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2011-03-09 16:32:53

Stimulation of a distinct brain circuit that lies within a brain structure typically associated with fearfulness produces the opposite effect: Its activity, instead of triggering or increasing anxiety, counters it.

2010-11-12 01:44:11

One protein single-handedly controls the growth of blood vessels into the developing brains of mice embryos.

2010-09-27 14:04:40

Researchers at Stanford University were able to use light to induce normal patterns of muscle contraction, in a study involving bioengineered mice whose nerve-cell surfaces are coated with special light-sensitive proteins.

2010-07-01 15:12:58

Scientists at the Stanford University School of Medicine have identified a cancer-initiating cell in human melanomas.

2008-10-08 12:00:11

A family of cancer-fighting molecules helps blood stem cells in mice decide when and how to divide, say researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine.

2008-09-11 15:00:11

Marauding molecules cause the tissue damage that underlies heart attacks, sunburn, Alzheimer's and hangovers.

2008-08-26 15:00:17

Scientists at the Stanford University School of Medicine are shedding light on how type-1 diabetes begins. Doctors have known the disease is caused by an autoimmune attack on the pancreas, but the exact trigger of the attack has been unclear.


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