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2012-02-16 11:19:22

Brain scans of two strains of mice imbibing significant quantities of alcohol reveal serious shrinkage in some brain regions - but only in mice lacking a particular type of receptor for dopamine, the brain's "reward" chemical.

2012-01-26 02:08:43

New research reveals a fascinating and unexpected molecular partnership within the brain neurons that regulate appetite.

2012-01-19 15:13:40

A receptor found on blood platelets whose importance as a potential pharmaceutical target has long been questioned may in fact be fruitful in drug testing, according to new research from Michigan State University chemists.

2012-01-05 13:06:49

The problem in biology of how to identify the promoters of olfactory receptor genes (>1000 genes) has remained unsolved due to the difficulty of purifying sufficient material from the olfactory epithelium.

2011-12-13 19:09:56

Banana, mango or apricot - telling these smells apart is no problem for the human nose.

2011-12-07 22:53:26

Neuropeptide Y (NPY) is the most abundant peptide hormone of the central nervous system.

2011-12-07 14:27:11

Long the bane of picky eaters everywhere, broccoli’s taste is not just a matter of having a cultured palate; some people can easily taste a bitter compound in the vegetable that others have difficulty detecting.

2011-12-02 12:50:48

There's an existential crisis that often happens at dinner tables across the country: why won't kids eat their vegetables?


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