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2013-04-24 15:36:37

An investigational treatment for an inherited form of Lou Gehrig’s disease has passed an early phase clinical trial for safety.

Reading Into The Brain To Understand How Neurons Represent The World
2013-04-23 15:33:22

We know the world through the sensory representations within our brain. Such "reconstruction" is performed through the electrical activation of neural cells, the code that contains the information that is constantly processed by the brain. If we wish to understand what are the rules followed by the representation of the world inside the brain we have to comprehend how electrical activation is linked to the sensory experience.

Study Finds Hot And Cold Senses Interact
2013-04-09 10:20:59

A study from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine offers new insights into how the nervous system processes hot and cold temperatures.

Your Nose Isn’t The Only Organ That Can Smell
2013-04-08 12:47:35

A new study has shown that heart, blood, lung and other cells have the same receptors for sensing odors that are present in the nose.

2013-04-04 23:02:42

Alan Hirsch, M.D., F.A.C.P, board-certified neurologist and nationally recognized smell and taste expert, is featured in an educational program, “Power of Scent” that is currently airing on

2013-03-18 15:54:40

Insect odorant receptors regulate their own sensitivity.

Taste Perception: Connecting The Molecular Dots
2013-03-07 05:16:27

A consortium of scientists has identified a new protein regulator of taste, findings that help unlock the mystery of exactly how cells transmit taste information to the brain for three out of the five primary taste types.

Phantom Pain In Amputees Linked To The Brain
2013-03-06 05:38:54

A new brain imaging study from Oxford University reveals that the phantom pain many amputees feel in the missing limb is linked to changes in the brain that occur following amputation.


Word of the Day
honeyguide
  • Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.