….the gene that makes the enzyme, called OGT, is expressed less in placentas of male than in female offspring. Moreover, OGT was also expressed at relatively lower levels in placentas from stressed mothers. When they looked at evidence of its expression in human placentas, they saw a similar pattern of sex differences…OGT plays a pivotal […]
John Tyndall (1881) on opposition to anesthesia during surgery.
German physicist Max Planck
Instagram Is Spoiling Your Dinner by Benjamin Plackett It turns out that those self-appointed ‘foodies’ clogging up your Instagram feed with photos of their latest gastronomic feat are more than just annoying – they’re literally ruining your appetite. Research published last month in the Journal of Consumer Psychology suggests the visual anticipation of that farm-to-table, […]
This is THE fundamental system for all behavior “seeking/craving/getting ” behavior and all business, duh. “…dopamine may act as a filter for selecting particular inputs, and thereby exert selective effects on corticostriatal inputs that underlie various behaviors.” The novelty response of DA neurones habituates rapidly when a sensory stimulus is repeated in the absence of […]
“There has never been, claims one historian of medicine,1 any example of an historic medical advance that now is widely accepted (like the germ theory of disease, or anesthetic surgery, or disproof of the efficacy of bleeding for pneumonia, or washing hands before delivery of a baby, or widespread antibiotic use) without a delay of […]