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Small brain part crucial in decision-making: Study

Small brain part crucial in decision-making: Study

Nov 27, – In a finding that could be important for treatment of depression, scientists have found that one of the smallest parts of the brain may be the key to decision making skills, says a study. A University of British Columbia study published in Nature Neuroscience says the lateral habenula, a region of the […]

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Chronic stress affects body’s immune system

Chronic stress affects body’s immune system

Nov 07, – Chronic stress influences gene activity in immune cells which are primed to fight an infection or trauma that does not actually exist, leading to an overabundance of the inflammation that is linked to many health problems, reports Science Daily. Repeated stress triggers the sympathetic nervous system, commonly known as the fight-or-flight response, […]

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Babies can tell when adults fake emotions

Babies can tell when adults fake emotions

Oct 18, – In a study recently published in Infancy: The Official Journal of the International Society on Infant Studies, psychology researchers Sabrina Chiarella and Diane Poulin-Dubois, from Concordia University. Demonstrated that infants can detect whether a person’s emotions are justifiable given a particular context. A new study shows that children can tell if adults […]

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Genetic birth defects may lead to childhood cancer

Genetic birth defects may lead to childhood cancer

Aug 11, – Children born with genetic birth defects like Downs syndrome are at an increased risk of developing childhood cancer, says a study. Scientists have said that children born with non-chromosomal birth defects have a two-fold higher risk of cancer before age 15, compared to children born without birth defects. However, cancer risk varies […]

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