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Study reveals zebrafish make an unexpected decision when faced with conflicting opportunities

When facing a potential threat, zebrafish choose to continue mating rather than flee. This surprising response, different than that of some other species, appears to be controlled by specific brain regions that respond to pheromone cues. These findings by scientists at Harvard University and Novartis Institutes of BioMedical Research (NIBR) illuminate an aspect of basic… Read More »

Genetic study reveals metabolic origins of anorexia

A global study, led by researchers at King’s College London and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, suggests that anorexia nervosa is at least partly a metabolic disorder, and not purely psychiatric as previously thought. The research was published in Nature Genetics today. The large-scale genome-wide association study, undertaken by over 100 academics worldwide,… Read More »

Olympian Sally Gunnell reveals secret fear her son's headaches were actually brain tumour

Sally Gunnell has always had a ­talent for clearing hurdles. Her mother’s mental breakdown gave her the determination to become an Olympian, and she beat back pain to win gold in the 400m hurdles at the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona. “I have learnt to look at things in a positive way,” says Sally. “My mum… Read More »