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2009-04-21 10:12:19

New research at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies casts the role of a neuronal growth factor receptor "” long suspected to facilitate the toxic effects of beta amyloid in Alzheimer's disease "” in a new light, suggesting the molecule actually protects the neuron in the periphery from beta amyloid-induced damage. The receptor molecule in question, a protein better known as p75, regulates neuronal growth, survival, and degeneration, and guides nerve fibers in growing embryos...

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2009-03-25 15:00:35

The visual system has limited capacity and cannot process everything that falls onto the retina. Instead, the brain relies on attention to bring salient details into focus and filter out background clutter. Two recent studies by researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, one study employing computational modeling techniques and the other experimental techniques, have helped to unravel the mechanisms underlying attention. "In everyday viewing a visual detail that is the target...

2009-01-23 11:31:15

As parts of us age, even the membrane bound nuclei, which house the genetic instructions for life that are "written" in our DNA, begin to show considerable wear and tear, suggests a new report in the January 23rd issue of the journal Cell, a Cell Press publication. The nuclear pore complexes that normally act as gatekeepers--selectively importing and exporting the molecular ingredients for life to and from the nucleus--begin to break down and spring leaks. That's because some of the 30 or so...

2008-10-31 12:00:32

Since 1988, Neuron has been at the forefront of publishing the most exciting research in all areas of the neurosciences. This meeting celebrated the contribution of all the authors, reviewers and readers around the world who have contributed to the success of Neuron. This one-day meeting was organized at the College de France by Kenneth R. Chien (Massachusetts General Hospital, USA), Emilie Marcus (Cell Press, USA), Katja Brose (Cell Press, USA), Elena Porro (Cell Press, USA) and Yves...

2008-10-31 09:00:27

In a continuing series called "Exciting Biologies" Cell Press, Massachusetts General Hospital and La Fondation Ipsen collaborate to offer annual meetings designed to highlight emerging intersections in biomedical research and promote interactions between scientists from converging disciplines. In 2007, the three organisations came together to create a new series of scientific events: the "Exciting Biologies" - three days meeting - highlighting some of the most dynamic sectors in biological...

2008-10-14 09:00:15

Burnham Institute for Medical Research announces recent developments. $98 Million Dollar Grant Supports Drug Discovery In a time of shrinking government funding, the Burnham Institute for Medical Research has received a record $98 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to expand the Institute's high-throughput screening facility. The robotic screening center is used to identify compounds that could become the next generation of medicines. Burnham is adding three...

2008-09-16 09:00:52

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- The San Diego Consortium for Regenerative Medicine today announced that it has received a generous $30 million donation from T. Denny Sanford of South Dakota. In recognition of the donation, the Consortium is now known as the Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine. The funds provided by Sanford, combined with a $43 million major facilities grant awarded by the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) earlier this year, will be used to...

2008-08-01 18:00:04

By Malcolm Ritter NEW YORK - What if a drug could help you gain some of the benefits of exercise without working up a sweat? Scientists reported Thursday that there is such a drug - if you happen to be a mouse. Sedentary mice that took the drug for four weeks burned more calories and had less fat than untreated mice. And when tested, they could run about 44 percent farther and 23 percent longer than untreated mice. Just how well those results might work on people is unknown. But...

2008-08-01 00:02:02

Scientists in California said they've found a way to offer the benefits of exercise in a pill. The pill, which targets two signaling pathways that are activated in response to exercise, turned laboratory mice into long-distance runners and conferred many of the health benefits of exercise, the Salk Institute for Biological Studies said Thursday. The research, led by Ronald M. Evans of the Salk Institute's Gene Expression Laboratory, is published in the journal Cell. The findings have...

2008-07-16 03:00:50

Jean-Pierre Changeux, Peter W. Kalivas and Eric J. Nestler Awarded EUR 60,000 for Research into Molecular Targets of Drug Abuse Brunswick Group Justine McIlroy Telephone + 44 (0)207 404 5959 Fax + 44 (0) 207 936 7836 Email: jmcilroy@brunswickgroup.com Logo: http://www.ipsen.com The 19th annual Neuronal Plasticity Prize has been awarded to Jean-Pierre Changeux (College de France and Institut Pasteur, Paris), Peter W. Kalivas (University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center,...


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