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Researcher Documents Benefits of Targeted Conversation in Helping Parents and Children Impacted by Discrimination

November 1, 2021 

Imagine a police stop. The African American woman behind the wheel is unsure about her responses to the officer, her anxiety intensifying.  The emotional impact from the encounter leaves her depressed, but what about her kids in the backseat? 

“Our research shows it’s not just the parent who is impacted by discrimination, it’s both parents and children,” explains Riana Elyse Anderson, a 2021 recipient of the

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A Glimpse at the Mind-Body Connection Under the Microscope

October 7, 2021

Key Findings 

Psychological stress leads to physiological changes within microscopic parts of the human cell
Microscopic change affects cellular signaling, which carries through levels of the human body complex
Human aging is not necessarily linear and this biological malleability is linked to brain-body processes

 

My parents lived long and healthy lives, so I will, too?

In fact, our DNA is responsible for about 7 percent of our longevity, and it is

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Want the Truth? Play the Game.

August 12, 2021

Remember when a significant number of people thought the COVID vaccine would give them COVID?  Or that hydroxychloroquine might cure it? With so much bad or hyped information out there, it’s no wonder we all have misconceptions.  The trick is not just presenting the right information, but also getting people to pay attention to it.

Greg Trevors, an assistant professor in the Department of Educational Studies at the University of South Carolina, kept this

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Surviving puberty: Researcher Looks Broadly at Early Life Experiences and Genetics to Help Identify Children Who May Benefit from Clinical Interventions as They Approach Adolescence

July 15, 2021
Puberty and adolescence are tough times for most.  But for some teens, and even pre-teens, these years are particularly grueling and even dangerous because of factors out of their control and as far back as gestation.

Kristine Marceau, PhD

 

 

 

Kristine Marceau —never one to shy away from tough questions — often finds herself training a wide lens on influences that result in some teenagers engaging in unhealthy

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