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Though our DNA is fixed, the expression of genes is not. Some genes stay dormant for our entire lives, some are always ‘on’, others are active at some points, and inactive at others. We are only at the beginning of understanding what causes this ‘toggling’ of our genes, but a recent study suggests gender may
We all know that a good diet helps to ensure a safe pregnancy and a healthy baby. A study of pregnant mice revealed the importance of vitamin A during embryonic development of the fetus. Lead researcher, Serge A. van de Pavert of VU University Medical Center in the Netherlands, concluded that there is a direct

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A Critical Period of Sleep for Development of Courtship Circuitry and Behavior in Drosophila Doctor Matthew Kayser and his colleagues at the University of Pennsylvania just gave us another great reason for getting enough sleep. Just hatched flies deprived of sleep developed lasting deficits in courtship behavior and fertility. Like human adolescents, young flies need
It’s no wonder the sun makes us feel good, and it’s not only because of the benefits of Vitamin D! Researcher David Fischer and his team at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston discovered that a particular endorphin is released in rodents chronically exposed to ultraviolet light. The endorphin is the same one that responds to
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