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Controlling Your Emotions May Be Difficult Even Under Mild Stress
2013-08-27 08:45:25

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A team of neuroscientists from New York University (NYU) has found even mild stress can foil therapeutic measures to control emotions. The findings point to the limits of clinical techniques, while at the same time illuminating the barriers that must be overcome in addressing afflictions such as fear or anxiety. "We have long suspected that stress can impair our ability to control our emotions, but this is the first study to document...

2013-08-12 14:12:37

A team of neuroscientists has identified a modification to a protein in laboratory mice linked to conditions associated with Alzheimer's Disease. Their findings, which appear in the journal Nature Neuroscience, also point to a potential therapeutic intervention for alleviating memory-related disorders. The research centered on eukaryotic initiation factor 2 alpha (eIF2alpha) and two enzymes that modify it with a phosphate group; this type of modification is termed phosphorylation. The...

2013-08-06 09:08:57

The onset of the Great Recession and, more generally, deteriorating economic conditions lead mothers to engage in harsh parenting, such as hitting or shouting at children, a team of researchers has found. But the effect is only found in mothers who carry a gene variation that makes them more likely to react to their environment. The study, conducted by scholars at New York University, Columbia University, Princeton University, and Pennsylvania State University's College of Medicine,...

2013-07-16 23:17:45

New York University, National Aquarium Among First to Introduce Google+ Hangouts, YouTube Videos and More to Real-Time Twitter Dialogue LOS ANGELES, CA (PRWEB) July 16, 2013 Nestivity, a social media startup developing community software tools for Twitter, announces its version 1.0 release, enabling brands to broadcast rich media to their community on Twitter. New York University, The National Aquarium, UNICEF, Fox News, and nearly 5,000 beta users have signed up to engage their followers...


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  • Good cheer; viands.
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The word 'bellycheer' may come from 'belle cheer', "good cheer".
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