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Obese patients improve physically and mentally after bariatric surgery
7 April 2015 10:07

Bariatric surgery, or reduction of gastric capacity, is one of the longer lasting options to achieve considerable weight loss in obese people. A Spanish researcher has participated in a study that confirms that the effects of this relatively complex medical surgery are not only physical, but also psychological.

Children's impulsive behaviour is related to their brain connectivity
21 July 2014 9:17

Researchers from the University of Murcia have studied the changes in the brain that are associated with impulsiveness, a personality trait that causes difficulties in inhibiting a response in the face of a stimulus and leads to unplanned actions without considering the negative consequences. These patterns can serve as an indicator for predicting the risk of behavioural problems.

Abuse could lead to permanent brain damage
Childhood maltreatment associated with cerebral grey matter abnormalities
17 June 2014 10:30

An international study has analysed the association between childhood maltreatment and the volume of cerebral grey matter, responsible for processing information. The results revealed a significant deficit in various late developing regions of the brain after abuse.

En azul, trabéculas (filamentos óseos que crecen en el interior del hueso)
Discovered a new pathway regulating bone mass through gut and liver
9 June 2014 23:00

A study with Spanish participation has described a new pathway that affects bone formation. The study, published by Journal of Clinical Investigation, opens new ways to therapeutic approaches for the first pathology associated with taurine deficiency.

chica sonriendo
World Smile Day 2013
Is the human brain capable of identifying a fake smile?
3 October 2013 9:57

Since Leonardo Da Vinci painted the Mona Lisa, much has been said about what lies behind her smile. Now, Spanish researchers have discovered how far this attention-grabbing expression confuses our emotion recognition and makes us perceive a face as happy, even if it is not.