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Is there a difference in the way men and women perceive and react to emotions?

Social cognition includes the ability to represent other people's intentions and beliefs, and the ability to share and recognise the ...

To begin to understand the brain, we need to first identify what we don’t know

Ralph Adolphs | Science Direct | 
In trying to brainstorm a list of unsolved problems in neuroscience, I read the a multitude of sources and asked ...

Children from violent homes show accelerated aging of chromosomes

Science Direct | 
A new Tulane University School of Medicine study finds that the more fractured families are by domestic violence or trauma, ...

Female hormone exposure may drive obesity in Western men

Science Direct | 
An imbalance of female sex hormones among men in Western nations may be contributing to high levels of male obesity, ...

8,000 year old mitochondrial DNA provides insight about first human farmers

Science Direct | 
The mitochondrial DNA of the first Near Eastern farmers has been sequenced for the first time. In the research, published ...

X-linked gene controls two common male reproductive birth defects

Science Direct | 
Baylor College of Medicine scientists defined a previously unrecognized genetic cause for two types of birth defects found in newborn ...

Gene determines size of fat cells, might help treatments for insulin resistance

Science Direct | 
Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have for the first time identified a gene driving the development of pernicious adipose ...

Did humans evolve to coexist with HPV? New study suggests maybe

Science Direct | 
In what is believed to be the largest and most detailed genetic analysis of its kind, researchers at NYU Langone ...

Analyzing genes of mouth bacteria can detect pancreatic cancer

Science Direct | 
Patients with pancreatic cancer have a different and distinct profile of specific bacteria in their saliva compared to healthy controls ...

“Foreign” genes naturally jump between species, clouding anti-GMO criticism

Science Direct | 
In the paste of Roquefort and on the surface of Camembert, the microscopic filamentous fungi Penicillium roqueforti and Penicillium camembertii ...

Gene test can predict when women will deliver prematurely

Science Direct | 
A blood-based diagnostic test accurately predicted whether 70% of female study participants with threatened preterm labor (TPTL) would or would ...

Species decline? Long term biodiversity study documents new species on rise

Science Direct | 
The diversity of the world's life forms -- from corals to carnivores -- is under assault. Decades of scientific studies ...

Fragile X gene linked to autism also affects adiction

Science Direct | 
In a paper published in the latest issue of the neuroscience journal Neuron, McLean Hospital investigators report that a gene ...

Energy centers of immune cells decreased in children with autism

Science Direct | 
Children with autism experience deficits in a type of immune cell that protects the body from infection. Called granulocytes, the ...

Influence of genes on body mass grows with age in kids

Science Direct | 
The influence of genetic factors on differences between children's Body Mass Index (BMI) increases from 43% at age 4 to ...
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