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As Testosterone Levels Rise, Adolescent Impatience Increases

Increased testosterone, but not age, is related to increased sensitivity to immediate rewards, whereas increased age, but not testosterone, is related to a reduction in general impatience. This is the finding of a recent study conducted at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development investigating the influence of testosterone on adolescents’ decisions. It is obviously […]

Hypoxia-Inducible Factor In Hypothalamic Glucose Sensing

Understanding the biological mechanism that entwines overnutrition with obesity could prove crucial in reducing today’s growing obesity levels. A research team at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, led by Dr. Dongsheng Cai, have identified a pathway that directs the brain to sense the body’s glucose dynamics. They found that a defect of this glucose sensing […]