Archive: 07/27/2011

Fair play -- a question of self-image?

Why do people behave selfishly and accept that their behaviour may have negative consequences for others? Astrid Matthey and Tobias Regner from the Max Planck Institute of Economics in Jena investigated this ...

Jul 27, 2011
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Gastric bypass surgery changes food preferences

Gastric bypass surgery alters people's food preferences so that they eat less high fat food, according to a new study led by scientists at Imperial College London. The findings, published in the American Journal of Physiology—Regulatory, In ...

Jul 27, 2011
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Fatty foods really are mood enhancers

A new study published in the August issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation shows just why it is that people tend to turn to fatty foods in order to boost their emotional state and reduce feelings of sadness. Be it ...

Jul 27, 2011
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Unexpected discovery on hormone secretion

A team of geneticists at the Institut de recherches cliniques de Montréal (IRCM), directed by Dr. Jacques Drouin, made an unexpected discovery on hormone secretion. Contrary to common belief, the researchers found that ...

Jul 27, 2011
popularity 4.3 / 5 (3) | comments 0 | with audio podcast