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2010-01-27 16:21:21

Scientists at the Brain Research Centre and Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics have uncovered a key cellular mechanism that alters brain cell function in Huntington's disease, and identified a possible treatment for the disease.

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2010-01-22 10:58:45

A team of researchers has managed to obtain 3D images of the vesicles and filaments involved in communication between neurons.

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.

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2010-01-20 12:00:11

For brain cells to communicate, the contacts to each other must function.

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2009-12-29 10:31:00

By combining a research technique that dates back 136 years with modern molecular genetics, a Johns Hopkins neuroscientist has been able to see how a mammal's brain shrewdly revisits and reuses the same molecular cues to control the complex design of its circuits.

2009-12-28 16:43:06

The early stages of Alzheimer's disease are thought to occur at the synapse, since synapse loss is associated with memory dysfunction.

2009-12-23 16:47:33

Scientists at UC Santa Barbara have made a major discovery in how the brain encodes memories.

2009-12-02 19:20:52

The transmission of information from one neuron to the next is an unseen intricate ballet.

2009-11-29 12:22:39

New connections begin to form between brain cells almost immediately as animals learn a new task, according to a study published this week in Nature.

2009-11-25 15:01:41

You wouldn't want a car with no brakes. It turns out that the developing brain needs them, too.


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