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2011-11-18 02:54:24

There is no doubt that eating a balanced diet is essential for maintaining a healthy body weight as well as appropriate arousal and energy balance, but the details about how the nutrients we consume are detected and processed in the brain remain elusive.

2011-11-17 00:09:48

A new study has found that protein and not sugar activates the cells responsible for keeping us awake and burning calories.

2011-10-11 07:00:00

The Bio-Magazine has just published reviews on the neuropeptide hormone Orexin and on Biophilia which is the hypothesis of an instinctive

2011-10-05 05:52:21

The fat we usually think of is called white fat, but there’s another type- brown fat- that burns fat.

2011-10-04 12:11:15

People with narcolepsy are not only excessively sleepy, but they are also prone to gaining weight.

2011-10-04 12:09:03

The fat we typically think of as body fat is called white fat. But there's another type—known as brown fat—that does more than just store fat.

2011-08-03 13:41:44

A signaling system in the brain previously shown to regulate sleep is also responsible for inducing lethargy during illness.

2011-07-21 12:25:31

Recently, optogenetics, which controls the activity of neuron using the light-activated protein, has been getting a lot of attention.


Word of the Day
  • an ornament or knob in the shape of a flower
  • In architecture, a floral ornament; specifically, the large conventional flower usually placed in the center of the abacus of a Corinthian capital or classic ceiling-caisson; also, the floreated termination of a Gothic finial.
[ "The word 'fleuron' comes from French."]