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The brain consumes half of a child’s energy — and that could matter for weight gain

A new study proposes that variation in the energy needs of brain development across kids — in terms of the timing, intensity and duration of energy use — could influence patterns of energy expenditure and weight gain.

What to know about Asperger’s syndrome and ADHD

Autism spectrum disorder and ADHD are conditions that doctors link to brain development. Asperger’s syndrome is no longer a separate diagnosis and typically refers to a mild form of autism. In this article, we look at the differences between autism spe…

What to know about epinephrine and norepinephrine

Epinephrine and norepinephrine are chemical messengers that play an important role in the body’s fight or flight response. Although these two chemicals are similar, they act on different parts of the body. Doctors also use synthetic versions of these…

Your circle of friends is more predictive of your health, study finds

To get a better reading on your overall health and wellness, you’d be better off looking at the strength and structure of your circle of friends, according to a new study.

Introduced a new paradigm of cell transplantation with scaffold microrobots

Scientists developed a microrobot that can precisely transplant stem cells in various in vivo and vitro environments. Expects to improve the efficiency of treating degenerative neural disorders such as Alzheimer by accurately and safely delivering to a…

Schizophrenia: Adolescence is the game-changer

Schizophrenia may be related to the deletion syndrome. However, not everyone who has the syndrome necessarily develops psychotic symptoms. What triggers the illness? Researchers (UNIGE) have provided an initial answer after analysing several years of p…