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How household plastics could ruin your sex life

How household plastics could ruin your sex life

October 21, 2014

Research into the effects of phthalates on women’s libido has yielded some strange headlines. The latest study, led by Dr Emily Barrett at the University of Rochester in New York State, was presented this week to the American Society for Reproductive Medicine’s annual conference in Honolulu.

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Rubber ducks can kill your sex drive, research finds

Rubber ducks can kill your sex drive, research finds

October 20, 2014

Women with the highest concentrations of “phthalates” in their bodies – chemicals used to make plastics bendy – were far more likely to suffer low libido, researchers found. “Phthalates are chemicals in plastics and basically they make plastic soft,” said Dr Emily Barrett, of the University of Rochester School of Medicine, in New York.

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Males may search for sex instead of food because their brains are programmed that way

Males may search for sex instead of food because their brains are programmed that way

October 20, 2014

There are some pretty basic building blocks to the survival of a species: that whole eating thing, and sex. Animals logically focus on both activities. But males prioritize the search for a mate over the hunt for grub, something that may be attributed to how their brains are programmed, according to new research published Thursday in the journal Current Biology.

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‘Red Effect’ sparks interest in female monkeys

‘Red Effect’ sparks interest in female monkeys

October 17, 2014

Recent studies showed that the color red tends increase our attraction toward others, feelings of jealousy, and even reaction times. Now, new research shows that female monkeys also respond to the color red, suggesting that biology, rather than our culture, may play the fundamental role in our “red” reactions.

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New books paints portrait of Spanish scientist as artist

New books paints portrait of Spanish scientist as artist

October 17, 2014

Many in the scientific world today recognize Spanish Nobel prizewinner named Santiago Ramón y Cajal as a pioneer in cell biology and neuroscience. Now in a new book by professor Claudia Schaefer, he is being more fully recognized as an empirical observer and dedicated photographer.

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Are male brains wired to ignore food for sex?

Are male brains wired to ignore food for sex?

October 16, 2014

Medical Center researchers have shown that male brains – at least in microscopic roundworms – will suppress the ability to locate food in order to instead focus on finding a mate.

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Male brains wired to ignore food in favour of sex, study shows

Male brains wired to ignore food in favour of sex, study shows

October 16, 2014

Male brains are wired to make them ignore food and look for a mate instead, according to new research. The study by the University of Rochester Medical Centre points to how subtle changes in the brain’s circuitry dictate differences in behaviour between males and females.

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One step closer to the elusive invisibility cloak (video)

One step closer to the elusive invisibility cloak (video)

October 13, 2014

We’re still a long way from donning real invisibility cloaks, but by working out a better way to bend light, scientists from the University of Rochester can make movable objects invisible to the viewer — multi-directionally, and in three dimensions.

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Women can request epidural anytime during labor, researchers say

Women can request epidural anytime during labor, researchers say

October 9, 2014

“I think there are still providers that were trained in the earlier era, when they preferred their patients to receive an epidural in the later stages of labor,” said Dr. Neil Seligman.

Seligman, who was not involved in the new analysis, is a maternal and fetal medicine expert at University of Rochester Medical Center in New York.

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What is blue noise mask?

What is blue noise mask?

October 7, 2014

Two University engineers helped transform the early days of the digital revolution, setting off a “virtuous cycle” of research and invention that continues to be felt decades later. That’s the largely untold story of the blue noise mask.

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