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A researcher from the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry at the University of Alberta has discovered a mechanism underlying some forms of obesity and addictions which could lead to a treatment for both diseases.
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists identify a novel feedback mechanism that regulates differentiation of adult neural stem cells.
Scientists have identified a chemical that makes new neurons grow.
Scientists have discovered a compound that restores the capacity to form new memories in aging rats, likely by improving the survival of newborn neurons in the brain's memory hub.
Geneticists have known for two decades that fragile X syndrome, the most common inherited cause of intellectual disability, is due to the functional loss of fragile X mental retardation protein (FMRP) in the brain.
Neuroscientists create stimulus-specific sustained activity patterns in brain circuits maintained in vitro.
Scientists now have a better understanding of a perplexing gene that is associated with susceptibility for a wide spectrum of severely debilitating mental illnesses.
Although the fact that we generate new brain cells throughout life is no longer disputed, their purpose has been the topic of much debate.
"Remember whenâ€¦?" is how many a wistful trip down memory lane begins. But just how the brain keeps tabs on what happened and when is still a matter of speculation.
Diabetics aren't the only ones who need to monitor their blood sugar.
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