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psychiatry

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Could a blood test predict suicide risk?

People at risk for suicide don't always show signs of their vulnerability. But a test that can scan biomarkers to predict actual suicidal impulses? While promising, it may go only so far.

By Aug. 21, 2013

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Hong Kong marathon may ban cell phones, selfies

Race organizers are concerned after many smartphone-preoccupied participants in this year's race caused foot traffic accidents.

By Sep. 17, 2013

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Brain scan may spot disease in athletes while they're still alive

Until now, a condition called chronic traumatic encephalopathy -- considered to have played a role in the deaths of former NFL players -- could be diagnosed only postmortem.

By Jan. 23, 2013

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NASA's idea of a Mars ‘reality show’

What happens when you stick six wannabe astronauts in crammed quarters in the middle of nowhere for months? A NASA-funded study seeks to find out.

By Apr. 1, 2014

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Video gaming boosts certain brain regions, study says

Play more video games. Researchers put Super Mario 64 to the test on a small sample of gamers and find it increases gray matter in some areas of the brain.

By Nov. 5, 2013

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Shock: Research says pot makes you lazy (but not psychotic)

Scientists in London conclude that smoking your favored leaf cools down your dopamine-synthesis skills. Their initial hypothesis was that pot contributed to psychosis, which they now doubt.

By Jul. 1, 2013

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Snakes invade casino? Ask the social-media lie detector

A truth-detection system being funded by the EU could help distinguish fact from fiction online. Not that the Internet ever lies, of course.

By Feb. 20, 2014

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GE, Mayo Clinic to develop prototype MRI brain scanner

The National Institutes of Health award GE Global Research and the Mayo Clinic a five-year, $5.7 million grant to study imaging tech used to study neurological and psychiatric disorders.

By Jun. 8, 2011

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Scientists selectively erase memories from meth-addicted mice

Scientists at the Scripps Research Institute have managed to successfully isolate and remove memories from the brains of mice.

By Sep. 12, 2013

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'Cry analyzer' helps identify neurological or developmental disorders in infants

The computer-based tool out of Brown University performs finely tuned acoustic analyses across 80 parameters that reveal details about a baby's health.

By Jul. 11, 2013