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PAIN, NO GAIN  Pain made female mice less interested in sex but had no such effect on males, a new study finds.

Babies who cry and nurse at night prevent the arrival of a sibling, a delay that gave the screamers an evolutionary edge, a scientist proposes.

A new study suggests that repeated binges on sugar and fat could tilt the neural balance from taking a few modest bites of a tasty dessert toward devouring an entire sundae — and then some. 

  • Clinical Trials

    
    Science Ticker

    Hepatitis C treatment appears extremely effective

    A mix of four medications has provided the most effective way to date to counter the hepatitis C virus in humans.

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  • Biomedicine

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    Unsolved drugs

    Long thought to launch precision attacks against bacteria, antibiotics may also cause lethal collateral damage, according to a controversial theory. Exploring how these compounds kill may reveal new ways to fight antibiotic resistance.
  • Neuroscience

    
    Scicurious

    Bingeing rats show the power of food habits

    Rats allowed to binge on sweetened milk show a bad habit for food. But while food might change our habits, a bad food habit may not necessarily be an addiction.

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  • Nutrition

  • Mental Health

  • Cancer

    
    Science Ticker

    Small molecule makes brain cancer cells collapse and die

    A small molecule, Vacquinol-1, may provide a different way to target and kill cells in glioblastomas, a type of brain tumor.

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  • Human Development

    
    Growth Curve

    What’s going on in the mind of a Skyping baby?

    By studying how young children respond to video calls, scientists hope to understand the role of new technology.

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    Growth Curve

    If your kid hates broccoli, try, try again

    Repeated exposure to foods may be the antidote to picky eating.

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  • Health

    
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    Gene variant, processed meat linked to boost in cancer risk

    In people with a specific variation of a gene on chromosome 10, eating processed meat is associated with an increased risk of developing colon cancer.

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