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Brain Region Responsible For Resisting Alcohol's Allure
2014-04-04 08:00:27

University of Utah neuroscientists finds the lateral habenula controls sensitivity to the negative effects of drinking alcohol

Decision Making Brain Region
2013-11-25 08:02:23

New research shows that one of the smallest, oldest parts of the brain plays a big role when it comes to helping people make up their minds.

2011-02-23 22:17:39

A team of neuroscientists at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL), Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) and UC San Diego (UCSD) has collected evidence suggesting that a previously overlooked portion of the brain could be a prime locus of human depression.

2011-02-23 17:31:01

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, and the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, have identified hyperactive cells in a tiny brain structure that may play an important role in depression.

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2011-01-31 09:10:00

Experts at the Scripps Research Institute campus in Florida have found a genetic mechanism that controls nicotine addiction in the brain--a discovery which could open the door for more effective smoking cessation aids.

2011-01-11 13:57:06

Scientists from the Agency of Science, Technology and Research/Duke-NUS Neuroscience Research Partnership (A*STAR/Duke-NUS NRP), A*STAR’s Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology, and the National University of Singapore have made a breakthrough concerning how anxiety is regulated in the vertebrate brain.

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2010-01-09 09:39:13

A team of neurosurgeons at Heidelberg University Hospital and psychiatrists at the Central Institute of Mental Health, Mannheim have for the first time successfully treated a patient suffering from severe depression by stimulating the habenula, a tiny nerve structure in the brain.


Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.