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Why do antidepressants take so long to work?

Medication roulette, if you have ever had to deal with depression or other types of mental illness you know what I’m talking about. You take a pill that… 677 more words

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Common brain changes found in children with autism, ADHD and OCD

A team of Toronto scientists has found similarities in brain impairments in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder ( 475 more words

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The mysterious fart

Everyone does it …no, not poop, but fart. Passing gas, fuming, crop dusting, cracking a rat — no matter what you call it — everyone fart, but why? 986 more words

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Embryonic gene Nanog reverses aging in adult stem cells

The fountain of youth may reside in an embryonic stem cell gene named Nanog. In a series of experiments, the gene kicked into action dormant cellular processes that are key to preventing weak bones, clogged arteries and other telltale signs of growing old.  465 more words

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Researchers temporarily turn off brain area to better understand function

Capitalizing on experimental genetic techniques, researchers have demonstrated that temporarily turning off an area of the brain changes patterns of activity across much of the remaining brain.  451 more words

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Brain activity and response to food cues differ in severely obese women

The brain’s reward centers in severely obese women continue to respond to food cues even after they’ve eaten and are no longer hungry, in contrast to their lean counterparts.  523 more words

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When it comes to empathy, don't always trust your gut

Ever feel like someone is hiding something? Or maybe you suddenly feel like you can’t trust a co-worker. The feeling may seem logical, but is empathy the result of gut intuition or careful reasoning? 315 more words

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