Attention problems persist in childhood leukemia survivors treated with chemotherapy alone

Pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) patients from the contemporary treatment era remain at risk for attention and learning problems later, researchers report. ALL is the most common childhood cancer and among the most curable. The study involved the largest and most comprehensive assessment to date of neurocognitive outcomes in pediatric ALL survivors treated with intensive chemotherapy alone rather than in combination with cranial radiation therapy. —> Read More

Light, manganese to discover the source of submerged Roman marble

The Roman Emperors used to spend their summers in the city of Baia, near Naples. With the passage of time, however, the majority of their luxury villas became immersed under water. Italian and Spanish researchers have now applied microscopic and geochemical techniques to confirm that the marble used to cover these ancient Roman buildings came from Carrara and other marble quarries in Turkey and Greece — valuable information for archaeologists and historians. —> Read More

This Simple Trick Will Unleash Your Creative Genius

We tend to think of dreaming as an activity reserved for sleeping hours. But as it turns out, this is far from the case.

Dream psychologists have long associated nighttime dreams with certain symbolic meanings that can unleash all sorts of clues about what’s going on in our psyches while we sleep. And we even know that asking your brain for an answer before you fall asleep has been shown to increase the potential for problem-solving dreams overnight.

More recent research has uncovered the brain network responsible for a whole new type of “dreaming” — the kind that happens by daylight, while you’re still awake.

In our fourth episode of Next Level Living, a 10-part HuffPost Originals video series on the science behind our everyday habits, we explain how to tap into your brain’s “imagination network” by day so you can better solve problems, imagine solutions and potentially even become a creative genius.

Check out the Next Level Living episode above to learn how to make dreaming work for you.

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