Mannheim, Germany (PRWEB) May 15, 2012
ScienceIndex.com is a health sciences social network established in 1998 to index the very latest news, headlines, references and resources from science journals, books and websites worldwide. The site covers news in all fields of biology, business, chemistry, engineering, geography, health, mathematics and society. In the field of Health Sciences, the site has now included the two new categories Psychology and Radiology. While the Psychology category covers emotional and behavioral characteristics of individuals, groups, and activities, the Radiology category covers radioactive substances in diagnosis and treatment of disease.
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ScienceIndex.com's Psychology category covers emotional and behavioral characteristics of individuals, groups, and activities. It currently contains 27,180 articles partly derived from 230 scientific journals. The latest articles in this category are also available through an Psychology Sciences RSS feed. One of the latest additions in this category suggests that adolescent attachment insecurity and parasympathetic functioning predict future loss adjustment. This study examined relationships between attachment insecurity, parasympathetic nervous system activity, indexed by respiratory sinus arrhythmia (RSA), and adolescent adjustment to the loss of a close social partner. The authors conclude that the combination of attachment insecurity and stress-induced changes in RSA predicted how well adolescents adjusted to a loss. Another recently published article in this category suggests that the color green facilitates creative performance. In four experiments, the authors demonstrated that a brief glimpse of green prior to a creativity task enhances creative performance. These results indicate that green has implications beyond aesthetics and suggest the need for sustained empirical work on the functional meaning of green.
ScienceIndex.com's Radiology category covers radioactive substances in diagnosis and treatment of disease. It currently contains 7,140 articles partly derived from 33 scientific journals. The latest articles in this category are also available through a Radiology Sciences RSS feed. One recently included article in this category proves that extracts of white button mushroom affects skin healing and angiogenesis. The results of chorioallantoic culture showed that the mushroom treatment led to significant increase in densities of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) sites and that that white button mushroom extract appeared to have beneficial effects on skin in regeneration and after injury. Another recently published article covers macroscopic and microscopic analysis of the tongue of the common opossum (Didelphis marsupialis). Despite the low variability observed in the lingual papillae, the morphological data obtained in this study may be related to the opossum's diverse food habits and the extensive geographic distribution of the species throughout America.
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