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Concentrating on word sounds helps reading instruction and intervention

UB researcher’s findings point to the value of word sounds over visual processing during reading instruction or when diagnosing and treating reading disordersThese images highlight the brain…

Fluorescent dyes ‘light up’ brain cancer cells

Two new fluorescent dyes attracted to cancer cells may help neurosurgeons more accurately localize and completely resect brain tumors, suggests a new study. Removing all visible areas of cancer (gross total resection) significantly improves survival af…

Transgender children’s gender identity is ‘consistent and deeply held’

Researchers conclude new study should serve as “further evidence that transgender children do indeed exist and that this identity is a deeply held one.”

Key discovery to preventing blindness, stroke devastation

Gene interactions that determine whether cells live or die in such conditions as age-related macular degeneration and ischemic stroke have been discovered by researchers. These common molecular mechanisms in vision and brain integrity can prevent blind…

Treating Cerebral Malaria: New Molecular Target Identified

A drug already approved for treating other diseases may be useful as a treatment for cerebral malaria, according to researchers who discovered a novel link between food intake during the early stages of infection and the outcome of the disease, identif…

Treating Cerebral Malaria: New Molecular Target Identified

A drug already approved for treating other diseases may be useful as a treatment for cerebral malaria, according to researchers who discovered a novel link between food intake during the early stages of infection and the outcome of the disease, identif…

Findings of a new study point to emotional consequences for women who are objectified for their physical appearance

A new analysis is being called the first of its kind to examine visual attention and gender in social groups, and how those observations can influence the behavior of who’s getting the looks.

The potential benefits of synaesthesia

Can synaesthesia have cognitive benefits and can it be taught? Those are the questions asked by Jack Dutton in an article published in The Psychologist.

Children feel most positively about mothers who respect their autonomy

Research shows that the quality of mother-child relationships greatly influences children’s development socially, emotionally and academically.

Communication is key when dealing with aging parents

Headstrong elderly parents and their adult children may be able to find common ground with proper intervention, according to researchers in human development.