Evidence appears to show how and where frontal lobe works
(Physorg.com) -- A Brown University study of stroke victims has produced evidence that the frontal lobe of the human brain controls decision-making along a continuum from abstract to concrete, from front to ...
London skeletons reveal secrets of the Black Death
You can learn a lot from a tooth. Molars taken from skeletons unearthed by work on a new London railway line are revealing secrets of the medieval Black Death—and of its victims.
Clot-dissolving bubbles to treat strokes?
(Medical Xpress)—Researchers are using computer simulations to investigate how ultrasound and tiny bubbles injected into the bloodstream might break up blood clots, limiting the damage caused by a stroke ...
Romance scams online hit hundreds of thousands of victims
New online research led by the University of Leicester reveals that over 200,000 people living in Britain may have fallen victim to online romance scams far more than had been previously estimated. The study is believed ...
Individuals who are victimized -- especially in childhood -- likely to abuse alcohol and other drugs
(PhysOrg.com) -- A new study finds strong associations between victims' experiences -- such as unwanted sexual activity, neglect and physical violence -- and substance use disorders.
Cause of the big plague epidemic of Middle Ages identified
(PhysOrg.com) -- The 'Black Death' was caused by at least two previously unknown types of Yersinia pestis bacteria.
Researchers find genetic link to children's emotional problems precipitated by bullying
Bullying victimization is common among children of school age, although its consequences are often anything but benign. The recent death of a Massachusetts teen by suicide prompted state lawmakers to pass one of the most ...
Australia hopes for living skin for burns victims
Australian scientists are working towards creating a living, full-thickness replacement skin for burns victims and hope to begin animal trials later this year.
Study examines sexual orientation and bullying among adolescents
The act and victimization of bullying continues to be a problem among today's youth. While many children are experiencing this form of violence, it is more prevalent in children that are different from the social norm. As ...
Clinical trials of spray-on skin to start in US
Popular television shows inaccurately portray violent crime
Researchers at Mayo Clinic compared two popular television shows, CSI and CSI: Miami, to actual U.S. homicide data, and discovered clear differences between media portrayals of violent deaths versus actual murders. This study ...
Childhood trauma has life-long effect on genes and the brain
(PhysOrg.com) -- McGill University and Douglas Institute scientists have discovered that childhood trauma can actually alter your DNA and shape the way your genes work. This confirms in humans earlier findings in rats, that ...
Family members of victims pose a growing challenge for capital punishment
An examination of the nation's history in carrying out executions is encountering a new challenge for modern-day capital punishment.
Interpol, Philippines bust cyber extortion network
Philippine police, backed by Interpol, have arrested dozens of suspected members of an online extortion syndicate who duped hundreds of victims worldwide into exposing themselves in front of webcams or engaging ...