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Is Man’s Best Friend a Pessimist?

2011/06/06
By Gabriela
Is Man’s Best Friend a Pessimist?

A study has shown that dogs, like humans, can be pessimistic. If a dog becomes especially anxious when left alone they show signs of pessimism. Like humans, dogs may look at a situation as “the glass half full” or “half empty”.  But how is this possible? Scientists at the Academy of Bristol took two...
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The Mystery of Von Hippel Lindau

2011/03/10
By Gabriela
The Mystery of Von Hippel Lindau

Before reading this post, please watch the video on this website. Von Hippel Lindau, more commonly referred to as VHL, is an extremely rare genetic disorder. In fact, VHL is so rare that only 1 in 36,000 people are infected with Von Hippel Lindau.  My father is that one in 36,000 affected by VHL. ...
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Genes: The Thrill of Life?

2010/10/13
By Gabriela
Genes: The Thrill of Life?

Have you ever wondered why some people seek thrills? Or what makes people act this way?  Recent studies, such as the one described in this article, have shown that the reason for said behavior may be hidden in your genes. Jaime Derringer has been testing specific genes with mutations that are related to the...
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