Editor’s Selections: The placebo effect, Down’s Syndrome & Cancer, Math Anxiety, and the Face of Mouse PainJune 16th, 2010 Editor's Selections 18 Comments
Travis Saunders selects several notable posts each week from Health and Clinical Research. He blogs at Obesity Panacea.
- Study design influences the placebo effect. Neuroskeptic argues that studies which combine psychotherapy and drug treatment may be better off without a placebo.
- Discovering how Down’s syndrome can protect against cancer. Fascinating work from Cancer Research UK.
- Female teacher’s math anxiety negatively affects female students. Girls who have traditional gender ability beliefs are affected even more strongly.
- The face of mouse pain. A very cool study that shows that “with the help of a high-definition video camera and a little training, you can reliably and accurately tell how much pain a mouse is feeling“.
See you all next week!