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2013-10-23 23:28:59

A new product called Emotional Weight Eliminator was produced to address one of Americas biggest concerns, obesity. A new study shows that emotional eating is the biggest reason for weight gain. (PRWEB) October 23, 2013 Eating to feed into emotional problems is a huge concern which many people may not be aware of. It is important to understand what can trigger emotional hunger and what can be done to eliminate emotional eating and weight loss. There is a new highly effective and safe...

2013-10-21 13:38:31

Think of the smell of an orange, a lemon, and a grapefruit. Each has strong acidic notes mixed with sweetness. And yet each fresh, bright scent is distinguishable from its relatives. These fruits smell similar because they share many chemical compounds. How, then does the brain tell them apart? How does the brain remember a complex and often overlapping chemical signature as a particular scent? Researchers at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) are using the fruit fly to discover how the...

2013-10-03 09:03:25

Juvenile mice secrete a protective pheromone in their tears, blocking adult mating Nocturnal animals need their noses to stay alive. Mice, among others, depend on their impressive olfactory powers to sniff out food or avoid danger in the dark. Hard-wired to flee a predator or fight a mating rival in response to a whiff of urine, mice use a streamlined system that sends the sensory cue to neural centers in the brain that need only a few synapses to rapidly initiate the instinctive...

Brain Circuitry Binge Eating
2013-09-27 08:27:03

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers at University of North Carolina have identified a part of the brain that may play a critical role in eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia. The scientists were able to pinpoint the precise cellular connections responsible for triggering this behavior, something that could give insight into a potential cause of obesity and perhaps lead to better treatments for anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating disorder – the...

2013-09-23 10:29:59

'Odor is a means of chemical communication between mother and child' -- Johannes Frasnelli, University of Montreal What woman has not wanted to gobble up a baby placed in her arms, even if the baby is not hers? This reaction, which everyone has noticed or felt, could have biological underpinnings related to maternal functions. For the first time, an international team of researchers has found evidence of this phenomenon in the neural networks associated with reward. "The olfactory -- thus...

2013-09-18 20:21:12

WASHINGTON, Sept. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- House Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas (R-OK) introduced legislation this week to slash approximately $39 billion from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as food stamps), which helps struggling families keep food on their tables. This measure would throw several million low-income Americans off SNAP and also cause more than 200,000 children to lose access to the free and reduced-price...

2013-09-16 16:25:44

Feeding America and Panera Bread leaders work together to raise awareness of the millions of people struggling with hunger CHICAGO, Sept. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Feeding America CEO Bob Aiken and Panera Founder, Chairman and CEO Ron Shaich will take part in a nationwide SNAP Challenge this month to help shine a spotlight on the millions of people who struggle to feed their families while receiving federal nutrition benefits. The two will each spend $4.50 a day on food - roughly...

2013-09-12 16:26:59

Nutrition Mission Awards $100K in Grants during Hunger Action Month(TM) WHIPPANY, N.J., Sept. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Food insecurity is a problem in America, with some low-income families having to choose, at times, between buying food essentials and paying the rent or other basic living expenses. More than 50 million Americans live in food-insecure households. This Hunger Action Month, the One A Day® Women's Nutrition Mission -- an ongoing, national charitable campaign with Feeding...

'Love Hormone' Oxytocin May Help Autistic Children Experience Reward
2013-09-12 07:36:37

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers at the Stanford University have shown that oxytocin, the so-called “love hormone,” is involved in a wider range of social interactions than previously understood, findings that may have implications for neurological disorders such as autism as well as scientific conceptions of our evolutionary heritage. Scientists estimate that the advent of social living preceded the emergence of pair living by about 35 million...

2013-09-05 12:29:20

Feeding America and Ad Council Launch Child Hunger PSA Campaign as Part of Hunger Action Month NEW YORK, Sept. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced yesterday that nearly 16 million children in America face hunger. As a part of ongoing efforts to raise national awareness about childhood hunger and encourage the public to support their local food bank, today Feeding America--the nation's leading domestic hunger-relief...


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Brain
2013-03-05 13:54:00

Formation and Orientation The development of the brain is broken down into stages. The basic evolution begins in the third week of the embryonic process where the neural plate is formed. By week four, the neural plate has developed into the neural tube. The anterior part of the tube, the telencephalon, grows rapidly as it prepares to later give way to the brain. As time goes on, cells begin to classify themselves as either neurons or glial cells, thus determining their functions. Glial...

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