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2012-08-31 22:00:23

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The Internet is, generally speaking, a good thing. After all, this series of tubes provides us with a wealth of readily available information, an easy way to stay in touch with friends and relatives, innumerable opportunities for education and research, and, let´s not forget, pictures of cats. Like anything else in this world, one can have too much of a good thing, which can lead to addiction. Just like any addiction, an...

2008-08-13 09:15:00

A gene may be to blame in explaining why some people are more apt for anxiousness, according to a new study. Known as COMT, this gene regulates the brain chemical dopamine. It also controls an enzyme that helps break down that chemical. German researchers found that people with a particular, common variant of the gene tend to have an exaggerated "startle" response, which is a trait that could make them more vulnerable to anxiety disorders. The findings came from the journal Behavioral...

Word of the Day
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.