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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
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.