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Post-traumatic stress disorder found in mothers whose children receive a bone marrow transplant
Preliminary results of a new study show ten percent of mothers whose children undergo bone marrow transplants (BMT) suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) six months after the procedure. The study will be presented November 17, 2000 at the International Conference of Behavioral Medicine in Brisbane, Australia by Fox Chase Cancer Center psychologist Sharon L. Manne, Ph.D. (2000-11-13)

89th annual meeting to be held May 10-14 in Chicago
May is National Mental Health Month and the American Psychoanalytic Association will convene its 89th Annual Meeting in Chicago at the Palmer House Hilton May 10- 14.Highlights include the Town Meeting on Youth and Violence, a panel symposium moderated by John Callaway, former host of PBS's news forum, Chicago Tonight. (2000-04-24)

New protein separation technology
Discovering how cells respond to genetic instructions by creating millions of protein variations and figuring out what all those proteins do will be the next frontier of biomedical research. (2000-04-17)

Montclair researcher receives national award
Valerie J. Kuck of Montclair, N.J., will be honored March 28 by the world's largest scientific society for her efforts to inspire female student-researchers. She will receive the American Chemical Society Award for Encouraging Women in Careers in the Chemical Sciences at the Society's 219th national meeting in San Francisco (2000-03-21)

The tale of finding the oldest known dinosaurs
A young man named Mena, from the island of Madagascar, lead researchers to their blockbuster finding of the oldest known dinosaurs -- and the beautifully preserved mammal relatives that accompanied them -- described in October 22 Science. Scientists will name one of the fossils 'Mena,' in his honor, a name which translates to 'Red.' (1999-10-20)

100 years of Freud's interpretation of dreams
A century ago Sigmund Freud, in the spirit of scientific inquiry, and after years of research as a neurologist, published The Interpretation of Dreams. The book began his exploration of the mind and his development of psychoanalysis. The book's publication also marked the real beginnings of scientific research into the mind and to the development of truer understanding of mental health problems. (1999-09-10)

Donated organs 'heirlooms not spare parts'
New ESRC-funded research carried out at Edinburgh University's Department of Social Anthropology calls into question the idea that organ donation is an altruistic gift requiring no thanks on the part of the recipient. It also highlights the fact that bereaved families of donors are not always comforted by giving the (1999-08-06)

NYU Chemist Supports New Theory For Origin Of Life
In a new paper and book, NYU chemist Robert Shapiro argues that the laws of nature might favor the generation of life throughout the Universe. And he suggests that the hypothesis that life is unique to Earth could prove to be just as implausible as theories of Divine Creation. (1999-05-12)

Perspectives On Dreaming: A Call For Integrating Psychoanalytic And Neuroscientific Approaches To Dream Studies
For much of this century, the fields of neuroscience and psychoanalysis have differed greatly in their theories on dreams. However, an effort has been under way to integrate this research. Harvard Medical researcher Ramon Greenberg will address the topic at a AAAS press briefing on Sunday, January 24, 3:00 pm. (1999-01-24)

Author Of New Book Says Traditional Math Instruction Loses Too Many Kids
How many dreams have been dashed by the frustration of learning math? How many kids have been made to feel dumb because math, at some point, just stopped making sense? Art Baroody, the author of a new book for guiding mathematics learning, fervently believes that it doesn't have to be that way, and notes that our high-tech society can't afford it. (1998-11-02)

Research Shows That If One Identical Twin Is Prey To Nightmares, Often The Other Is Too
Do axe-wielding madmen make regular appearances in your dreams? If so blame your genes. Finnish scientists have found that identical twins are twice as likely to share the trait of having frequent nightmares as nonidentical twins. Their findings also link frequent nightmares with mental illness. (1998-06-24)

Raymond Receives $113,000 NIH Grant To Support Cell Cycle Regulation Research
A $113,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health has been granted Williams College for the study of cell division regulation in yeast. This line of research stems directly from mutants discovered in biologist Wendy Raymond's Winter Study Class. Nine sophomores spent January 1997 isolating and characterizing suppressers of two genes involved in cell- cycle regulation. (1998-05-29)

Identification Of Brain Areas Could Help Eliminate Side Effects Of Pain Medication
Researchers at Penn State's College of Medicine have identified a set of neurons in the brain that may contribute to some of the undesirable side effects of pain medication. (1998-05-08)

Retinoic Acid Used In Cancer Treatment
Cancer biologists working at Cornell University with forms of leukemia are demonstrating how retinoic acid alters the chemical signals from oncogenes, halting the uncontrolled cell division that produces cancer. It could lead to enhanced therapies for leukemia and also highlights the cancer- prevention role of carotenes. (1998-04-13)

New Research Suggests REM Is About Eyes Not Dreams
A Columbia University researcher is (1998-02-13)

3D Ultrasound Gives Better View Of Brain's Arteries
New computer workstations electronically reconstruct 2D ultrasound data sets as 3D images. Abnormalities measured on 3D reconstructions of ultrasound images are more reliable and easier to reproduce than on 2D ultrasound, researchers from Germany explain. (1997-08-14)

Anthropologist Offers New Solution To Fabled Route Of Spanish Explorer Hernando De Soto
A new book tracing the expedition of Hernando De Soto has for the first time tied the famed explorer's route to recent and emerging archaeological discoveries. The result is the most accurate map ever drawn of the journey De Soto took in the heart of an American darkness. (1997-08-04)

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