Imaging scans show how the brains of psychopaths respond differently to others in distress.
You may not be familiar with the term “circadian rhythm,” but you’re probably familiar with the idea of the body’s internal clock. A variety of biological processes in the body are set to a 24-hour cycle. Circadian rhythms, as these daily patterns are known, appear in both animals and plants. They’re present in sleep patterns, […]
If you called someone a rat, they probably wouldn’t take it as a compliment. But in a clever new study published today in Science, a team of University of Chicago neurobiologists show that rodents could serve as role models for how humans should behave. Rats were given a difficult choice between heart and stomach: either […]
Over the year-long discussion of health disparities in the MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics seminar series, the health gaps presented between American whites and blacks have been predominantly a one-way street. On nearly every health measure – from infant mortality to diabetes to cardiovascular disease – higher rates are observed for African-Americans. But there’s […]