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Research Reveals White Matter 'Scaffold' Of Human Brain
2014-02-11 16:53:41

University of Southern California USC researchers create first map of core white matter connections; find not all brain connections are equally important For the first time, neuroscientists have systematically identified the white matter "scaffold" of the human brain, the critical communications network that supports brain function. Their work, published Feb. 11 in the open-source journal Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, has major implications for understanding brain injury and...

Cocaine And Methamphetamine Response Differ Between Two Substrains Of 'Black 6' Laboratory Mouse
2013-12-20 06:45:36

Jackson Laboratory Researchers including Jackson Laboratory Professor Gary Churchill, Ph.D., have found a single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) difference in cocaine and methamphetamine response between two substrains of the C57BL/6 or "Black 6" inbred laboratory mouse, pointing to Cyfip2 as a regulator of cocaine response with a possible role in addiction. The research team, led by Joseph Takahashi, Ph.D., of University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and the Howard Hughes Medical...

Scientists Identify Genes That May Impact Alzheimer Patients' Brains
2012-04-17 05:38:50

Researchers have identified four genes that are associated with decreasing size of the hippocampus, a finding that may have impacts with studying Alzheimer's disease. The hippocampus is one of the brains regions involved with short and long-term memory processes.  It is also one of the first regions of the brain to exhibit damage from Alzheimer's disease. A team of over 200 scientists from 100 institutions around the world collaborated to map the human genes that boost or sabotage...

2012-03-23 23:00:58

Recent research conducted at the UCLA Laboratory of Neuro-Imaging has confirmed a link between the holistic pain methodology of the far east and increased learning capabilities. Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) March 23, 2012 For years, meditation has been shown to increase the well-being of chronic sufferers of pain and other afflictions which western-medication is unable to remedy. However, recent research conducted at the UCLA Laboratory of Neuro Imaging as well as an in-depth report posted at...

2011-05-13 11:03:48

What if you were told you carried a gene that increases your risk for Alzheimer's disease? And what if you were told this gene starts to do its damage not when you're old but when you're young? Brace yourself. Scientists know there is a strong genetic component to the development of late-onset Alzheimer's. In 1993, researchers discovered a gene known as ApoE4 "” carried by about a quarter of us "” that triples the risk for getting Alzheimer's. In 2009, three more risky genes were...

2010-08-03 07:00:00

SEATTLE, Aug. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Isilon® (Nasdaq: ISLN) today announced that the UCLA Laboratory of Neuro Imaging (LONI), home of the world's largest collection of research neuroimages, has deployed Isilon scale-out storage to power its research into Alzheimer's disease, schizophrenia and other brain disorders. Using Isilon's SmartPools(TM) software, LONI has unified three performance tiers of Isilon scale-out storage into a single file system, simplifying data...

2010-04-19 15:51:05

Three years ago, geneticists reported the startling discovery that nearly half of all people in the U.S. with European ancestry carry a variant of the fat mass and obesity associated (FTO) gene, which causes them to gain weight "” from three to seven pounds, on average "” but worse, puts them at risk for obesity. Now, UCLA researchers have found that the same gene allele, which is also carried by roughly one-quarter of U.S. Hispanics, 15 percent of African Americans and 15...

2009-08-21 12:52:00

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- UCLA researchers have received 80 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act) grants totaling $19.4 million from the National Institutes of Health thus far. UCLA's largest NIH ARRA grant to date was $1.9 million, awarded to UCLA's Laboratory of Neuro Imaging (LONI), which is dedicated to creating scientific approaches to mapping how the brain is structured and how it works. LONI will use the funds to augment its...


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  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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