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A new study of brain rhythms in bats and rats challenges a widely used model - based on studies in rodents - of how animals navigate their environment. To get a clearer picture of the processes at work in ...
Neuroscience Apr 18, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 2 |
The most common inherited form of mental retardation and autism, fragile X syndrome, turns some brain cells into chatterboxes, scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis report.
Neuroscience Feb 20, 2013 | 4.8 / 5 (4) | 1 |
(Medical Xpress)—Researchers have taken a key step towards recovering specific brain functions in sufferers of brain disease and injuries by successfully restoring the decision-making processes in monkeys.
Neuroscience Sep 13, 2012 | 4.9 / 5 (11) | 0 |
Scientists have restored the sense of smell in mice through gene therapy for the first time—a hopeful sign for people who can't smell anything from birth or lose it due to disease.
Medical research Sep 02, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 1 |
(Medical Xpress) -- In many cases, a delay occurs between the time you are presented information and the time you respond with an action or decision. Most of us call it a thought, while some scientists call it working memory.
Neuroscience Dec 21, 2011 | 4.7 / 5 (7) | 1 |
A small group of elusive neurons in the brain's cortex play a big role in ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), a swift and fatal neurodegenerative disease that paralyzes its victims. But the neurons have always been difficult ...
Neuroscience Apr 30, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Ever since the appetite-regulation hormone called leptin was discovered in 1994, scientists have sought to understand the mechanisms that control its action. It was known that leptin was made by fat cells, reduced appetite ...
Medical research Apr 17, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
The human body has the ability to ward off viruses by activating a naturally occurring protein at the cellular level, setting off a chain reaction that disrupts the levels of cholesterol required in cell membranes to enable ...
Medical research Apr 17, 2013 | 5 / 5 (6) | 2 |
(Medical Xpress)—A laboratory study has shown for the first time that coenzyme Q10 offsets the cellular changes that are linked to a side-effect of some statin drugs - an increased risk of adult-onset diabetes.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Apr 10, 2013 | 4 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Johns Hopkins scientists have found out how a gout-linked genetic mutation contributes to the disease: by causing a breakdown in a cellular pump that clears an acidic waste product from the bloodstream. By comparing this ...
Medical research Apr 08, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
Women tend to carry excess fat in their hips and thighs, while men tend to carry it on their stomachs. But after menopause, things start to change: many women's fat storage patterns start to resemble those of men. This indicates ...
Diabetes Mar 27, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
The search for the perfect diet—one that promotes weight loss and optimal health—has left many people empty handed. A Perspectives article written by University of Cincinnati (UC) researchers and appearing in the Feb. ...
Health Feb 21, 2013 | 3 / 5 (3) | 2 |
(Medical Xpress)—USC neuroscientists have isolated chills at a cellular level, identifying the sensory network of neurons in the skin that relays the sensation of cold.
Medical research Feb 14, 2013 | 4.8 / 5 (5) | 1 |
Accelerated biological aging, seen in women with Alzheimer's risk factor, blocked by hormone therapy
Healthy menopausal women carrying a well-known genetic risk factor for Alzheimer's disease showed measurable signs of accelerated biological aging, a new study has found.
Alzheimer's disease & dementia Feb 13, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Despite researchers' best efforts, no drug exists that can slow, halt or reverse the onslaught of Alzheimer's disease. A progressive and fatal neurodegenerative disorder, Alzheimer's has stolen the memories and livelihoods ...
Alzheimer's disease & dementia Dec 05, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |