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2011-02-08 08:00:00

TORONTO, Feb. 8 /PRNewswire/ - A new study from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) has found evidence suggesting that a variation of a specific gene may play a role in late-onset Alzheimer's, the disease which accounts for over 90% of Alzheimer's cases.

2010-12-14 00:56:32

Scientists at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio restored learning and memory in an Alzheimer's disease mouse model by increasing a protein called CBP.

2010-11-16 19:08:59

New animal research has identified factors, such as the stress response and immune system, that may play important roles in depression.

2010-11-10 13:21:00

SARASOTA, Fla., Nov. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- StemCellRegenMed, Inc. announces that a new stem cell gene and enzyme replacement treatment has been performed on a fourteen month old child with Tay-Sachs disease on November 2, 2010.

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2010-10-18 11:53:45

Mount Sinai researchers have discovered how cocaine corrupts the brain and becomes addictive.

2010-09-09 01:11:10

Addictive drugs are known to induce changes in the brain's reward circuits that may underlie drug craving and relapse after long periods of abstinence.

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2010-08-08 20:30:44

Research on the molecular biology of fear could lead to better methods for treating individuals suffering from anxiety disorders.

2010-07-08 15:04:27

When mice with cancer get a boost in their social life and an upgrade in living conditions, their tumors shrink, and their cancers more often go into spontaneous remission.

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2010-06-04 07:00:00

Researchers at the University of Puerto Rico, School of Medicine have found a way to pharmacologically induce a memory of safety in the brain of rats.

2010-06-03 17:15:40

Finding suggests possibilities for future treatment of anxiety disorders.


Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.