Imperial Valley News Center
- Written by Peter Dizikes
Cambridge, Massachusetts - At some point, probably 50,000 to 100,000 years ago, humans began talking to one another in a uniquely complex form. It is easy to imagine this epochal change as cavemen grunting, or hunter-gatherers mumbling and pointing. But in a new paper, an MIT linguist contends that human language likely developed quite rapidly into a sophisticated system: Instead of mumbles and grunts, people deployed syntax and structures resembling the ones we use today.
- Written by Larry Hardesty
Cambridge, Massachusetts - Researchers at MIT and Northwestern University have developed a new peer-to-peer networking tool that enables sufferers of anxiety and depression to build online support communities and practice therapeutic techniques.
- Written by Robin A. Smith
Durham, North Carolina - The saying ”what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger” may not hold up to scientific scrutiny. Baboons born in times of famine are more vulnerable to food shortages later in life, finds a new study.
- Written by Rachel Griess
Austin, Texas - A new study by a linguistics professor and an alumnus from The University of Texas at Austin sheds light on a well-known linguistic characteristic of autistic children - their reluctance to use pronouns - paving the way for more accurate diagnostics.
Scholarships Help Multicultural Women Close Diversity Gap as they Prepare for a Career in Healthcare
- Written by IVN
Dallas, Texas - The American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women and Macy’s are once again set to award 16 scholarships of $2,500 each to help increase the number of diverse healthcare professionals, in an effort to help improve culturally-sensitive, patient-centered care.
- Written by American Cancer Society
Imperial, California - While there has been substantial progress in some cancer control efforts in the past several decades, like reductions in smoking and increased utilization of cancer screening, progress in some areas is lagging, according to a new report.
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