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2012-01-27 15:31:55

Researchers at Oregon Health & Science University (http://www.ohsu.edu) have discovered that a molecule critical to the development and plasticity of nerve cells – brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) -- is severely lacking in brainstem neurons in mutations leading to Rett syndrome, a neurological developmental disorder.

2011-12-06 11:21:42

Laquinimod is an orally available synthetic compound that has been successfully evaluated in phase II/III clinical studies for the treatment of relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS).

2011-08-16 12:40:26

One of the ways an alcohol dependence (AD) diagnosis can be made is through measurement of biological markers of hepatic injury such as gamma glutamyl transferase (GGT) and mean corpuscular volume (MCV).

2011-07-20 17:01:08

Dr. Ed Ruthazer is a mapmaker but, his landscape is the developing brain - specifically the neuronal circuitry, which is the network of connections between nerve cells.

2011-04-18 21:10:16

An estimated 19 million Americans suffer from depression, and though the symptoms might be recognizable, the brain chemistry that underlies them is incompletely understood.

2010-06-22 11:00:00

NEW YORK, June 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research today announced $4.6 million in awards to support two promising studies of neurotrophic factor therapies for Parkinson's disease.

2010-03-12 09:20:53

Researchers at Oregon Health & Science University's School of Dentistry have discovered that nitric oxide is a powerful regulator of a molecule that plays a critical role in the development and function of the nervous system.

2010-02-04 22:16:08

Scientists at Emory University School of Medicine have discovered unexpected properties for a precursor to melatonin, the hormone that regulates sleep cycles.

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2010-01-27 14:41:56

Draw a map of the brain when fear and anxiety are involved, and the amygdala—the brain's almond-shaped center for panic and fight-or-flight responses—looms large.


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palinode
  • A poem in which the author retracts something said in an earlier poem.
The word 'palinode' comes from Greek roots meaning 'again' and 'song'.
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