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Drug-abusers find it difficult to identify negative emotions

Scientists at the University of Granada have found that drug-abusers have difficulty in identifying negative emotions by their facial expression: wrath, disgust, fear and sadness. Further, regular abuse of alcohol, cannabis and cocaine usually affects abusers’ fluency and decision-making. Consuming cannabis and cocaine negatively affects work memory and reasoning. Similarly, cocaine abuse is associated to… Seguir Leyendo Drug-abusers find it difficult to identify negative emotions

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Teens who were breastfed at birth have stronger leg muscles

A new study appears to have found yet another amazing benefit of breastfeeding – it improves the physical condition of future adolescents. It showed that adolescents who are breast fed at birth have stronger leg muscles than those who received artificial milk. Moreover, muscular leg strength was greater in those who had been breastfed for… Seguir Leyendo Teens who were breastfed at birth have stronger leg muscles

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Goji berries ‘have a significant placebo effect’

Goji berries will not have any positive effect on people that do not follow a balanced diet, according to a University of Granada professor specialist in Nutrition. The species Lycium Barbarum is currently imported from China and comes from the Mediterranean regions and grows in other mild regions of the world. While the consumption of… Seguir Leyendo Goji berries ‘have a significant placebo effect’

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Protein that makes tumor cells in breast cancer resistant to treatments

Scientists have found a protein that makes tumor cells in breast cancer resistant to treatments. Researchers at the Andalusian Institute for Molecular Biology and Regenerative Medicine (CABIMER) and the University of Granada found that cFLIP -an inhibitor of death ligand-induced apoptosis- is not only essential in breast tumor cells resistance to TRAIL treatments (a death… Seguir Leyendo Protein that makes tumor cells in breast cancer resistant to treatments

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Oldest fossils discovered in Cordillera Betica mountain range

A team of Spanish researchers has discovered fossils of Ordovician conodonts dating to between 446 and 444 million years ago for the first time in the western Mediterranean. The discovery of these very primitive marine vertebrates has helped scientists to reconstruct the palaeogeography of the Cordillera Betica mountain range. Their study shows that the mountain… Seguir Leyendo Oldest fossils discovered in Cordillera Betica mountain range

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Perception of diseases determines its impact on patients

Researchers at the University of Granada have stated that, “the idea that patients have of their disease affects their own coping and adaptation to it”. They have developed a test for measuring and assessing chronic patients’ cognitive representation of their disease. This advance will enable the development of clinical psychological treatments much more efficient than… Seguir Leyendo Perception of diseases determines its impact on patients

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‘Physically fit teens have better appetite control and energy expenditure’

A research reveals that children in good shape have better appetite control and energy expenditure. The study conducted at the Department of Physiology of the University of Granada revealed that physically fit adolescents aged 12-17 present increased levels of insulin and leptin. Insulin and leptin are hormones involved in the development of diabetes, appetite control… Seguir Leyendo ‘Physically fit teens have better appetite control and energy expenditure’

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