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When Good Resolutions Go Bad, Look For More Than Endorphins
2013-01-05 06:21:43

A research team from Inserm has published a new study in the journal Biological Psychology detailing the key role played by a protein, the CB1 cannabinoid receptor, during physical exercise.

Dopamine Receptor Gene Variant Linked To Longevity
2013-01-04 10:02:42

Researchers have found that a dopamine-receptor gene variant that is related to personality traits can also play a role in longevity and healthy aging.

2012-12-05 11:03:18

The ability of the eye of a fruit fly (Drosophila melanogaster) to respond to light depends on a delicate ballet that keeps the supply of light sensors called rhodopsin constant as photoreceptors turn on and off in response to light exposures.

2012-11-30 11:53:28

A potential new therapeutic strategy for treating Fragile X syndrome is detailed in a new report appearing in the current issue of Biological Psychiatry, from researchers led by Dr. Lucia Ciranna at University of Catania in Italy.

Odor And The Brain: What The Nose Knows
2012-11-15 11:36:09

Specific patterns in the nasal passageway that determine which olfactory neurons are associated with which particular odors have remained a huge mystery for scientists.

Caffeine Increases Ability To Recognize Positive Words
2012-11-08 15:54:43

A new study shows that caffeine can increase a person’s ability and speed in recognizing words with a positive connotation.

The Evolution Of Vision
2012-10-30 04:46:51

A new study from the University of Bristol, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), sheds light on the origin of sight in animals, including humans.


Word of the Day
marcescent
  • Withering but not falling off, as a blossom that persists on a twig after flowering.
The word 'marcescent' comes from a Latin word meaning 'to wither'.
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