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Weekly Link Love — Edition 20

Research of the Week
Neolithic Brits hosted massive feasts that drew people and pigs from all over the island.

Researchers say they’ve found a cholesterol-lowering drug without the muscle-damaging side effects of statins.

Among people with kidney disease, higher oxalate excretion in the urine predicts kidney disease progression.

“Our estimates imply that prescription opioids can account for 44 percent of the realized national decrease in men’s labor force participation between 2001 and 2015.”

High intensity interval training slows colon cancer cell growth.

After age 70, your fitness is the best predictor of lifespan.

Maternal infection during pregnancy increases the risk of neuropsychiatric disorders in the kids.

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Weekly Link Love—Edition 19

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Research of the Week
Sperm bottlenecks select the strongest.

In the moment, work isn’t so bad.

Compared to controls, teams made up of CEOs are better at cooperating together in strategic games.

Injectable nanoparticles allow mice to see infra-red.

Neurons repair themselves during sleep.

I bet giant ground sloths were delicious.

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Weekly Link Love — Edition 18

Research of the Week
Poor quality relationships are harder on you than having too few.

Intelligence and rational thinking are not the same thing.

Move over, forest bathing. The hot new thing for Alzheimer’s is gene bathing for your brain.

Temporal comprehension of a story is better when you read a physical book versus using an e-reader.

Researchers discover evidence of an entirely new way of neural communication that can overcome complete gaps between severed brain tissues. They can’t explain it, but they know it’s there.

At least 116 individual genetic variants influence neuroticism.

Vitamin D influences brain scaffolding.

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Weekly Link Love — Edition 17

Research of the Week
Self-expanding activities increase sexual desire in long-term couples.

Why you’re so naked and sweaty.

New isotope analysis reveals that Neanderthals were mostly carnivorous.

Alzheimer’s can’t touch musical memories.

We have a 7th sense—the link between the brain and the immune system.

Why the zebra got his stripes.

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Weekly Link Love—Edition 16

Research of the Week
Stimulating the vagus nerve helps PTSD.

Exercise has a stronger effect on cognitive function in older men than older women (who already had better function at baseline).

Estrogen controls type 2 diabetes.

Small teams of scientists disrupt ideas, larger teams develop ideas.

AIs are great at colluding.

If you have a family history of obesity, eat fish. Habitual intake of fatty fish limits genetically-associated weight gain.

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Weekly Link Love—Edition 15

Research of the Week
Adults sleep better and retain more memories in a bed that rocks.

Some human adaptations to extreme environments.

A new gene editing technology—CasX—emerges.

Post-workout carbohydrate replacement reduces the next-day benefits to insulin sensitivity and glucose tolerance.

Kids with fatty liver improve it by dropping sugar.

How a specific ketone body inhibits hypertension.

In Americans, intense experiences predict good health. In Japanese, relaxing experiences predict good health.

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Weekly Link Love—Edition 14

Research of the Week
Neanderthals were likely sprinters, not joggers.

Low-carb diets, whether they be high-protein and/or high-fat, plant-based or animal-based, are not associated with elevated coronary artery calcium.

Fried chicken and fried fish consumption linked to increased cardiovascular and overall mortality.

8-hour feeding windows are totally safe in obese adults.

Recommending breakfast for weight loss in adults may have the opposite effect, according to a new meta-analysis.

Women are more likely to choose short-term and long-term partners with their dad’s eye color.

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Weekly Link Love—Edition 13

Research of the Week
Gene drives—genetic engineering that the recipients pass along to all their offspring—now work in mammals.

Researchers fix Alzheimer’s in mice by targeting epigenetics.

Skipping dinner three times a work helps overweight women drop body fat.

During the age of great migration, Scandinavians with an individualist streak were more likely to move to the U.S. than Scandinavians with a collectivist streak.

Turns out that every single gene is probably important for every single cell.

Facial recognition is being used to fight illegal chimp trading.

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Weekly Link Love—Edition 12

Research of the Week
Maternal choline supplementation reduces the impact of Alzheimer’s disease across generations (in rodents).

Subtitles are better than dubbing for learning a new language.

Computers (and, though not named in the title, smartphones) can really mess up your neck and shoulders if you’re not careful.

Infant circumcision could increase the risk of sudden infant death.

If you’ve ever skipped breakfast, you’re probably already dead of diabetes.

Body paint: an alternative to DEET?

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Weekly Link Love—Edition 11

Research of the Week
Potatoes are more filling than rice or pasta.

The psychological stress response is greater in the morning than the evening.

Despite the absence of a cortex, crows and parrots rival apes in intelligence.

The American Psychological Association issues guidelines saying traditional masculinity is harmful.

“Sure, parents, too much time staring into a screen might be bad for your one-year old, but no screen time at all is even worse!”

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