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Map of brain's 'freeway' sheds light on ADHD risk in preemies

LOS ANGELES - Subtle deformities in a deep brain region vital for movement and learning have been linked to risks for attention deficit and other disorders among premature infants, according to a University of Southern California study.

July 05, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Study: Even babies prefer an underdog

The human brain may be wired to sympathize with the underdog. Even if the underdog is a yellow square being chased by a blue circle, and the brain has been checking out the outside world for only 10 months.

June 14, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Even babies prefer the underdog, psychologists say

The human brain may be wired to sympathize with the underdog. Even if the underdog is a yellow square being chased by a blue circle, and the brain has been checking out the outside world for only 10 months.

June 13, 2013 4:04 pmLoading…

Study: Hyperactive brain cells may be early hint of autism

LOS ANGELES - Hyperactive brain cells firing together could be an early indicator of autism and developmental disabilities, a team of UCLA researchers has found.

June 05, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Need beer? Robot knows when, gets it

LOS ANGELES - Move over C3PO, Cornell University computer science geeks have created a robot that can tell if you want a beer and pour it for you. Baristas also may want to wake up and smell the coffee, too. This robot can guess whether students are hankering for java and pour it for them.

June 02, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Pot's THC may curb some brain damage in mice

LOS ANGELES - The words "marijuana" and "brain damage" usually go in that order in medical literature. An Israeli researcher has flipped them around, finding that THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, may arrest some forms of brain damage in mice.

June 01, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Study ties childhood attention deficit hyperactivity disorder to adult obesity

Having childhood attention deficit hyperactivity disorder could lead to a life of obesity, even if ADHD symptoms disappear in adulthood, a new study shows.

May 22, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Astronauts fix coolant leak in 51/2-hour walk

LOS ANGELES - Astronauts replaced a leaking component on the International Space Station after a five-hour, 30-minute spacewalk, NASA reported.

May 12, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Fainting may be in the genes

Fainting may be in our genes, which may explain why keeling over at the sight of blood tends to run in families, according to researchers in Australia.

April 17, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Social isolation tied to risk of premature death, study says

People who are socially isolated are more likely to die prematurely, regardless of underlying health problems, according to a study of the elderly British population.

March 27, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Volcanic cataclysm let dinosaurs take over, study finds

LOS ANGELES - More than 200 million years ago, toothy, crocodilelike creatures stalked a hot, dry megacontinent while squid-like mollusks with spiral shells drifted in the surrounding ocean.

March 22, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Study: 'Likes' may reveal more than you think

Attention Facebook users: Do you "like" Mozart, science, "The Colbert Report" and curly fries? Chances are, you've got a high IQ. Have you clicked the thumbs-up icon for Tyler Perry, Harley Davidson and Lady Antebellum? Perhaps you're not quite as cerebral.

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