Evidence-based patient-psychotherapist matching improves mental health care

IMAGE: Michael Constantino is professor of clinical psychology and director of the Psychotherapy Research Lab at UMass Amherst. view more  Credit: UMass Amherst In first-of-its kind research led by a University of Massachusetts Amherst psychotherapy researcher, mental health care patients matched with therapists who had a strong track record of treating the patients’ primary concerns had…

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Two studies by CU Cancer Center researchers explore link between inflammation and leukemia

Two recent collaborative publications by CU Cancer Center members provide insights into how chronic inflammation can serve as a key factor in the development of leukemia and other blood cancers. Eric Pietras, PhD, CU Cancer Center member and assistant professor in the CU School of Medicine Division of Hematology, and James DeGregori, PhD, deputy director…

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Sleep-deprived individuals less forthcoming with information about criminal history

IMAGE: Zlatan Krizan, professor of psychology view more  Credit: Iowa State University AMES, Iowa – During the course of a criminal investigation, it is common for investigators to interview individuals who are exhausted and have had little sleep. While unavoidable in some cases, a new Iowa State University study found sleep disruption or deprivation may limit…

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CU Cancer Center researcher studies oil & gas exposure effect on childhood leukemia risk

A pilot study of childhood leukemia patients living near Colorado’s oil and gas drilling sites recently led to an American Cancer Society (ACS) grant award for CU Cancer Center member Lisa McKenzie PhD, MPH.   For the pilot study, which was partially funded by the CU Cancer Center, McKenzie, a clinical assistant professor in the Colorado School of Public Health Department of Environmental & Occupational Health, used the Colorado Central Cancer…

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Colosseum Opens Its Belly to the Public

ROME — For nearly 450 years, the majestic amphitheater known today as the Colosseum provided spectacular, often gory, entertainment for legions of ancient Romans, and this week, archaeologists opened its restored warren of underground corridors to the public. Starting in A.D. 80, spectators were thrilled to gladiatorial contests, bloody tussles between wild animals, staged sea…

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