Chemistry of love

Happy Valentine’s day, everybody! Today is the day we celebrate love. But… what is love from a chemistry point of view? First of all, love can be divided into three phases: Lust Attraction Attachment In each phase different hormones play a crucial role. Lust Lust is strong related with libido. The two hormones involved atContinue reading “Chemistry of love”

Genetics and soul mates

In a previous post, I talked about the genetic similarities in couples regarding alcohol consumption. I received lots of comment (thank you!) and people start asking me if among a couple there are also other genetic similarities. So, I decided to look into the scientific literature and came out with an answer: yes, there are!Continue reading “Genetics and soul mates”

We love each other more during the holidays

Births don’t happen uniformly throughout the year. Since several years, researchers are trying to understand if human reproduction cycle depends on biological factors, such as different the duration of the day, or cultural factors (holidays, for examples), or both factors together. In 2017 Wood and collaborators from Indiana University published a paper in which theyContinue reading “We love each other more during the holidays”