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Zinc plays a critical role in regulating how neurons communicate with one another, and could affect how memories form and how we learn.
A team of Scripps Research Institute scientists has found a key biological mechanism underpinning the transition to alcohol dependence.
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According to a team of experts, pregnant women who lead a physically and psychologically stressful life may inadvertently affect not only the mental well-being of their unborn child but may also have a child who has a higher risk of obesity.
Biologists at UC San Diego have identified the molecular mechanisms triggered by starvation in fruit flies that enhance the nervous systemâ€™s response to smell, allowing these insects and presumably vertebratesâ€”including humansâ€”to become more efficient and voracious foragers when hungry.
UC Irvine researchers have identified a novel mechanism in the brain that boosts memory.
A study of peptide hormones in the brain of a seemingly primitive flatworm reveals the surprising complexity of its nervous system and opens up a new approach for combating a major parasitic disease, researchers report.
Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists are tapping into the biochemistry of one of the world's most damaging insect pests to develop a biocontrol agent that may keep the pest away from gardens and farms.
Did you ever wonder how you are able to perform complex tasks - even under stress?
Discovery offers opportunity to develop new environmentally safe ways to control pests.
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