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2010-08-19 11:35:00

Scientists have identified a protein that may bring light to the addictive impact of cocaine on the brain.

2010-08-16 14:37:22

When a certain protein is mutated or missing, symptoms of the neurodevelopmental disorder Rett syndrome arise, causing a gradual loss of brain function during early development.

2010-08-16 14:25:09

A regulatory protein best known for its role in a rare genetic brain disorder also may play a critical role in cocaine addiction.

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2010-08-16 08:45:00

Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute have identified a protein that may act as the trigger controlling the addictive impact of cocaine in the brain.

2010-07-12 13:50:34

A subtle mutation affecting the epigenome – a set of dynamic factors that influence gene activity -- may lead to an inherited form of mental retardation that affects boys, find researchers at Children's Hospital Boston.

2010-02-25 13:44:55

A paper published online today in Molecular Cell proposes that Methyl CpG binding protein 2 (MeCP2) impacts the entire genome in neurons, rather than acting as a regulator of specific genes.

2009-12-08 17:57:55

Loss of the gene that causes Rett syndrome disrupts the production of neurotransmitters in specific nerve cells, causing the movement and behavioral problems typical of the disease.

2009-10-27 12:00:00

CINCINNATI, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Inspired by recent breakthroughs in research, today the International Rett Syndrome Foundation (IRSF) announced a major fundraising initiative entitled Research to Reality: Funding Progress.

2009-08-18 13:45:00

Using advanced brain imaging and genomics technologies, an international team of researchers co-led by Scripps Research Institute scientists has shown for the first time that natural variations in a specific gene influence brain structure.


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logocentrism
  • The analysis of literature, focusing on the words and grammar to the exclusion of context or literary merit.
The word 'logocentrism' is a blend of logo- +‎ centrism.
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