Children's building blocks

Amniocentesis: a key to identify autism in the womb?

04 Jan 2011

Cambridge researchers are pioneering a new test for autism in the womb, by measuring the levels of testosterone produced by the foetus, which makes its way into the amniotic fluid. They hope to test if children who later develop autism have unusually high levels of testosterone between 12 and 20 weeks of pregnancy.

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Antidepressants

Antidepressants can alter peoples’ moral judgement

28 Sep 2010

The most common type of antidepressants, serotonin enhancers, alters peoples moral judgement and leads to a reduction in aggressive behaviour, a study published today in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) has found.

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Slot Machine

Near misses are like winning to problem gamblers

04 May 2010

The brains of problem gamblers react more intensely to near misses than casual gamblers, new research from the University of Cambridge has found. The results could help explain what keeps problem gamblers betting even though they keep losing.

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