Society for Neuroscience

HIV disrupts blood-brain barrier

HIV weakens the blood-brain barrier — a network of blood vessels that keeps potentially harmful chemicals and toxins out of the brain — by overtaking a small group of supporting brain cells, according ...

Jun 28, 2011
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Hunger hormone enhances sense of smell

An appetite-stimulating hormone causes people and animals to sniff odors more often and with greater sensitivity, according to a new study in the April 13 issue of The Journal of Neuroscience. The findings suggest ghreli ...

Apr 12, 2011
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Alzheimer's protein kills nerve cells in nose

A protein linked to Alzheimer's disease kills nerve cells that detect odors, according to an animal study in the September 28 issue of The Journal of Neuroscience. The findings shed light on why people with Alzheimer's diseas ...

Sep 27, 2011
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