One of the smallest parts of the brain is getting a second look after new research suggests it plays a crucial role in decision making.
The inhibition of parvalbumin-expressing prefrontal interneurons triggers a chain reaction resulting in fear behaviour. Conversely, activation of these parvalbumin interneurons significantly reduces fear responses in rodents.
Within the hospitality industry, manager support for fun is instrumental in reducing employee turnover, particularly for younger employees, according to a team of researchers. However, manager support for fun also reduces employee productivity, which can negatively impact sales performance.
By decoding an individual's immune system, this elegant and accurate method can demystify, diagnose and provide further insight into conditions like celiac disease, multiple sclerosis, preeclampsia and schizophrenia.
A widely used anti-fungal medicine increases susceptibility to flu infection in mice and cell cultures.
Most people chose to hasten the experience of pain, and would even accept more severe pain to avoid having to wait for it, a smaller proportion preferred to "put it off" into the future.
"Our studies have solved the longtime mystery of how marijuana causes neuronal and memory impairments," says senior study author Chu Chen of Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center. "The results suggest that the use of medical marijuana could be broadened if patients concurrently take a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug such as ibuprofen."
We’ve heard of probiotics, but what are psychobiotics? They’re supplements that help with behaviour, and they’ve been shown to help with depressive behaviour Blindsight? Surely that’s an oxymoron? We don’t have to process everything we see consciously. American research says if you eat a good breakfast you’ll feel less hungry all morning? It’s about the amount of protein you eat – more at breakfast is better. Smart drugs are taking off among Swiss students. One in 7 has tried to enhance performance with medication
A novel hand-held, noninvasive monitoring device that uses multilayer nanotechnology to detect acetone has been shown to correlate with blood-glucose levels in the breath of diabetics.
By making people feel at home in a commercial space, marketers can turn their own clients into salespeople.