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New Study Examines Relationship Between Emotion Regulation and Brain Connectivity in ASD

New Study Examines Relationship Between Emotion Regulation and Brain Connectivity in ASD

Emotional control varies among children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and researchers using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) for whole brain analysis identified relationships between emotional lability and neuronal activity in two brain regions. They report their findings in the…

Are Current Efforts to Combat Terrorism Actually Increasing the Risk of Future Attacks?

Are Current Efforts to Combat Terrorism Actually Increasing the Risk of Future Attacks?

A public health perspective of the rise in terrorism and violent radicalization points to social determinants of health including discrimination, social isolation, and stigmatization of groups such as Muslims or Arab American as factors that can make people more vulnerable…

New Study from KKI Shows Feasibility of Acupuncture in Young Children with ASD

New Study from KKI Shows Feasibility of Acupuncture in Young Children with ASD

A pilot feasibility study to determine if young children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their parents would tolerate and adhere to an office- and home-based acupuncture/acupressure intervention showed completion of all 16 biweekly sessions and measurements of their effects…

FDA Rule Improves Labeling of Medications Used During Pregnancy and Lactation

FDA Rule Improves Labeling of Medications Used During Pregnancy and Lactation

The new U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA's) Pregnancy and Lactation Labeling Rule should help healthcare providers better explain to pregnant and breastfeeding patients the benefits and risks of taking a specific medication. The new labeling format provides a summary…

Elon Musk's Vision of a Self-Sustaining City on Mars Published in New Space

Elon Musk's Vision of a Self-Sustaining City on Mars Published in New Space

The Commentary entitled "Making Humans a Multi-Planetary Species (http://online.liebertpub.com/doi/full/10.1089/space.2017.29009.emu)" presents the vision of Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX, for future manned trips to other planets and specifically what will be needed to create a self-sustaining city on Mars. The article,…

What Drives Hacktivism? Weighing the Payoffs Against the Risks

What Drives Hacktivism? Weighing the Payoffs Against the Risks

A new study examining factors that contribute to the likelihood of a hacktivist carrying out an attack showed, unexpectedly, that the payoffs are the main predictor, not the risks involved. The study, which also considered the potential effects of sex…

Significant Impact Factor Growth for Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. Journals

Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers (http://www.liebertpub.com/) announces significant growth in the impact factors of its peer-reviewed journals, as reported in the new 2016 Journal Citation Reports® (Clarivate Analytics, 2017). More than 30% of the company's portfolio of previously indexed journals…

Researchers Identify Immune Component Up-Regulated in Brain after Viral Infection

Researchers Identify Immune Component Up-Regulated in Brain after Viral Infection

A new study of infection by a virus that causes brain inflammation and seizures in a mouse model has shown increased levels of complement component C3. The C3 was produced by immune cells in the brain called microglia within the…

Breast Cancer Risk Reduced in Women with Diabetes Who Take Low-Dose Aspirin

Breast Cancer Risk Reduced in Women with Diabetes Who Take Low-Dose Aspirin

A new study of nearly 149,000 women with diabetes over 14 years showed an overall 18% reduced breast cancer risk for women who used low-dose aspirin compared to those who did not. The study design and results are published in…

Clinical Efficacy and Future Development of Continuous Glucose Monitoring Highlighted in DTT

Clinical Efficacy and Future Development of Continuous Glucose Monitoring Highlighted in DTT

A growing body of data from clinical studies of continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) in type 1 diabetes supports the value of CGM for reducing variability in blood glucose levels and the risks of both hypo- and hyperglycemia, and for improving…

New Study Finds Youth Football Players Have Significant Differences in Head Impact Exposure

New Study Finds Youth Football Players Have Significant Differences in Head Impact Exposure

A study of 97 youth football players ages 9-13 years who participated in different age- and weight- based levels over four seasons of play found that that youngsters experienced a total of 40,538 head impacts. Measures of linear head acceleration…

Safety of Gene Transfer to Treat Heart Failure Supports Further Clinical Development

Safety of Gene Transfer to Treat Heart Failure Supports Further Clinical Development

Based on the encouraging safety data that has emerged from multiple clinical trials that used different gene transfer approaches to improve heart function in patients suffering from heart failure with reduced ejection fraction, researchers conclude that this therapeutic strategy can…

What Motivates Parents to Protect Children from Cell Phone Addiction?

What Motivates Parents to Protect Children from Cell Phone Addiction?

A new study examined the role parental mediation can play in protecting children from the potential negative effects of smartphone use, comparing the perceived risk and different types of mediation and parenting styles. The study of parents of 4th-6th graders…

New Recommendations to Optimize Use of Continuous Glucose Monitoring in Diabetes Clinical Research

New Recommendations to Optimize Use of Continuous Glucose Monitoring in Diabetes Clinical Research

The advantages of continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) for obtaining real-time blood glucose measurements and its ability to detect and even predict hypo- and hyperglycemic events make it a very useful tool for evaluating experimental glucose-lowering drugs and new approaches for…

American Muslim Women Report Depression Linked to Internalized Stigma, Physical and Sexual Abuse

American Muslim Women Report Depression Linked to Internalized Stigma, Physical and Sexual Abuse

A new study of Muslim women in the U.S. found a significant association between heightened vigilance, as a measure of internalized stigma, and increased risk for depression. The study, which also examined the link between depression and the women's experiences…

Flash Glucose Monitoring Offers Accuracy, Ease of Use, & Clinical Benefit for T1 Diabetes

Flash Glucose Monitoring Offers Accuracy, Ease of Use, & Clinical Benefit for T1 Diabetes

Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) sensors are now so accurate that two CGM devices, including the first approved "Flash Glucose Monitoring" system, have received regulatory approval for nonadjunctive use by individuals with type 1 diabetes to guide insulin dosing. The critical…

Do High False Positive Rates Linked to Functional MRI Compromise Results in Neuroimaging Studies?

Do High False Positive Rates Linked to Functional MRI Compromise Results in Neuroimaging Studies?

Challenging recent claims that inflated false positive rates in the analysis of functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) of the brain may negate the findings of countless previous studies, a new review of this controversial topic takes a fresh look at…

The CRISPR Journal, a New Peer-Reviewed Publication Launching in 2018

Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers (http://www.liebertpub.com/) announces the launch of The CRISPR Journal, a broad-based international peer-reviewed publication dedicated to the dissemination of critical research on the myriad applications and underlying technology of CRISPR. Debuting in 2018, The CRISPR Journal…

Reimbursement for Integrative Health Care Suggests Violation of Obamacare Non-Discrimination Law

Reimbursement for Integrative Health Care Suggests Violation of Obamacare Non-Discrimination Law

A new study shows that the likelihood of health insurance reimbursement for some common clinical services differs significantly depending on whether they are provided by a complementary healthcare service provider or a primary care physician. A comparison of reimbursement rates…

Cage-Constrained Growth of Engineered Cartilage Reduces Swelling and Improves Stability and Function

Cage-Constrained Growth of Engineered Cartilage Reduces Swelling and Improves Stability and Function

Researchers have shown that a novel cage constraint can prevent engineered cartilage from swelling during growth in culture, leading to better collagen stability and enhanced functional properties of the cartilage. The innovative cage system, designed to limit growth of engineered…

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