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2011-09-29 23:14:11

Through the identification of a gene's impact on a signaling pathway, scientists at Children's National Medical Center continue to make progress in understanding the mechanics of a key brain developmental process: growth and repair of white matter, known as myelination.

2011-09-28 09:21:34

A protein linked to Alzheimer's disease kills nerve cells that detect odors.

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2011-08-17 09:52:47

Microscopy technique used to observe activity of neurons like never before.

2011-08-10 18:32:14

A scientist from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute has determined how a particular gene makes night vision possible.

2011-08-10 18:30:24

A small amount of exercise shields older animals from memory loss following a bacterial infection.

2011-08-03 13:41:44

A signaling system in the brain previously shown to regulate sleep is also responsible for inducing lethargy during illness.

2011-07-27 14:36:49

You're trying to decide what to eat for dinner.

2011-07-27 14:24:50

Removing a protein from cells located in the brain's reward center blocks the anxiety-reducing and rewarding effects of nicotine.

2011-07-27 13:35:52

Hibernation is an essential survival strategy for some animals and scientists have long thought it could also hold promise for human survival.

2011-07-07 18:56:06

A person who drinks too much alcohol may be able to perform complicated tasks, such as dancing, carrying on a conversation or even driving a car, but later have no memory of those escapades.


Word of the Day
gammon
  • To play, gamble.
  • To impose upon; delude; trick; humbug; also, to joke; chaff.
  • A deceitful game or trick; trickery; humbug; nonsense.
The word 'gammon' in the sense of 'joke, trick' may come from 'backgammon'.
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