samedi 28 février 2015

Finding psychological insights through social media

Social media has opened up a new digital world for psychology research. Researchers are developing new methods of language analysis, and how social media can be leveraged to study personality, mental and physical health, and cross-cultural differences.

Finding psychological insights through social media

Can money buy happiness? The relationship between money and well-being

Researchers have delved into the effects of experiential purchases, potential negative impacts on abundance, the psychology of lending to friends, and how the wealthy think differently about well-being.

Can money buy happiness? The relationship between money and well-being

Chemotherapy after bladder cancer surgery may improve survival

Patients that received chemotherapy after bladder cancer surgery demonstrated an approximately 30% lower risk of death than those that underwent surgery alone, according to a new analysis.

Chemotherapy after bladder cancer surgery may improve survival

vendredi 27 février 2015

Employees become angry when receiving after-hours email, texts

People who receive electronic correspondence from work after hours become angry more often than not and that can interfere with their personal lives, a new study from a management researcher shows.

Employees become angry when receiving after-hours email, texts

Enhancing studies on a possible blood biomarker for traumatic brain injury

New technology could help advance blood biomarker capabilities for improved diagnosis, treatment and prognosis of traumatic brain injury (TBI). An estimated 1.7 million Americans suffer a traumatic brain injury each year, and an estimated 5.3 million individuals -- approximately two percent of the U.S. population -- are living with disability as a result of TBI. Traumatic brain injuries can occur from even the slightest bump or blow to the head.

Enhancing studies on a possible blood biomarker for traumatic brain injury

Disease, evolution, neurology, and drugs: Fruit fly research continues to teach us about human biology

Over 1,500 scientists from 30 countries and 46 states will attend the 56th Annual Drosophila Research Conference. The conference will feature close to 1,000 presentations (including 170 talks) describing cutting-edge research on genetics, developmental biology, cancer, stem cells, neurology, epigenetics, genetic disease, aging, immunity, behavior, drug discovery, and technology. It is the largest meeting in the world that brings together researchers who use the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster to study biology.

Disease, evolution, neurology, and drugs: Fruit fly research continues to teach us about human biology

Physician-industry conflict of interest issue from MS patient perspective

A new study explores what multiple sclerosis patients know, or want to know, about their physician’s financial relationship with the pharmaceutical company sponsoring clinical trials.

Physician-industry conflict of interest issue from MS patient perspective

Growth signal can influence cancer cells' vulnerability to drugs, study suggests

In theory, a tumor is an army of clones, made up of many copies of the original cancerous cell. But tumor cells don't always act like duplicates, and their unpredictable behavior can create problems for treatment. For while some cells within a tumor succumb to anti-cancer drugs, others may survive to bring the cancer back to life once therapy has ended.

Growth signal can influence cancer cells' vulnerability to drugs, study suggests

Anderson algorithm increases surgical success with advanced ovarian cancer

A surgical algorithm developed and implemented by ovarian cancer specialists dramatically increases the frequency of complete removal of all visible tumor – a milestone strongly tied to improved survival. The algorithm is a framework for a personalized surgical approach that allows surgeons to be "much smarter about whom we operate on up front, providing a more individualized approach to surgery that's led to better results for our patients," said one clinician.

Anderson algorithm increases surgical success with advanced ovarian cancer