Whether you're a nice person isn't just about your life experiences: Chemicals appear to play a big role, too. Your kindness, or lack of it, depends in part on whether your brain has the right kind of receptors for the hormones behind affection, scientists find. Researchers asked hundreds of subjects...
A molecular receptor pivotal to the action of male hormones such as testosterone also plays a crucial role in the body's ability to heal. In studies in mice, scientists found that the androgen receptor delays wound healing. When sci... Read Post
Researchers have found that rats either seek out sweets or lose interest, depending on the action of a stomach hormone called ghrelin. Ghrelin is one of many chemicals in the body that tell the brain when to trigger hunger or fullne... Read Post