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Minocycline, a microglial inhibitor, reduces ‘honey trap’ risk in huma

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Kholdstare
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May4-13, 07:08 AM
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Recently, minocycline, a tetracycline antibiotic, has been reported to improve symptoms of psychiatric disorders and to facilitate sober decision-making in healthy human subjects. Here we show that minocycline also reduces the risk of the ‘honey trap’ during an economic exchange. Males tend to cooperate with physically attractive females without careful evaluation of their trustworthiness, resulting in betrayal by the female. In this experiment, healthy male participants made risky choices (whether or not to trust female partners, identified only by photograph, who had decided in advance to exploit the male participants). The results show that trusting behaviour in male participants significantly increased in relation to the perceived attractiveness of the female partner, but that attractiveness did not impact trusting behaviour in the minocycline group. Animal studies have shown that minocycline inhibits microglial activities. Therefore, this minocycline effect may shed new light on the unknown roles microglia play in human mental activities.
http://www.nature.com/srep/2013/1304...srep01685.html
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edward
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May4-13, 02:23 PM
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WOW very interesting post. Luckily I think I am too old to be affected by a pretty face anymore.

Here is a link from Pub-Med that is probably the source of your link.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23595250

The words nature or natural in the name of a web site will sometimes get a post deleted except in general discussion.

Quite evidently the studies were done in Japan. (nothing wrong with that)

here is one that really goes in depth. (It might be a long version of the same one study).

http://www.plosone.org/article/info%...l.pone.0040461
Kholdstare
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May5-13, 02:56 PM
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The words nature or natural in the name of a web site will sometimes get a post deleted except in general discussion.
WHAT? Its from Nature Publishing Group. Have people started to become dumb?

SW VandeCarr
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May7-13, 03:12 AM
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Minocycline, a microglial inhibitor, reduces ‘honey trap’ risk in huma

Nature, of course, published the original papers by Watson, Crick and Wilkins on the double helix structure of DNA in 1953. As far as I know, it remains a leading journal in the life sciences. Unfortunately, Rosalind Franklin was not given sufficient credit at the time for her contributions

http://www.nature.com/nature/dna50/archive.html
bobze
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May7-13, 05:40 PM
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Quote Quote by edward View Post
WOW very interesting post. Luckily I think I am too old to be affected by a pretty face anymore.

Here is a link from Pub-Med that is probably the source of your link.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23595250

The words nature or natural in the name of a web site will sometimes get a post deleted except in general discussion.

Quite evidently the studies were done in Japan. (nothing wrong with that)

here is one that really goes in depth. (It might be a long version of the same one study).

http://www.plosone.org/article/info%...l.pone.0040461
He posted the study, from the journal nature no doubt too :)


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