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December 20, 2014

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6:46 PM | Antidepressants and the effects on your unborn child
Think you know what causes depression? Well unfortunately scientists don’t have the exact answer, surprised? That’s not the only problem, there is an ever growing concern that we live in […]

Altieri SC, Yang H, O'Brien HJ, Redwine HM, Senturk D, Hensler JG & Andrews AM (2014). Perinatal vs. Genetic Programming of Serotonin States Associated with Anxiety., Neuropsychopharmacology, PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25523893

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6:46 PM | Antidepressants and the effects on your unborn child
Think you know what causes depression? Well unfortunately scientists don’t have the exact answer, surprised? That’s not the only problem, there is an ever growing concern that we live in […]

Altieri SC, Yang H, O'Brien HJ, Redwine HM, Senturk D, Hensler JG & Andrews AM (2014). Perinatal vs. Genetic Programming of Serotonin States Associated with Anxiety., Neuropsychopharmacology, PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25523893

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6:46 PM | Antidepressants and the effects on your unborn child
Think you know what causes depression? Well unfortunately scientists don’t have the exact answer, surprised? That’s not the only problem, there is an ever growing concern that we live in […]

Altieri SC, Yang H, O'Brien HJ, Redwine HM, Senturk D, Hensler JG & Andrews AM (2014). Perinatal vs. Genetic Programming of Serotonin States Associated with Anxiety., Neuropsychopharmacology, PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25523893

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12:37 PM | The Ethics of Joke Science
What happens when scientists publish papers that aren't meant to be taken seriously? Is ironic, satirical and joke science all in good fun, or can it be dangerous? This is the question asked by Drexel University researchers Maryam Ronagh and Lawrence Souder in a new paper is called The Ethics of Ironic Science in Its Search for Spoof. The British BMJ journal is known for an annual Christmas special issue filled with unusual articles. For example, two years ago they explored the questio

Ronagh M & Souder L (2014). The Ethics of Ironic Science in Its Search for Spoof., Science and engineering ethics, PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25510233

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December 19, 2014

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7:06 PM | Why “fat shaming” makes the problem worse
Thanks to the internet age we have lost touch with the fact that there is a human out there reading these words. Because of this, the golden rule –treat others […]

LOGEL, C., STINSON, D., GUNN, G., WOOD, J., HOLMES, J. & CAMERON, J. (2014). A little acceptance is good for your health: Interpersonal messages and weight change over time, Personal Relationships, 21 (4) 583-598. DOI: 10.1111/pere.12050

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7:06 PM | Why “fat shaming” makes the problem worse
Thanks to the internet age we have lost touch with the fact that there is a human out there reading these words. Because of this, the golden rule –treat others […]

LOGEL, C., STINSON, D., GUNN, G., WOOD, J., HOLMES, J. & CAMERON, J. (2014). A little acceptance is good for your health: Interpersonal messages and weight change over time, Personal Relationships, 21 (4) 583-598. DOI: 10.1111/pere.12050

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7:06 PM | Why “fat shaming” makes the problem worse
Thanks to the internet age we have lost touch with the fact that there is a human out there reading these words. Because of this, the golden rule –treat others […]

LOGEL, C., STINSON, D., GUNN, G., WOOD, J., HOLMES, J. & CAMERON, J. (2014). A little acceptance is good for your health: Interpersonal messages and weight change over time, Personal Relationships, 21 (4) 583-598. DOI: 10.1111/pere.12050

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7:06 PM | Why “fat shaming” makes the problem worse
Thanks to the internet age we have lost touch with the fact that there is a human out there reading these words. Because of this, the golden rule –treat others […]

LOGEL, C., STINSON, D., GUNN, G., WOOD, J., HOLMES, J. & CAMERON, J. (2014). A little acceptance is good for your health: Interpersonal messages and weight change over time, Personal Relationships, 21 (4) 583-598. DOI: 10.1111/pere.12050

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December 16, 2014

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7:37 PM | Methamphetamine use and the onset of parkinson’s
We’ve all seen the PSA’s trying to show the effects of meth use and in particular, what it does to your teeth. Typically, when it comes to drug use, people […]

Curtin K, Fleckenstein AE, Robison RJ, Crookston MJ, Smith KR & Hanson GR (2014). Methamphetamine/amphetamine abuse and risk of Parkinson's disease in Utah: A population-based assessment., Drug and alcohol dependence, PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25479916

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7:37 PM | Methamphetamine use and the onset of parkinson’s
We’ve all seen the PSA’s trying to show the effects of meth use and in particular, what it does to your teeth. Typically, when it comes to drug use, people […]

Curtin K, Fleckenstein AE, Robison RJ, Crookston MJ, Smith KR & Hanson GR (2014). Methamphetamine/amphetamine abuse and risk of Parkinson's disease in Utah: A population-based assessment., Drug and alcohol dependence, PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25479916

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7:37 PM | Methamphetamine use and the onset of parkinson’s
We’ve all seen the PSA’s trying to show the effects of meth use and in particular, what it does to your teeth. Typically, when it comes to drug use, people […]

Curtin K, Fleckenstein AE, Robison RJ, Crookston MJ, Smith KR & Hanson GR (2014). Methamphetamine/amphetamine abuse and risk of Parkinson's disease in Utah: A population-based assessment., Drug and alcohol dependence, PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25479916

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7:37 PM | Methamphetamine use and the onset of parkinson’s
We’ve all seen the PSA’s trying to show the effects of meth use and in particular, what it does to your teeth. Typically, when it comes to drug use, people […]

Curtin K, Fleckenstein AE, Robison RJ, Crookston MJ, Smith KR & Hanson GR (2014). Methamphetamine/amphetamine abuse and risk of Parkinson's disease in Utah: A population-based assessment., Drug and alcohol dependence, PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25479916

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7:37 PM | Methamphetamine use and the onset of parkinson’s
We’ve all seen the PSA’s trying to show the effects of meth use and in particular, what it does to your teeth. Typically, when it comes to drug use, people […]

Curtin K, Fleckenstein AE, Robison RJ, Crookston MJ, Smith KR & Hanson GR (2014). Methamphetamine/amphetamine abuse and risk of Parkinson's disease in Utah: A population-based assessment., Drug and alcohol dependence, PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25479916

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7:37 PM | Methamphetamine use and the onset of parkinson’s
We’ve all seen the PSA’s trying to show the effects of meth use and in particular, what it does to your teeth. Typically, when it comes to drug use, people […]

Curtin K, Fleckenstein AE, Robison RJ, Crookston MJ, Smith KR & Hanson GR (2014). Methamphetamine/amphetamine abuse and risk of Parkinson's disease in Utah: A population-based assessment., Drug and alcohol dependence, PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25479916

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7:37 PM | Methamphetamine use and the onset of parkinson’s
We’ve all seen the PSA’s trying to show the effects of meth use and in particular, what it does to your teeth. Typically, when it comes to drug use, people […]

Curtin K, Fleckenstein AE, Robison RJ, Crookston MJ, Smith KR & Hanson GR (2014). Methamphetamine/amphetamine abuse and risk of Parkinson's disease in Utah: A population-based assessment., Drug and alcohol dependence, PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25479916

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12:50 AM | Top 4 of 2014: Your Favourite Canine Science Posts
As December rolls into its second half, and the days warm up - or cool down - depending on where you are situated on the globe, we wanted to say thank you for joining us in 2014 - we are continually blown away with the popular and supportive community we have around us at Do You Believe in Dog? here on the blog, on Facebook and also on Twitter. Taking our lead from Companion Animal Psychology, we decided to jump into some statistics (because hey, we are scientists!) to see […]

Scanlon E. (2013). Scholarship in the digital age: Open educational resources, publication and public engagement, British Journal of Educational Technology, 45 (1) 12-23. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/bjet.12010

Stilgoe J. & J. Wilsdon (2014). Why should we promote public engagement with science?, Public Understanding of Science, 23 (1) 4-15. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0963662513518154

Wong-Parodi G. & Strauss B.H. (2014). Team science for science communication., Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25225381

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12:50 AM | Top 4 of 2014: Your Favourite Canine Science Posts
As December rolls into its second half, and the days warm up - or cool down - depending on where you are situated on the globe, we wanted to say thank you for joining us in 2014 - we are continually blown away with the popular and supportive community we have around us at Do You Believe in Dog? here on the blog, on Facebook and also on Twitter. Taking our lead from Companion Animal Psychology, we decided to jump into some statistics (because hey, we are scientists!) to see […]

Scanlon E. (2013). Scholarship in the digital age: Open educational resources, publication and public engagement, British Journal of Educational Technology, 45 (1) 12-23. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/bjet.12010

Stilgoe J. & J. Wilsdon (2014). Why should we promote public engagement with science?, Public Understanding of Science, 23 (1) 4-15. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0963662513518154

Wong-Parodi G. & Strauss B.H. (2014). Team science for science communication., Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25225381

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12:50 AM | Top 4 of 2014: Your Favourite Canine Science Posts
As December rolls into its second half, and the days warm up - or cool down - depending on where you are situated on the globe, we wanted to say thank you for joining us in 2014 - we are continually blown away with the popular and supportive community we have around us at Do You Believe in Dog? here on the blog, on Facebook and also on Twitter. Taking our lead from Companion Animal Psychology, we decided to jump into some statistics (because hey, we are scientists!) to see […]

Scanlon E. (2013). Scholarship in the digital age: Open educational resources, publication and public engagement, British Journal of Educational Technology, 45 (1) 12-23. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/bjet.12010

Stilgoe J. & J. Wilsdon (2014). Why should we promote public engagement with science?, Public Understanding of Science, 23 (1) 4-15. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0963662513518154

Wong-Parodi G. & Strauss B.H. (2014). Team science for science communication., Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25225381

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12:50 AM | Top 4 of 2014: Your Favourite Canine Science Posts
As December rolls into its second half, and the days warm up - or cool down - depending on where you are situated on the globe, we wanted to say thank you for joining us in 2014 - we are continually blown away with the popular and supportive community we have around us at Do You Believe in Dog? here on the blog, on Facebook and also on Twitter. Taking our lead from Companion Animal Psychology, we decided to jump into some statistics (because hey, we are scientists!) to see […]

Scanlon E. (2013). Scholarship in the digital age: Open educational resources, publication and public engagement, British Journal of Educational Technology, 45 (1) 12-23. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/bjet.12010

Stilgoe J. & J. Wilsdon (2014). Why should we promote public engagement with science?, Public Understanding of Science, 23 (1) 4-15. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0963662513518154

Wong-Parodi G. & Strauss B.H. (2014). Team science for science communication., Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25225381

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12:50 AM | Top 4 of 2014: Your Favourite Canine Science Posts
As December rolls into its second half, and the days warm up - or cool down - depending on where you are situated on the globe, we wanted to say thank you for joining us in 2014 - we are continually blown away with the popular and supportive community we have around us at Do You Believe in Dog? here on the blog, on Facebook and also on Twitter. Taking our lead from Companion Animal Psychology, we decided to jump into some statistics (because hey, we are scientists!) to see […]

Scanlon E. (2013). Scholarship in the digital age: Open educational resources, publication and public engagement, British Journal of Educational Technology, 45 (1) 12-23. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/bjet.12010

Stilgoe J. & J. Wilsdon (2014). Why should we promote public engagement with science?, Public Understanding of Science, 23 (1) 4-15. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0963662513518154

Wong-Parodi G. & Strauss B.H. (2014). Team science for science communication., Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25225381

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12:50 AM | Top 4 of 2014: Your Favourite Canine Science Posts
As December rolls into its second half, and the days warm up - or cool down - depending on where you are situated on the globe, we wanted to say thank you for joining us in 2014 - we are continually blown away with the popular and supportive community we have around us at Do You Believe in Dog? here on the blog, on Facebook and also on Twitter. Taking our lead from Companion Animal Psychology, we decided to jump into some statistics (because hey, we are scientists!) to see […]

Scanlon E. (2013). Scholarship in the digital age: Open educational resources, publication and public engagement, British Journal of Educational Technology, 45 (1) 12-23. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/bjet.12010

Stilgoe J. & J. Wilsdon (2014). Why should we promote public engagement with science?, Public Understanding of Science, 23 (1) 4-15. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0963662513518154

Wong-Parodi G. & Strauss B.H. (2014). Team science for science communication., Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25225381

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12:50 AM | Top 4 of 2014: Your Favourite Canine Science Posts
As December rolls into its second half, and the days warm up - or cool down - depending on where you are situated on the globe, we wanted to say thank you for joining us in 2014 - we are continually blown away with the popular and supportive community we have around us at Do You Believe in Dog? here on the blog, on Facebook and also on Twitter. Taking our lead from Companion Animal Psychology, we decided to jump into some statistics (because hey, we are scientists!) to see […]

Scanlon E. (2013). Scholarship in the digital age: Open educational resources, publication and public engagement, British Journal of Educational Technology, 45 (1) 12-23. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/bjet.12010

Stilgoe J. & J. Wilsdon (2014). Why should we promote public engagement with science?, Public Understanding of Science, 23 (1) 4-15. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0963662513518154

Wong-Parodi G. & Strauss B.H. (2014). Team science for science communication., Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25225381

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December 12, 2014

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8:32 AM | Party On! (If You're Middle-Class and Young): Age Differences Explain Social Class Differences in University Friendships
In a recent meta-analytic review, I found that working-class students are less integrated at university than their middle-class peers. I offered up nine potential explanations for this working-class exclusion effect. It turns out that one of the simplest explanations in this list is also the most promising. It’s all to do with age.Working-class students tend to be older than middle-class students. Why? Most likely because they don’t tend to go to university immediately after […]

Rubin, M. & Wright, C. (2014). Age differences explain social class differences in students’ friendship at university: Implications for transition and retention, Higher Education, DOI: 10.1007/s10734-014-9844-8

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8:32 AM | Party On! (If You're Middle-Class and Young): Age Differences Explain Social Class Differences in University Friendships
In a recent meta-analytic review, I found that working-class students are less integrated at university than their middle-class peers. I offered up nine potential explanations for this working-class exclusion effect. It turns out that one of the simplest explanations in this list is also the most promising. It’s all to do with age.Working-class students tend to be older than middle-class students. Why? Most likely because they don’t tend to go to university immediately after […]

Rubin, M. & Wright, C. (2014). Age differences explain social class differences in students’ friendship at university: Implications for transition and retention, Higher Education, DOI: 10.1007/s10734-014-9844-8

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December 08, 2014

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11:47 PM | Don't miss out! Dogs + Science from November
Catch up! Participate! Plan your conferences for 2015! Check out all the latest in canine science from November here, thanks to the magic of Storify (if you don't see a beautiful array of handy snippets below, please click this link to view)[View the story "Do You Believe in Dog? [01-30 November 2014]" on Storify]Further reading: Cobb M., Paul McGreevy, Alan Lill & Pauleen Bennett (2014). The advent of canine performance science: Offering a sustainable future for working […]

Bradshaw J.W.S. & Rachel A. Casey (2009). Dominance in domestic dogs—useful construct or bad habit?, Journal of Veterinary Behavior: Clinical Applications and Research, 4 (3) 135-144. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jveb.2008.08.004

Gosling S.D. & Oliver P. John (2003). A Dog's Got Personality: A Cross-Species Comparative Approach to Personality Judgments in Dogs and Humans., Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 85 (6) 1161-1169. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/0022-3514.85.6.1161

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11:47 PM | Don't miss out! Dogs + Science from November
Catch up! Participate! Plan your conferences for 2015! Check out all the latest in canine science from November here, thanks to the magic of Storify (if you don't see a beautiful array of handy snippets below, please click this link to view)[View the story "Do You Believe in Dog? [01-30 November 2014]" on Storify]Further reading: Cobb M., Paul McGreevy, Alan Lill & Pauleen Bennett (2014). The advent of canine performance science: Offering a sustainable future for working […]

Bradshaw J.W.S. & Rachel A. Casey (2009). Dominance in domestic dogs—useful construct or bad habit?, Journal of Veterinary Behavior: Clinical Applications and Research, 4 (3) 135-144. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jveb.2008.08.004

Gosling S.D. & Oliver P. John (2003). A Dog's Got Personality: A Cross-Species Comparative Approach to Personality Judgments in Dogs and Humans., Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 85 (6) 1161-1169. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/0022-3514.85.6.1161

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11:47 PM | Don't miss out! Dogs + Science from November
Catch up! Participate! Plan your conferences for 2015! Check out all the latest in canine science from November here, thanks to the magic of Storify (if you don't see a beautiful array of handy snippets below, please click this link to view)[View the story "Do You Believe in Dog? [01-30 November 2014]" on Storify]Further reading: Cobb M., Paul McGreevy, Alan Lill & Pauleen Bennett (2014). The advent of canine performance science: Offering a sustainable future for working […]

Bradshaw J.W.S. & Rachel A. Casey (2009). Dominance in domestic dogs—useful construct or bad habit?, Journal of Veterinary Behavior: Clinical Applications and Research, 4 (3) 135-144. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jveb.2008.08.004

Gosling S.D. & Oliver P. John (2003). A Dog's Got Personality: A Cross-Species Comparative Approach to Personality Judgments in Dogs and Humans., Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 85 (6) 1161-1169. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/0022-3514.85.6.1161

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11:47 PM | Don't miss out! Dogs + Science from November
Catch up! Participate! Plan your conferences for 2015! Check out all the latest in canine science from November here, thanks to the magic of Storify (if you don't see a beautiful array of handy snippets below, please click this link to view)[View the story "Do You Believe in Dog? [01-30 November 2014]" on Storify]Further reading: Cobb M., Paul McGreevy, Alan Lill & Pauleen Bennett (2014). The advent of canine performance science: Offering a sustainable future for working […]

Bradshaw J.W.S. & Rachel A. Casey (2009). Dominance in domestic dogs—useful construct or bad habit?, Journal of Veterinary Behavior: Clinical Applications and Research, 4 (3) 135-144. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jveb.2008.08.004

Gosling S.D. & Oliver P. John (2003). A Dog's Got Personality: A Cross-Species Comparative Approach to Personality Judgments in Dogs and Humans., Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 85 (6) 1161-1169. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/0022-3514.85.6.1161

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8:13 PM | Scientists find a hormone that makes you fatter
Our waistlines are expanding, it’s no secret that around the world despite rampant hunger people are also getting fatter. While there are many things that are contributing to this — […]

Crane, J., Palanivel, R., Mottillo, E., Bujak, A., Wang, H., Ford, R., Collins, A., Blümer, R., Fullerton, M., Yabut, J. & Kim, J. (2014). Inhibiting peripheral serotonin synthesis reduces obesity and metabolic dysfunction by promoting brown adipose tissue thermogenesis, Nature Medicine, DOI: 10.1038/nm.3766

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8:13 PM | Scientists find a hormone that makes you fatter
Our waistlines are expanding, it’s no secret that around the world despite rampant hunger people are also getting fatter. While there are many things that are contributing to this — […]

Crane, J., Palanivel, R., Mottillo, E., Bujak, A., Wang, H., Ford, R., Collins, A., Blümer, R., Fullerton, M., Yabut, J. & Kim, J. (2014). Inhibiting peripheral serotonin synthesis reduces obesity and metabolic dysfunction by promoting brown adipose tissue thermogenesis, Nature Medicine, DOI: 10.1038/nm.3766

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