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Research Spotlights September 2020
Research Spotlights September 11, 2020

Research Spotlights September 2020

Historical redlining linked to premature births, lower birth weight babies, and perinatal mortality; Researchers estimate the rate of HPV vaccine usage among adolescents in the United States; The second born child may be more adversely affected cognitively than the first-born child in families with ...

Research Spotlights August 2020
Research Spotlights August 17, 2020

Research Spotlights August 2020

States that were slow to implement stay-at-home orders saw a 5-to-6% increase in Covid-19 mortality risk for each day delayed; Seniors who retain their sensory function may have a lower risk of dementia; Experiences of racism are associated with lower subjective cognitive function among African Amer ...

Research Spotlights July 2020
Research Spotlights July 13, 2020

Research Spotlights July 2020

Task functional MRI measurements—good for understanding the average human brain but may not be reliable for predicting individual differences; Exposure to neighborhood socioeconomic disadvantage during childhood was associated with differential DNA methylation at age 18 years in genes involved in ...

Research Spotlights June 2020
Research Spotlights June 15, 2020

Research Spotlights June 2020

More diversity in daily experiences may increase happiness and well-being; False memories may be the result of the brain updating poorly formed memories with incorrect information; Personal accounts of childhood abuse are more correlated with psychopathology than with official records

Research Spotlights May 2020
Research Spotlights May 21, 2020

Research Spotlights May 2020

Evaluating the risk of school violence using natural language processing and machine learning; Children can “catch” their parents’ hidden emotions through synchronization of physiological responses; A risk-prediction model using patient electronic health records may help predict suicide risk i ...

Research Spotlights February 2020
Research Spotlights February 18, 2020

Research Spotlights February 2020

2-AG, a naturally occurring molecule produced by the brain activates endocannabinoid receptors, protecting against stress by reducing anxiety-producing connections between the amygdala and the prefrontal cortex; The brains of infants and adults synchronize during natural play; Leveraging mobile sens ...

Research Spotlights December 2019
Research Spotlights December 10, 2019

Research Spotlights December 2019

Fetal lipid levels linked to future psychological health in children; An adolescent window of plasticity for recalibration of the HPA axis in humans; A polygenic risk score (PRS) based on data from genome-wide association studies (GWAS) improves psychosis risk prediction in high-risk individuals wit ...

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