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2009-12-09 19:44:52

Cells release nourishing growth factor in key area.

2009-10-28 14:25:00

People with gene variant perform more than 20 percent worse on driving test.

2009-10-20 19:19:28

Growth factors. They are the proteins that trigger a countless number of actions in cells.

2009-10-06 14:27:11

The action of a small protein that is a major villain in Alzheimer's disease can be counterbalanced with another brain protein, researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have found in an animal study.

2009-09-30 07:27:11

Chaos brews in the brains of newborns: the nerve cells are still bound only loosely to each other.

2009-07-21 14:02:57

UC Irvine scientists have shown for the first time that neural stem cells can rescue memory in mice with advanced Alzheimer's disease, raising hopes of a potential treatment for the leading cause of elderly dementia that afflicts 5.3 million people in the U.S.

2009-06-23 11:10:29

Eating disorders are frequently seen as psychological or societal diseases, but do they have an underlying biological cause? A new study shows that the levels of a brain protein differ between healthy and anorexic women.

2009-05-29 08:59:43

When someone becomes dependent on drugs or alcohol, the brain's pleasure center gets hijacked, disrupting the normal functioning of its reward circuitry.

2009-05-18 15:42:01

The instruction manual for maintaining an efficient brain may soon include a section on synaptotagmin-IV (Syt-IV), a protein known to influence learning and memory, thanks to a study by University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers.


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edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
The word 'edulcoration' comes from a Latin word meaning 'making sweet'.