University of Exeter

The party in your brain

A team of political scientists and neuroscientists has shown that liberals and conservatives use different parts of the brain when they make risky decisions, and these regions can be used to predict which political party ...

Feb 13, 2013
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Cause of genetic disorder found in 'dark matter' of DNA

For the first time, scientists have used new technology which analyses the whole genome to find the cause of a genetic disease in what was previously referred to as "junk DNA". Pancreatic agenesis results in babies being ...

Nov 10, 2013
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Research reveals new secret weapon for Le Tour

Winning margins in the Tour de France can be tight – last year just 39 seconds separated the top two riders after more than 90 hours in the saddle. When every second counts, riders do everything possible to gain a competitive ...

Jul 01, 2011
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