Source: Yahoo News - SciencePsychiatric research is full of complex problems and the appeal of new technologies to untangle them is high. A new study in Translational Psychiatry aimed to do just that: By growing cerebral organoids, or mini brains, derived from the cells of a group of patients with schizophrenia, Michal Stachowiak’s group from the University at Buffalo claimed to be one step closer to understanding the cause of this chronic and severe mental disorder....
Source: U.S. News and World ReportThe latest group of U.S. Rhodes scholars includes 10 African-Americans, the most ever in a single Rhodes class, a transgender man and four students from colleges that had never had received the honor before.
Source: Reuters - World NewsThe Turkish capital Ankara has banned the public showing of films and exhibitions related to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues, the governor's office said on Sunday, citing risks to public safety.
Source: Yahoo News - ScienceWhatever you call it, the interest in using electricity to treat certain types of mental disorders, including depression, is growing rapidly. The National Institute of Mental Health says conservatively that brain stimulation therapies "can play a role in treating certain mental disorders." Brain stimulation therapies, the NIMH explains, involve activating or inhibiting the brain directly with electricity.
Source: Psych CentralNew research has found that eating nuts on a regular basis strengthens brain wave frequencies associated with cognition, healing, learning, memory, and other key brain functions. Researchers at Loma Linda […].
Source: U.S. News and World ReportAdvocacy groups say at least 25 transgender people in the United States have been homicide victims so far this year, the highest annual total on record.
Source: Yahoo News - Top HeadlinesStarbucks' new holiday cups are coming under fire - for possibly depicting the hands of a lesbian couple. The holiday cup line was launched with a commercial showing a range of ages, races and sexualities.
Source: Globe and Mail - NationalA Colombian lawyer, a Kenyan mediator and an Australian advocate for migrants are being honoured for championing social justice. Here’s what you need to know about them.
Source: Medical News TodayCapgras syndrome is a psychological condition where the person affected believes someone they know has been replaced by an imposter.