A Meta-Analysis of the Effectiveness of Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Play Therapy for Child Victims of Abuse

Authors: Michael K. Slade and Russell T. Warne

Because of their widespread use, trauma-focused cognitive-behavioral therapy (TF-CBT) and play therapy (PT) were selected as treatments to be included in a meta-analytic study examining their effectiveness in aiding victims of child abuse. Studies analyzing the effectiveness of TF-CBT or PT were found using Academic Search Premier, PsycARTICLES, Psychological and Behavioral Sciences Collection, PsychINFO, Google Scholar, and Digital Dissertation.

Neural Implant Restores Motor Function in Quadriplegia

Author:  Hriday Bhambhvani

Researchers from Battelle, a nonprofit applied science and technology development company, and The Ohio State Wexner Medical Center have developed a prototype medical system that has been able to restore complex functional movement to quadriplegic individuals. The study, led by former Batelle researcher Chad Bouton, was recently published in the journal Nature. The device, dubbed NeuroLife, was developed at Batelle, while the clinical study was conducted by neuroscientists and physicians at The Ohio State Wexner Medical Center.  

Making Makeup: A career in cosmetic chemistry

Author: Madeleine Jepsen

Soap, shampoo, deodorant, lotion — people use these products every day, but rarely think about what goes into making them. This is the job of cosmetic chemists: they develop the array of hair, face, and skin products scattered across bathroom counter tops. These chemists conduct the research necessary for formula development and manufacturing and test the safety of the products before they enter the marketplace. Ultimately, chemists are involved in many of the steps before a product goes from concept to shelf.

Is Regeneration a Future Reality? Signaling molecules in Mexican Salamanders may hold the key

Author:  Eleanor Sheekey

From William Hartnell to David Tennant through to Peter Capaldi, the legendary Doctor Who has always had the ability to completely regenerate. The term regeneration is used more generally in Biology to include renewal of cells, tissues and limbs. It is not surprising, therefore, that an exciting new discovery published in Nature by Nacu et al. has shed light on a crucial part of the process involved in limb regeneration(1). Scientists hope that this new insight can be extrapolated for use in mammals, in particular for organ regeneration.