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2013-10-21 13:25:42

In a biological quirk that promises to provide researchers with a new approach for studying and potentially treating Fragile X syndrome, scientists at the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) have shown that knocking out a gene important for messenger RNA (mRNA) translation in neurons restores memory deficits and reduces behavioral symptoms in a mouse model of a prevalent human neurological disease.

2013-02-25 13:44:35

Cancer is characterized by uncontrolled cell division and growth.

2012-01-27 14:17:49

Memories in our brains are maintained by connections between neurons called "synapses".

2010-02-05 13:14:33

Prions are a special class of proteins best known as the source for mad cow and other neurodegenerative diseases.


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Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.