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Latest Paul Slesinger Stories

2012-03-08 15:04:43

Salk scientists discover a single injection of cocaine or methamphetamine produces a long-lasting cellular memory trace that could be the brain's way of resisting powerful psychostimulants A single injection of cocaine or methamphetamine in mice caused their brains to put the brakes on neurons that generate sensations of pleasure, and these cellular changes lasted for at least a week, according to research by scientists at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies. Their findings,...

2011-03-22 12:50:30

A key question in protein biochemistry is how proteins recognize "correct" interaction partners in a sea of cellular factors. Nowhere is that more critical to know than in the brain, where interactions governing channel protein activity can alter an organism's behavior. A team of biologists at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies has recently deciphered a molecular code that regulates availability of a brain channel that modulates neuronal excitability, a discovery that might aid efforts...