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2011-01-13 17:26:55

Neuroscientists at MIT's Picower Institute of Learning and Memory have uncovered why relatively minor details of an episode are sometimes inexplicably linked to long-term memories.

2011-01-07 11:10:00

An unexpected discovery by UCLA life scientists holds promise for the future development of treatments for post-traumatic stress disorder and other anxiety disorders, and potentially for Alzheimer's disease and other memory-impairment diseases.

2010-12-23 08:17:33

By studying human brain samples, scientists have been able to isolate a set of proteins that account for over 130 different brain diseases – the leading causes of mental disability with an economic costs in the USA that exceeds $300 billion.

2010-12-23 02:09:04

A new study is unraveling the earliest events associated with neurodegenerative diseases characterized by abnormal accumulation of tau protein.

2010-12-21 15:58:34

Newly published research led by Professor Z. Josh Huang, Ph.D., of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) sheds important new light on how neurons in the developing brain make connections with one another.

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2010-12-20 08:29:58

A set of brain proteins is found to play a role in over 100 brain diseases and provides a new insight into evolution of behavior.

2010-12-08 22:03:43

Yale University researchers have found that a single molecule not only connects brain cells but also changes how we learn.

2010-11-29 14:35:08

Scientists from Germany, UK and Italy identify a molecular switch that leads to a sustained increase of calcium in nerve cells and plays a crucial role in the formation of memory and addictive behaviors.

2010-11-18 14:26:51

Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine, applying a state-of-the-art imaging system to brain-tissue samples from mice, have been able to quickly and accurately locate and count the myriad connections between nerve cells in unprecedented detail, as well as to capture and catalog those connections’ surprising variety.

2010-11-12 12:52:24

The human brain is composed of 100 billion individual nerve cells which communicate with each other via a complex network of connections.


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