News tagged with biological functions

Dopamine and hippocampus

Bruno Giros, PhD, a researcher at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute and a professor in the Department of Psychiatry at McGill University, has demonstrated, for the first time, the role that dopamine plays in ...

Apr 03, 2014
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Shining light on neurodegenerative pathway

University of Adelaide researchers have identified a likely molecular pathway that causes a group of untreatable neurodegenerative diseases, including Huntington's disease and Lou Gehrig's disease.

Sep 18, 2013
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Space around others perceived just as our own

A study from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden has shown that neurons in our brain 'mirror' the space near others, just as if this was the space near ourselves. The study, published in the scientific journal ...

Sep 05, 2013
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Understanding the health benefits of flavanols

It is no secret that if you eat right you feel better and last longer. Nutrition - our daily diet - is a major lifestyle factor, greatly influencing human health and disease. For example, medical evidence ...

Aug 15, 2013
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