Canada's Nunavik Inuit population are genetically distinct from any other known population. Certain genetic variants identified in this population are associated with a higher risk of brain aneurysms. Nunavik Inuit have distinct genetic signatures in pathways linked to lipid metabolism, allowing them to adjust to higher-fat diets and the extreme temperature of the Canadian Arctic.
A new study reports teenagers have a more difficult time discerning the emotional vocal tones of their peers. The results, researchers suggest, show teens have not reached a level of maturity in either ability to identify or express vocal emotions.
A new study sheds light on the roles both genetics and neuroanatomy play in obesity. Researchers report those with higher BMI had reduced cognitive flexibility, reduced ability to delay gratification and worse verbal memory. Additionally, those with increased BMI have increased amygdala and left prefrontal cortex volume.
Researchers report the closer a person gets to the age their parents started to develop Alzheimer's symptoms, the more likely they are to have amyloid plaques.
Is it possible to have a psychedelic experience from taking a placebo alone? A new study says it is.
Feeding fruit flies a combination of probiotics and Triphala, a herbal supplement, increased longevity by 60% and protected them against age related diseases, researchers report.
A new study reports unexpected changes in music activates the nucleus accumbens, providing reward and helping us to learn about the music as we listen.
A simple exercise of naming unrelated words and measuring the semantic distance between the words could serve as an objective measure of personal creativity, a new study reports.