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Publication Title: 
Psychoneuroendocrinology

To fall in love is the first step in pair formation in humans and is a complex process which only recently has become the object of neuroscientific investigation. The little information available in this field prompted us to measure the levels of some pituitary, adrenal and gonadal hormones in a group of 24 subjects of both sexes who had recently (within the previous six months) fallen in love, and to compare them with those of 24 subjects who were single or were part of a long-lasting relationship.

Author(s): 
Marazziti, Donatella
Canale, Domenico
Publication Title: 
Psychoneuroendocrinology

Our current knowledge of the neurobiology of romantic love remains scanty. In view of the complexity of a sentiment like love, it would not be surprising that a diversity of biochemical mechanisms could be involved in the mood changes of the initial stage of a romance. In the present study, we have examined whether the early romantic phase of a loving relationship could be associated with alterations in circulating levels of neurotrophins (NTs).

Author(s): 
Emanuele, Enzo
Politi, Pierluigi
Bianchi, Marika
Minoretti, Piercarlo
Bertona, Marco
Geroldi, Diego
Publication Title: 
The Journal of Adolescent Health: Official Publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine

PURPOSE: To examine social and romantic outcomes among survivors of childhood cancer and comparison peers during the transition from adolescence to emerging adulthood. METHODS: Families were recruited when the children with cancer were 8-15-years-old and on initial treatment for a malignancy that did not primarily affect the central nervous system (i.e., non-CNS). At that time, each child with cancer was matched to a classmate of similar age, gender, and race for inclusion in a comparison group.

Author(s): 
Gerhardt, Cynthia A.
Vannatta, Kathryn
Valerius, Kristin S.
Correll, Judy
Noll, Robert B.
Publication Title: 
Presse Medicale (Paris, France: 1983)

The personality traits of 40 women with non organ-specific dysimmune diseases were studied by means of a questionnaire devised to evaluate behavioural components including 48 items divided into 8 different patterns. The patients fell into 3 groups. Group I comprised 20 women with collagen diseases, including systemic lupus erythematosus (n = 8), scleroderma (n = 4), Sharp's syndrome (n = 4), polymyositis (n = 3) and Shulman's syndrome (n = 1). Group II was made of 10 women with either primary (n = 6) or secondary (n = 4) Sjˆgren's syndrome.

Author(s): 
Dupond, J. L.
Humbert, P.
Taillard, C.
de Wazieres, B.
Vuitton, D.
Publication Title: 
Presse Medicale (Paris, France: 1983)

The personality traits of 40 women with non organ-specific dysimmune diseases were studied by means of a questionnaire devised to evaluate behavioural components including 48 items divided into 8 different patterns. The patients fell into 3 groups. Group I comprised 20 women with collagen diseases, including systemic lupus erythematosus (n = 8), scleroderma (n = 4), Sharp's syndrome (n = 4), polymyositis (n = 3) and Shulman's syndrome (n = 1). Group II was made of 10 women with either primary (n = 6) or secondary (n = 4) Sjˆgren's syndrome.

Author(s): 
Dupond, J. L.
Humbert, P.
Taillard, C.
de Wazieres, B.
Vuitton, D.
Publication Title: 
Neuro Endocrinology Letters

OBJECTIVE: Little is known regarding the relationship between social evaluation-induced neuroendocrine responses and generosity in game-theoretic situations. Previous studies demonstrated that reputation formation plays a pivotal role in prosocial behavior. This study aimed to examine the relationships between a social evaluation-induced salivary alpha-amylase (sAA) response and generosity in the dictator game. The relationship is potentially important in neuroeconomics of altruism and game theory.

Author(s): 
Takahashi, Taiki
Ikeda, Koki
Hasegawa, Toshikazu
Publication Title: 
Neuro Endocrinology Letters

BACKGROUND: Previous studies have suggested that abnormalities in plasma phospholipid fatty acids may play a role in aggressive behavior. Recently, it was suggested that a dysfunctional serotonergic turnover in the brain may be involved in the etiopathology of pedophilia. Depletion of n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) may cause alterations in the serotonergic system that may be related to pedophilia and aggression. METHODS: This study examines the serum phospholipid n-3 and n-6 PUFA fractions in pedophilia.

Author(s): 
Mincke, Elda
Cosyns, Paul
Christophe, Armand B.
De Vriese, Stephanie
Maes, Michael
Publication Title: 
Neuro Endocrinology Letters

OBJECTIVE: Little is known regarding the relationship between social evaluation-induced neuroendocrine responses and generosity in game-theoretic situations. Previous studies demonstrated that reputation formation plays a pivotal role in prosocial behavior. This study aimed to examine the relationships between a social evaluation-induced salivary alpha-amylase (sAA) response and generosity in the dictator game. The relationship is potentially important in neuroeconomics of altruism and game theory.

Author(s): 
Takahashi, Taiki
Ikeda, Koki
Hasegawa, Toshikazu
Publication Title: 
Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (New York, N.Y.)

OBJECTIVES: Emerging research is revealing that direct physical contact of the human body with the surface of the earth (grounding or earthing) has intriguing effects on human physiology and health, including beneficial effects on various cardiovascular risk factors. This study examined effects of 2 hours of grounding on the electrical charge (zeta potential) on red blood cells (RBCs) and the effects on the extent of RBC clumping. DESIGN/INTERVENTIONS: SUBJECTS were grounded with conductive patches on the soles of their feet and palms of their hands.

Author(s): 
Chevalier, Gaétan
Sinatra, Stephen T.
Oschman, James L.
Delany, Richard M.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (New York, N.Y.)

OBJECTIVES: Emerging research is revealing that direct physical contact of the human body with the surface of the earth (grounding or earthing) has intriguing effects on human physiology and health, including beneficial effects on various cardiovascular risk factors. This study examined effects of 2 hours of grounding on the electrical charge (zeta potential) on red blood cells (RBCs) and the effects on the extent of RBC clumping. DESIGN/INTERVENTIONS: SUBJECTS were grounded with conductive patches on the soles of their feet and palms of their hands.

Author(s): 
Chevalier, Gaétan
Sinatra, Stephen T.
Oschman, James L.
Delany, Richard M.

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