Neuroscience

Biochemical mechanisms of memory

A discovery by a research team led by Ryohei Yasuda at the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience has significantly advanced basic understanding of biochemical mechanisms associated with how memories are formed.

Medical research

Memory-boosting chemical identified in mice

Memory improved in mice injected with a small, drug-like molecule discovered by UCSF San Francisco researchers studying how cells respond to biological stress.

Health

Being well received in care speeds up healing process

A placebo can activate a number of biological mechanisms in the same way that medicine can, which is why we are now beginning to understand why a placebo can heal and alleviate symptoms. Psychosocial factors, such as words ...

Neuroscience

Neuroscientists discover new phase of synaptic development

Students preparing for final exams might want to wait before pulling an all-night cram session—at least as far as their neurons are concerned. Carnegie Mellon University neuroscientists have discovered a new intermediate ...

Medical research

Researchers identify lynchpin to activating brown fat cells

(Medical Xpress)—Researchers at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) have identified the lynchpin that activates brown fat cells, which burn fat molecules instead of storing them, making them the focus of ...

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