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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.
A new study has found that protein and not sugar activates the cells responsible for keeping us awake and burning calories.
Bright light arouses us.
The Bio-Magazine has just published reviews on the neuropeptide hormone Orexin and on Biophilia which is the hypothesis of an instinctive
The fat we usually think of is called white fat, but there’s another type- brown fat- that burns fat.
People with narcolepsy are not only excessively sleepy, but they are also prone to gaining weight.
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.
A signaling system in the brain previously shown to regulate sleep is also responsible for inducing lethargy during illness.
Recently, optogenetics, which controls the activity of neuron using the light-activated protein, has been getting a lot of attention.
- An uxorious, effeminate, or spiritless man.
- A timorous, cowardly fellow.