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Are dancers genetically different than the rest of us? Yes, says Hebrew University researcher

... that the dancers exhibited particular genetic and personality characteristics that were not found in the other t...olic and ceremonial nature, and a strong spiritual personality trait. Others involved in the research with Ebstein were his Ph.D. student Rachel Bachner- Melman, ...

Facial characteristics indicative of personality traits, say experts

...ipants to judge perceived age, attractiveness, and personality traits of real-life married couples. Photographs ... found that perceptions of age, attractiveness and personality were very similar between male and female couples. For example if the female face was rated as 'soc...

Taste gene may play role in smoking

... are thought to be related to nicotine metabolism, personality traits, and regulation of emotions. According to a genetic study just published in "Nicotine and Tobacco Research," genes responsible for taste also may yield important information about who smokes and why they smoke. Researchers from the Universi...

Genetic factors, neuroticism may be associated with future development of anorexia

...cessive exercise, perceived stress, an extroverted personality and neuroticism, characterized by low self-esteem, emotional instability and feelings of depression, anxiety and guilt. Of these, only neuroticism was identified as a risk factor for subsequent anorexia. "In conclusion, the prevalence of AN increased...

UC Davis, Lawrence Livermore researchers

...fatigue and loss of appetite, to unsteady gait and personality changes. When caught early, pernicious anemia can be treated with monthly shots or daily high dose tablets of vitamin B12 to correct the anemia and reverse the damage to the myelin sheath. The new test also will allow physicians to rule out pernicio...

Highlights from the April 2006 Journal of the American Dietetic Association

...ite. They add that "unknown variables" may include personality characteristics or genetic factors. "None of the behaviors being used by adolescents (in 1999) for weight-control purposes predicted weight loss," the researchers write. "Of greater concern were the negative outcomes associated with dieting and the u...

'Scent of a woman' tells male redback spiders to find a mate

... of the male Australian redback spider. Instead of personality conflicts, spats over in-laws and financial worries, imagine that immediately after the first time you have sex, your partner -- who is 100 to 200 times your body weight -- will eat you alive. Not the ideal honeymoon, perhaps. But redback males, who ...

Hunting down the causes of Huntington disease

... protein. Symptoms include involuntary movements, personality changes, and dementia, and unfortunately, there is no effective treatment to delay or prevent HD. In a study appearing April 6 in advance of print publication in the May issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation, researcher Sandrine Humbert an...

Genetic variants and breast cancer risk, genetics and suicidal behavior, and more

...itself." The authors discuss the possibility that personality traits could be an endophenotype for investigating the genetic basis of suicidal behavior. Citation: Savitz JB, Cupido C-L, Ramesar RS (2006) Trends in suicidology: Personality as an endophenotype for molecular genetic investigations. PLoS Med 3(5): ...

Art of Science exhibit opens at Princeton

...ry behind each image that reveals something of the personality of the scientist who created it," said Andrew Moore, a photographer and filmmaker who is a visiting lecturer in the Visual Arts Program at Princeton and one of the exhibit's organizers. "These are not just byproducts of research by anonymous people ...

Lost in thought: Brain research

...ortex, a part of the brain known to be involved in personality and self-knowledge, among other things. Indeed, the fMRI confirmed that these regions were active during introspection but, when subjects were absorbed in the recognition task, activity in these areas was silenced. (fMRI readings in these areas fell ...

A step toward halting Alzheimer's: Using FDDNP PET to detect disease progression, MCI

...toms of memory loss, confusion, impaired judgment, personality changes, disorientation and loss of language skills. Alzheimer's disease is marked by progressive deterioration of memory and other cognitive functions (attention, language, reasoning, etc.) due to the cell loss in the vulnerable neuronal populations...

Personality and parents' alcoholism interact to influence a person's risk of becoming an alcoholic

...olic New findings show that interaction between a personality trait called "novelty seeking" and parental alcoho...developing alcoholism among COAs. "Disinhibitory personality traits" refer to risk-taking, exploratory, thrill-seeking and sometimes impulsive personality charac...

Researchers find cause of frontotemporal dementia

... So, FTD is clinically characterized by changes in personality and, in a later stage, loss of cognitive functions. Looking for the needle in the haystack Genetic research has previously shown that FTD is caused by a defect in chromosome 17. Chromosome 17 is the carrier of the tau protein's hereditary code, ...

Under certain genetic circumstances, naltrexone may increase the urge to drink

...tress responsivity, early life trauma, and certain personality traits might all interact with genetic makeup to increase or decrease risk of developing alcohol dependence." However, he conceded, "how people react to alcohol and adapt to chronic use is likely to have some roots in genetic makeup. How medicati...

Transmission rates of vCJD

...rious or non-causal correlations between aggregate personality and aspects of climate and culture that influence ...benign, the parasite's subtle effect on individual personality appears to alter aggregate personality at the population level. Drivers of the geographic variation...

Cat parasite may affect cultural traits in human populations

...pulations where this parasite is very common, mass personality modification could result in cultural change," sai...for the parasite, Toxoplasma appears to manipulate personality by the same adaptations that normally help it complete its life cycle. The typical journey of the pa...

Type A personality is not linked to heart disease in large study

... absolutely no connection between the hard-driving personality and heart disease, contrary to previous studies an...sis said. Each of the study participants took a personality test and received a half-day health assessment that included tests for cholesterol levels and other ...

Study offers clues to brain's protective mechanisms against alcoholism

...rotective effect was associated with this or other personality characteristics. "We found that individuals who had the highest level of dopamine D2 receptors were those who were extroverted and more motivated by positive rewards," said Volkow. "This held true for both individuals with and without a family histo...

Association between neuroticism and risk for depression may be genetic

...y be at play when it comes to the link between the personality trait of neuroticism and vulnerability for depress...y to depression is shared with neuroticism. "The personality trait of neuroticism - perhaps better understood as "negative emotionality" is a strong risk factor ...

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