Latest Dentate gyrus Stories

2008-12-30 09:10:00

Maintaining blood sugar levels, even in the absence of disease, may be an important strategy for preserving cognitive health, suggests a study published by researchers at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC). The study appeared in the December issue of Annals of Neurology. Senior moments, also dubbed by New York Times Op-Ed columnist David Brooks as being "hippocampically challenged," are a normal part of aging. Such lapses in memory, according to this new research, could be blamed, at...

2008-10-09 12:15:00

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. Researchers discovered lab mice forced to swim endlessly until they surrendered and just floated, waiting to drown, could be conditioned to regain their will to live when a tone they associated with safety was played. Dr. Eric Kandel of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Columbia University in New...

2008-09-09 12:00:10

Japanese researchers say they have found an area of the brain critical for memory is immature in mice bred to have a schizophrenic-like disorder. Professor Tsuyoshi Miyakawa of Kyoto University and Fujita Health University led the team of researchers with support from the Japan Science and Technology Agency. The scientists used mice bred to have genetic mutations that result in a range of abnormal behaviors similar to those of people with schizophrenia. The team found dentate gyrus...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.