Georgia State researchers developing deep learning framework to map brain disorders

ATLANTA—Georgia State University researchers are working to harness deep learning and artificial intelligence to learn more about how mental illness and other disorders affect the brain. Led by Vince Calhoun, Distinguished University Professor of Psychology at Georgia State and director of the Center for Translational Research in Neuroimaging and Data Science (TReNDS), and Sergey Plis,…

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Host tissue T cells may have an unexpected role in graft-versus-host disease

Allogenic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) is a procedure that infuses a donor’s healthy blood-forming stem cells into a recipient as part of a potentially curative therapy for cancer. While this therapy can be life-saving, a major complication is the development of graft-versus-host disease (GVHD), which causes significant morbidity and can be fatal. Before allogenic…

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Study finds that sleep restriction amplifies anger

DARIEN, IL — Feeling angry these days? New research suggests that a good night of sleep may be just what you need. This program of research comprised an analysis of diaries and lab experiments. The researchers analyzed daily diary entries from 202 college students, who tracked their sleep, daily stressors, and anger over one month.…

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Look beyond opioids to solve national substance use epidemic, study suggests

Overcoming the nation’s opioid epidemic will require clinicians to look beyond opioids, new research from Oregon Health & Science University suggests. The study reveals that among patients who participated in an in-hospital addiction medicine intervention at OHSU, three-quarters came into the hospital using more than one substance. Overall, participants used fewer substances in the months…

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Scientists listed the main approaches to the treatment of coronavirus

Researchers from Sechenov University together with Russian and Iranian colleagues described currently known approaches to the treatment of SARS-CoV-2 infection. In the paper published in Journal of Molecular Medicine, they wrote about how different groups of drugs worked and how promising each approach was. SARS-CoV-2 — a coronavirus that caused the pandemic in early 2020…

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Atheists are more likely to sleep better than Catholics and Baptists

DARIEN, IL — A new study of sleep, religious affiliation, and perceptions of heaven found that atheists and agnostics are significantly more likely to be better sleepers than Catholics and Baptists. Preliminary results show that 73% of atheists and agnostics reported getting seven or more hours of nightly sleep, which is recommended by the American…

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Thomas Jefferson University awarded $508,000 by the Commonwealth to support CoraVax™

(Philadelphia, PA, USA) The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has announced grants totaling $10M to 23 entities to develop effective COVID-19 vaccines, treatments and therapies. The selection from the 70+ applicants was a competitive process that required matched funding in order to be considered. In addition to Governor Wolf, Secretaries Dr. Rachel Levine (Health) and Mr. Dennis…

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Experiment contradicts assumptions about sleep loss and criminal interrogations

DARIEN, IL — An experimental study suggests that sleep restriction may hinder information disclosure during criminal interviews, contradicting widespread assumptions about the effectiveness of sleep deprivation as an interrogation tool. Preliminary results show that even mildly sleep-restricted participants provided around 7% less information during their initial disclosure. Sleep-restricted individuals also reported less overall motivation to…

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Waiting for Godot Metaphor

The «Waiting for Godot Metaphor» for the COVID-19 response is carried forward and in an «Epilogue» a series of questions that have no clear answer are used to guide the discussion. The lead question examines the justification of the WHO Declaration of a Pandemic back in March in light of the heightened socio-economic damage that…

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New book on sport marriages details systemic subordination of women

CORVALLIS, Ore. — In a new book based on nearly 30 years of study, Oregon State University researcher Steven M. Ortiz delves into the marital realities facing women married to professional athletes, including infidelity, sexism and a significant power imbalance in their relationships. «The Sport Marriage: Women Who Make It Work,» from the University of…

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