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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.
A research collaboration between Australia and Israel has identified a genetic variation that influences the severity of symptoms in Rett syndrome.
Can people's differing reactions to situations of stress be attributed at least in part to genetic differences and do those differences affect men and women in different ways â€“ with the edge seemingly favoring the women?
UC San Diego study in animals may pave way for novel approach to treating Alzheimer's disease.
Alcoholics who have a hard time staying on the wagon might be able to chalk it up to their genes.
New research sheds light on a neural growth factor called proBDNF, finding that it is present and potentially active during the perinatal period when the brain's circuitry and memory-encoding regions are being refined.
"Our discovery sheds light on how the nerve supply to the cardiovascular system is established during development," said Agnieszka Balkowiec, M.D., Ph.D., principal investigator, OHSU School of Dentistry assistant professor of integrative biosciences and OHSU School of Medicine adjunct assistant professor of physiology and pharmacology.
Scientists reported on Wednesday that the brain can produce antidepressants with the right kind of signal, a finding that suggests that meditating, or going to your "happy place," truly works.
By Nanci Hellmich Some obese children and adults who eat excessively may be missing a gene for a brain chemical involved in controlling appetite, according to a study in today's New England Journal of Medicine.
In addition to helping protect us from heart disease and cancer, a balanced diet and regular exercise can also protect the brain and ward off mental disorders.
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