‘Science Times’ synthesis

No time to read the New York Times? No worries! We love the Tuesday NYT science section at PRIM&R, and thus, have begun to post a bi-monthly blog devoted to a digest of those articles that we consider relevant and useful to our community. Enjoy!
October 26, 2010They fetch, they roll over, they aid tumor research: Read about a collaboration between a neurosurgeon and some veterinarians that’s leading to successful brain tumor treatments.Approach may matter in advice on weight: Learn that a new study suggests that the approach in giving advice about someone’s weight may make a great difference in results.Encased in amber, a trove of new species: Find out about an amber excavation in western India that led to the uncovering of more than 700 ancient insects, arachnids and crustaceans.
November 2, 2010
Seeing the natural world with a physicist’s lens: Explore research focusing on why and how the human vision system works.

At the age of peekaboo, in therapy to fight autism: Learn about studies that are part of an effort by a network of scientists across North America to look for signs of autism in children as young as 6 months.It costs how much? My brain says otherwise: Read findings from a new study that indicates that skilled negotiators are using extra brainpower for their talents.For youths, depression often has a sequel: Examine results from a study that show depression recurs in about half of adolescents who have recovered from the disorder.