Trypophobia, commonly known as "fear of holes," is linked to a physiological response associated with disgust of fear, according to a new study published in PeerJ. The study findings provide a deeper understanding of the visual system and how visual processing may contribute to a range of other phobic reactions.
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Once a smuggling stop for Cambodia's Khmer Rouge guerrillas, Thailand's border town of Bo Rai finds itself on the frontline of a new battle against drug-resistant strains of malaria that could frustrate global attempts to stamp out the disease.
Catatonia, a syndrome of motor, emotional and behavioral abnormalities frequently characterized by muscular rigidity and a trance-like mental stupor and at times manifesting with great excitement or agitation, can occur during a critical illness and appear similar to delirium. But the management strategies are vastly different.
According a new study, researchers from Drexel University, they observed that a 19 species of wasps found that body size may lead to variation in the complex parts of their brains. In comparison, the brain size to body size shows that just because you've evolved to have a big brain. This study has published in the Biological Journal of the Linnean Society.
According to this study, a new research on NASA has been developed, which is helping to refine our understanding of candidate planets beyond our solar system that might support life. Yuka Fujii said, "Using a model that more realistically simulates atmospheric conditions, we discovered a new process that controls the habitability of exoplanets and will guide us in identifying candidates for further study." This new research published in the Astrophysical Journal.
Researchers have reported that the microalgal chloroplast has clear potential as a novel industrial production platform for biopharmaceuticals. The continued development of synthetic biology tools for chloroplast engineering of C. reinhardtii will strengthen this potential by accelerating the creation of designer transgenic lines yielding high levels of the target protein.
A new study published in the Journal of Cancer Survivorship examines how the brain is activated when the Neuro Emotional Technique (NET) is used to help cancer patients process traumatic memories. The research also adds to the basic understanding of the pathophysiology of traumatic stress in general and the underlying mechanisms involved in resolving it.
A new study published in the issue of Neurology revealed that testing the level of caffeine in the blood might support the diagnosis of Parkinson's disease. The study found that people with Parkinson's disease had considerably lower levels of caffeine in their blood than people without the disease, although they consumed the same amount of caffeine.
Little or no certolizumab pegol (CZP) crosses into the placenta, making it safe for women who take this medication to continue it during pregnancy, according to a study from the U.S. and Europe. The findings were reported online in Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases.
A new study reported that all men had a prostate-specific antigen (PSA), digital rectal exam, and prostate ultrasound performed at the beginning of their initiation and periodically during follow-up. At median follow-up, prostate cancer was detected in 2.3% of the men who received hormone replacement; it was three times higher, at 6.9%, in the men who had not received any hormone replacement.
Researchers found that despite improvement in the rates of people dying of sepsis in the hospital, the condition is still a leading cause of hospital readmissions and costs, as well as long-term disabilities and impairments. Thus, the University of Pittsburgh and University of Michigan medical scientists were prompted to develop thorough recommendations for post-hospital recovery care and future clinical trials.
Palliative care at the time of hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT) can reduce the psychological distress caused by the transplant interventions, a new study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. The study found that patients who received palliative care while hospitalized for HSCT experienced a "remarkable and sustained improvement" in depression and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms 6 months following their transplant.