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If you’re a woman, you’re probably on the lighter end of the weight scale than men. According to new research, a specific gene in the brain that influences body weight reacts differently depending on gender. “Differences in sex chromosomes and in sex hormones are important, but we have always wondered whether there is a third…

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If you can’t learn from the risks you take in life, you may be in trouble. According to new research, variations in the decision-making part of those who use recreational drugs can determine whether an individual will become addicted to the drug or not. These drugs include stimulants, such as cocaine, and prescription medication, like…

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When a bird sings, a human does too. In the end, our voices may not be all that different. According to new research, the way a songbird sings could give researchers insight on human speech disorders. When birds sing, a gene called FoxP2 “declines in a key region of the brain involved in vocal control…

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The variations in one’s attention level is can be telling of a variety of things  Well, according to new research performed by the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, there are two brain regions that “work to maintain attention”, and miscommunication between these parts can lead to attention deficit disorders like schizophrenia, bipolar disorder,…

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