TOL's Monday Session Wrap-Up
> 6/30/2008 10:44:48 AM

MIT Unlocks Mystery Behind Brain Imaging - A mysterious brain cell called the astroyte has now been explained by researchers at MIT who believe that this star-shaped cell is the missing link that helps explain the relationship between blood-flow, as measured by brain scans, and neural activity.

Youth Exposure to Alcohol Marketing Still Too High, Study Says - Last week The Center on Alcohol Marketing and Youth at Georgetown University issued a final report stating that teen exposure to alcohol ads on TV is up 40 percent since 2001.

Investigators Test Groundbreaking Depression Research in Real World Setting - Investigators at the UT Southwestern Medical Center have built a computerized treatment system to be used by doctors in helping patients manage treatment- resistant depression. The program was developed using data and procedures from the landmark STAR*D study.

US Battle Against Teen Smoking Stalls: CDC - Last week's CDC report stated that, while fewer youths developed tobacco habits over the past five years, smoking rates held steady as states lost funding for anti-smoking campaigns and marketers found new strategies for putting their product into consumers' hands.

Little Bullies Begin Tormenting Others Early - The Associated Press reported last week that bullying can be a problem for children as young as six or seven, reviewing the methods some have developed to address the problem.

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