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Posts tagged hormones

March 12, 2013

 

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Get Some Sleep! Your Body Needs It To Fight Colds.

Does the amount of sleep I get affect how likely I am to catch a cold?

February 14, 2013

 

a basket of apples

Why Am I Still Hungry?

You've just snacked on rice cakes. Why are you still hungry?

September 3, 2012

 

zebra fish's face

Fear Smells Like Sugar

Fear smells like sugar. At least that's the case for zebra fish.

March 20, 2012

 

man thinking with glasses with eyes closed

Is There A Connection Between The Brain And The Gut?

If the brain can upset the gut, can the gut upset the brain?

December 8, 2011

 

chemicals

Are You Chemically Dependent?

We humans are dependent on chemicals like water, air, sugars, starches, fats, proteins, as well as on small amounts of vitamins and minerals.

June 9, 2011

 

Chimp walking around

The Positives And Negatives Of Being A High Ranking Chimp

Any chimpanzee from Kibale National Park in Uganda will tell you, being top banana has its advantages. But, there are many disadvantages as well.

April 15, 2011

 

weight scale

Does Dieting Change Your Brain?

You exercise, eat right, and still have difficulty keeping the weight off. Could the problem be how your brain responds to dieting?

March 28, 2011

 

monotreme

What Triggers Lactation In Monotremes?

Monotremes, like the platypus, lay eggs and don't have placentas. So how does the mother's body know when to start lactating?

January 25, 2011

 

Children's painted handprints

Why Do My Hands And Feet Sweat So Much?

Why do hands and feet sweat so much? How do hormones and the nervous system control the body's cooling system?

January 17, 2011

 

bushtit bird

Bird Hormones Mirror Life Strategies

Is there a physiological mechanism that helps regulate life strategies?

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