Scientists Link Gene Mutation to Autism Risk

But a team led by Evan E. Eichler, a professor of genome sciences at the University of Washington in Seattle, independently found the same thing in a study of 209 families: one child with autism — and a glitch in the very same gene.

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Employee With Bipolar Disorder Wins Discrimination Case

After being a model employee for the parent company of The Cash Store, Cottonwood Financial, Sean Riley asked for some time off in order to deal with his bipolar disorder after having worked for the company for about 6 months. They denied his ...

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Five Reasons Why Relationships Fail

Online dating is one of the fastest growing industries, and many websites now include some sort of profiling tool for predicting romantic compatibility. However, few of these websites (and that is also true for most researchers working in this area) ...

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Autism Mutations, Scattered Across Many Genes, Merge Into Common ...

UW researchers have announced their findings from a major study looking into the genetic basis of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) with an approach piloted at the UW. The researchers have been studying ASD in children who have no family history of ...

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A Psychologist Goes To The Zoo: An Interview with Terry L. Maple

I first became aware of Dr. Terry L. Maple when I read his article in the latest issue of The Observer, the magazine of the Association for Psychological Science. Maple is former president and CEO of the Zoo Atlanta as well as the Palm Beach Zoo, ...

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Men Start Businesses for the Money: Women for the Social Value

A study of the sexes reveals that when it comes to starting a business, women are more likely than men to consider individual responsibility and use business as a vehicle for social and environmental change. "We found that women are 1.17 times ...

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Children with autism are less susceptible to the rubber hand illusion

The ability to tell where our bodies end and the rest of the world begins comes so naturally we tend not to give it much thought. In fact the brain mechanisms underlying bodily-identity are a vital part of basic social functioning. Given that social ...

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Intelligence and Other Stereotypes: The Power of Mindset

If you believe yourself to be capable of improvement, believe that your mind can learn, can become better, can overcome setbacks, you are setting yourself—and your brain—up for exactly that path. And if you don’t? You may find yourself living ...

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Being Ignored Online or in Person, It's Still Exclusion

People who are excluded by others online, such as on Facebook, may feel just as bad as if they had been excluded in person, according to researchers at Penn State and Misericordia University. "If you've ever felt bad about being 'ignored' on ...

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The link between fast food and depression confirmed

According to a recent study headed by scientists from the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and the University of Granada, eating commercial baked goods (fairy cakes, croissants, doughnuts, etc.) and fast food (hamburgers, hotdogs and pizza) ...

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How Stress Influences Disease: Study Reveals Inflammation as the ...

Stress wreaks havoc on the mind and body. For example, psychological stress is associated with greater risk for depression, heart disease and infectious diseases. But, until now, it has not been clear exactly how stress influences disease and ...

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The Epidemic of Gray Divorces

Barbara and Jack got married twenty-four years ago. Barbara is fifty-one and Jack is fifty-two. Their oldest daughter is in college and their younger daughter, a high school senior, is soon going off to college as well. Over the years Barbara and ...

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The Impact of Stress and Anger

"...My husband and I have four daughters and he has had two recent heart attacks. He has six stents and a handful of "false alarm" hospitalizations for chest pain, most of which follow arguing type situations. His current risk factors are ...

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Psychological ‘Growth’ Through War and Disease: Sometimes It’s ...

A week ago, The New York Times magazine ran an article on what psychologists call “posttraumatic growth.” An experience that can purportedly occur subsequent to severe life trauma, it might be best titled “The Oprah Moment” for ...

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