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Rodent social behavior encoded in junk DNA

...could help account for differences in normal human personality traits, such as shyness, and perhaps influence disorders of sociability like autism and social anxiety disorders, suggest the researchers. The Emory researchers have found that the bonobo, an ape noted for its empathic traits, unlike its relative the...

Environment, not genes, key in family relationships

...ternal question for so many human interactions and personality traits. Now, it appears, nature may play a larger role than nurture when it comes to family relationships between adolescents and their parents. Researchers from the University of Texas at Austin and George Washington University in Washington, D.C.,...

Argonne researchers confirm lead in Beethoven's illness

...letal structure. Beethoven experienced a change of personality and abdominal illness in his late teens and early 20s that persisted throughout his adult life. His abdominal symptoms and autopsy findings are both consistent with lead poisoning, Walsh said. There have been documented cases of deafness resulting f...

A link is found between morphine addiction and the tendency to explore

...ss to drugs become addicts, therefore there may be personality characteristics that influence their use. One such...nistered morphine. It was also observed that other personality characteristics in the rats, such as anxiousness or fear, are unrelated to morphine addiction. This ...

Cell therapy slows progression of an inherited neurological disease; Improves motor skills in mice

...lting in symptoms including convulsions, seizures, personality changes, spasticity, progressive dementia, motor disturbances progressing to paralysis, and blindness. There is no cure; the only current treatment is a bone marrow transplant. Ernesto Bongarzone, PhD, and his colleagues at the San Raffaele Scienti...

Are dancers genetically different than the rest of us? Yes, says Hebrew University researcher

... that the dancers exhibited particular genetic and personality characteristics that were not found in the other t...olic and ceremonial nature, and a strong spiritual personality trait. Others involved in the research with Ebstein were his Ph.D. student Rachel Bachner- Melman,...

'Scent of a woman' tells male redback spiders to find a mate

... of the male Australian redback spider. Instead of personality conflicts, spats over in-laws and financial worries, imagine that immediately after the first time you have sex, your partner -- who is 100 to 200 times your body weight -- will eat you alive. Not the ideal honeymoon, perhaps. But redback males, who...

Virtual realities against pain

...n is being given to psychological aspects. Several personality traits (such as absorption and dissociation) have been identified as important factors for determining the level of involvement of the users, possibly modulating the effectiveness of technological progress. For example, some patients perceive a reduc...

Researchers find cause of frontotemporal dementia

... So, FTD is clinically characterized by changes in personality and, in a later stage, loss of cognitive functions. Looking for the needle in the haystack Genetic research has previously shown that FTD is caused by a defect in chromosome 17. Chromosome 17 is the carrier of the tau protein's hereditary code, ...

Lost in thought: Brain research

...ortex, a part of the brain known to be involved in personality and self-knowledge, among other things. Indeed, the fMRI confirmed that these regions were active during introspection but, when subjects were absorbed in the recognition task, activity in these areas was silenced. (fMRI readings in these areas fell ...

ABCB6 is key to production of heme in hemoglobin

... limbs or back, as well as paralysis, cramping and personality changes or mental disorders. "Also, people with porphyria can suffer sudden, acute attacks if they take certain tranquilizers and other drugs that interfere with this system," Schuetz said. "So our work contributes to the overall picture of how disru...

Temperament linked to onset of cancer and early death in female rats

...man studies on the relationship between cancer and personality primarily focus on survival once a tumor has been ...be better equipped to link the connections between personality and cancer development, the team suggests. The links between behavior traits and cancer in rats ar...

Stroke symptoms common among general population

...e a substantial impact on cognitive functioning or personality and could also be powerful harbingers of subsequent major strokes." It is not known whether these individuals visited a physician for their symptoms, but previous studies have shown that many people do not seek medical care for stroke symptoms and...

Vasectomy may put men at risk for type of dementia

...gone a vasectomy. The earliest symptoms of FTD are personality changes, lack of judgment and bizarre behavior. As in PPA, FTD usually starts at an earlier age, in the 40s and 50s. One of Weintraub's patients with FTD was eating lunch in a restaurant with his family and excused himself to go to the bathroom. W...

US control strategies may make flu epidemics worse, UCLA study shows

...fluenza epidemiology. "Including cognitive and personality factors into epidemic models can dramatically change our understanding of why flu epidemics occur." said Vardavas. ...

'Personality-gene' makes songbirds curious

...a fearless person - such individual differences in personality could be partly due to the genes you carry. In hum...neurotransmitter-related genes are associated with personality differences among humans. Research from the last decade suggested a promising link between the Drd4-...

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