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According to a team of experts, pregnant women who lead a physically and psychologically stressful life may inadvertently affect not only the mental well-being of their unborn child but may also have a child who has a higher risk of obesity.
Biologists at UC San Diego have identified the molecular mechanisms triggered by starvation in fruit flies that enhance the nervous systemâ€™s response to smell, allowing these insects and presumably vertebratesâ€”including humansâ€”to become more efficient and voracious foragers when hungry.
UC Irvine researchers have identified a novel mechanism in the brain that boosts memory.
A study of peptide hormones in the brain of a seemingly primitive flatworm reveals the surprising complexity of its nervous system and opens up a new approach for combating a major parasitic disease, researchers report.
Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists are tapping into the biochemistry of one of the world's most damaging insect pests to develop a biocontrol agent that may keep the pest away from gardens and farms.
Did you ever wonder how you are able to perform complex tasks - even under stress?
Discovery offers opportunity to develop new environmentally safe ways to control pests.
The stress of moving or having parents separate can significantly increase the risk of children developing allergies later, German researchers said.
The human brain is composed of billions of cells, each a separate entity that communicates with others. The chemical interaction of those cells determines personality, controls behavior and encodes memory; but much remains to be understood.
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