NPGL, a recently discovered protein, influences fat storage in the human body, even when on a calorie restricted diet. Researchers believe this mechanism had evolutionary benefits and the protein could be a potential target to treat obesity.
Researchers have shown that complex divisions in the vertebrate brain first appeared before the evolution of jaws, more than 500 million years ago.
Researchers report humans may have destroyed objects to remove their symbolic power up to 5,000 years earlier than previously thought.
Changes to just three genetic letters among billions contributed to the evolution and development of the mammalian motor sensory circuits...
A new study suggests human suicide could have evolutionary roots in self sacrificial behaviors like those seen in eusocial species.
UT Southwestern researchers discover a gene implicated in circadian rhythm may also play a vital role in regulating genes important for our brain evolution.
A new study investigates how laterality helped brain asymmetries evolve throughout human history.