedding Light on Mental Health Risks to Children of Older Fathers

The increased risk of mental illness in children of older fathers is unlikely to result from men’s genes mutating with age, according to new research from The University of Queensland.

The research is in Nature Genetics. (full access paywall)
Summary: A new study reports the increased risk of mental health problems in children of older dads is unlikely to result from the men's genes maturing with age.Source: University of Queensland.
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Somebody at the University of Queensland ran a computer simulation. Well, OK, but this should not be a hard study to actually do.
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Current Screening Methods Miss Mild Cognitive Impairment in Many

Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is a slight but noticeable and measurable decline in cognitive abilities, such as remembering names or a list of items. While changes may not be severe enough to disrupt daily life, a clinical diagnosis of MCI indicates an increased risk of eventually developing Alzheimer’s disease or another type of dementia.

The research is in Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease. (full access paywall)

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Summary: A high number of false negative results from neuroimaging tests mean many people at increased risk of Alzheimer's may not be getting timely diagnosis or care, a new study reports.Source:
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Did Human Like Intelligence Evolve to Care For Helpless Babies?

A new study from the University of Rochester suggests that human intelligence might have evolved in response to the demands of caring for infants.

The research is in PNAS. (full access paywall)

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Summary: According to researchers, human intelligence may have evolved in response to the demands of caring for infants.Source: University of Rochester.A new study from the University of Roche
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Interesting article, but perhaps for starters human intelligence evolved due to other factors and then because of the big brain development they're born prematurely? It still makes sense though that humans probably had to push their intellectual capacity even further to take care of offspring.
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Can't Resist Temptation? That May Not Be a Bad Thing

Researchers from the University of Rochester suggest that children raised in poverty may have been mistakenly labeled as "maladapted" for what appears to be a lack of self-control. The new study finds that what looks like selfishness may actually be beneficial behavior that's based on a child's environmental context--that is to say, from being raised in a resource-poor environment.

The research is in Psychological Science. (full access paywall)

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Summary: Researchers report what appears to be impulsiveness could be an adaptive strategy.Source: University of Rochester.Researchers from the University of Rochester suggest that children ra
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Surveying Genetic Changes Linked to Parkinson's

After Alzheimer's, Parkinson's disease (PD) is the leading neurodegenerative disorder, affecting close to a million Americans, with 50,000 new cases diagnosed every year. A progressive disorder of the nervous system affecting movement, PD typically strikes adults in mid-life. In many cases, the spread of the disease to other brain areas leads to Parkinson's disease dementia, characterized by deterioration of memory, reason, attention and planning.

The research is in Neurology Genetics. (full access paywall)

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Summary: A new study examines the genetic modifications associated with Parkinson's disease.Source: Arizona State University.After Alzheimer's, Parkinson's disease (PD) is the leading neurodeg
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So that which helps prevent Parkinson's, such as exercise, may also help prevent lewy body dementia.
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PET Imaging With Special Tracer Can Detect and Diagnose Early Alzheimer's

The effort to find ways to detect and diagnose preclinical Alzheimer's disease (AD) has taken a big step forward with the use of positron emission tomography (PET), a "nuclear medicine" for imaging processes in the body, when PET is used with a special 'tracer' that binds to the amyloid plaques in the brain that are a characteristic cause of AD.

The research is in Technology and Innovation. (full access paywall)

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Summary: A new study reports PiB, a small molecular compound, binds to amyloid plaque.Source: USF.Small molecule compound 'PiB' binds to amyloid plaque.The effort to find ways to detect an
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Crowdsourcing Contest of Data From Dogs and Humans Advances Seizure Forecasting

For patients, predictability of seizures could be life changing. "If an algorithm could detect subtle changes in the electrical activity of a person's brain before a seizure occurs, people with epilepsy could take medications only when needed and possibly reclaim the daily activities many of us take for granted," says Ben Brinkmann, Ph.D., a data scientist at Mayo Clinic and lead author of the study by Mayo Clinic, University of Pennsylvania and University of Minnesota.

The research will appear in Brain.

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Genes Linked to the Effect of Stress and Mood on Longevity Identified

The visible impacts of depression and stress that can be seen in a person's face, and contribute to shorter lives, can also be found in alterations in genetic activity, according to newly published research.

The research is in Molecular Psychiatry. (full access paywall)

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Summary: Researchers have identified a series of genes that could modulate the effect of mood and the response to stress on lifespan.Source: Indiana University.The visible impacts of depressio
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New Way to Grow Blood Vessels Could Boost Regenerative Medicine

Growing tissues and organs in the lab for transplantation into patients could become easier after scientists discovered an effective way to produce three-dimensional networks of blood vessels, vital for tissue survival yet a current stumbling block in regenerative medicine.

The research is in Scientific Reports. (full open access)

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Summary: Researchers have developed a new method to produce 3D networks of blood vessels.Source: University of Bath.Growing tissues and organs in the lab for transplantation into patients coul
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