- Are You Genetically Programmed To Cheat?
According to a new study in single-celled organisms, cheating could be genetic. And it could be the same in humans, giving new meaning to the term 'slime mold.' An international team found that some amoebae have the ability to use cheating tactic ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 13 2008 - 10:28am
- Post-Traumatic Stress Is A Genetic Issue Too: Study
'War is Hell' the saying goes and its stresses are great. That is why post-traumatic stress is most often associated with returning veterans of combat. But those are just the high profile cases, say a group of researchers in a new study. The new ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 18 2008 - 10:18am
- Sharper Brains- Nogo Receptor Boosts Synapses
New findings about a protein called the nogo receptor are offering fresh ways to think about keeping the brain sharp. Scientists have found that reducing the nogo receptor in the brain results in stronger brain signaling in mice, effectively boosting signa ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 18 2008 - 10:52am
- Color Vision And Motion Detection Independent- Study
The vision system used to process color is separate from that used to detect motion, according to a new study by researchers at New York University’s Center for Developmental Genetics and in the Department of Genetics and Neurobiology at Germany’s Universi ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 19 2008 - 10:59am
- Hypothesis- Creatine May Help With Depression
Can physical symptoms in depression be a consequence of low energy production rates? A report in the March issue of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics introduces a new hypothesis regarding the mechanisms of physical symptoms in depression: it states that ene ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 26 2008 - 11:17pm
- How Dangerous Is Boxing For The Brain? Not So Bad, Says Study
Boxing at the amateur level is less harmful to the brain than previously assumed, says a new study. Obviously the brain is a sensitive instrument so few statements on repeated blows to the head can be truly conclusive and whether or not a professional boxe ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 28 2008 - 12:50pm
- Terrific News For Men- Good Sexual Intercourse Lasts Minutes, Not Hours
Here's a myth many men are happy has been debunked- contrary to popular thinking about the need for hours of sexual activity, a survey of U.S. and Canadian sex therapists says satisfactory sexual intercourse for couples lasts from 3 to 13 minutes. Pen ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 31 2008 - 2:09pm
- Brain DNA 'Remodeled' In Alcoholics
Reshaping of the DNA scaffolding that supports and controls the expression of genes in the brain may play a major role in the alcohol withdrawal symptoms, particularly anxiety, that make it so difficult for alcoholics to stop using alcohol. DNA can undergo ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 3 2008 - 10:23am
- Dopamine 'mother Cells' Could Lead To Future Parkinson's Treatments
‘Mother cells’ which produce the neurons affected by Parkinson’s disease have been identified by scientists, according to new research published in the journal Glia. The new discovery could pave the way for future treatments for the disease, including the ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 7 2008 - 1:04pm
- Housework Linked To Mental Health Boost
Married men do less of it than live-in boyfriends but they do twice as much as they did 20 years ago and now it's linked to mental health. What is this magical creation? Housework. Not just housework, but really any 20 minutes of physical activity, i ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 9 2008 - 6:47pm