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A new paradigm for metabolic health: reduced intake of dietary branched-chain amino acids
The less you eat, the more weight you lose...is this always the case? New insights on the metabolism of branched-chain amino acids might shift this paradigm allowing more calories for a healthier diet.published on Feb 22, 2018 by Dudley W. Lamming | 3 min read
Did Homo naledi meet Homo sapiens in South Africa?
Wheather or not we are alone in the Universe, we probably haven't been alone on Earth for a long while. Homo naledi might have been more than a simple neighbor who shared our evolutive path.Feb 8, 2018 | 4 min read
Latest published Breaks
A new paradigm for metabolic health: reduced intake of dietary branched-chain amino acidsFeb 22, 2018 in Health & Physiology | 3 min read by Dudley W. Lamming
Did Homo naledi meet Homo sapiens in South Africa?Feb 8, 2018 in Evolution & Behaviour | 4 min read by Hannah Hilbert-Wolf , Paul Dirks , Eric Roberts
The belligerence of breeding: female aggression after mating
Sexual behaviors often have a deep impact on social interactions. Here is how female fruit flies cope with it.Nov 1, 2017 | 4 min read
Where is the Engram?
We observe, we learn, we repeat. This is possible thanks to the capacity of our brains to store information - but how and where is memory stored within our brains?Dec 14, 2015 | 4 min read
The climate's barrier to coastal hurricanes
The delicate role of climate in regulating how costal hurricanes may form and gain strength.Nov 8, 2017 | 4 min read
Short bursts of exercise improve brain function
Mens sana in corpore sano - this old latin way of saying correlates physical health (corpore sano) with mental activity (mens sana). But how can we cope with these guidelines in our hectic ways of living? Well, 10 minutes a day might be all that you need.Jan 18, 2018 | 3 min read
GMOs are not a human invention: sweet potato is a naturally transgenic food crop
Genetically modified organisms can be the natural result of environmental interactions between plants and their surroundings.Jul 6, 2015 | 3 min read
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