Biology and Anatomy News

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5/17/2012
It's Not Just What You Eat, It's When You Eat, Mouse Study Finds

Restricting eating hours didn't cut calorie intake, yet the animals gained less weight

5/9/2012
Evolution May Explain 'Runner's High,' Study Says

Brain reward center boost seems to spur humans, dogs to run long distances

5/7/2012
Birth Defect Rates Vary Depending on Fertility Treatment: Study

Researchers not sure if technology or biology is the cause

5/3/2012
'Blond Genes' May Vary Around the World

Scientists say DNA for fair hair in South Pacific differs from that in Europe

5/1/2012
Women More Likely to Survive Melanoma Than Men: Study

Analysis found female patients had a 30% survival advantage

4/25/2012
Has the 'G-Spot' Been Confirmed at Last?

Researcher reports locating elusive source of female pleasure, but others dispute claim

4/13/2012
Researchers Map Brain Regions Linked to Intelligence

Study of head injury patients helps identify regions involved in thinking abilities

4/6/2012
Anxiety Might Help People Sniff Out Threats

Small study finds feeling anxious heightens the ability to detect potentially threatening odors

3/29/2012
The Human Brain: Not a Tangle, But a Grid

Scientists use high-tech imaging to discover simple logic of brain's layout

3/15/2012
Deeper Voices Win Over Voters, Study Finds

It may not be what candidates say, but how they sound when they say it that matters

3/6/2012
Wine Ratings May Be Meaningless for Most People

Experts seem to have more sensitive sense of taste than average consumer, study finds

2/23/2012
Earliest Known Horse Shrank Due to Warming Planet: Report

Analysis of fossilized teeth reveals new evidence of link between mammals' body size and global temps

1/24/2012
Lack of ZZZs May Fuel Appetite

Not getting enough sleep may lead to weight gain over time, researchers say

1/19/2012
Narrowed Artery Condition Often Goes Undiagnosed: Study

Fibrous tissue disorder raises risks for high blood pressure, stroke and aneurysm

1/4/2012
MRI Scans Show Brain Changes in Kids With Schizophrenia

Progressive loss of gray matter linked to worse prognosis for young patients, researchers say

12/13/2011
'Ecstasy' May Cause Long-Term Changes in Brain Chemistry

Lower levels of serotonin found in women who had used 'rave' drug up to two years earlier

12/10/2011
Can Chewing Gum Boost Exam Scores?

Study also finds that chewing throughout exam could backfire

11/10/2011
Cave Art Accurately Depicted Horses of Different Colors

DNA evidence proves that 'leopard-spotted' horses in ancient paintings existed, report says

10/24/2011
Could Airway Abnormality Point to Autism?

Researcher noticed difference in lung structure of children with autism spectrum disorder

10/19/2011
More Facebook Friends, More Gray Matter in Brain?

Finding could explain why some people are more social than others, researchers say

10/11/2011
Study Suggests Origins of Pregnancy-Linked High Blood Pressure

Father's cells inside the placenta trick mother's immune system, research says

9/15/2011
Problem Drinking Linked to Brain Damage

It damages very areas critical to quitting drinking, research shows

9/8/2011
New X-Rays Offer Clues on Evolution of the Human Brain

Shape of ancient fossil consistent with gradual reorganization in frontal brain, researchers say

9/2/2011
Brain Scans Show Distinct Traits in Kids With Autism: Study

Gray matter is organized differently, researchers find

8/29/2011
Is Shape of CEO's Face a Measure of Power?

Width-height ratio has a bearing on company's performance, researchers claim

8/28/2011
Sweet Sparrow Songs May Actually Be Shouting Matches

Older male birds most likely to engage in aggressive song-sharing bouts, study shows

8/24/2011
Sophisticated Scan May Spot Seeds of Alzheimer's Risk

Finding could be important when treatments become available, experts say

8/23/2011
Boys Mature Sexually Earlier Than Ever Before: Study

For males, 'being 18 today is like being 22 in 1800,' researcher says

8/19/2011
Moms' Depression Affects Kids' Brain Structure, Scans Show

Brain area tied to emotions larger in children of mothers with lifelong symptoms of depression

8/10/2011
Human Cells Used to Make Replacement Anal Sphincters in Mice

Goal is to one day use patient's own cells to build implant for those with incontinence, scientists say

8/5/2011
Scientists Take Navel-Gazing to New Level

Belly button project finds most of bacteria living on skin there are good guys

8/5/2011
Need a New Hip? Someday You May Grow Your Own

Researchers say biological joints now in development could supplant today's artificial ones

8/4/2011
Gene Mutation Can Leave People Without Fingerprints

Study of Swiss family with skin-specific version of gene sheds light on rare condition

7/29/2011
Some Ethnic Groups More Vulnerable to Dangerous Fat

South Asians tend to store fat around organs, raising coronary artery disease risk, study finds

7/27/2011
Greater Breast Density May Raise Cancer Risk

Researchers pinpoint certain traits that play role in tumor aggressiveness

7/22/2011
Dolphins' Superior Ability to Heal May Help Humans

Understanding how they thwart pain, resist infection may advance field of wound treatment, researcher says

7/22/2011
Ancient Footprints Reveal Earliest Signs of Human-Like Gait

Trails found in Tanzania suggest fully upright walking began nearly 4 million years ago

7/19/2011
Does Meditation Boost Brain Health?

Less brain shrinkage, stronger connections seen in long-term practitioners, study finds

7/13/2011
Low 'Empathy' Response in Brain Might Point to Autism Gene

Siblings of patients have similar reduced brain activity when viewing others' emotions, scans show

6/30/2011
Group-Think Can Influence Your Memory, Research Shows

Study probes science of false memories, finds brain scans show regions that activate in groups

6/22/2011
Poor Brain 'Sync' a Possible Sign of Autism

Inability of right and left hemispheres to communicate might be early marker, researchers say

6/20/2011
Men's Waistlines Could Be Key to Health

40 inches put most men in risk zone for serious illnesses, experts say

6/10/2011
Brain Scan Spots Differences in Tots With ADHD Symptoms

Researchers suggest earlier diagnosis of behavioral disorder could lead to better outcomes for kids

6/8/2011
Regular Exercise May Benefit the Brain as Well as the Body

Long-term aerobic activity helps preserve white matter needed for key brain functions, study finds

6/7/2011
Right Side of Heart Linked to Lung Diseases, Study Finds

Findings could aid diagnosis of cardiopulmonary problems, researchers say

5/27/2011
Body Size May Influence How People View the World

Shorter folks perceive a bigger place than tall people do, study finds

5/26/2011
Speed, Size Predict Teen Football Players' Rankings

On average, highly recruited high schoolers' 40-yard sprint time was 0.08 seconds faster

5/19/2011
Punches Land Harder When Delivered From Above: Study

Findings may help explain why early humans developed the ability to stand -- and fight -- upright

5/10/2011
Ring Finger Length Linked to ALS, Study Suggests

But whether this has any effect on risk of 'Lou Gehrig's disease' is unknown, researchers say

5/6/2011
Single Gene Linked to Evolution of Human Brain

Study sheds light on development of brain's cerebral cortex, key to many high-level functions