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How Food Babe mobilized an army against GMOs and chemicals

Over the past three years, Vani Hari has rapidly become one of the most popular voices on nutrition in mainstream ...

Obesity linked to our nervous system

The team scoured DNA libraries of more than 300,000 people, constructing the largest-ever genetic map of obesity. Looking for consistent ...

Neuroscientist explains interrelation of pain and pleasure

The rate at which someone strokes your hair can cause feelings of pleasure or annoyance — too slow is repulsive, ...

More potential health benefits found from drinking red wine

Researchers at Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine report that a compound found in common foods such as ...
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Genetics policy can help, or hurt, racial and social justice

The sequencing of the human genome and the science that made that feat possible have led to some fascinating new ...

Neurological impact of premature birth starting to become known

Thanks to medical advances since the 1970s, premature infants — those born before 37 weeks of gestation — are increasingly ...
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Circadian desynchrony: Can obesity be treated with electricity?

Could a key factor in the obesity epidemic be attributed to the disruption of our metabolic functions (which are intended ...
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That ‘Precision Medicine’ initiative? A Reality Check

What, precisely, is Precision Medicine? It's pretty much everything. The ambition of the plan is admirable, but the hurdles in ...

For hypersomniacs, no amount of sleep is enough

For most teenagers, getting out of bed in the morning is a drag. But when Lloyd Johnson was 13 years ...

Play struggles to capture questions of neuroscience and human nature

In the first scene of Tom Stoppard’s new play The Hard Problem, the charming but arrogant neuroscientist is arguing with ...

Longevity and Alzheimer’s risk both linked to one gene

People who carry a mutated gene linked to longer lifespan have extra tissue in part of the brain that seems ...
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Neuroscience needs to globalize focus on mental health

Neuroscience holds the key to understanding the brain – and to developing more effective treatments for people with mental health ...
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Hair loss? Stem cells offer promising cure

It's been theorised for years, but now human stem cells have resulted in hair growth for the very first time ...

Can actual ‘young blood’ rejuvenate tissue and reverse aging?

Two mice perch side by side, nibbling a food pellet. As one turns to the left, it becomes clear that ...

Brain gives convincing evidence for distinction between gender and sex

Ever wonder about the brain's white matter microstructure diffusivity? Don't know what the hell we're talking about? Well, start paying ...

New findings on fragile X syndrome may explain why some drugs prove ineffectual

Scientists have gained new insight into fragile X syndrome, the most common cause of inherited intellectual disability, by studying the ...

Do fatty and sugary foods affect the brain and make you want to eat more?

Obviously, overeating unhealthy foods can lead to overweight. But looking beyond direct effects on expanding waistlines, our lab studies how ...

Recalling old and new fear memories use different brain pathways

People with anxiety disorders, such as post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), often experience prolonged and exaggerated fearfulness. Now, an animal ...

Genetic variants altering key brain structures identified

In the animal kingdom, humans are known for our big brains. But not all brains are created equal, and now ...
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Are we locked into our biological clocks? Night shift workers want to know

What are the risks of altering our biological clocks with long term rotating shift work? Can the biolgical clock be ...
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Aging dogs can help us understand Alzheimer’s disease

Every 67 seconds someone in the United States is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and new estimates suggest that it may be ...

Did early humans have innate ability to make speechlike vocalizations?

An orangutan named Tilda is providing scientists with fresh evidence that even early human ancestors had the ability to make ...

Mapping out the human brain with crowdsourced intelligence and online gaming

In 2005, Sebastian Seung suffered the academic equivalent of an existential crisis. More than a decade earlier, with a Ph.D ...

Are monkeys intelligent enough to exhibit human-like self recognition?

The ability to recognize oneself in a mirror has been touted as a hallmark of higher cognition — present in ...
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Conflicting views on GMOs: How do we know what to believe?

How do we know who or what to believe, seeing that GMO advocates and opponents make very contrasting claims and ...

The myth of three and other common neuromyths debunked

When the movie Lucy was released in the summer of 2014, it was quickly followed by a flurry of attention ...
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Viruses that make us smarter? Not really

News reports about viral gene fragments in the human genome making us smarter exagerate claims made by the research study ...
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Apple juice may help ward off Alzheimer’s disease

Emerging evidence suggests nutrition plays a more critical role in neurodegeneration than originally thought. As little as two glasses of ...
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