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3 hrs ago | Science Blog

Sleep Deprivation May Increase Susceptibility to False Memories

Not getting enough sleep may increase the likelihood of forming false memories, according to research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science .


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7 hrs ago | Science Daily

How stress hormones promote brain's building of negative memories

Scientists have discovered a key component to better understanding how traumatic memories may be strengthened in women.


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8 hrs ago | Science Blog

Gene inhibitor, salmon fibrin restore function lost in spinal cord injury

A therapy combining salmon fibrin injections into the spinal cord and injections of a gene inhibitor into the brain restored voluntary motor function impaired by spinal cord injury, scientists at UC Irvine's Reeve-Irvine Research Center have found.


13 hrs ago | KLIQ-FM Hastings

Sleep Deprivation Distorts Memories

Remember the last time you had a bad night's sleep? If you can't, it's possible that your interrupted sleep contributed to your forgetfulness.


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18 hrs ago | Freshnews

Essentialis Secures Foundation for Prader-Willi Research Grant to...

Essentialis announced today the receipt of a grant from the Foundation for Prader-Willi Research to support clinical study PC025, which is designed to evaluate the safety and efficacy of diazoxide choline controlled release tablets in obese Prader-Willi syndrome patients.


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Tue Jul 22, 2014


Next Big Thing You Missed: Bigger, Cheaper Batteries Will Eliminate Power Outages

General Electric has a bright idea for keeping the lights on even when the electrical grid short-circuits.


Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Wind Power, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Science / Technology, NASA, Hurricane, Weather, Natural Disasters, Hurricane Sandy

New University

An Interview with Quinn VanAntwerp, UCI Alumn

Behind every pop star and rock band are those whose songwriting talents bring them their success.


Related Topix: Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons, Rock-N-Roll, Entertainment

Mon Jul 21, 2014

International Business Times

Lack of Sleep May Hurt Memory

A Christian woman, who fled from the violence in Mosul two days ago, holds her daughter as her baby sleeps at a school in Arbil, in Iraq's Kurdistan region June 27, 2014.


Related Topix: Iraq, World News, Middle East,

The Little Professor

Biographia Literaria

Commenter CJ Colucci has inquired more than once about how, exactly, I came to specialize in nineteenth-century religious fiction of, ah, less than stellar aesthetic quality.


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Science Daily

Epigenetic tie to neuropsychiatric disorders found

Dysfunction in dopamine signaling profoundly changes the activity level of about 2,000 genes in the brain's prefrontal cortex and may be an underlying cause of certain complex neuropsychiatric disorders, such as schizophrenia, according to scientists.


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Philosopher Uses Game Theory to Understand How Words, Actions Acquire Meaning

Why does the word "dog" have meaning? If you say "dog" to a friend, why does your friend understand you? Kansas State University philosopher Elliott Wagner aims to address these types of questions in his latest research, which focuses on long-standing philosophical questions about semantic meaning.


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Missing sleep may hurt your memory

Lack of sleep, already considered a public health epidemic, can also lead to errors in memory, finds a new study by researchers at Michigan State University and the University of California, Irvine.


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Medical News Today

Biomedical technologies may be improved by protein in squid skin

The common pencil squid may hold the key to a new generation of medical technologies that could communicate more directly with the human body.


Related Topix: Materials Science, Irvine, CA, Health

Fri Jul 18, 2014


Food Allergies vs. Food Intolerance

Dr. Shiel received a Bachelor of Science degree with honors from the University of Notre Dame.


Related Topix: University of Notre Dame, Saint Louis University, Medicine, Rheumatology, Irvine, CA, Lactose Intolerance, Health

Seattle Times

Supreme Court delays benefits for Utah gay couples

More than 1,000 same-sex married couples in Utah will have to wait longer for state benefits after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Friday that state officials don't have to recognize the marriages until their appeal is heard.


Related Topix: US News, US Supreme Court, Gay/Lesbian, Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals


Preemies treated in high-volume neonatal units more likely to survive

Babies born very early stand a better chance of surviving if they are treated in neonatal hospital units that see a large number of premature infants, a new study shows.


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Protein In Squid Skin Could Improve Biomedical...

Image Caption: A protein in squid skin called reflectin can conduct positive electrical charges, making it a useful in helping medical devices communicate with the human system.


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Thu Jul 17, 2014

'Lear' at Theatricum Botanicum, 'Romeo and Juliet' at UC Irvine's New Swan

If Shakespeare had written "My Three Sons," the show might have resembled Theatricum Botanicum's "Lear" .


Related Topix: Drama Movies, Music!, Fred MacMurray

Digital Game Developer

Summer Fair Infuses Math with Fun for Thousands of Children and Families

On Saturday, Aug. 2, thousands of Orange County children and families will experience an often-dreaded subject in a completely new and fun way.


Related Topix: Orange County, CA, Irvine, CA, Family, Kids


When Being Obese Could Save Your Life

You've just had a heart attack, and you're in the ambulance on the way to the hospital.


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