Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

August 02, 2015
If you're using drugs, scientists want to help you avoid addiction
Abstinence is the best way to avoid drug addiction. But in many societies, drug use is the norm, not the exception, especially by youth.

'Brain training' app may improve memory and daily functioning of people with schizophrenia
A 'brain training' iPad game developed and tested by researchers at the University of Cambridge may improve the memory of patients with schizophrenia, helping them in their daily lives at work and living independently, according to research published today.

Brain teaser: 3-D printed 'tissue' to help combat disease
A bench-top brain that accurately reflects actual brain tissue would be significant for researching not only the effect of drugs, but brain disorders like schizophrenia, and degenerative brain disease.

Want to boost your toddler's development? Put a toy chicken on your head!
Parents who joke and pretend with their children are teaching them important life skills, research by the University of Sheffield has revealed.
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