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2013-07-10 16:00:50

Recent findings force scientists to rethink the rules of neuroimaging Is there a brain area for mind-wandering? For religious experience? For reorienting attention? A recent study casts serious doubt on the evidence for these ideas, and rewrites the rules for neuroimaging. Brain mapping experiments attempt to identify the cognitive functions associated with discrete cortical regions. They generally rely on a method known as "cognitive subtraction." However, recent research reveals a...

2013-06-06 19:52:33

Researchers show brain operates differently by the way we dehumanize others Combat troops must minimize the humanness of their enemies in order to kill them. They can't be effective fighters if they're distracted by feelings of empathy for opponents. But indifference to the enemy, rather than loathing, may help prevent war crimes and provide troops with a better path back to healthy civilian lives, researchers at Case Western Reserve University propose. Their hypothesis is based on new...

2013-06-05 11:55:08

Researchers now optimizing cheap, easy-to-make alternative Researchers from South Korea, Case Western Reserve University and University of North Texas have discovered an inexpensive and easily produced catalyst that performs better than platinum in oxygen-reduction reactions. The finding, detailed in Nature's Scientific Reports online today, is a step toward eliminating what industry regards as the largest obstacle to large-scale commercialization of fuel cell technology. Fuel cells...

Over Half Of All PTSD Patients Also Suffer From Depression
2013-06-05 06:41:44

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports — Your Universe Online More than half of all individuals diagnosed with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) also suffer from symptoms of depression, researchers from the Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) Department of Psychological Sciences claim in a recently published study. The authors of the study, which appears in the online edition of The Journal of Traumatic Stress, analyzed 57 peer-reviewed studies representing data on over 6,600...

2013-04-12 15:48:09

CWRU research developing technique with promise to guide formation of complex tissues Stem cells can be coaxed to grow into new bone or new cartilage better and faster when given the right molecular cues and room inside a water-loving gel, researchers at Case Western Reserve University show. By creating a three-dimensional checkerboard–one with alternating highly connected and less connected spaces within the hydrogel–the team found adjusting the size of the micropattern...


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