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2013-03-07 11:22:19

In a new study in Neuron, scientists identified specific key steps in the chain of events that causes stress-related drug relapse.

Nitric Oxide Keeps Stroke-damaged Brain From Repairing Itself
2013-02-04 15:13:42

Nitric oxide, a gaseous molecule produced in the brain, can damage neurons. When the brain produces too much nitric oxide, it contributes to the severity and progression of stroke and neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's.

Oxytocin Plays Key Role In Maintaining Social Relations
2013-01-24 12:28:39

Researchers found that in chimpanzees the hormone oxytocin is likely to play a key role in maintaining social relations with both kin and non-kin cooperation partners

Researchers Discover The Genomic Mechanism Behind Schizophrenia
2013-01-23 14:16:39

New research from the University of Buffalo describes the first ever genomic mechanism behind schizophrenia.

2013-01-16 23:00:13

Dr. J Marshall Dent has released an article explaining that weight loss occurs in the brain.

Dopamine Therapy Instilling Improved Mobility, Creativeness In Parkinson’s Patients
2013-01-14 11:44:18

Health experts around the world are talking about a remarkable phenomenon seen in Parkinson’s patients that was first noticed by researchers at Tel Aviv University’s Sackler Faculty of Medicine over the holidays.

When Good Resolutions Go Bad, Look For More Than Endorphins
2013-01-05 06:21:43

A research team from Inserm has published a new study in the journal Biological Psychology detailing the key role played by a protein, the CB1 cannabinoid receptor, during physical exercise.

2013-01-01 10:47:31

Jackson Laboratory researchers led by Associate Professor Zhong-wei Zhang, Ph.D., have provided direct evidence that a specific neurotransmitter receptor is vital to the process of pruning synapses in the brains of newborn mammals.

2012-12-24 15:17:26

Scientists at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have identified two molecules that play an important role in the survival and production of nerve cells in the brain, including nerve cells that produce dopamine.


Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.