Parity May Accelerate the Biological Age Of Post-Menopausal Women

Our biological age (the rate of biological deterioration and repair) is influenced by various environmental factors and our unique genetic variations. Understanding the factors which accelerate our biological age allows the opportunity for interventions and policies, which will help in maintaining a healthy state within the human body for a longer period of time. The […]

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How Dysbiosis Of The Gut Microbiota Affects Sleep

We commonly associate the gut with digestion and the absorption of nutrients, but research is showing that our gut may actually play an important role in sleep. Sleep has been shown to be extremely important in a variety of brain functions and is crucial in maintaining our physiological homeostasis. Our gut microbiota is heavily affected […]

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Political Neuroscience: The Difference Between The Conservative And Liberal American Brain

We all followed the American presidential debate this year between a conservative president and a liberal former vice-president. We as a world have witnessed the ever-growing divide between those who support the major conservative party (the Republicans) and those who support the major liberal party (the Democrats). A field of neuroscience – political neuroscience – […]

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The Potential Influence Of Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1 On Foetal Neurodevelopment

Herpes & the Brain You’re probably thinking of its popular presentation, the common cold sore. However, herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1), can have dangerous consequences, such as loss of cognitive function, which may result in learning disabilities and dementia. Currently, the majority of HSV-1 research is centred around its effect on adults and less […]

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