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Cholesterol drug shows benefit in animal study of Alzheimer’s disease

Cholesterol drug shows benefit in animal study of Alzheimer’s disease | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
A cholesterol drug commonly prescribed to reduce cardiovascular disease risk restores blood vessel function in a mouse model of Alzheimer's disease, according to a study in the April 4 issue of The Journal of Neuroscience.
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Anesthesia as a consciousness scalpel

Anesthesia as a consciousness scalpel | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

Doing psychology experiments on people undergoing anaesthesia is not a new idea but it has always been done on people who volunteered due to undergoing genuine surgery. But this was the first study to put volunteers under anaesthesia solely as part of an experiment.

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Ten Brilliant Social Psychology Studies

Ten Brilliant Social Psychology Studies | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

PsyBlog lists 10 Social Psychology studies that go at least some way to explain why we humans do such irrational things at times. These studies are also amongst some of the most famous experiments ever conducted so it is well worth following the links and finding out more.

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Chimpanzees Should Not Be Used in TV or Movies

Chimpanzees Should Not Be Used in TV or Movies | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

The question of chimpanzee use for biomedical research is fraught, but the irresponsibility of using chimpanzees in movies and commercials seems fairly straightforward. But not everyone seems to agree – they would argue that it is chimpanzees’ appearance in mainstream media that has actually allowed for the increased public awareness of the existence of chimpanzees.

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