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Tuesday, June 01, 2004

How Household Junk Can Grow Into Mountains
By ANAHAD O'CONNOR
People who compulsively hoard objects have singular patterns of brain activity that distinguish them from others who have obsessive compulsive disorder.
http://nytimes.com/2004/06/01/health/psychology/01hoar.html
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From EurekAlert http://www.eurekalert.org/pubnews.php:
Public Release: 1-Jun-2004
Experimental Neurology
Cells from fat tissue turned into functional nerve cells
Two years after transforming human fat cells into what appeared to be nerve cells, a group led by Duke University Medical Center researchers has gone one step further by demonstrating that these new cells also appear to act like nerve cells.
Faculty Research Fellowship of the American College of Surgeons

Public Release: 1-Jun-2004
Journal of the American College of Nutrition
Flavonoid-rich dark chocolate boosts blood vessel function, study suggests
UCSF scientists are publishing sweet results of a study examining chocolate's effects on blood vessel function in healthy people. The team reports that small daily doses of flavonoid-rich dark chocolate consumed over a two-week period improved blood vessels' ability to dilate, or expand. They also report that a particular flavonoid thought to be beneficial for blood vessel function, epicatechin, was absorbed at high levels in the blood.
UCSF School of Nursing

Public Release: 1-Jun-2004
Sports Psychologist
UCLA/UC Santa Cruz study offers new perspectives on NCAA coaching legend John Wooden
A study by researchers at the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute and UC Santa Cruz reveals the daily, detailed and deliberate planning behind the unprecedented coaching success of UCLA basketball legend John Wooden, who led teams to an unprecedented 10 NCAA championships.
LessonLab
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