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( Robot-phobia could exasperate hotel, restaurant labor shortage
May 20th 2024, 12:27

Using more robots to close labor gaps in the hospitality industry may backfire and cause more human workers to quit, according to a new study. The study, involving more than 620 lodging and food service employees, found that 'robot-phobia' -- specifically the fear that robots and technology will take human jobs -- increased workers' job insecurity and stress, leading to greater intentions to leave their jobs. The impact was more pronounced with employees who had real experience working with robotic technology. It also affected managers in addition to frontline workers.

( Scientists uncover promising treatment target for resistant brain cancer
May 20th 2024, 12:27

For many patients with a deadly type of brain cancer called glioblastoma, chemotherapy resistance is a big problem. But now, researchers may have moved a step closer to a solution.

( Significant gaps between science of obesity and the care patients receive
May 20th 2024, 12:27

More than 40% of adults in the United States live with obesity, and the percentage of people living with obesity continues to increase dramatically. While experts have learned a great deal about the causes of obesity and effective treatments for it, that information isn't always implemented in clinical settings, which may be hindering progress in reducing the rates of cardiovascular disease.

( Brain 'assembloids' mimic human blood-brain barrier
May 20th 2024, 12:27

Major advance promises to accelerate the understanding and improved treatment of a wide range of brain disorders, including stroke, cerebral vascular disorders, brain cancer, Alzheimer's disease, Huntington disease, Parkinson's disease, and other neurodegenerative conditions.

( New AI tool to help beat brain tumors
May 17th 2024, 11:15

A new AI tool to more quickly and accurately classify brain tumors has been developed.

( Unique brain circuit is linked to Body Mass Index
May 16th 2024, 16:05

Why can some people easily stop eating when they are full and others can't, which can lead to obesity? A new study has found one reason may be a newly discovered structural connection between two regions in the brain that appears to be involved in regulating feeding behavior. These regions involve the sense of smell and behavior motivation.The weaker the connection between these two brain regions, the higher a person's Body Mass Index, the scientists report.

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Michael Reeder LCPC
Baltimore, MD

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