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Physiological data from wearable devices improves COVID-19 diagnosis prediction compared to self-reported symptoms alone
Prenatal choline levels in children of Black American women may indicate potential predisposition for future mental illness risk
Electronic cigarettes may predispose adolescents to smoking cigarettes, even if they have no prior intention to smoke

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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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