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2014-07-24 11:29:04

NIH/National Institute of Mental Health Suspect common variants soar from 30 to 108 -- NIH-funded study The largest genomic dragnet of any psychiatric disorder to date has unmasked 108 chromosomal sites harboring inherited variations in the genetic code linked to schizophrenia, 83 of which had not been previously reported. By contrast, the "skyline" of such suspect variants associated with the disorder contained only 5 significant peaks in 2011. By combining data from all available...

2014-07-10 23:01:38

A chimpanzee’s intelligence is largely determined by its genes, while environmental factors may be less important than scientists previously thought, according to a Georgia State University research study. (PRWEB) July 10, 2014 A chimpanzee’s intelligence is largely determined by its genes, while environmental factors may be less important than scientists previously thought, according to a Georgia State University research study. The study found that some, but not all, cognitive, or...

Human's Primate Cousins Also Pass Intelligence Through Their Genes
2014-07-10 15:25:30

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Previous studies have shown that genetic factors for intelligence can be passed on in humans, but a new study shows that inherited intelligence also extends to our primate cousins – namely chimpanzees. Published in the journal Current Biology, the study showed environmental factors in determining a chimp’s intelligence may be less important than previously thought. "As is the case in humans, genes matter when it comes to...

2014-07-08 15:03:40

University of Luxembourg Finding the roots of illiteracy Working memory in children is linked strongly to reading and academic achievement, a new study from the University of Luxembourg and partner Universities from Brazil has shown. Moreover, this finding holds true regardless of socio-economic status. This suggests that children with learning difficulties might benefit from teaching methods that prevent working memory overload. The study was published recently in the scientific...

A Link Found Between Musical Training And Executive Brain Function
2014-06-18 13:45:58

Alan McStravick for redorbit.com - Your Universe online Musical training and performance programs like Suzuki Strings have long been thought to be beneficial to the child student though little, if any, research was able to substantively back up that assertion. With research recently conducted at Boston Children's Hospital, evidence now exists that shows just how beneficial early musical training can be in helping to determine an individual's later academic success and prolonged executive...

2014-06-02 23:01:09

TrekDesk Treadmill Desk reports on a new study showing the relationship between fitness levels and cognitive abilities as one ages. Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) June 02, 2014 A new study published in the journal Neurology (http://bit.ly/1oo7Pdt) found that the more physically active an individual is during their mid-twenties the better their cognitive abilities will be when they reach middle age. Unfortunately the nature of work has become increasingly sedentary, confining workers to cubicles...

2014-05-14 12:28:59

SAN FRANCISCO, May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Correlate Analytics, creator of the Correlate Business Intelligence Platform (Correlate) has signed an agreement with Lockheed Martin Desktop Solutions, Inc. (LMDSI) to resell the Correlate platform to the U.S. Congress and beyond. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140513/87275 Dan Beckmann, founder of Correlate and sister company IB5k said, "We are very proud to announce this exciting new partnership. With LMDSI's service to the U.S....

2014-03-10 23:03:12

Interactive webinars address clients’ toughest genetic-testing questions. Lansdale, PA (PRWEB) March 10, 2014 The number of genetic tests on the market is exploding in the United States. In fact, more than 3000 genetic tests are available today and that number increases at a rate of about 25% each year. No wonder healthcare providers, insurers, and even patients are having a tough time deciding whether or not a genetic test is appropriate. To help clients make sense of the confusing...

New Evidence Confirms Link Between Brain Cortex And IQ
2014-03-04 13:56:35

McGill University Montreal scientists play key role in long-term international study Rate of change in the thickness of the brain’s cortex is an important factor associated with a person’s change in IQ, according to a collaborative study by scientists in five countries including researchers at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital – The Neuro, at McGill University and the McGill University Health Centre. The study has potentially wide-ranging implications for the...

One Gene Influences Traumatic Brain Injury Recovery
2014-02-27 15:29:46

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Researchers report that one change in the sequence of the BDNF gene causes some people to be more impaired by traumatic brain injury (TBI) than others with comparable wounds. The study, described in the journal PLOS ONE, measured general intelligence in a group of 156 Vietnam War veterans who suffered penetrating head wounds during the war. All of the study subjects had damage to the prefrontal cortex, a brain region behind the forehead that is...


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  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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