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  • Scientists Use Lab-Grown Mini Brains to Study Mental Illness
    Source: Yahoo News - SciencePsychiatric 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.... more...

  • 10 of 32 U.S. Rhodes Scholars Are African American, Setting Record
    Source: U.S. News and World ReportThe 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. more...

  • Turkish Capital Bans LGBT Cinema, Exhibitions
    Source: Reuters - World NewsThe 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. more...

  • Can Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Help with Depression?
    Source: Yahoo News - ScienceWhatever 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. more...

  • Eating Nuts May Strengthen Some Brain Waves
    Source: Psych CentralNew 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 […]. more...

  • Killings of Transgender People Increase, Says Report
    Source: U.S. News and World ReportAdvocacy 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. more...

  • Starbucks Under Fire for Holiday Cups with "Same-Sex Couple' Hands"
    Source: Yahoo News - Top HeadlinesStarbucks' 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. more...

  • Warning Letter to Humanity on Climate Change Signed by 16,000 Scientists
    Source: United Press International - Health NewsMore than 16,000 scientists from across the globe have signed their name to an updated warning letter to humanity. more...

  • Inclusion in Action: Meet Winners of the Global Pluralism Award​s
    Source: Globe and Mail - NationalA 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. more...

  • What Is "Imposter Syndrome"?
    Source: Medical News TodayCapgras syndrome is a psychological condition where the person affected believes someone they know has been replaced by an imposter. more...

  • Where Same-Sex Marriage Has Been Legalized Around the World
    Source: U.S. News and World ReportThe Dutch triggered a political and social shift that has spread across large swaths of the globe. more...

  • Australians Decisively Support Same-Sex Marriage
    Source: BBC News - Top HeadlinesAustralians vote 61.6% in favour of legalising same-sex marriage in a historic non-binding poll. more...

  • Psychedelic Plant Brew Could Improve Mental Health
    Source: Medical News TodayResearchers suggest that a psychedelic plant concoction called ayahuasca has the potential to boost psychological well-being and reduce alcohol abuse. more...

  • Calls for New Laws in France After Acquittals in Underage Rape Cases
    Source: United Press International - Health NewsFrance is considering new laws on sexual consent after two men were acquitted of raping girls, each 11, the French minister for gender equality said. more...

  • U.S. Regulators Approve First Digital Pill to Track Patients
    Source: U.S. News and World ReportThe Food and Drug Administration has approved the first drug in the United States with a digital ingestion tracking system in an unprecedented step to ensure patients with mental disorders take medicine prescribed for them. more...

  • In U.S. Most Black People with Disabilities Arrested, Study Finds
    Source: Reuters - HealthMore than half of blacks in the U.S. with disabilities will be arrested by the time they reach their late 20s, a new study finds. more...

  • Post-Graduate Outcomes for Personality and Social Psychologists
    Source: Social Psychology Network NewsThe number of social and personality psychology graduates has held steady over the past five years. Post-graduation plans include academic jobs, post-docs, non-academic employment/other plans, and those still seeking work or study. Results highlight the need to help students prepare for a range of post-graduation opportunities. more...

  • Tweet-Analyzing Algorithm Can Detect Depression Sooner Than a Doctor
    Source: Yahoo News - ScienceAn algorithm created by computer scientists suggests that the language we use on Twitter could help reveal early warning signs of mental health issues, such as clinical depression. more...

  • Spanking Kids May Increase Risk of Mental Health Problems As Adults
    Source: United Press International - Health NewsAdults who were spanked as kids may face heightened risk of certain mental health problems, a new study suggests. more...

  • Fiji Spending Soars to Battle Climate Risks
    Source: U.S. News and World Report- Fiji warned on Friday it faces soaring costs to protect itself from climate change and called on the world to do more to curb carbon... more...

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