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Month: March 2017

Levels of Dopamine (‘Happiness Molecule’) Decrease During Migraines

Dopamine levels fall during migraines, as shown by brain scans generated from a new study published in the journal Neurology. Brain scans done by a team of researchers from the University of Michigan show a fall in dopamine levels during migraine attacks. The happiness molecule fluctuates in concentration as the headache persists, worsening the symptoms.

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Sexual Abuse in Childhood Speeds Up Puberty

Sexual abuse in childhood is linked with an accelerated physical maturation in young girls, says a new study published in the Journal of Adolescent Health. Abuse, undoubtedly, has negative impacts on children. Previous studies have shown that the latter’s psychological development can be affected. But, do the ramifications extend to physical growth as well? The

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Scientists Discover Way To Reverse Ageing Process

Let’s reverse the otherwise one-way process of ageing, and run to Mars! Turning back the clock of life might not be such a myth after all. Or so suggests a new study published in the journal Science. How do we reverse ageing? Is this even possible? The answer would lie in understanding how damaged DNA

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Improving Memory With Magnets

Our ability to remember sounds can be boosted with magnetic stimulation, suggests a new study published in the journal Neuron. Remembering and manipulating (in our minds) the sounds to which we are exposed is absolutely crucial for human life since this ability allows us to understand sentences, and thus to communicate. How does sound memory

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Jurassic Park in Australia: 21 Different Dinosaur Tracks Discovered

A set of 21 different forms of dinosaur tracks have been discovered in Western Australia, at the Dampier Peninsula coastline, a site known as “Australia’s Jurassic Park”. This finding constitutes the most diverse range of dinosaur tracks in the whole world. The paper is published in the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology. The dinosaur tracks were

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Lack of Activity Weakens Bones in Teenagers

A lack of activity among teenagers can lead to the weakening of their bones, suggests a new study published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research. The term “lazy bones” may have more truth in it than we think. Inactivity among teens has been linked with weaker bones as opposed to their counterparts who

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Friends, More Than Teachers, Inspire You to Study

Your friends are better teachers than your actual teachers, suggests a new study published in the International Journal of Educational Research. You perform much better academically when your friends, instead of your teachers, provide you with answers to the famous question: “Why Should I Learn This?”. This is the conclusion of new research conducted by

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Your Lungs Can Make Blood—New Study Reveals Unknown Role

Lungs not only breathe, but they also produce blood! A new study published in the journal Nature reveals this unknown role of the lungs. The established role of lungs is breathing. Through them, the blood is provided with oxygen, and purified from carbon dioxide. The new study extends their intimacy with blood even further: the lungs are

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Mars Will Have Rings in the Future

Mars had rings in the distant past—just like Saturn currently has—and, the rings might ‘return’ in the future, says a new study published in the journal Nature Geoscience. We know a lot about Mars: it is our closest neighbour; it is the ‘red planet’; it has water on its surface; it has no rings. But,

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Ancient Egyptian Ritual Images Similar to Shamanism

Ancient Egyptian ritual images engraved in rock have been discovered, specifically hunting scenes that bear close resemblance to shamanic ones. The research has earned the team of archaeologists a prestigious award given by the Minister of Antiquities in Cairo. The discovery was made during an excavation at Qubbet el-Hawa (hill of wind), a necropolis near

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48-Hour Sexual ‘Afterglow’ Bonds Spouses Together!

The purpose of sex goes beyond reproduction and pleasure: it also promotes bonding between partners through a sexual ‘afterglow’ that lasts for two days, suggests a new study published in the journal Psychological Science. Following sex, partners experience an ‘afterglow’ that extends for a period of 48 hours, thereby boosting the quality of their relationship

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Vibrate Your Whole Body Instead of Exercising!

Whole-body vibration might be as beneficial as regular exercise, suggests a new study published in the journal Endocrinology. Regular exercise is replaceable. At least when it comes to the benefits it generates on bone and muscle. And, in mice. The alternative is a less rigorous form of exercise called whole-body vibration (WBV), which requires the

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