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2013-06-21 23:21:18

A study finds a possible link between a drug alternative that could slow age-associated impairments in the brain with restricting caloric intake.

2013-05-22 10:24:15

Activating an enzyme known to play a role in the anti-aging benefits of calorie restriction delays the loss of brain cells and preserves cognitive function in mice.

2012-03-01 11:02:05

MIT neuroscientists have shown that an enzyme overproduced in the brains of Alzheimer's patients creates a blockade that shuts off genes necessary to form new memories.

2012-03-01 01:56:53

In a mouse model of Alzheimer's disease, memory problems stem from an overactive enzyme that shuts off genes related to neuron communication, a new study says.

2012-03-01 01:55:51

A repression of gene activity in the brain appears to be an early event affecting people with Alzheimer's disease, researchers funded by the National Institutes of Health have found.

2011-11-17 10:57:59

Significant progress has been made in understanding the genetic risk factors underlying psychiatric disease.

2010-07-15 02:43:36

Scientists are making progress towards a better understanding of the neuropathology associated with debilitating psychiatric illnesses like bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.

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2010-05-12 14:45:00

Findings could shed light on the evolution of human head size.

2009-04-27 08:46:20

Scientists have studied high-frequency brain waves, known as gamma oscillations, for more than 50 years, believing them crucial to consciousness, attention, learning and memory. Now, for the first time, MIT researchers and colleagues have found a way to induce these waves by shining laser light directly onto the brains of mice.


Word of the Day
swell-mobsman
  • A member of the swell-mob; a genteelly clad pickpocket. Sometimes mobsman.
Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.