Empathy, the capability to perceive and share another person's emotional state, has been described simply by psychologists and philosophers for centuries. In the past decade, however, researchers have used powerful functional MRI imaging to identify several areas in the brain that are associated with empathy for discomfort. This latest study, however, firmly establishes that the anterior insular cortex is where the feeling of empathy originates. ‘Given that we know the specific brain mechanisms associated with empathy, we are able to translate these results into disease classes and learn why these empathic responses are deficient in neuropsychiatric ailments, such as autism,’ stated Patrick R.National Institutes of Health/National Institute on Aging.

Breast-conserving therapy is practical treatment option for African-American women: Researchers Analysis published in the journal Cancers Breast-conserving therapy is a practicable treatment option for African-American ladies, although they generally have more complex breast cancer at analysis, according to experts from Beaumont Hospitals, Royal Oak, Mich. The analysis is available online right now and will be in the July 15 problem of the journal Cancer. The study, which reviewed the data of 699 women treated with breasts conserving therapy at Beaumont from 1980 to 2003, found that African-American women were young and had larger, more aggressive tumors during diagnosis.