Fatty food

Why You 'Lose' Fat More Quickly May Have To Do With A Gene Variant

By | Tue, 09/16/2014 - 12:09

The UK10K project recently discovered a rare genetic variant that dramatically reduces levels of triglycerides in the blood, excess of which cause heart diseases.

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Evolution Made Us The Unique Snowflakes We Are Today

By | Tue, 09/16/2014 - 11:50

A wide variety of facial features is the result of evolutionary pressure to make each human singular and therefore easily recognizable on sight.

fear

Researchers' Novel Approach To Observing Fear May Eventually Help PTSD Patients

By | Tue, 09/16/2014 - 11:18

By viewing the brain's response to threatening stimuli, researchers hope this observation will help them further understand how the brain processes fear and eventually lead to ways of preventing fear from being overstimulated.

Talkative baby

How Well Your Baby Learns To Talk Depends On Her Genes

By | Tue, 09/16/2014 - 11:00

An international study found that the ROBO2 gene located on chromosome 3 influences how we pick up language skills during infancy.

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Will A Brain Scan Soon Diagnose ADHD?

By | Mon, 09/15/2014 - 15:00

Children and teens with ADHD lag behind age-group peers in how quickly their brains form connections within, between, and among the default mode network and task-positive networks.

chips

Can't Eat Just One: This Is Your Brain On Snacks

By | Mon, 09/15/2014 - 14:30

When you're elbow-deep in a family-sized bag of chips, this is what your brain is up to.

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3D-Printed Prosthetic Hand Makes This Kid Feel Like Iron Man [VIDEO]

By | Mon, 09/15/2014 - 13:16

Nonprofit 3D printing group E-Nable custom designed a prosthetic hand for a 3-year-old boy born without a hand. Now he feels like Iron Man.

Teenage Brains Are More Impulsive And It's Their Brain's Fault

Can't Blame Teens For Giving In To Temptation, It's Stronger For Them

By | Sun, 09/14/2014 - 14:06

Teenage brains act on impulses more than adults but it may not be their fault.

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Adapting Brains Can Have Amyloid Plaques Without The Alzheimer's

By | Sun, 09/14/2014 - 13:00

Scientists have found that the brain can compensate for the presence of amyloid plaques in some instances, helping it to retain function.

Prostate cancer

Gene Testing For Prostate Cancer May Soon See Improvements

By | Sun, 09/14/2014 - 13:00

Scientists have identified 23 new genetic variants that indicate a person's risk of prostate cancer, enabling them to explain up to a third of inherited risk.

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Genetic Analyses Are Accurate, Despite Concerns

By | Sat, 09/13/2014 - 12:48

After analyzing genome sequencing techniques from over 30 labs and hundreds of researchers, scientists have found that DNA mapping works.

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Don't Drink The Fabuloso: Why Adults Mistakenly Drink Household Cleaning Products

By | Sat, 09/13/2014 - 12:10

Intelligent adults frequently eat cleaning products because they momentarily mistake them for food. Scientists have now discovered the trick shampoo and bleach play on our brains.

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Your Brain Doesn't Stop Learning After You Fall Asleep

By | Fri, 09/12/2014 - 10:25

New research has found that some parts of the brain behave similarly whether we are asleep or awake, and it turns out we continue processing information even after we've fallen asleep.

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24-Year-Old Has No Cerebellum, But That's Only The Half Of It

By | Thu, 09/11/2014 - 17:22

Only nine people in history have published cases of complete primary cerebellar agenesis. And she's one of them.

social media

5 Ways Social Media Has Changed The Way Our Brains Work [VIDEO]

By | Thu, 09/11/2014 - 16:02

The rise of social media has changed both the way society communicates and consumes news, but has it also managed to change the way our brains work?

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