Pascaline Clerc is senior director of Animal Research Issues at The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS). Clerc studied mitochondria at the University of Grenoble, France, before joining the U.S. National Institutes of Health and the University of Maryland in Baltimore as a post-doctoral fellow, where she studied cell-death pathways and brain metabolism after traumatic brain injury, including in animal models. She contributed this article to Live Science's Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights. … [Read more...] about Lab-On-A-Chip Tech is Revolutionary, Yet Universities Cling to ‘Dark Ages’ Animal Models (Op-Ed)
Behavioural cognitive therapy
But I also think you should consider seeking help. When the lockdown is over, it would do you good to research CBT treatments available in your area. Cognitive behavioural therapy is a ‘talking cure’ which aims gradually to change the way your mind works — hopefully giving the jolt (or ‘yank’ in my word!) you need. Look it up online, and note that online help is also available. … [Read more...] about BEL MOONEY: Can I stop my nasty wife ruling every part of my life?
Alix Fox, Superdrug’s sex and relationship expert added: "I’ve also heard of many women choosing to come off hormonal contraception during lockdown, to avoid the hassle or cost of having to source supplies; because they don’t want to bother taking tablets if they’re away from partners; and because this time at home gives them a proper chance to explore how their body and moods might change without the influence of artificial hormones. … [Read more...] about Coming off the pill during lockdown and where to get it as the coronavirus pandemic continues
"We do not know for sure why exercise works, but some research is beginning to suggest it is due to anti-inflammatory effects and also improvements in physical function - cardiovascular, pulmonary and muscular," Mustian added. "In terms of psychotherapy, the most beneficial form was group therapy that used a cognitive behavioral approach to educate patients, help them to change the way they think about fatigue and managing it, and adopting behaviors to help alleviate it." … [Read more...] about Exercise better than drugs for cancer fatigue
I failed my challenge of not talking about myself for a whole week. But a lot like dry January (which, yes, I also failed), it did curb my bad habits. A week or so on, I am more of what Murphy would call an “active” listener, so, naturally, I decide to meet up with the friend who rated me 8.5 out of 10 on the self-obsessed scale, in order to try to lower my rating. Without me speaking, the time we spend together feels forced and there are lulls in the conversation. Eventually the friend cracks. “Haven’t you got any good stories?” she asks. Oh, I thought I talked about myself too much, I reply. “Of course you do, but that’s your special quality,” she says. “You are completely comfortable holding the floor for one hour, but at least it’s entertaining.” … [Read more...] about I like the sound of my own voice – but does that make me a narcissist?
In genetics, a locus is a specific, fixed position on a chromosome where a particular gene or genetic marker is located. The study, published in the journal Nature Neuroscience, includes genome-wide analysis of people of European ancestry contained in four separate biobanks or datasets. “This gives us ways to understand causal relations between problematic alcohol use traits such as psychiatric states, risk-taking behaviour, and cognitive performance,” said study lead author Hang Zhou. … [Read more...] about Scientists spot 29 new genes behind problem drinking