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Jaime Maguire

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Does genetics play a role in the development of anorexia nervosa
Aug 06, 2018

Anorexia nervosa (AN) is a life threatening and chronic condition characterised by body image distortion, fear of weight gain and food restriction. This disease is associated with a decreased quality of life and an increased rate of mortality and suicide.[1,2] Twin and family studies have shown a genetic contribution to the development of AN, and data has highlighted the possible dysfunction of the dopaminergic and serotonergic pathways.

Promising results for seaweed as sunscreen alternative
Apr 20, 2018

Sunscreens contain inorganic or organic compounds called ‘filters’. These filters scatter and/or absorb ultra-violet radiation (UVR), resulting in reduced photo-ageing and keratoses. Despite these benefits, there are both ecological and human health concerns with sunscreens.