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2009-04-06 16:17:59

Nicotine isn't just addictive, it may also interfere with dozens of cellular interactions in the body, U.S.

2009-04-03 09:19:31

Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have shed light on how the neurotransmitter dopamine helps brain cells process important information.

2009-04-01 07:30:00

- Journal of Neuroscience paper describes role of Zinc in developing Alzheimer's - MELBOURNE, Australia, April 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Prana Biotechnology (ASX:PBT; Nasdaq: PRAN) today announced that an independent study conducted by researchers at the University of California, Irvine, validates Prana's fundamental drug strategy for Alzheimer's Disease in blocking the toxic interaction between Abeta and brain metals, such as zinc, that damages synapses and cause cognitive loss.

2009-03-24 09:18:54

-A tiny genetic mutation is the key to understanding why nicotine--which binds to brain receptors with such addictive potency--is virtually powerless in muscle cells that are studded with the same type of receptor.

2009-02-12 09:07:03

New research provides strong support for the idea that one of the key functions of sleep is the consolidation of memories. The study, published by Cell Press in the February 12th issue of the journal Neuron, provides fascinating insight into the cellular mechanisms that govern the sleep-dependent consolidation of experiences that occur while we are awake.

2009-02-10 10:11:57

By pinpointing two genes that cause autism-like symptoms in mice, researchers at MIT's Picower Institute for Learning and Memory have shown for the first time that multiple, interacting genetic risk factors may influence the severity of autistic symptoms.

2009-02-04 16:10:11

New research from the University of Virginia Health System could help explain why some alcoholics are more severe drinkers than others.

2009-01-27 16:36:26

Vanderbilt University Medical Center investigators have found a surprising link between brain iron levels and serotonin, a neurotransmitter involved in neuropsychiatric conditions ranging from autism to major depression.

2008-11-21 08:07:47

DNA plays a role in the amount of alcohol you drink, researchers say.

2008-10-01 15:00:50

U.S. biophysicists say they have clarified the mysterious interaction between cholesterol and the brain's neurotransmitter receptors.


Word of the Day
aphotic
  • Having no light.
  • Of or relating to the region of a body of water that is not reached by sunlight and in which photosynthesis is unable to occur.
The word 'aphotic' comes from Greek roots meaning 'without' and 'light'.
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