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Poison in the brain

Spherical structures in the nucleus of nerve cells, so-called nuclear spheres, are suspected to trigger Alzheimer's disease. A team headed by Dr Thorsten Müller from the research group Cell Signaling in Neurodegeneration ...

Sep 15, 2016
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Cannabinoid receptor activates spermatozoa

Biologists from Bochum and Bonn have detected a cannabinoid receptor in spermatozoa. Endogenous cannabinoids that occur in both the male and the female genital tract activate the spermatozoa: they trigger the so-called acrosome ...

Aug 30, 2016
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Olfactory receptors discovered in bronchi

Researchers identified two types of olfactory receptors in human muscle cells of bronchi. If those receptors are activated by binding an odorant, bronchi dilate and contract – a potential approach for asthma therapy.

Aug 08, 2016
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Effective recovery in competitive sports

In a joint project, Bochum-based researchers headed by Prof Dr Alexander Ferrauti and Prof Dr Michael Kellmann studied the best possible regeneration measures for athletes after strenuous training and competition phases. ...

Aug 03, 2016
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When memories age

To the brain, it makes a great difference whether we remember experiences from long ago, or if we recollect recent events. RUB neuroscientists have shown that distinct brain networks are involved.

Mar 15, 2016
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