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No Need for Neuron Loss?

No Need for Neuron Loss?

Lisa Zheng April 13, 2014 0

Professor Marc Hammarlund and Alexandra Byrne of the Yale School of Medicine have discovered that neurons may be regulated separately from age, suggesting that the deterioration of our neurons as we get older may

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Glia & Growth: Synapses in the Developing Brain

Glia & Growth: Synapses in the Developing Brain

Somin Lee December 21, 2013 0

The human brain creates over 100 trillion synapses during development and growth. A new study shows that C. elegans may hold the key to how the brain manages such complexity

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Special K: Leader of the Antidepressants Revolution

Special K: Leader of the Antidepressants Revolution

Arash Fereydooni February 2, 2013 0

Ketamine may become a new revolutionary medicine for the treatment of depression due to its ability to restore and promote synapse connections

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Natural Birth Induces Protein Linked to Brain Development

Natural Birth Induces Protein Linked to Brain Development

Alyssa Picard October 31, 2012 0

Professor Tamas Horvath and his research team have found that natural birth stimulates production of a protein that helps neurons, especially those involved in memory, form connections

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On The Road to Attenuating Neuropathic Pain

On The Road to Attenuating Neuropathic Pain

Mahbuba Tusty October 31, 2012 0

Omar Samad and Dr. Stephen Waxman have developed a potential method to treat neuropathic pain by reducing the production of a specific sodium channel

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Smirnoff “Mice”: Protein Expression Linked to Alcoholism Propensity in Mus musculus

Smirnoff “Mice”: Protein Expression Linked to Alcoholism Propensity in Mus musculus

Jason Young October 31, 2012 0

Yale Professor Jane Taylor and graduate student Jacqueline Barker have identified a protein that is related to risk of alcoholism-like behavior in mice

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Staying in Touch

Staying in Touch

Fabian Ortega March 14, 2012 0

DePauw University Professor Matthew Hertenstein conducted a study on how tactile communication, such as a pat on the back or a high-five, can communicate a wide range of emotions, sometimes more accurately than words

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The Mechanisms and Perception of Itch

The Mechanisms and Perception of Itch

Jenny Mei May 13, 2011 1

Dr. Robert LaMotte’s Laboratory at the Yale School of Medicine studies the perception and mechanisms of itch in an effort to derive better treatments for chronic itch.

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The Neural Basis of Olfaction

The Neural Basis of Olfaction

Sunny Kumar May 13, 2011 2

Exciting new research at Yale’s Greer Lab has revealed a population of olfactory stem cells and has begun to unravel the complex mechanisms behind the development and regeneration of the olfactory system neurons

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Your Brain on Food

Your Brain on Food

Jonathan Liang May 12, 2011 0

In several regions of the brain, researchers are discovering new complexities in the ways in which our diet affects our minds and bodies

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