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Psychiatric 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....

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Author: Yahoo News - Science
Posted: November 19, 2017, 10:40 am

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The 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.

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Author: U.S. News and World Report
Posted: November 19, 2017, 10:38 am

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The 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.

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Author: Reuters - World News
Posted: November 19, 2017, 10:38 am

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Whatever 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.

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Author: Yahoo News - Science
Posted: November 19, 2017, 8:35 am

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Starbucks' 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.

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Author: Yahoo News - Top Headlines
Posted: November 18, 2017, 4:53 pm

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New 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 […].

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Author: Psych Central
Posted: November 18, 2017, 5:04 am

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Advocacy 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.

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Author: U.S. News and World Report
Posted: November 18, 2017, 5:04 am

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More than 16,000 scientists from across the globe have signed their name to an updated warning letter to humanity.

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Author: United Press International - Health News
Posted: November 16, 2017, 2:22 pm

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A 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.

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Author: Globe and Mail - National
Posted: November 16, 2017, 2:22 pm

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Capgras syndrome is a psychological condition where the person affected believes someone they know has been replaced by an imposter.

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Author: Medical News Today
Posted: November 16, 2017, 1:24 pm

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