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Eric Stice

Take The Shot

Is the so-called Novel Swine Influenza A (H1N1) a fluke? Is it about to disappear from the landscape as another 'could have been' red-herring danger like the bird flu that failed to materialize? The answer to these questions is definitely 'no!'

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Just expecting a tasty food activates brain reward systems

7/28/09, Portland, OR. Research to be presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior (SSIB), the foremost society for research into all aspects of eating and drinking behavior, shows that exposing rats to a context associated with eating chocolate activates a part of the brain's reward system known as the orexin system.

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Dopamine-related activity of food reward circuits in the brain and weight gain

7/28/09, Portland, OR. Research to be presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior (SSIB), the foremost society for research into all aspects of eating and drinking behavior, finds that women who possess genetic modifications associated with low activity of the reward neurotransmitter dopamine in the brain when they imagine eating appetizing foods are more pro...

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