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2009-11-25 15:01:41

You wouldn't want a car with no brakes. It turns out that the developing brain needs them, too.

2009-11-19 19:41:09

UCSF scientists studying nerve cells in fruit flies have uncovered a new function for a gene whose human equivalent may play a critical role in schizophrenia.

2009-11-17 14:49:51

MU occupational therapy professor says recovery from brain injuries can last a lifetime.

2009-10-26 21:36:47

Regularly playing a musical instrument changes the anatomy and function of the brain and may be used in therapy to improve cognitive skills.

2009-10-26 10:18:39

A research collaboration led by biologists and neuroscientists at the University of Pennsylvania has found a molecular pathway in the brain that is the cause of cognitive impairment due to sleep deprivation.

2009-10-21 12:34:27

New research using animal models is enabling a deeper understanding of the neurobiology of compulsive drug addiction in humans — knowledge that may lead to more effective treatment options to weaken the powerful cravings that cause people to relapse.

2009-10-21 08:00:00

BELGRADE, SERBIA, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Hard to Treat Diseases, Inc.

2009-10-15 07:47:53

For an animal that has a brain about the size of two grains of sand, a lot of plasticity seems to be packed into the head of the tropical paper wasp Polybia aequatorialis.

2009-10-12 05:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Michael Merzenich, PhD - renowned neuroscientist, university professor, cochlear implant inventor, brain plasticity expert and tech entrepreneur - was formally inducted in the Institute of Medicine (IOM) today in Washington, D.C.

2009-09-30 07:27:11

Chaos brews in the brains of newborns: the nerve cells are still bound only loosely to each other.


Word of the Day
  • an ornament or knob in the shape of a flower
  • In architecture, a floral ornament; specifically, the large conventional flower usually placed in the center of the abacus of a Corinthian capital or classic ceiling-caisson; also, the floreated termination of a Gothic finial.
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