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2013-08-08 23:00:53

Telemedicine consultations with pediatric critical-care medicine physicians significantly improve the quality of care for seriously ill and injured children treated in remote rural emergency rooms,

2012-10-24 23:56:01

Parents consistently overestimate their children’s optimism and downplay their worries.

2010-11-04 13:19:08

Positive psychological changes that occur during meditation training are associated with greater telomerase activity.

2010-05-11 13:48:17

A new UC Davis study has found that minimum-wage employees are more likely to be obese than those who earn higher wages, adding to growing evidence that being poor is a risk factor for unhealthy weight.

2010-01-11 17:01:15

Two brain areas fail to connect when children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder attempt a task that measures attention.

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2009-06-18 07:35:00

A protein called neuroligin that is implicated in some forms of autism is critical to the construction of a working synapse, locking neurons together like "molecular Velcro," a study lead by a team of UC Davis researchers has found.

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2009-03-23 14:06:50

A distinct alpha-wave pattern occurs in two brain regions just before subjects make mistakes on attention-demanding tests, according to a new study by researchers from the University of California, Davis, and the Donders Institute

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2008-12-09 10:04:53

Striped bass in the San Francisco Estuary are contaminated before birth with a toxic mix of pesticides, industrial chemicals and flame retardants that their mothers acquire from estuary waters and food sources and pass on to their eggs, say UC Davis researchers.

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2008-04-03 10:20:00

A new study by researchers at UC Davis shows how our very short-term "working memory," which allows the brain to stitch together sensory information, operates. The system retains a limited number of high-resolution images for a few seconds, rather than a wider range of fuzzier impressions.


Word of the Day
scriggle
  • To writhe; struggle or twist about with more or less force; wriggle.
  • To scribble, jot.
The word 'scriggle' is likely an alteration of 'wiggle'.
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