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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

ScienceDaily: Most Popular News

ScienceDaily: Most Popular News

Common anesthetic procedure dramatically improves well being of veterans with PTSD

Posted: 11 Oct 2014 02:20 PM PDT

A single application of a common anesthetic procedure could be the answer to alleviating anxiety, depression and psychological pain in those suffering from chronic, extreme post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), according to research.

Neural stem cell overgrowth, autism-like behavior linked, mice study suggests

Posted: 10 Oct 2014 12:49 PM PDT

A new study shows how, in pregnant mice, inflammation, a first line defense of the immune system, can trigger an excessive division of neural stem cells that can cause "overgrowth" in the offspring's brain, and, ultimately, autistic behavior.

Fish moving poleward at rate of 26 kilometres per decade

Posted: 10 Oct 2014 05:38 AM PDT

Large numbers of fish will disappear from the tropics by 2050, finds a new study that examined the impact of climate change on fish stocks. The study identified ocean hotspots for local fish extinction but also found that changing temperatures will drive more fish into the Arctic and Antarctic waters.

The mathematics behind the Ebola epidemic

Posted: 09 Oct 2014 07:09 AM PDT

Researchers have calculated new benchmark figures to precisely describe the Ebola epidemic in West Africa from a mathematical perspective. Their results may help health authorities to contain the epidemic.

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