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2013-05-07 23:22:26

This program will assess the therapeutic potential of second-generation Antisense Oligonucleotides (ASO) sequences for SMA. This funding is being awarded to Co-Principal Investigators Dr.

Single Olfactory Gene Helps Mice Detect Predators
2013-04-30 08:47:01

Researchers now say the ability of mice to detect threats may be determined by a single olfactory gene that allows them to detects things like the urine of an nearby predator.

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.


Word of the Day
edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
The word 'edulcoration' comes from a Latin word meaning 'making sweet'.