When chronic pain leads to depression in children

When chronic pain keeps children from being active and social, it’s no surprise that anxiety and depression can become unwelcome playmates. Unfortunately, this scenario can become a vicious cycle—not only can pain lead to depression and anxiety, but worsening depression and anxiety can worsen pain perception. Overall, about 5 to 20 percent of children live with… Read More When chronic pain leads to depression in children

How to prepare in the event of a pandemic

As COVID-19, also known as coronavirus, becomes more prevalent around the world, University of Alabama at Birmingham experts share tips to help you prepare yourself, your family and your home should the virus continue to gain momentum. What is COVID-19? Human coronaviruses are the second most common cause of colds and generally cause mild to moderate symptoms.… Read More How to prepare in the event of a pandemic

Spending time in nature reduces stress

ITHACA, N.Y. – New research from an interdisciplinary Cornell team has found that as little as 10 minutes in a natural setting can help college students feel happier and lessen the effects of both physical and mental stress. The research, published Jan. 14 in Frontiers in Psychology, is part of a larger examination of “nature therapy” and… Read More Spending time in nature reduces stress

January Science Snapshots

In order to take these mesmerizing microscopy images, the team carefully demineralized small bits of T. rex bone to liberate the preserved vessel tissue inside. The sample used in this study came from the femur of the famous, nearly complete fossil specimen known as “the Nation’s T. rex,” which is currently on display at the… Read More January Science Snapshots

Food Allergic Kids

Transferring knowledge of food allergies, not fear, to children is crucial A new article in Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, the scientific journal of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) discusses the difficulties faced by parents of children with food allergies in not transferring their own anxieties to their children. “Food… Read More Food Allergic Kids

Top 10 Autism Studies of 2019

Top10 studies from MIND explore early interventions and new school transitions for children with autism On Jan. 27, Autism Speaks announced its annual selection of studies that “advance its mission of enhancing lives today and accelerating a spectrum of solutions for tomorrow.” Three of the top 10 autism studies of 2019 came from UC Davis… Read More Top 10 Autism Studies of 2019

Pretrial publicity for high profile cases like Harvey Weinstein

If you see something in the news, can you unsee it or forget it? When it comes to pretrial publicity, conventional wisdom says “no.” That is why defense attorneys for high-profile clients like Harvey Weinstein or Lori Loughlin, in order to ensure a fair trial, argue for moving a trial’s location or reject potential jurors… Read More Pretrial publicity for high profile cases like Harvey Weinstein

Music May Be an Effective Guide For Understanding Human Brain Activity

NSF grant supports research to develop new models to better understand the brain TROY, N.Y. — When Sergio Pequito thinks about the brain, he visualizes a piano. The keys represent different parts of the brain, and the pressure applied by the pianist’s fingers represents the outside stimuli that promote brain functions.  Just as notes and… Read More Music May Be an Effective Guide For Understanding Human Brain Activity

Borderline Personality Disorder Research and Treatment

Borderline personality disorder (BPD), characterized by pervasive instability in moods, interpersonal relationships, self-image and behavior, afflicts approximately 2 percent of the general population and is a leading cause of suicide. Eight to 10 percent of individuals with this disorder take their own lives. “A common misapprehension by family, friends and often by clinicians is that… Read More Borderline Personality Disorder Research and Treatment

Saving Mother and Child

Multidisciplinary teams of UCI oncologists and maternal-fetal specialists utilize scientific advances to treat patients with high-risk pregnancies Five-year-old Emlee jumps high, runs fast and likes to pirouette around the living room in her white ballet slippers. Her mom, Karalayne Maglinte, calls her a miracle. Indeed, Emlee is the embodiment of the word: She’s one of… Read More Saving Mother and Child