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Stimulation Of The Prefrontal Cortex Reduces Intentions To Commit Aggression

According to a study, researchers examine the brain stimulation, the part of the brain responsible for controlling complex ideas and behaviors, can reduce a person's intention to commit a violent act by more than 50%. The study was published in the Journal of Neuroscience. A minimally invasive technique, called transcranial direct-current stimulation, increased the perception that acts of physical and sexual assault were morally wrong.

Chlamydia: Bacterium Actively Deactivates PMNs

Chlamydia trachomatis is the main cause of sexually transmitted diseases. More than 131 million people are infected with this bacterium worldwide. If detected at an early stage and treated with antibiotics the infection with Chlamydia can be treated very well.

However, infections with Chlamydia develop often without symptoms therefore in many cases remain unnoticed. This promotes the spread of the pathogen and increases the chance for further infections, e.g. with the HI virus or with Neisseria gonorrhoeae, the causative agent of gonorrhoea. 

Association of High Genetic Risk With Cardiovascular Disease

According to a new study, researchers examine the association of combined health behaviors and factors within genetic risk groups with coronary artery disease, atrial fibrillation, stroke, hypertension, and type 2 diabetes as well as to investigate the interactions between genetic risk and lifestyle. A irrespective of the genetic makeup, a poor lifestyle is linked to the development of cardiovascular disease and diabetes. The study was published in the journal JAMA Cardiology.