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Latest Brain-derived neurotrophic factor Stories

2010-04-20 08:22:58

Altered expression and/or function of the protein BDNF, which promotes nerve cell survival, generation, and function, have been implicated in several neurodegenerative conditions, including Alzheimer disease.

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2010-03-25 10:14:20

The research, published in the journal Neuroscience, finds that a protein involved in pain signaling is boosted when tissues are inflamed.

2010-03-12 09:20:53

Researchers at Oregon Health & Science University's School of Dentistry have discovered that nitric oxide is a powerful regulator of a molecule that plays a critical role in the development and function of the nervous system.

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2010-03-03 07:41:25

Study suggests mental activity could stave off age-related cognitive and memory decline.

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2010-02-09 15:10:00

Scientists have identified a gene they say is a strong candidate for involvement in premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) and other maladies associated with the natural flux in hormones during the menstrual cycle.

2010-02-04 22:16:08

Scientists at Emory University School of Medicine have discovered unexpected properties for a precursor to melatonin, the hormone that regulates sleep cycles.

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2010-01-27 14:41:56

Draw a map of the brain when fear and anxiety are involved, and the amygdala—the brain's almond-shaped center for panic and fight-or-flight responses—looms large.

2010-01-26 12:16:21

Researchers have identified a compound that mimics one of the brain's own growth factors and can protect brain cells against damage in several animal models of neurological disease.

2010-01-20 13:37:06

2 major studies in 2 months make a new case for an old suspect in the mystery of how memory works.

2010-01-14 20:27:32

Mice and humans with same human gene abnormality behave similarly according to study in journal Science.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.