Binge eaters’ dopamine levels spike at sight, smell of food

UPTON, NY – A brain imaging study at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory reveals a subtle difference between ordinary obese subjects and those who compulsively overeat, or binge: In binge eaters but not ordinary obes…

Young people say sex, paychecks come in second to self-esteem

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Young people may crave boosts to their self-esteem a little too much, new research suggests.
Researchers found that college students valued boosts to their self-esteem more than any other pleasant activity they were asked abo…

Uptake protein acts as zinc’s doorway to the cell

UPTON, NY — A study to be published as the “Paper of the Week” in the Journal of Biological Chemistry this December details how zinc, an element fundamental to cell growth, enters the cell via zinc-specific uptake proteins. The research, conducte…

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