News tagged with brain research

Scientists uncover new target for brain cancer treatment

A new study is giving researchers hope that novel targeted therapies can be developed for glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), the most common and most aggressive form of brain cancer, after demonstrating for the first time that ...

Jan 09, 2014
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Switching learning on

Neurobiologist from the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research show how a network of neurons in hippocampus and cortex switches states to turn on and off learning in the adult. They further ...

Dec 12, 2013
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Video: Brain mechanisms linked to obesity

Scientists are attempting to tackle obesity by exploring ways of helping people stay healthy. One research project aims at producing junk-free, albeit tasty, food, whereas another looks at better understanding food consumption ...

Dec 04, 2013
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Understanding ourselves by studying the animal kingdom

Research released today reveals a new model for a genetic eye disease, and shows how animal models—from fruit flies to armadillos and monkeys—can yield valuable information about the human brain. The findings were presented ...

Nov 12, 2013
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Seeking new methods to treat heroin addiction

"Heroin itself is an inactive substance," explains Jørg Mørland, Norwegian forensic medicine and toxicology researcher. "The substances that heroin forms in the body are mainly what enter the brain and cause the narcotic ...

Sep 26, 2013
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