Abusive avatars help schizophrenics fight 'voices': study

"You're rubbish. You're rubbish. You're a waste of space." The computer avatar pulls no punches as it lays into the young woman, a schizophrenia sufferer, facing the screen.

18 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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Flies more germ-laden than suspected

Flies' disease-carrying potential may be greater than previously thought, say US researchers.

10 hours ago from BBC News

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Dolly the sheep health fears 'unfounded'

Concerns that Dolly the cloned sheep had early-onset arthritis were unfounded, scientists say.

Thu 23 Nov 17 from BBC News

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Huge dose of brain chemical dopamine may have made us smart

Two “thinking” regions of human brains are much richer in a neurotransmitter called dopamine than the equivalent brain regions in apes and monkeys

Thu 23 Nov 17 from Newscientist

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To address hunger effectively, first check the weather, says new study

Too little rain, or too much, is often a driver of poverty and hunger, leading to poor nutrition and food insecurity among vulnerable populations. According to a new study, rainfall patterns ...

16 hours ago from Phys.org

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Here's what the science says about animal sentience

There seems to be significant confusion about what happened in the British parliament when MPs discussed a proposed amendment to the EU (Withdrawal) Bill to formally recognise animal sentience. ...

10 hours ago from Phys.org

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Study opens new avenue in quest to develop tuberculosis vaccine

A team of scientists led by the University of Southampton has taken an important step forward in research efforts that could one day lead to an effective vaccine against the world's deadliest ...

10 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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Ten-month-old infants determine the value of a goal from how hard someone works to achieve it

Babies as young as 10 months can assess how much someone values a particular goal by observing how hard they are willing to work to achieve it, according to a new study from MIT and Harvard ...

Thu 23 Nov 17 from Medical Xpress

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The psychology of Black Friday – how pride and regret influence spending

Black Friday is upon us once again. Deals for cut-price clothes, televisions, appliances – you name it – are popping up. And for a limited time only. While stocks last, you could snag a bargain ...

Thu 23 Nov 17 from Phys.org

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Promising new treatment for rare pregnancy cancer leads to remission in patients

An immunotherapy drug can be used to cure women of a rare type of cancer arising from pregnancy when existing treatments have failed.

16 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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