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Study finds dopamine, biological clock link to snacking, overeating and obesity

During the years 1976 through 1980, 15% of U.S. adults were obese. Today, about 40% of adults are obese. Another 33% are overweight. Coinciding with this increase in weight are ever-rising rates of heart disease, diabetes, cancer and health complications... Continue Reading →

Does our environment affect the genes in our brains?

Is there a link between differences in IQ test performance and the activity of certain genes? Researchers from Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin have shown that modifications in the structure of a specific gene have a negative impact on individual test... Continue Reading →

Dopamine Helps Neurons Grow Up

Adults select appropriate behavior with the help of the brain’s “spiny” neurons, and now a study from Columbia neuroscientists shows how these neurons mature during childhood. Why the study is important In disorders like ADHD that arise during childhood, neuroscientists... Continue Reading →

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