Preclinical Press

THE PHYSIOLOGY OF AN ATTRACTION

Her heart once again began to beat rapidly. How sweaty her palms were getting! She hoped they could not tell that she was grinning from ear to ear. If there was one thing she showed great dexterity at, it was controlling whatever storm was in the tea cup of her inside. Physiology had taught her how in such moments, rapid depolarization of the myocardial fibers initiates rapid contraction causing an acceleration of heart rate. And this storm brewing inside her…

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MEDICURRENT

I Got It from My Mama In a small study that scanned the brains of teenagers while exposing them to tempting “food cues,” researchers report that reduced activity in the brain’s self-regulation system may be an important early predictor of adult obesity. The researchers used functional MRI (fMRI) scans on 36 New York teenagers to measure neural responses to food cues and found that food stimuli in the form of words activated regions of the brain associated with reward and…

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Health and Science

From the human brain to the Viral Kingdom, down to the ocean deeps and far across all niches and biomes, there is just science and beauty. Oh, and nature of course. 1. How do brains of intelligent people work? New research postulates that individuals with a higher-than-average intelligence level have brains that are wired in a different way. It suggests that intelligence is linked with increased connectivity between some regions and reduced interactions between others. Previous studies from the department…

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WORDS WITH BAM BAM

WORDS WITH BAM BAM Sunday, the 15th of October dawned brightly, the morning filled with such warm colours. As the midday heat tapered into a welcoming evening ambiance, the UIMSA Press, represented by Jaachimma Nwagbara and Amaji Obinna of the Preclinical school had a sit-down with the immediate past president of the University of Ibadan Medical Students Association (UIMSA). Please, could you introduce yourself? I’m Mr. Adedotun Bamiduro. I served as the UIMSA President in the last tenure. I hail…

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WOULD YOU DATE YOUR CLASSMATES?

WOULD YOU DATE YOUR CLASSMATE NOW/ IN THE FUTURE? Over the past week, I conducted a survey with the above title on members of 2k18 class. I have to say, I received some note-worthy responses and here they are: YES I believe dating girls outside our class will be tasking considering difference in interests, our tight schedules and problems with commitment. Over a period of time, we would have come to understand our classmates. NO I will feel suffocated and…

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Wishes to Sleep

Wishes to Sleep Yes! I now know my enemy. The one who doesn’t want me to succeed in this department. The one who though is not a being, wants to end my being. The one who tells me that I will not find any other friend like him. That one who tells me that if I don’t accept him, then his brother will. Sleep is not my friend. I hate him. He is brother to death who I hate the…

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