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2011-04-26 23:32:16

Structural biologists at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) in collaboration with colleagues at Emory University have determined the molecular structure of a key portion, or subunit, of a receptor type commonly expressed in brain cells.

2011-04-25 12:49:35

By shedding new light on how cells migrate in the developing brain, researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center also may have found a new mechanism by which other types of cells, including cancer cells, travel within the body.

2011-04-08 15:25:08

Researchers from the CHUM Research Centre (CRCHUM) have identified a new gene that predisposes people to both autism and epilepsy.

2011-03-03 12:56:48

A new study provides fascinating insight into the genetic basis of bipolar disorder, a highly heritable mood disorder characterized by recurrent episodes of mania and depression.

2011-02-09 15:04:29

A study from The Scripps Research Institute has unveiled a surprising mechanism that controls brain formation.

2011-02-08 07:55:10

In a major advance for schizophrenia research, scientists identified a gene mutation linked to the severe brain disorder and a signaling pathway that could be treatable with existing methods.

2011-01-04 03:59:55

University of Michigan Health System researchers have found new evidence that our genes help determine our susceptibility to depression.

2010-12-23 08:17:33

By studying human brain samples, scientists have been able to isolate a set of proteins that account for over 130 different brain diseases – the leading causes of mental disability with an economic costs in the USA that exceeds $300 billion.

2010-12-09 07:46:38

Medical researchers have found a so-called "missing link" that explains the interaction between brain state and the neural triggers responsible for learning.

2010-12-08 21:55:13

Medical researchers have found a missing link that explains the interaction between brain state and the neural triggers responsible for learning, potentially opening up new ways of boosting cognitive function in the face of diseases such as Alzheimer's as well as enhancing memory in healthy people.


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