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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.
A protein linked to Alzheimer's disease kills nerve cells that detect odors.
Microscopy technique used to observe activity of neurons like never before.
A scientist from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute has determined how a particular gene makes night vision possible.
A small amount of exercise shields older animals from memory loss following a bacterial infection.
A signaling system in the brain previously shown to regulate sleep is also responsible for inducing lethargy during illness.
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Removing a protein from cells located in the brain's reward center blocks the anxiety-reducing and rewarding effects of nicotine.
Hibernation is an essential survival strategy for some animals and scientists have long thought it could also hold promise for human survival.
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.