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Nerve Stimulation Revives Consciousness from Vegetative State
Shawna Williams | Sep 25, 2017
Low-intensity activation of the vagus nerve appears to have increased a patient’s awareness of his surroundings after 15 years without communication.
Gut Microbiota–Obesity Link Clarified
Catherine Offord | Jun 10, 2016
Changes in diet can cause gut microbes to produce acetate, which in turn stimulates insulin secretion and obesity in rodents, scientists show.
Choir Singers Synchronize Heartbeats
Chris Palmer | Jul 10, 2013
Singers in a choir unconsciously coordinate their breathing patterns, which leads to synchronized heart rates, especially during slow chanting.
Moody Mice Soothed by Bacteria
Jessica P. Johnson | Aug 31, 2011
A common dietary supplement alters neurotransmission to ease anxiety.