Book Review: The Neuroscience of Emotion:  A New Synthesis
Emotions, while ubiquitous across species and one of the most common topics of conversation, are still, it seems, misunderstood. Do emotions have biological roots and, if so, where? And how do physiological factors influence how emotions are felt, expressed, and understood? For Ralph Adolphs and David J. Anderson, developing a comprehensive science of emotions began with trying to create a framework that is scientifically rigorous, inclusive, cumulative, and yet provides clear operationalization of the relevant concepts of emotions. Their new book, The Neuroscience of Emotion: A New Synthesis, offers a new way to understan...
Source: Psych Central - October 16, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Claire Nana Tags: Anger Book Reviews Disorders General Grief and Loss Happiness Memory and Perception Neuroscience Personality Psychology Emotions Feelings The Neuroscience of Emotion Source Type: news

Book Review: The Polyvagal Theory in Therapy
In her new book, The Polyvagal Theory in Therapy: Engaging the Rhythm of Regulation, Deb Dana offers a window into the inner life of a traumatized person and a way out of trauma and back to finding joy, connection, and safety through enlightening theory, rich experiential practice, and practical steps. “The autonomic nervous system,” Deb Dana writes, “responds to challenges in daily life by telling us not what we are or who we are, but how we are.” Informing, guiding, and regulating our experiences, the autonomic nervous system tells us when we are safe and can proceed forward and when we are under ...
Source: Psych Central - October 14, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Claire Nana Tags: Book Reviews Disorders General Memory and Perception Neuroscience Psychology Psychotherapy Stigma Stress Trauma Treatment Autonomic Nervous System Deb Dana Polyvagal Theory Source Type: news

Sarepta CEO charts path forward on Duchenne drug amid stock slide
Sarepta has seen its share price decline in the wake of data from a small study of its gene therapy drug for Duchenne muscular dystrophy. But the Cambridge biotech is moving forward with its clinical trial work and expansion plans. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - October 11, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Allison DeAngelis Source Type: news

What ’s so inspiring about respiration?
Equal parts audacity and hard work define UCLA neuroscientist Jack Feldman ’s impressive career.As a postdoctoral student attending a scientific meeting in Stockholm in 1979, the Brooklyn, New York native presented his research disputing a popular theory. He ’d identified a new cluster of nerve cells as a key driver in how the brain is wired to control breathing. A top investigator took the microphone and loudly ridiculed Feldman’s findings.When his nemesis claimed a year later at a meeting in Germany that he ’d discovered the same brain site, Feldman worried the fellow would name the region after h...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - October 11, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Glucose-derived dietary supplement increases muscle-force production in Duchenne muscular dystrophy
(Natural News) According to a study, a dietary supplement extracted from glucose can help boost muscle-force production. Researchers involved in the study believe this can one day help patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). The study, which involved researchers from Université Laval’s Faculty of Medicine and Centre hospitalier universitaire (CHU) de Québec Research Centre-Université Laval, was published in the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The influence of acoustic startle probes on fear learning in humans - de Haan MIC, van Well S, Visser RM, Scholte HS, van Wingen GA, Kindt M.
Even though human fear-conditioning involves affective learning as well as expectancy learning, most studies assess only one of the two distinct processes. Commonly used read-outs of associative fear learning are the fear-potentiated startle reflex (FPS), ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Sensing and Response Issues Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How can gold help repair muscle injuries?
In a new and innovative study, researchers have found that gold nanoparticles attached to anti-inflammatory agents can work to promote muscle regeneration. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Muscular Dystrophy / ALS Source Type: news

Gene editing and muscular dystrophy
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - October 4, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Kiberstis, P. A. Tags: Medicine, Diseases, Molecular Biology twis Source Type: news

Gene editing restores dystrophin expression in a canine model of Duchenne muscular dystrophy
Mutations in the gene encoding dystrophin, a protein that maintains muscle integrity and function, cause Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). The deltaE50-MD dog model of DMD harbors a mutation corresponding to a mutational "hotspot" in the human DMD gene. We used adeno-associated viruses to deliver CRISPR gene editing components to four dogs and examined dystrophin protein expression 6 weeks after intramuscular delivery (n = 2) or 8 weeks after systemic delivery (n = 2). After systemic delivery in skeletal muscle, dystrophin was restored to levels ranging from 3 to 90% of normal, depending on muscle type. In cardi...
Source: ScienceNOW - October 4, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Amoasii, L., Hildyard, J. C. W., Li, H., Sanchez-Ortiz, E., Mireault, A., Caballero, D., Harron, R., Stathopoulou, T.-R., Massey, C., Shelton, J. M., Bassel-Duby, R., Piercy, R. J., Olson, E. N. Tags: Medicine, Diseases, Molecular Biology reports Source Type: news

Sarepta Gene Therapy Appears To Help Fourth Boy With Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
“The cautionary note is this all has to be confirmed in a larger trial,” says Douglas Ingram, Sarepta’s president and chief executive. “Our goal is to bring this therapy rapidly to patients around the world,” Ingram says. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 3, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Matthew Herper, Forbes Staff Source Type: news

Wearing a Pink Ribbon for Breast Cancer Awareness? Here ’s How Awareness Ribbons Became a Thing
With Monday marking the beginning of October’s annual Breast Cancer Awareness Month observance, supporters will be donning their pink ribbons as a show of support for ongoing research for a cure. It’s a ritual that repeats itself for any number of causes, such as teal ribbons for ovarian cancer to red ribbons for AIDS awareness. But when did ribbons begin to be used as symbols for various causes? The Library of Congress’s Folklife Center has studied the history of such awareness ribbons in American culture, and found that many citizens assume that the tradition is older than it is. Among the most frequen...
Source: TIME: Health - October 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Olivia B. Waxman Tags: Uncategorized breast cancer news society Source Type: news

Sexual Assault: What Is It? How to Empower Recovery for Survivors
Despite growing awareness, sexual assault is not going away. In fact, every 98 seconds, someone in America is sexually assaulted, reports RAINN, a leading support provider for sexual assault survivors. Most incidents of rape or sexual assault — 69% — happen to people between ages 12 and 35.  Each of us can learn something and do something safely to make a huge difference to reduce risk, prevent trauma, and help more people heal. Victims include men, women and children. Assaults are most often carried out by someone they know. Sexual assault is most prevalent among younger women: 9 in 10 victims of rape a...
Source: Psych Central - September 29, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Robyn Brickel, MA, LMFT Tags: Abuse Domestic Violence PTSD Stigma Students Trauma Violence & Aggression Women's Issues Source Type: news

EU Panel Recommends Luxturna for Inherited Retinal Dystrophy EU Panel Recommends Luxturna for Inherited Retinal Dystrophy
The EMA's CHMP has recommended marketing authorization for voretigene neparvovec for inherited retinal dystrophy caused by RPE65 gene mutations in adults and children.International Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology News Alert Source Type: news

Can LivaNova Succeed Where Others Have Failed in HF?
LivaNova continues to live up to the promise it made to shareholders that it would focus more on its neuromodulation and cardiac surgery businesses. Through the VITARIA neuromodulation technology, the London and Houston, TX-based firm is fulfilling that promise with one device and one fell swoop. “We clearly talk about ourselves as a company focused on the head and the heart,” Edward Andrle, LivaNova’s General Manager of Neuromodulation, told MD+DI. “What’s interesting about this therapy is that it is a neuromodulation therapy. But th...
Source: MDDI - September 18, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Cardiovascular Source Type: news

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Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - September 14, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Duchenne muscular dystrophy: How muscle cells journey to the dark side
(Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute) Answers to treating muscular dystrophies could lie in better understanding muscle repair--which resembles a delicate cellular dance choreographed by special cells called fibro-adipogenic progenitors (FAPs). Now, scientists at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP) have revealed that FAPs don't have just one identity--but several distinct identities that emerge during key stages of muscle regeneration. These cells they could be targeted for drug development. The study was published in Nature Communications. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Texas Judge Weighing Arguments in Case Seeking to Halt ACA Texas Judge Weighing Arguments in Case Seeking to Halt ACA
The US District Court judge reportedly was sympathetic to a bid to invalidate the law.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Understanding the victimization-aggression link in childhood: the roles of sympathy and resting respiratory sinus arrhythmia - Colasante T, Peplak J, Sette S, Malti T.
With a sample of 4- and 8-year-olds (N = 131), we tested the extent to which more frequent experiences of victimization were associated with heightened aggression towards others, and how sympathetic concern and resting respiratory sinus arrhythmia (RSA) fa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Insuring patient access and affordability for treatments for rare and ultra-rare diseases
(American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics) The last decade has seen tremendous progress in the development of new drugs for patients with genetic disorders, including Cystic Fibrosis, many lysosomal storage disorders (Gaucher disease, Fabry disease and others) and most recently, Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA). The American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) is concerned with the staggering projected cost of these new treatments. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

ARMGO Pharma Receives FDA Orphan Drug Designation for ARM210/S48168 for the Treatment of Ryanodine Receptor Type 1 Related Myopathies
ARDSLEY, N.Y., Sept. 5, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- ARMGO Pharma, Inc., a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company advancing a novel class of small molecule drugs known as Rycals®, announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Admi... Biopharmaceuticals, FDA ARMGO Pharma, Rycals, Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - September 5, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Pfizer terminates domagrozumab (PF-06252616) clinical studies for the treatment of Duchenne muscular dystrophy
Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) announced that it is terminating two ongoing clinical studies evaluating domagrozumab (PF-06252616) for the treatment of Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD): a Phase 2 safety and efficacy study (B5161002) and an open-label extension study (B5161004). (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - September 5, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Pfizer Business and Industry Source Type: news

Grounding a coup
It sounds like the plot of a fictional comedy. A group of gnarly Glaswegian factory workers decide to down tools – refusing to mend the engines of the fighter planes being used by a despotic junta thousands of miles away in Chile. One of them, an old ‘desert rat’ from WWII stands up to the bosses but is afraid to tell his wife that he’s risking his job through a sense of solidarity. And then, after being left to rot for years, the engines suddenly disappear. That’s just a fraction of the plot of Nae Pasaran. What makes it even more marvellous is that it isn’t a fiction at all, but a docu...
Source: UNISON Health care news - September 5, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Demetrios Matheou Tags: Article Magazine international Source Type: news

A Rival to the Renal Denervation Therapy Procedure?
Vascular Dynamics is taking a different approach in its bid to treat patients with drug-resistant hypertension. While firms like Medtronic have gravitated toward using renal denervation to treat drug- resistant hypertension, Vascular Dynamics is developing a stent-like application to treat the condition, which effects more than 100 million patients in the U.S. The Mountain View, CA-based company said it has enrolled the first patients in a pivotal trial. The company’s CALM-2 study is designed to establish safety and efficacy of the endovascular baroreceptor amplification (EVBA) procedure using the Mobius...
Source: MDDI - September 4, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Cardiovascular Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What causes itchy nipples while breastfeeding?
Itchy nipples are a common complaint, especially in the initial weeks of breastfeeding. In this article, learn about the causes of itchy nipples and breasts while breastfeeding, including thrush, a bad latch, contact dermatitis, and the let-down reflex. We also cover how to get relief at home and when to see a doctor. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy / Obstetrics Source Type: news

Breakthrough in muscular dystrophy research after scientists edit DNA to rebuild muscles
Researchers from the University of Texas managed to use DNA editing to treat dogs with Duchenne muscular dystrophy and hope to begin trials in humans within the next few years. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CRISPR Treatment for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Helps Dogs
Researchers boosted levels of the dystrophin protein to nearly normal levels in a canine model of the disease. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - August 31, 2018 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Pfizer halts Duchenne research
Pfizer is ending two ongoing clinical studies for a Duchenne muscular dystrophy drug after determining that the evidence " did not support a significant treatment effect. ” (Source: PharmaManufacturing.com)
Source: PharmaManufacturing.com - August 30, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Pfizer halts Duchenne trials
Pfizer is ending two ongoing clinical studies for a Duchenne muscular dystrophy drug after determining that the evidence " did not support a significant treatment effect. ” (Source: PharmaManufacturing.com)
Source: PharmaManufacturing.com - August 30, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

CRISPR Gene Editing Fixes Muscular Dystrophy in Dogs. Are Humans Next?
The powerful gene editing technology CRISPR is one small step closer to treating a human disease. In a new paper published in Science, researchers led by Eric Olson, professor and chair of molecular biology at UT Southwestern Medical Center, reported that he and his team successfully used CRISPR to correct the genetic defect responsible for Duchenne muscular dystrophy in four beagles bred with the disease-causing gene. It’s the first use of CRISPR to treat muscular dystrophy in a large animal. (Previous studies had tested the technology on rodents.) In varying degrees, the genetic therapy halted the muscle degradatio...
Source: TIME: Health - August 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Genetics healthytime Source Type: news

Gene-editing hope for muscular dystrophy
The technique was used to restore a protein that people with the condition are unable to make. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - August 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Doctors hail breakthrough in muscular dystrophy treatment
Researchers use experimental gene-editing procedure to correct dystrophin gene mutations in dogsDoctors in the US have raised hopes of a treatment for muscular dystrophy, the most common fatal genetic condition in children, after mending mutations that cause the disease in dogs.The landmark study is the first to claim success at treating the muscle wasting disorder in large mammals, though scientists on the team caution that more work lies ahead to ensure the procedure is safe and effective for use in people.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 30, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Medical research Science Genetics Source Type: news

Infographic: Treating Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy with CRISPR
The disease is caused by mutations in a single gene. Can gene editing fix the problem? (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - August 30, 2018 Category: Science Tags: Infographics Source Type: news

Gene'Editing' in Dog Study Shows Promise for Kids With Muscular Dystrophy
THURSDAY, Aug. 30, 2018 -- For the first time, scientists report using gene-editing technology to halt the progression of muscular dystrophy in dogs -- suggesting a possible breakthrough for children with a form of the disease. Reporting in the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 30, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Inch by inch, towards a treatment for Duchenne muscular dystrophy
(American Association for the Advancement of Science) Researchers using CRISPR genome editing in a large animal model have boosted expression of the dystrophin gene to levels that could be therapeutic in humans, they say. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - August 30, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Inhibiting NF- & #954;B improves heart function in a mouse model of Duchenne muscular dystrophy
(Medical University of South Carolina) In an August 24, 2018 article in Nature Communications, investigators at the Medical University of South Carolina and Ohio State University report that nuclear factor kappa B (NF-κB) down-regulates calcium genes, contributing to cardiomyopathy in Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). Murine data show cardiomyocyte ablation of NF-κB rescues cardiac function. NF-κB promotes global chromatin landscape changes that repress calcium mobilization in DMD. This mechanism also contributes to skeletal muscle dysfunction. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

In dogs, CRISPR fixes a muscular dystrophy
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - August 30, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Cohen, J. Tags: Biotechnology, Medicine, Diseases, Molecular Biology In Depth Source Type: news

Marital conflict and trajectories of adolescent adjustment: the role of autonomic nervous system coordination - Philbrook LE, Erath SA, Hinnant JB, El-Sheikh M.
The present study investigates how coordination between stress responsivity of the parasympathetic nervous system (PNS) and sympathetic nervous system (SNS) moderates the prospective effects of marital conflict on internalizing and externalizing symptoms a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

I was scared of losing my sight … then writing brought me clarity
After being told disease would destroy her vision, Paola Peretti wrote a children ’s novel – and found a template for lifePaola Peretti is losing her eyesight and she wouldn ’t have it any other way. When she was 14, she became very short-sighted, virtually overnight. Three years later came the diagnosis ofStargardt macular dystrophy, a degenerative disease that destroys central vision, damages colour perception and results in blindness. Two years ago, finding herself in a place of both “desperation and hope,” the 32-year-old Italian language teacher and debut novelist decided to step out from...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 19, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Genevieve Fox Tags: Blindness and visual impairment Books Disability Health Culture Society Psychology Science Life and style & wellbeing Source Type: news

New CRISPR technique skips over portions of genes that can cause disease
(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) In a new study in cells, University of Illinois researchers have adapted CRISPR gene-editing technology to cause the cell's internal machinery to skip over a small portion of a gene when transcribing it into a template for protein building. Such targeted editing could one day be useful for treating genetic diseases caused by mutations in the genome, such as Duchenne's muscular dystrophy, Huntington's disease or some cancers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The simultaneous assessment of and relations between children's sympathetic and parasympathetic psychophysiology and their reactive and proactive aggression - Moore CC, Hubbard J, Morrow MT, Barhight LR, Lines MM, Sallee M, Hyde CT.
The goal of the current study was to examine the link between children's psychophysiology and aggression when both constructs were assessed simultaneously in scenarios designed to provide the opportunity to aggress for either a reactive reason or a proacti... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

This matrix delivers healing stem cells to injured elderly muscles
(Georgia Institute of Technology) Muscles of the elderly and of patients with Duchene muscular dystrophy have trouble regenerating. A new nanohydrogel with muscle stem cells has boosted muscle growth in mouse models while protecting the stem cells from immune reactions that usually weaken or destroy them. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Jury Awards $289 Million to Man Who Blames Monsanto ’s Roundup for Cancer
(SAN FRANCISCO) — A jury’s $289 million award to a former school groundskeeper who said Monsanto’s Roundup left him dying of cancer will bolster thousands of pending cases and open the door for countless people who blame their suffering on the weed killer, the man’s lawyers said. “I’m glad to be here to be able to help in a cause that’s way bigger than me,” Dewayne Johnson said at a news conference Friday after the verdict was announced. Johnson, 46, alleges that heavy contact with the herbicide caused his non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. The state Superior Court jury agreed tha...
Source: TIME: Health - August 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Paul Elias / AP Tags: Uncategorized California Cancer onetime Source Type: news

Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome
Title: Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy SyndromeCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/8/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - August 8, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

A protein could be key to preserving heart function in Duchenne muscular dystrophy
(American Heart Association) The brain-derived neurotrophic factor protein, known to be vital for brain function, might hold the key for preserving heart function in children and young adults with Duchenne muscular dystrophy.Heart failure often kills Duchenne patients early in life and there is no effective treatment.Developing therapies designed to activate or supplement brain-derived neurotrophic factor could give new hope to patients at risk for Duchenne cardiomyopathy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Researchers develop an artificial nervous system that gives robots the ability to sense touch
(Natural News) American and Korean researchers have given robots yet another sense once restricted to living organisms: the sense of touch. An article in Science Daily stated that the researchers developed artificial sensory nerves that work like the real thing. When attached to a cockroach’s leg, the artificial nerves can trigger the twitch reflex. The... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Understanding muscular dystrophy and home remedies to help manage it
(Natural News) Muscular dystrophy is a group of genetic diseases wherein the skeletal muscles weaken and break down over time. This condition is brought on by the absence of dystrophin, an essential protein that plays an important role in normal muscle function. People who lack dystrophin will often have difficulty swallowing and moving, and will... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Autonomic functioning in reactive versus proactive aggression: the influential role of inconsistent parenting - Kassing F, Lochman JE, Glenn AL.
Research has consistently supported autonomic nervous system (ANS) functioning as a predictor of aggressive behavior in youth. Several studies have further examined how the functioning of the sympathetic (SNS) and parasympathetic (PNS) branches of the ANS ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Bioelectronics: A New era in Medical Care Is on the Horizon
Bioelectronics, generally defined, isn't new. Doctors Rune Elmqvist and Ake Senning implanted the first pacemaker in 1958. FDA approved the first spinal cord stimulator (SCS) in 1989. While both solutions continue to help patients worldwide, smaller, more advanced technology has pushed bioelectronics into a new era. Researchers have developed novel methods to use electrical impulses to regulate the brain and/or nervous system, resulting in highly targeted, effective treatment. "While SCS benefits last as long as the device stimulates, and the pacemaker continually keeps the heart on path, we treat and hope to modify t...
Source: MDDI - July 25, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Heather R. Johnson Tags: Implants Electronics Source Type: news

Annual Expedition Mt. Kinabalu Raises Awareness of a Duchenne Clinical...
Enrollment for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Clinical Trial Now Underway(PRWeb July 25, 2018)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/annual_expedition_mt_kinabalu_raises_awareness_of_a_duchenne_clinical_trial_bringing_treatments_to_boys_in_malaysia/prweb15650024.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - July 25, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

White mass shooters receive sympathetic media treatment
(Ohio State University) White mass shooters receive much more sympathetic treatment in the media than black shooters, according to a new study that analyzed coverage of 219 attacks. Findings showed that white shooters were 95 percent more likely to be described as 'mentally ill' than black shooters. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news